McBookie Ayrshire District League



HAT-trick hero Dillon Dunn ran hosts Saltcoats ragged as Bankies racked up a second successive win.

But the game was somewhat overshadowed by an injury to visiting striker MacLean Simpson who had to be taken to hospital with a knee injury following an accidental collision.

He collided accidentally with the home goalie 15 minutes into the match and suffered a severe gash in his knee. He was treated on the field at first and then was taken on to the sidelines with assistance from the Saltcoats physio and fans. There was a 15-minute delay in play as the target man was helped into an ambulance and taken to hospital.

Co-caretaker boss Andy Stevenson came on to replace the injured player. Five minutes later Stevenson swung over a cross and Robbie Crawford went to head the ball but his jersey was pulled. The referee pointed to the spot and Dunn coolly converted to give the visitors the lead.

Just five minutes later Dunn went through the home defence after going on a run and squared the ball for Stevenson to tap home from six yards to double their advantage.

A minute later after a good passing move, Sloan was left one-on-one with the goalie but his effort glanced narrowly wide.

Just before the break Gary Russell hit the post for Vics from 20 yards as they tried to get back into the match.

The first 20 minutes of the second half was more even, however Bankies had the edge and Dunn and Stevenson sent headers glancing just wide. A Stevenson shot was then blocked.

Then in 70 minutes Dunn ran past the defence and he burst into the box, shooting home from 16 yards.

With 10 minutes remaining, substitute Euan Smith, who had replaced Stevie Harris got in behind the full-back and cut the ball back for Dunn to send home a first time shot from seven yards to seal victory.

ANNBANK UNITED: M Fisher; Sloan, Kirkwood, Barrett, Hainey, Crawford, Sloan, Millarvie, Harris, Simpson, Dunn. Subs: Stevenson, Smith, Fitzpatrick, Taylor, Wilson.