Beith Juniors FC: Match Reports

Sunday, May 18
Beith Juniors 5 Rutherglen Glencairn 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, May 11
Beith Juniors 7 Lesmahagow 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, May 5
Shotts Bon Accord 0 Beith Juniors 3

Monday, May 5
Yoker Athletic 1 Beith Juniors 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, April 29
Beith Juniors 3 Girvan 5: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, April 29
Beith Juniors 1 Glencairn 0 - Match Abandoned - report by Robbie Sanderson

Wednesday, April 23
Beith Juniors 2 Greenock Juniors 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, April 21
Beith Juniors 0 Yoker 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Thursday, April 17
Cumbernauld Utd 0 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, April 13
Ashfield 0 Beith Juniors 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, April 7
Troon 5 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, March 30
Thorniewood Utd 2 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, March 23
Beith Juniors 3 Shotts Bon Accord 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, March 15
Greenock Juniors 2 Beith Juniors 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, March 2
Cumnock 2 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, February 16
Lesmahagow Juniors 0 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, February 8
Beith Juniors 8 Craigmark Burntonians 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, January 20
Beith Juniors 0 Maybole Juniors 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, January 5
Beith Juniors 3 Kilwinning Rangers 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, December 28
Beith Juniors 3 Kilsyth Rangers 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Friday, December 12
Beith Juniors 3 Cumbernauld Utd 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, December 1
Beith Juniors 1 Sauchie 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, November 10
Renfrew 2 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, November 4
Abandoned Game (75 mins): Beith 0 Shotts 1 - Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, October 27
Arbroath Vics 1 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, October 21
Beith Juniors 2 Pollok 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, October 14
Beith Juniors 2 Ashfield 0

Monday, October 6
Kilsyth Rangers 0 Beith Juniors 5: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, September 15
Maybole Juniors 0 Beith Juniors 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, September 8
Beith Juniors 4 Thorniewood Utd 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Thursday, August 29
Ardagh Glass Semi Final: Beith Juniors 2 Hurlford Utd 0, Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, August 24
Beith v Renfrew
Stagecoach  Super League First Division

                                         Beith Juniors 4 Renfrew Juniors 2

Beith: Strain, Ryan, Wilson, Wild, McShane, McDonald, Gibson, McGowan, McLean,
McKay, Bradley. Subs: Reid, Donnelly, Hobbs, Docherty, Frize
Renfrew: Black, Mulgrew, Caldwell, McCuish, Mort, Gilmour, Chang, McDade,
Kinney, Benton, Forbes. Subs: Boyd, Dempsey, Clark, Perry

Beith ran out more comfortable winners than the score line suggests at the end
of a disjointed performance against a distinctly average Renfrew side.
The home side shuffled their line up from their midweek cup victory and started
well playing down the slope with Daniel McKay forcing Frew keeper Black into
early action to stop a well struck free kick. At the other end Graham Mort shot
over from a corner against his old team. Beith continued to have the bulk of the
play with Kenny McLean and David MCGowan  narrowly missing the target before
they took the lead in the 18th minute when Joe Bradley made space for himself to
fire a great shot into the top corner from 20 yards. Beith could have doubled
their lead when McGowan ran into the box onto a Ryan pass but he was forced wide
and Black managed to block his shot.
Beith continued to dictate play and little was seen of Renfrew in attack until
they levelled on the half hour when a free kick was delivered into the box and
missed by David McGowan which in turn caught out Gary Wilson and the ball broke
off him to fall kindly for well travelled striker Alain Kinney who gratefully
shot home. The home side had a great chance to strike back almost immediately
but Joe Bradley shot wide from a good move with only the keeper to beat. Referee
Munro was making himself unpopular with both sides by this point stopping the
play for trivialities. Before the interval he had further impact first waving
away a penalty claim when McKay went down under a challenge in the box when the
defender looked to have got nothing of the ball then awarding one at the other
end when Kinney made the most of a coming together with Marc McShane. Kinney
duly converted from the spot to send his side for the break with an unlikely
lead.
Beith wasted no time after the interval drawing level in the first minute when
Frew's Mort could do nothing else but help home a driven Kenny McLean cross.
Beith were enjoying the bulk of the possession again and the ref continued to
infuriate, ignoring another penalty claim when McLean was downed in the box.
Both sides made substitutions - Beith to try to win full points - Renfrew pretty
much to try to hold on to one point. Beith were creating chances but not
converting them but almost got caught on the break and had to scramble a ball
off the line when the defence was caught in some disarray.
Beith continued to press and they got the breakthrough in the 72nd minute,
ironically, from the penalty spot after substitute Charlie Hobbs was barged over
by keeper Black. Kenny McLean duly clinically dispatched the spot kick. The
resistance drained from Renfrew with Beith now ahead and they increased the lead
soon after when Nicky Docherty arrived in the box to head home another tempting
Bradley cross to all but secure the points.
The home side were reduced to 10 men two minutes from time when the referee
again took centre stage to show Gary Wilson a straight red card for a challenge
where probably technically he showed his studs in a challenge but there was
absolutely no intent to injure and no contact made with the opposing player and
no furore whatsoever - alas no room for common sense in this rule bound age.


Wednesday, August 21
Beith v Kilbirnie - Ardagh Cup Quarter Final
Ardagh Cup 1/4 Final

                                        Beith Juniors 1 Kilbirnie Ladeside 0

Beith: Strain, Ryan, Wilson, Wild, McShane, McDonald, Bradley, Frize, McLean,
Reid, McGowan. Subs: Docherty, McKay, Donnelly, Craig, Storrie
Kilbirnie: Robertson, Mullin, McGuinness, MacDonald, McShane, Blair,Hamilton,
McLean, Craig, Barclay. Subs: Boyle, S Davidson, M Davidson, Gair, McLeay (gk)

