McBookie League Two

BATTLING Bankies blasted back from behind to claim a point at a rainy, windswept Cambusdoon Sports Club.

A last gasp goal from Jordan Ryan helped the South Ayrshire team snatch a share of the spoils on the AstroTurf.

This was only one of two games in the region to be played in the region, with Kello’s game also bring played on artificial turf at Townhead Park.

On to the action and a cross into the box by home player Alan Orr was booted clear by a Saltcoats defender in six minutes.

At the other end a cross-cum shot from outside the box by Lewis Fitzsimmons was saved well by Scott Watson in 10 minutes.

Home goalie Lewis Kerr gathered the ball under pressure from Declan Wilson in 13 minutes.

Good play from Bankies saw a strong shot from Jordan Ryan deflected wide in 16 minutes and Vics easily dealt with the resultant corner-kick.

Vics had the best opening of the match in 22 minutes when a Cammy Ross header from inside the box hit the top of the bar and went over.

Annbank came close when a Wind-assisted lob from Jordan Ryan was confidently saved by Watson on the half hour. The visiting goalie made a good save to foil Stephen McLelland from outside the box a minute later.

Bankies scored when Liam Fitzsimmons headed home from 12 yards.

Vics levelled three minutes after the break with a diving header from 12 yards by Allan McKelvie.

Bankies were unlucky in 50 minutes when a 12-yard shot from Jordan Ryan was well saved by Watson.

Vics came close in 64 minutes when Brandon McEvoy shot across the face of goal from 12 yards.

The visitors went ahead from the penalty spot in 70 minutes when Logan Stevenson netted after a foul inside the box on the Trialist no.17.

Vics spurned a good chance five minutes later when Stevenson shot over the bar from 25 yards.

In 81 minutes home player Cammy Ross shot across the face of goal from 10 yards.

However we had a final twist in the tale two minutes into injury-time when A strong Gavin Todd shot from the edge of the box deflected off Ryan and spun low into the bottom corner of the net.

ANNBANK UNITED: Kerr; Sloan, Orr, Fitzsimmons, Dunlop, McLelland, Smith, Reid, Ryan, Ross, Tait. Subs: Alexander, Barrett, Todd, Taylor, Gray.

SALTCOATS VICTORIA: Watson; Morgan, Farrell, Patrick, Young, Farrell, Walsh, McKelvie, Stevenson, Tan, McEvoy. Subs: Trialist x3, Thomson, Kellington.