This derby will be remembered for being a close, hard fought and exciting
encounter and not for any other reasons. Thankfully younger fans heeded the
clear warnings following previous unsavoury incidents which resulted in the last
two contests between the sides being played behind closed doors.
With Kilbirnie newly promoted to the Premier Division and having allegedly
splashed a large amount of cash on players, they fully fancied turning over
their lower league opponents. Instead it was the home side who notched up their
third derby win on the trot with a determined performance to earn a home
semi-final clash with Hurlford next week.
Beith opened well playing down the slope on the immaculate Bellsdale playing
surface and swept ahead in the 9th minute when Zander Ryan played Andy Reid
forward and he cut the ball back into the path of Kenny McLean who promptly
fired an unstoppable shot past Robertson into the top corner. A minute later
Andy Reid had another good opportunity but he was forced wide and fired his shot
into the side net.
Kilbirnie gradually forced their way into the match and a good contest developed
between Beith's Marc McShane and Ladeside's big signing Michael Moore. The
former however picked up a yellow card that added more pressure. Kilbirnie had
their first attempt on goal in the 18th minute when Adam Strain beat away a shot
from Darren McLean. They had an other opportunity soon after when Craig got on
the end of a back post cross but his shot went across goal and wide of the post.
Kilbirnie were enjoying plenty of possession in midfield and McGuinness shot
over the bar from a corner as Beith defended their lead. Beith were dangerous on
the counter attack however and Paul Frize fizzed a low shot from outside the box
a yard wide after running onto a McLean pass. Zander Ryan fired a free kick over
the bar after McLean had been brought down and then Robertson had to sprint out
of his box to clear after a mistake in defence almost allowed Beith another
chance.
Moore continued to be a handful for the Beith defence and an equaliser looked on
the cards as half time approached. Kilbirnie looked set to score when Moore
burst into the box but he dallied slightly on his shot allowing Strain just
enough time to bock his effort before the lose ball was scrambled away from
McLean's feet as he was about to shoot. In the last action in a quick counter
attack Beith could have increased their lead but for a brave save by Robertson
at Joe Bradley's feet.
It was Beith who carved out a good opening a minute after the restart a fine
Ryan centre found McLean in box but he had two efforts blocked before Frize
hurriedly shot over. The tempo of the match remained high and play swung from
end to end with both sides guilty of giving away possession in the final third.
The home side had a set back when scorer McLean failed to recover from an injury
and had to be replaced by Daniel McKay. McKay posed a different threat however
and his strength allowed him to hold off challenges to swing a cross into the
box that Joe Bradley just failed to reach.
Ladeside were getting most success down their right flank with impressive wing
back Mullin bombing forward at any opportunity but despite having a lot of the
ball the Beith defence was offering them few clear opportunities. Kilbirnie
brought on pacey striker Boyle while Beith replaced McShane with young centre
back Donnelly. On the hour mark a jinking run and cross from Joe Bradley
presented Andy Reid with a good chance but he headed inches when he looked
certain to score. The referee continued to steadily collect names from both
teams for his notebook but it was far from a dirty match and most were decisions
of the harsh variety.
The frantic pace continued and both sides made further changes with Davidson
replacing Moore for Kilbirnie and Beith swapping Andy Reid for the fresh legs of
Nicky Docherty. Subs Donnelly and Docherty had the greater impact and Beith now
looked to have pretty well stifled the visitors attack. A Docherty cross gave
McKay a chance to finish the contest but he also headed just over with only the
keeper to beat. McKay burst through again minutes later but Robertson managed to
block his powerless shot.
Kilbirnie's last opportunity fell to Liam McGuinness from a corner but he
volleyed over the bar a few minutes before the contest was brought to an end.
Both sides put plenty into the match with Beith narrowly claiming the spoils
with a solid display and they can look forward confidently to their main task of
reclaiming a place back in the top division. The valley in general appears to be
on the up with Kilbirnie clearly also a decent side capable of doing very well.


Saturday, August 17
Rutherglen v Beith Match Report from Robbie Sanderson
 Stagecoach Super League First Division

                       Rutherglen Glencairn 0 Beith Juniors 1

Rutherglen: Bell, Ballantyne, Neil, Aitchison, Schoneville, Muir, Donaghy,
Sullivan, Downs, McCarry, McKay. Subs: McAlpine, McCulloch, McVey, Eadie,
Crawford (gk)
Beith: Strain, Ryan, Wilson, Wild, McShane, McDonald, Gibson, Frize, McKay,
McLean, Reid. Subs: McGowan, Bradley, Hobbs, Docherty, Craig

Beith managed to get their campaign for a return to the top league of to a
winning start albeit via a late and fortunate winner. The bookie's favourites
know they will have to grind out results over the season to achieve promotion
and this visit to Rutherglen will certainly have underlined this.
Beith kicked off into a blustery wind on a difficult surface and quickly found
themselves on the back foot. Glens welcomed back players missing from League Cup
campaign and McCarry was unlucky with a measured lob that just cleared the bar.
The referee made several unfathomable decisions during the match and the first
was booking Glens forward Downs for simulation in a clash with Marc McShane.
Glens continued to cause Beith problems but the cause wasn't helped when they
had to replace striker McCarry following a nasty clash of heads.
Beith gradually worked their way into the game and Daniel McKay found himself
through on keeper Bell but failed to find a finish. They went close a few
minutes when Andy Reid had a shot deflected narrowly over the bar. The ref then
left spectators bemused again when he booked Kenny McLean for simulation when he
too was clearly impeded. Andy Reid continued to look the most likely for Beith
and he volleyed narrowly over the bar following a fine move involving McLean and
Gibson.
The home side missed a great chance to go in front just before the interval when
Downs pounced on a McShane mistake and found himself through on Adam Strain. The
keeper saved McShane's blushes with a double block before Sullivan blasted the
lose ball over the bar.
Glens carved out the first chance after the restart win the dangerous Downs
forcing Strain into another good save. Beith replaced McKay and the injured Reid
with Bradley and Hobbs as the first goal increasingly looked like being the
winner. Kenny McLean and Marc McShane went close with headed efforts that went
just over the bar as Beith tried to up the ante. The home side also made changes
before Beith made their last change with David McGowan replacing Paul Frize in
midfield. The latter change proved crucial with McGowan finding the net with his
first touch of the ball. Glens defender Muir put his keeper under a bit of
pressure with a short pass back which was chased down by McGowan and he blocked
the clearance which then rebounded towards goal before the happy sub won the
race with the keeper to prod their the ball over the line.
The Glens keeper then kept his side in the contest with a fine save from a Wild
free kick and followed this up minutes later stopping a net-bound Hobbs shot.
Beith keeper Adam Strain was not to be overshadowed however and he played a
major part in making the points secure for his side with good saves from Downs
and McVey efforts before the end.


Saturday, August 10
Beith v Saltcoats - Match Report by Robbie Sanderson
Beith Juniors 6 Saltcoats Vics 0

Beith: Greenwood, Ryan, Docherty, Wild, McShane, McGowan, Gibson, McDonald,
McLean, Reid, Frize. Subs: McKay, Craig, Wilson, Bradley
Saltcoats: Lundie, Monan, Easdon, McDonald, Murphy, Paterson, Hands, Ferris,
McLelland, Davidson, Havlin. Subs: Quinn, Knight, Stewart

Beith were strongly fancied to win this encounter and they kept their 100%
record going easily with a comfortable win against a predominantly young Vics
side who were also restricted with several injuries. Beith also made a late
change to their line up when defender Donnelly picked up an injury during the
warm up.
The home side were quick out of the blocks and steady pressure led to Kenny
McLean arriving in the box to sweep home a tempting cross after neat build up on
the right wing from Gibson and Ryan. McLean turned provider in the 15th minute
when he zipped in a cross from wide for Davie McGowan to fire past keeper
Lundie. The contest was effectively over 3 minutes later when Paul Frize stole
possession from the toiling Vics defence and found McLean in the box where the
little striker smartly shot home.
One way traffic continued with McLean terrorising the Vics defence and he
unselfishly set up Andy Reid in the box to power away a shot high into the net
for goal number four.
It looked a question of how many at this stage but Vics worked hard to resist
the onslaught and this effort and some close misses from Beith kept the score
respectable and allowed Vics a much needed rest at the interval.
Beith kept their quick passing tempo up after the break but they had little
really to play for while Vics focused on defending to keep the score down which
meant they never really had a shot at goal in the whole match. McLean deservedly
bagged his hat trick on the hour when he pounced to fire a corner home close in.
Beith made changes up front withdrawing McGowan and McLean to give McKay and
Bradley a run out. McDonald and Ferris of Vics collected yellow cards but the
visitors tried hard to compete without resorting to any crude tactics as Reid
and Frize in particular gave them a tough time. Vics keeper Ross Lundie played
his part with some fine stops including spectacularly touching over a net bound
Gibson free kick and clattering into the post in the process. Fortunately he was
able to continue after treatment but could do nothing to prevent Joe Bradley
adding another when he sped through and finished confidently.
The last period saw several near misses for Beith and another good save from
Lundie to deny Bradley as the game frittered out. The Beith management will
probably have learned little from this game as they look for their starting line
up for the league campaign while Vics will have easier days as they try to build
a new side.


Wednesday, August 7
Dalry v Beith

Dalry Thistle 1 v 3 Beith Juniors

Beith Manager John Millar rang the changes for the second game in this seasons Ardagh league cup, with no less than five given a rest from their comfortable 5-1 victory over Kilwinning Rangers.

 

The visitors started strongly pushing Dalry back into defence and putting the centre back paring of Robbie Cochrane and Bryan Slavin under pressure. Beith created a number of opportunities in the opening 15 minutes, and it was no surprise when a cross played into the box bounced awkwardly and David McGowan nodded the ball confidently over the advancing Dalry goalkeeper Brian Hewitt to open the scoring. Dalry were finding it difficult to get into the game and were not creating any chances or putting Beith goal keeper Strain under any pressure who was dealing comfortable with any balls getting put into the Beith danger area.

 

The main tormentor of Dalry was Joe Bradley who was having a lot of success on the right and putting dangerous crosses in the Dalry box, from one of these cut backs Beith thought they should have had a penalty when Hobbs went down in the area after what appeared top be a barge in the back.

Five minutes before half time Beith Doubled their lead after Charlie Hobbs broke down the right and crossed the ball in to the six yard area where it was met by Beith’s summer signing Paul Craig who confidently hammered the ball into the net leaving Hewitt stranded.

 

The second half started much as the first had ended with Beith the dominant side, but Dalry were showing signs of improvement a forced a series of corners that strain did well to punch away.  The match then turned into a midfield battle, and a bit more physical with players on both sides being booked for rash challenges.  This culminated with a Dalry player being red carded after three very heavy tackles on different Beith players.  Beith made all three substitutions in a five min period around the seventy five minute mark, with McKay, Mclean and Frize replacing Hobbs, Craig and the impressive Storrie.  The changes had an immediate impact as Mclean played the ball to Andy Reid who was coming in from the left wing and from eighteen yards curled the ball into the postage stamp top corner.  Only a Minute later Beith had the chance to extend their lead further when Daniel McKay was fouled in the box. Kenny Mclean stepped up to take the resultant penalty and stroked the ball wide of the right hand post after Hewit had gone the other way.

 

Dalry got a consolation goal with only a couple of minutes to go a ball over the top had Beith centre back Donnelly challenging with the Dalry striker as he ran into the box, the defender made a great tackle to win the ball, however, the ball headed into the Beith net past goalkeeper strain as he advanced to help his centre back.

 

The only blip on another good performance for Beith, with practically the last kick of the game Zander Ryan was unlucky to receive a second yellow card for a mistimed tackle on the Dalry winger.

 

A lot of positives for the Beith manager as he rebuilds his squad after the disappointment of relegation last year.  Stand out performers for Beith were Storrie, Hobbs Bradley and Craig



Monday, August 5
Beith v Kilwinning Ardagh League Cup Report by Robbie Sanderson
Subject: Beith Juniors 5 Kilwinning Rangers 1

Beith: Strain, Ryan, Docherty, Wild, Donnelly, Storrie, Bradley, Frize, McKay, Reid, McLean. Subs: Gibson, Hobbs, Craig, Wilson
Kilwinning: Connolly, Smith, Gilmour, Burgess, Miller, McMahon, Connell, Hannah, Cashmore, Lewis, Parris. Subs: Browning, McMaster, Fleeting, Mitchell, McGhee

Beith ran out comfortable winners in the first of the Ardagh Cup encounters on Monday night, played out on an immaculate Bellsdale surface. The contest brought together sides who will this season compete in the same league, with the home side having taken the drop from the Premier while Buffs moved up as ADL winners.
The opening spell saw the Beith side who had some selection problems with suspensions from last season, enjoying more possession playing down the slope but the keepers remained untested. The home side continued to press and they won several corners with Connolly doing particularly well to turn a McLean header past the post. Joe Bradley and Daniel McKay were causing Buffs problems and the latter managed to stay on his feet while being fouled and played Kenny McLean in only to see him shoot past from a great position. Bradley then sent midfielder Storey clear but he dallied slightly in the box allowing Connolly to block his effort.
Half time allowed a relieved Buffs side respite to regroup and Beith time to assess how they had failed to turn their possession into goals.
The pattern continued after the break with Frize, Bradley, McKay and Reid all scorning decent opportunities for the home side. Buffs resistance finally broke in the 63rd minute and Daniel McKay made the breakthrough when he held off challenges to turn and curl an exquisite shot into the top corner from 20 yards. Beith pushed on and doubled their lead a few minutes later when Paul Frize surged through the Buffs defence and slotted home past the advancing keeper.
Beith missed another good chance before Buffs pulled a goal back out of the blue with their first real effort at goal. Ben Lewis swung a free kick into the Beith box and Kenny Parris rose virtually unchallenged to head home.
Buffs hopes of a fight back were quickly extinguished however when defender Smith was rightly shown a second yellow card for persistent fouling. Both side made personnel changes and Beith's paid off quickly with Charlie Hobbs heading home a fine Frize cross at the back post then Paul Craig fought his way clear to shoot past Connolly. Beith remained comfortably on top and completed the scoring when Joe Bradley tore through the visiting defence and, despite being fouled, remained on his feet to stick the ball past exasperated keeper Connelly.


Monday, May 6
Beith Juniors v Shotts Bon Accord - Match Report from Robbie Sanderson
Stagecoach Premier League
                
                                   Beith Juniors 2 Shotts Bon Accord

Beith: Greenwood, Irvine, Wilson, McShane, Sheridan, Brash, Hardie, Lang,
McLean, Reid, Hobbs. Subs: McKay, Docherty, McGowan, Callaghan, Howarth
Shotts: Murdock, Jaconelli, Goodall, Ferguson, Walker, Hanlon, Sideserf,
Williamson, McKenzie, McGuire, Lindsay. Subs: Miles, McStay, Wharton, Clark,
Kerr

Beith were desperately hoping to keep their momentum going in their quest for
league survival following up their midweek win over Irvine Meadow. Neil
Greenwood replacing suspended keeper Adam Strain between the sticks was the home
sides only change as they kicked off up the slope.
Beith's confidence was severely dented however when the visitors took a shock
lead after only 4 minutes when big central  defender Walker came forward for a
corner kick and promptly headed home virtually unchallenged.
The game settled into a bit of a midfield battle with Shotts displaying plenty
of energy despite their recent heavy fixture schedule. Beith's only noteworthy
effort was an on target Lang free kick that keeper Murdock took fairly
comfortably. Beith had their own keeper to thank for not falling further behind
as they struggled to get back into the match with Greenwood pulling off a
fantastic reflex save from a goal bound effort from a smartly whipped in cross
from the left.
As half time approached Beith somehow managed to get back on level terms when
Kenny McLean turned and burst forward before unleashing a shot from distance
that could have found the net, but a slight deflection from a defender made sure
the keeper had no chance of stopping it.
Nervy Beith made a change for the restart with David McGowan replacing injured
Ross Brash as the contest again settled into a scrappy tussle. Sub McGowan had a
good chance to break the deadlock but shot over from a good position. Beith were
improved from their first half showing but the visitors continued to be
dangerous, particularly via the dangerous McKenzie and any set pieces. The home
defence  remained resolute however as Beith strove for the lead. Bon Accord
keeper Murdock was also standing firm and he made a good stop from another
McGowan effort. Beith were forced into another personnel change midway through
the half when Charlie Hobbs again withdrew through injury to be replaced by
McKay.
The breakthrough for Beith eventually came as the visitors began to tire. Much
maligned midfielder Jay Lang, who had another decent game, drove forward on the
right and his shot with the aid of another deflection found the net for what
proved to be the winning goal. The action was far from finished however with
play swinging from end to end until the final whistle. The visitors scorned a
few decent chances and at the other end Kenny McLean went close and Andy Reid
closer still, hitting the post with a shot. In the closing stages the home side
utilised the strength of sub Daniel McKay as he was able to hold the ball up and
keep his side upfield frustrating the battling visiting side. The result was by
far more important than the performance in the end with relieved home fans
hoping safety now lies another step closer.


Friday, May 3
Beith Juniors v Irvine Meadow - Match Report from Robbie Sanderson
 Stagecoach Premier League

                                          Beith Juniors 3 Irvine Meadow 0

Beith: Strain, Irvine, Wilson, McShane, Sheridan, Brash, Hardie, Lang, McLean,
Reid, Hobbs. Subs: McKay, Docherty, Howarth, Callaghan, Greenwood (gk)
Meadow: Wardrope, McLennan, Halliday, Ryan, Campbell, Frye, Hamilton, Turner,
Barr, Strain, Strachan. Subs: McGuiness, Reeder, C McGowan, N McGowan, Hewitt
(gk)

Squeaky bum time is well and truly here for both Ayrshire sides along with a
number of others where the final games of the season will decide who stays up
who  takes the drop. It was the home side who gave their survival chances a
massive boost, completing the double over the also struggling Irvine side.

Beith started in a clear positive fashion with Charlie Hobbs and Kenny McLean
asking early questions with Meadow keeper Wardrope touching a McLean shot over
the bar in the 6th minute. Beith's attacking threat was contrasted with some
nervy early defending with Marc McShane collecting a yellow card conceding a
foul in a dangerous position. Zander Ryan promptly wasted the opportunity firing
the free kick into the defensive wall.
With little between the sides the opener was going to be crucial and it was the
home side who grabbed it when Kris Irvine delivered a great tempting free kick
into a crowded box. Kenny McLean was clearly bundled over by Meadow stopper
Campbell when players attacked the cross but the referee waited long enough for
Calum Hardie to head the ball home at the back post and his decision to allow
the goal and not award the penalty might have saved Meadow being reduced to 10
men.
Any threats Meadow posed involved Boyd Strachan on the left side and they had a
strong penalty claim ignored when he tumbled in the box under an Irvine
challenge as they tried to hit back. Minutes later Beith defender Gary Wilson
timed a tackle perfectly in the box to deny Strachan as he prepared to shoot.
The action continued with Hobbs miscueing from an Andy Reid cut back in front of
goal before Meadow's Chris Strain found himself lucky to escape an early bath,
collecting just yellow after he clearly elbowed Marc McShane in a clash.
As the interval approached Beith doubled their advantage when Charlie Hobbs
pounced to fire the ball home in the box after Wardope could only parry a
speculative snap shot from Andy Reid.

Beith made a change for the restart with Nicky Docherty replacing Marc McShane
as they prepared to defend their lead. Meadow enjoyed some decent possession in
midfield but created virtually nothing by way of chances. It was Beith who
carried the goal threat and Hobbs missed a great opportunity to kill the contest
when he was put through only for his weak chip to be stopped by Wardrope before
his follow up was cleared off the goal line. The points were however well and
truly sealed in the 71st minute when Calum Hardie surged forward before sending
an unstoppable shot past Wardope from 20 yards out.
Further notable action included Hamilton shooting over for Meadow, a McLean
header saved, McLean's replacement Daniel McKay blasting a shot off the post and
a Campbell booking before the end.
This result should boost Beith's confidence for their crucial last two home
games while Meadow will have to pick themselves up from this major set back.


Monday, April 29
Beith Juniors v Auchinleck Talbot - Match report by Robbie Sanderson
Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup
                                    Beith Juniors 3 Auchinleck Talbot 3
                                        (Auchinleck win 4-3 on pens)

Beith: Greenwood, Irvine, Howarth, Kerr, Sheridan, McGowan, Hardie, Lang, McKay,
Callaghan, Hobbs. Subs: Reid, McLean, Bradley, Docherty, Strain (gk)
Auchinleck: McGarrity, Park, Pope, Pettigrew, McGoldrick, Montgomery, Reilly,
Spence, Wilson, Gormley, Latta. Subs: White, Milliken, Young, Lyle

Beith fielded a very different line up from the previous week's encouraging
league victory with only 3 players remaining in the starting eleven. The Talbot
juggernaut also reshuffled their line up from their top quality squad. Despite
the changes the spectators were treated to an exciting, hard fought contest.

Talbot opened strongly quickly taking the game to Beith and Adam Strain had to
make a brave save at Wilson's feet when he burst into the box. The visitors kept
the pressure up and they duly took the lead in the 12th minute when Reilly shot
home in a crowded box after Beith failed to clear. Beith tried to reply and
their cause was helped when Talbot's over-eager forward Wilson was shown a
straight red card for a two footed lunge on Beith midfielder Lang. Beith then
received a set back when Chris Kerr limped off with a recurring injury.
Despite being a man down Talbot continued to look the better side and a
combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping from Strain kept Beith in the
match. The home side then got themselves level 7 minutes from the interval when
McKay headed home a Hobbs cross. The equaliser visibly gave Beith some
confidence and they pressed till the break and were very unlucky not to grab the
lead when a Hardie shot cannoned off the upright with the goalie beaten.
Talbot brought Brian Young on for the restart but it was Beith who picked up
where they left off with Joe Bradley and Charlie Hobbs threatening. John
Sheridan did well to block a Young effort before Hobbs put Beith ahead when he
sprinted through the middle and onto a long ball and poked the ball past
stranded keeper McGarrity. End to end action continued in a very open contest
and both keepers made good stops. The League Champions elect and Scottish Cup
finalists don't give in easily however and they levelled in the 76th minute when
they broke quickly when a Beith attack broke down and sub Milliken slotted home.
The match was still anyone's but it looked like going to penalties when Strain
made a great save in the last minute of regulation time to thwart Gormley when
he was clean through. Injury time produced more excitement however when first
Milliken swept home a cross from a quickly taken disputed  free kick only for
Beith to level again with the last kick of the ball when Lang fired home a
McGowan centre.
It was the visitors who triumphed in the penalty shoot out with McGarrity saving
Beith's first two efforts from Reid and Callaghan while Greenwood only managed
to prevent Pope netting.


Tuesday, April 23
Beith Juniors v Kirkintilloch Rob Roy - Match Report by Robbie Sanderson
                                                 Stagecoach Premier Division
                                     Beith Juniors 3 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 2

Beith: Strain, Irvine, Wilson, McShane, Sheridan, Docherty, Hardie, Brash,
McLean, Reid, McGowan. Subs: Lang, Hobbs, McKay, Callaghan, Greenwood (gk)
Rob Roy: Robertson, C Connolly, McVey, Smith, Henderson, Bradley, Meechan, K
Connolly, Easton, Hunter, Diack. Subs: Lindsay, McMeenan, Crooks, Brown (gk)

Beith's troubled season, littered with controversy, rumbles on with title
winning old boss John Miller back at the helm following the surprise departure
of Frank Lynch. A late dramatic victory kept their survival hopes alive in a
game that looked beyond the Bellsdale side until late in proceedings.
The visitors started best winning an early corner before Beith replied with a
good run from Irvine who was brought down by Henderson just outside the box.
McGowan's subsequent free kick went narrowly over the bar. Beith's defensive
frailties were all too apparent however and Meechan passed up a great
opportunity shooting into the side net. Surprisingly it was the home side who
took the lead when Ross Brash arrived just outside the box to smash a Hardie lay
off low into the net after a fine move involving Reid and McLean.
Shocked Rob Roy quickly put Beith under pressure as they probed for an equaliser
and the home side had Adam Strain to thank for keeping them ahead as he made two
fine stops from first Diack and then Hunter who got their opportunities easy
from poor defending in what was a very open game. The visitors duly levelled on
the half hour with Beith conceding a sloppy goal when a cross floated into a
crowded box ended up dropping into the far corner of the net with the last touch
possibly being from a Beith player.
The visitors continued to press and Meechan shot inches wide with Beith looking
very dispirited at this stage. Their plight was further compounded when
promising young midfielder Ross Brash limped off to be replaced by Jay Lang. It
was no surprise when Rob Roy took the lead before the break when Meechan prodded
the ball home after a cross into the box was again poorly defended.

Beith showed more determination after the restart and Marc McShane went close
when his powerful header from a corner was cleared off the line. Andy Reid also
scorned a good chance shooting wide of the target. Many of referee  Mr Irvine's
decisions were annoying both sides and Beith's Wilson and McShane joined Roy's
Diack in his notebook for fairly innocuous misdemeanours . Both sides were now
guilty of misplaced passes and slack defending and more goals looked certain.
Beith introduced Charlie Hobbs to the fray and his pace immediately caused
problems for the visitors. After only a few touches the recent signing crossed
to find Kenny McLean arriving at the back post to knock the ball home to level
the contest.
Beith's fight back looked to be ended however when Davie McGowan was shown a
straight red card for a run of the mill challenge that stunned players and fans
of both sides alike.
Beith refused to surrender however and Hobbs flashed a diagonal shot across the
keeper and just wide before Strain made another crucial stop for Beith turning a
shot from sub Lindsay past the post. The referee added McMeenan of Roy and
frustrated Beith defender Sheridan to his growing offenders list as time ran
out.
Beith went for broke in injury time, throwing everyone forward, and the place
erupted when Andy Reid turned brilliantly in the box to slam another cross from
super sub Hobbs low into the net in virtually the last action of the match.
Four games now remain for Beith, with a threadbare squad, to try to retain their
top flight status but with things extremely tight at the bottom little short of
full points would surely do and their fight back may sadly be too little too
late.


Saturday, February 23
Cumnock v Beith - Match report from Robbie Sanderson
STAGECOACH PREMIER DIVISION

                            CUMNOCK JUNIORS 2 BEITH JUNIORS 4

Cumnock: Fahey, Lundie, McDonald, McKnight, O'Donnell, Howie, Johnston, McInnes,
Bradford, Anson, McMenamin. Subs: Robertson, Hanvey, Cairns, Tyler, Pierce

Beith: Strain, Lang, Wilson, McShane, Sheridan, Docherty, Hardy, Brash, McLean,
Reid, McGowan. Subs: Irvine, Finnigan, Howarth, Callaghan, Greenwood (gk)

Beith rolled up their sleeves for this one and claimed a valuable 3 points at
Townhead Park from a contest against a Cumnock side who are in a similar
precarious league position but in good form prior to this and still competing in
the Scottish Cup.
Beith's injury bad luck continued with the side having to be rejigged once again
with Gary Wild now out with a serious injury. The visitors got off to a flying
start when they broke quickly after defending a corner and Andy Reid showed
great determination and no little skill to work his way to the bye line and cut
back to his partner Kenny McLean who promptly shot across Fahey into the corner
of the net.
The stunned home side tried to respond with Bradford heading over from a corner
and a dangerous cross from Lundie, fortunately for Beith, finding no takers.
Beith however continued to trouble the Cumnock defence whenever they got forward
and Calum Hardie scorned a good opportunity shooting over when McLean set him
up. Beith continued to press and they doubled their advantage after 16 minutes
when the dynamic duo reversed roles with McLean picking out Reid this time at
the back post for him to ram the ball home.
Beith kept the pressure up with McLean and Reid continuing to terrorise the home
defence with the latter going close with a cute back heel from a Hardie cross.
Cumnock were still in the game however and Bradford turned well in the box to
get in a shot but Strain saved confidently. Beith then missed a great
opportunity to all but seal the match when keeper Fahey kept the home team in it
stopping a  Reid shot with his legs after McGowan had sent him clean through. 
Not to be outdone, at the other end Strain produced another good stop to deny
McMenamin.
Referee Mr Lowe and his assistants looked out of their depth throughout and this
was underlined in a spell just before the break when Reid, Wilson and McGowan
received yellow cards for trivialities in what was far from a dirty match before
he produced one of the strangest decisions ever seen. Nock forward Scott Anson,
without provocation and in full view, kicked grounded keeper Adam Strain on the
head. The kick was heard, if not seen by everyone in the ground, the officials
however seemed to miss it but then after long deliberation showed the offender a
yellow!
Cumnock clearly had to up their game after the interval and they gradually
worked their way back into the match when they broke forward in numbers after
Nicky Docherty was left on the ground in a midfield tussle. Scott Anson managed
to find enough room to get in a left foot shot that caught Strain in no mans
land and found the net. Nock's  Howie and Beith full back Lang joined the
growing list of yellows before the home side pulled level when  Willie Howie got
on the end of a McMenamin free kick into a crowded box to head home.
Many sides would have caved in at Townhead Park when the home side fought back
but Beith broke quickly upfield to retake the lead in a fine move. Reid and
Hardie combined well to find Jay Lang on the wing and his cross was missed by
McGowan but not by Reid who shot home at the back post.
McLean and Finnigan missed opportunities to extend the lead before Bradford
blazed a decent chance over the bar for the home side. Beith however were
playing some lovely football and star of the show Reid danced past defenders in
the box only to be thwarted by a good Fahey last ditch save. The determined
Beith side did find another before the end when Calum Hardie headed home a free
kick from sub Kris Irvine.
The referee  managed another booking apiece before Beith closed out the match
for a well deserved victory that could hopefully herald a positive end to the
season as the influence of Frank Lynch on his squad gathers momentum.


Saturday, February 16
Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup Round 1 - Beith v Muirkirk Match report by Robbie Sanderson
AYRSHIRE WEEKLY PRESS CUP Rd 1

                                           Beith Juniors 7 Muirkirk 0

Beith: Greenwood, Lang, Docherty, Wilson, Sheridan, Irvine, Hardie, Brash,
McLean, Reid, McGowan. Subs: Howarth, Finnigan, Callaghan, Wild, Crozier
Muirkirk: Muir, Hamilton, Meechan, Gibson, Hastings, Arthur, McLelland, Peek,
Griffin, Kane, McAllister. Subs: Frame, McEwan, Burns, Boland, Boyle

As most expected Beith had little difficulty securing a place in the next round
of the Ayrshire Cup against their toiling ADL opponents. The young Muirkirk side
gave their all throughout but quickly found themselves on the back foot as Beith
started strongly with Hardie and Reid missing the target from decent chances.
The home side continued to dominate and they deservedly  took the lead after 15
minutes when Chris Irvine steered the ball home, possibly with a the last touch
from a defender, after a McLean shot was parried by keeper Muir.
The visitors passed up a decent opportunity when Kane found himself in space
from a corner but he shot over. Beith passed up further opportunities with Lang
and Hardie missing the target before they increased their lead through Kenny
McLean when the striker burst through and shot powerfully across the keeper into
the far bottom corner. Minutes later Beith went 3 up and effectively ended the
contest when Hamilton pulled down McLean in the box. McLean dusted himself down
and promptly passed the ball into the net from the spot. Muirkirk tried hard to
stay in the game and Hamilton did well to stop a net bound McLean shot before
Arthur managed a shot at goal for the visitors that went narrowly past the
upright.
One way traffic continued however and 5 minutes before the break Beith added
another when Kenny McLean picked out his strike partner Andy Reid with a cross
to the back post for him to comfortably pick his spot. Reid had the ball in the
net again following a fine move involving Docherty and McLean but he was ruled
offside. Busy Muirkirk keeper Muir produced two fine saves from Lang and McGowan
before his side found sanctuary in the dressing room.
As often seen with a result certain, the pace of the game dropped after the
restart. Chances were still created by Beith but not taken, with Hardie and
McGowan the main offenders. Keeper Muir also continued to work hard to keep the
score line respectable including touching an on target Lang free kick onto the
bar. Beith made personnel changes and soon after coming on Stuart Callaghan
combined well with McLean before sending a measured chip to the back post for
fellow sub Anton Finnigan to slot home.
Goal number six came with 15 minutes left with McLean again the provider,
switching play in a quick attack to Kris Irvine who fired home a fine shot from
a tight angle. The scoring was completed a few minutes from the end when John
Sheridan followed up to shoot home after a Finnigan header came off the crossbar
from an Irvine corner.
Muirkirk were relieved to hear the final whistle after a tough 90 minutes and
should be complimented for their efforts. Beith meanwhile will have a slightly
harder contest in the next round with Auchinleck visiting, but before that they
will be hoping they can retain their goal scoring form for crucial forthcoming
league matches.


Saturday, February 2
Pollok v Beith - Scottish Cup Match Report from Robbie Sanderson
 Emirates Scottish Cup Round 4
Pollok 3 Beith Juniors 2

Pollok: McNeil, Dunlop, McMenamin, Carter, Reilly, McGinty, Mills, Hepburn, McQuilken, Monti, Fraser. Subs: McBride, Miller, Docherty, McArdle, Black (gk)
Beith: Strain, McShane, Wilson, Wild, Sheridan, Docherty, Hardie, Lang, Finnigan, Reid, McGowan. Subs: Irvine, Howarth, Callaghan, Brash, Greenwood (gk)

Newlandsfield thankfully beat the weather allowing a healthy crowd to take in what many thought would be a close contest. Pollok undoubtedly received a boost when Beith took the field minus their talismanic striker Kenny McLean who was injured during the week at his work.
Beith got an early warning in Pollok's first attack when danger man Carlo Monti turned smartly and shot a couple of yards wide. Beith soon settled and David McGowan went close with a shot that went a yard wide and then a header that just cleared the bar from a tight angle. Andy Reid also troubled a nervy looking Lok defence as Beith kept up the pressure.
Nicky Docherty did well to get in at the back onto a McShane delivery but the midfielder got little power on his shot from a tight angle allowing McNeil to save. Beith's promising start was then undone after 19 minutes when Pollok went ahead very much against the run of play. Brian McGinty knocked a hopeful ball forward into the Beith half but a great touch and quick thinking by Monti allowed the talented forward enough time to send in a brilliantly measured chip that beat back peddling keeper Strain dipping in just under the bar.
Despite real danger any time Monti got the ball Beith continued to be the better team and posed a real threat to the Lok defence with deliveries into the box that brought a series of corners. Beith deservedly levelled 10 minutes before the break when a deep Lang corner into a packed box was nodded down by John Sheridan for Andy Reid to turn and hook the ball home from a few yards.
Beith continued to press allowing Lok little opportunity to get forward. Set piece corners had the home defence in all sorts of bother and John Sheridan headed over on two occasions and keeper McNeil did his bit to gratefully pounce on the ball in a goalmouth scramble.
Beith's pressure counted for nothing however as they were again undone minutes before the break by Monti's skill when, aided by some slack defending, he conjured something out of nothing when he picked up the ball on the corner of the box and slipped through a precision diagonal ball for ex-Beith wide man an Tony Fraser to poke the ball home at the back post.

Pollok almost increased their lead just after the restart when Monti again caused panic before the ball was cleared for a corner. Beith's midfield failings were again evident and they replaced Lang with youngster Ross Brash in an attempt to strengthen. Beith did settle and Andy Reid continued to threaten. He had a shot touched over the bar by McNeil before controversy reigned when he turned home a McGown cross at the near post only for the 'goal' to be surpringly ruled offside by the linesman.
Beith replaced Finnigan with winger Irvine as they chased an equaliser with Lok setting their stall out to defend their narrow lead. Beith were piling on the pressure but couldn't seem to get a break. Andy Reid missed a great chance when an Irvine cross was missed by his marker but he didn't seem to see it till late and headed wide.
With time running out the visitors laid seige to the Pollok goal and from a corner the Lok defence somehow managed to scramble three attempts off the line. In a unbelievably dramatic finish Beith believed they had deservedly taken the tie to a replay when Marc McShane powered a header home from an Irvine corner. Their then came a proverbial sting in the tail well into injury time when a Beith attack broke down a ball was launched forward and who else but Monti could be on the end of it. Beith had three defenders back against two but Monti slipped the ball quickly to late sub Ryan McArdle who took the pass quickly and without breaking stride despatched a brilliant shot past stranded keeper into the bottom corner from 20 yards.
There was barely enough time to restart before time was blown on Beith's Scottish hopes for another season. Best performers for the Bellsdale men on a hugely frustrating day were Any Reid, David McGowan and John Sheridan.


Saturday, January 12
Beith v Auchinleck Match report from Robbie Sanderson
Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
BEITH 0
AUCHINLECK TALBOT 1
Stewart McConnell at Bellsdale Park
REVITALISED Beith suffered their first defeat since Frank Lynch returned for a second spell as manager despite fighting a brave rearguard action for much of the match against a visiting side who have the look of champions.
Superlative displays from goalkeeper Adam Strain and great defensive work from John Sheridan and Gary Wilson looked like being enough to secure the Mighty a much-needed point in their fight for survival, but James Latta struck midway through the second half to shatter their hopes.e
The Garnock Valley side look a team transformed under Lynch, who had steered them to four straight victories since returning following the dismissal of Stevie Easton and although they emerged from this match empty-handed can surely take confidence into the much-anticipated Emirates Scottish Junior Cup clash at Pollok on Saturday and the perhaps most importantly the 10 remaining league matches,
In the mould of their popular manager they are determined, well-organised and very difficult to break down. In short they look to have a fighting chance of assuring their Premier Division status if they continue to play like this.
This was a highly entertaining encounter between two sides who like playing football and at times you could hardly take your eyes off the action. It was a match in which there was so much at stakes for both sides and that made it compelling before even a ball was kicked.
It was Lynch's men who forged the first opportunity in two minutes as a cross-cum-shot from Andy Reid 10 yards out glanced well wide of target. Five minutes later back at the other end a cross into the box by Bryan Young was hooked awAay by Reid who was tracking back. Beith had goalkeeper Strain to thank for tipping a fierce 22-yard effort from Graham Wilson round the post in eight minutes and less than a minute later the home number one made a great savce to foil Craig Pettigrew from just inside the box.
Talbot had claims for a penalty waved away in 16 minutes when Willie Lyle went down in the box under pressure from Gary Wild but there didn't look to be much in the challenge. Just a minute later Bot won a free-kick 22 yards out after Sheridan had sent Wilson tumbling on the edge of the box but the resultant setpiece from Bryan Young was confidently blocked by the home wall
Recently-signed Beith striker Chris Mackie shot low into the net from 16 yards in 21 minutes but the "goal" was chalked off as the flag had gone up for offside but the hosts could feel hard done by as it looked a marginal decision. As Beith kept plugging away a cross into the box from Reid was headed clear by the alert Pettigrew in three minutes later. Former Ayr United man David Gormley played a precision pass into the path of Lyle to shoot inches over the bar in 25 minutes.
Impressive home defender Marc McShane made a great challenge on the edge of the box on Gormley as he was about to pull the trigger six minutes from half-time. A rare opportunity came the way of the home side in 41 minutes as David McGowan found himself in a good position 20 yards from goal butg contrived to shoot past a post,
Four minutes after the break Latta was scythed down inside the box by Sheridan. However to sum up the kind of game he was having Strain dived to save the resultant penalty-kick from Gormley and you just wondered if Beith could go on to win this match.
On the hour Young sent a shot from 12 yards well over the bar as the leaders battled to make the breakthrough Six minutes later Nicky Docherty aimed a pass at the onruushing Kenny McLean inside the box, however Andy Park confidently steered the ball away, Only two minutes later, however last season's Scottish Cup beaten finalists got the goal their pressure deserved as Gormley found Latta to roll the ball into the bottom corner from eight yards.
Eight minutes from time the home side had a rare second half opening as the ball broke to Jay Lang 20 yards out, however he shot wildly wide of target from 22 yards. Three minutes later Bot could have doubled their advantage but the inspirational Colin Spence shot well over the bar from 18 yards. Two minutes later the Mighty had their best chance of the game but in just about his only real action visiting keeper Andy Leishman made a stunning reflex save to foil Reid 25 yards from goal.
On full-time substitute Mick McCann shot past a post from 18 yards as unbeaten Talbot held on for a big win - their 10th in 12 games - which could prove crucial in their quest for the title but this race could well go to the wire with closest challengers Petershill winning at Arthurlie.
Beith, meanwhile are certainly going in the right direction.
BEITH: Strain; McShane, Wilson, Wild, Sheridan, Docherty, Reid, Lang, McLean, Mackie, McGowan. Subs: Irvine, Howarth, Brash, Finnefgan, Greenwood,
AUCHINLECK TALBOT: Leishman. Lyle, Park, Pettigrew, McGoldrick, Spence, Young, Whyte, Wilson, Gormley, Latta. ,Subs: McCann, Hyslop, Faulds, Collins, Montgomerie,


Saturday, January 5
Beith v Ashfield - Match Report from Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, December 29
West of Scotland Cup 2nd Rd Tie Beith v Annbank - Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, November 24
Irvine Meadow 2 Beith Juniors 3 - Match Report from Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, November 17
Beith v Sauchie - Match Report from Robbie Sanderson
Beith Juniors 2 Sauchie Juniors 1

Beith: Strain, McShane, Wilson, Wild, Sheridan, Docherty, Hardie, Lang, McLean,
Reid, McGowan. Subs: Howarth, Irvine, Finnegan, Callaghan, Greenwood (gk)
Sauchie: Dolan, Plenderleith, Feaks, King, Rennie, Purdie, Morgan, Comrie, Bell,
Carroll, Wilson. Subs: Tully, McLellan, Bonar, Lock, Munn, Millar (gk)

Beith's new management team got their tenure off to a great start with a hard
fought win over fancied top east side Sauchie in the 3rd of the Emirates
Scottish Cup.
Marc McShane came back into the side and Beith started positively with Hardie
shooting wide from a fine Docherty cross from the right wing. The home side kept
up the pressure and the Sauchie defence eventually cleared another dangerous
cross into the box from Gary Wilson. The visitors also showed they meant
business and big centre back Rennie headed just wide from a whipped in free
kick.
Beith forged forward again and they went ahead from the penalty spot after 11
minutes. Kenny McLean cooly finding the net after Marc McShane was bowled over
by a wild challenge as he got on the end of a corner. Sauchie were winning
plenty of possession in midfield and probing the Beith defence for weaknesses
but the home side continued to look dangerous on the break and Reid and McLean
combined well to tee up Calum Hardie on the edge of the box but his shot was
well blocked by keeper Dolan.
In end to end action Beith had a narrow escape when John Sheridan miscued in
attempting to clear a cross, almost turning the ball into his own net. Sauchie
were looking increasingly dangerous and they made a spell of steady pressure
count 10 minutes before the interval. A soft free kick was awarded to the
visitors and the danger seemed to be cleared when Adam Strain punched the
dangerous delivery out but Sauchie winger Wilson met the ball perfectly on the
volley on the edge of the box and fired an unstoppable shot into the top corner.
The situation looked more bleak a minute later when Mc Shane gave the ball away
and a cross was fired home only to be ruled out by an off side decision. Andy
Reid almost restored Beith's lead just before the break when he turned well in
the box but shot a yard over.
Fans were being treated to a really entertaining no holes barred cup tie and the
action continued with no let up after restart. Sauchie passed up a great chance
to take the lead when Morgan was sent clear through the middle by Bell but he
somehow missed the target when he looked all set to score. Back to the other end
and Hardie screwed a shot across the face of goal from a good position after
another slick Beith counter attack.
Beith regained the lead on the hour when Andy Reid finished off a fine move that
he started. The ball was moved across to Lang who fed Gary Wilson who stuck a
great pass inside the full back for Nicky Docherty who centred for Reid to
arrive in the box to shoot home.
Adam Strain made a good save to block a Carroll shot before Sauchie received
another blow when Morgan was shown a red card for throwing an arm at Marc
McShane following a Beith corner.
Sauchie were in no way giving up the fight and they made personnel changes and
went all out for an equaliser. Beith's defence had kept a tight grip on the
visitors forwards and they continued to thwart the visitors attacks as time wore
on. Gaps were left at the back too as Sauchie threw men forward and Beith should
have tied it up when McLean squared to McGowan at the back post only for him to
miscue and then curl a shot over the bar with just the keeper to beat. Try as
they might Sauchie couldn't get a sight of goal and the last chance of the match
again fell to Beith when McGowan won the ball and passed to McLean who forced
Dolan to make a good save.
There were a number of fine individual performances for Beith on the day and the
victory could perhaps just kick start their disappointing season and instil some
collective belief in the side.


Tuesday, November 13
Arthurlie 4 Beith Juniors 1

Saturday, November 3
Beith v Pollok Match Report from Robbie Sanderson
Beith Juniors 2 Pollok 2

Beith: Strain, McShane, Docherty, Wild, Sheridan, Lang, Irvine, McGowan, Mackie,
McLean, Reid. Subs: Wilson, Callaghan, Hardie, Cairns, Greenwood (gk)
Pollok: McNeil, Dunlop, McBride, Carter, McMahon, McGinty, Mills, McQuilken,
Sawyers, Monti, Hepburn. Subs: Docherty, McArdle, Frazer, O'Hara, Black (gk)

Junior enthusiasts who paid their way into Bellsdale for this league encounter
would, unless they were seriously hard to please,  have left feeling they
received more than value for their money from a match that entertained from
start to finish.
Both sides arrived at the fixture with patchy form and even at this early stage
had their sights set on avoiding bottom of the table pressures rather than
competing at the top. Their positions however remained much the same after
honours finished even following a good contest that could have finished
something like 10-10.
Beith had the slope advantage in the first half on a remarkably good playing
surface following an overnight Arctic blast. The home side got an early warning
about Lok star Carlo Monti when he tore past the Beith defence and crossed to
Sawyers who headed over from a good position. Beith settled however and went in
front after 6 minutes when Chris Mackie got in first in the box to fire home a
temping Irvine cross after a great defence splitting pass from Andy Reid. Beith
had gambled with a very attack minded line up and they continued to ask
questions of an uncomfortable looking Lok defence with keeper McNeil making a
good stop from Irvine. The Beith formation did however leave them light in
midfield and the visitors picked up a lot of possession in that area and keeper
Adam Strain was forced to come out quickly to save bravely at Mills's feet just
inside the box.
Beith continued to look the more likely to score however and they looked set to
extend their lead when, from a cleared corner Lang fired in a sweet shot that
seemed bound for the net only for ex-Beith defender Ross Dunlop to head off the
line. McGowan and Mackie continued to cause problems for the Lok defence and the
latter headed just wide from Wild free kick. At the other end Beith had a narrow
escape when they got in a tangle at the back and a Monti shot came back off the
upright before the ball was somehow scrambled away from the feet of Sawyers in
front of goal.
This was now a high tempo end to end affair with Monti's pace and no little
skill creating danger for Beith any time he was in possession and Irvine doing
likewise to the visitors. Both keepers were in action with Strain making two
saves from Hepburn efforts and McNeil making a brave block at Kenny McLean's
feet. McLean then saw his shot from an acute angle hit the unfortunate Chris
Mackie and spin over the bar. Both sides continued to live dangerously at the
back but Pollok missed a great opportunity to level when Sawyers found himself
clean through on the keeper from what looked like a clear offside position. The
striker seemed surprised himself and hesitated slightly before sliding his shot
past Strain only to see his effort hit the base of the post. The visitors did
get bit of luck however in the last action of the half when McQuilken picked up
a clearance just outside the box and his shot found the bottom corner with the
aid of a deflection as it went through a forest of legs.
Beith made a change for the restart with Calum Hardie replacing Marc McShane in
a move that saw the side rejigged to seemingly try to counter the threat posed
by Monti. The home side almost regained the lead in first minute but McNeil
pulled off a fine save to turn a Mackie effort past the post. Again play swung
to the other end with Strain having to make a great double save, first to beat
away a shot from Monti then turn away a goal bound effort from Hepburn. Pollok
were on top now with the aid of the slope and Beith's attacking threat blunted
with Irvine now withdrawn into a more defensive role. Lok centre Sawyers missed
another great chance in a near replica of his miss in the first half though this
time Strain made a brilliant save to deny him.
Beith regained their lead in the 70th minute somewhat against the run of play
when justice was done after referee Reid chose to ignore a blatant McMahon hand
ball from a Wild delivery into the box, big John Sheridan showed great presence
to curl the ball into the net from a tight angle when everyone else froze.
Pollok made a double substitution to go for broke while Beith brought on more
defensive cover in Gary Wilson to try to see the game out. The Glasgow side
pressed hard and got a deserved equaliser with 10 minutes remaining when
McQuilken slid a loose ball home at the back post after Beith looked to have
thwarted yet another surge into the box by Monti.
Beith almost snatched a win right at the death but keeper McNeil held onto an on
target Lang shot. Although both sides were desperately hoping for a vital  3
points both will probably be happy to settle for 1 after a see-saw 90 minutes of
hugely entertaining football.


Saturday, October 27
Wishaw Juniors v Beith Juniors - Match report from Robbie Sanderson
                                                    Wishaw 1 Beith Juniors 4

Wishaw: Harkness,  McIntyre, Little, Stewart, Newman, R Hamilton, Woodcock,
Downs, Faulds, McStay, Grant. Subs: D Hamilton, Laffery, Rafferty
Beith: Strain, McShane, Docherty, Wild, Sheridan, Lang, Hardie, Callaghan, Reid,
McGowan, Irvine. Subs: Wilson, Howarth, Crozier, McLean, Greenwood

An Andy Reid hat trick and an improved all round performance eased a struggling
Beith side into the next round of the cup without too much trouble against
tricky Lanarkshire opponents who had recently dumped Ayrshire visitors 
Auchinleck out of the West.
After a cautious start Beith gradually began to take the upper hand against
young and enthusiastic opposition on an extremely bumpy playing surface. Calum
Hardie went close from a corner when he turned and shot just over and then a
shot from the impressive Kris Irvine flew a yard wide. Wishaw were unable to
test the Beith defence greatly and the visitors pressure told in 22 minutes when
David McGowan arrived right on time at the back post to prod home a perfect
Irvine centre.
Beith kept a tight control on proceedings and went very close to doubling their
lead when Marc McShane's header from an Irvine free kick came off the upright
before being scrambled away by the Wishaw defence. The steady pressure continued
however and the visitors deservedly went two ahead in the 36th minute. Wishaw
continued to look vulnerable at set pieces and they were punished when Andy Reid
rose virtually unchallenged in the box to head an Irvine corner downwards and
over the line.
Wishaw's Downs and then Beith defender Sheridan picked up yellow cards in
seperate incidents and the home side scorned a half chance with a header that
went well past before interval.
Beith maintained a solid grip on the match after the restart and they went close
to increasing their lead on several occasions. Kris Irvine should have scored
when he shot over after a fine move involving Callaghan and Hardie. Irvine's
luck was out again when Hardie and Reid combined to present him with another
chance but this time his shot cannoned off the crossbar. McGowan and Irvine
missed further opportunities as Beith showed no sign of letting their opponents
off the hook.
Kenny McLean was welcomed back from injury for the last 14 minutes to add to the
hosts problems. In rare attack Wishaw forward Downs barged through and forced
Strain to touch his effort round the post before the danger was cleared and to
the other end for Beith to increase their lead and effectively end the contest.
The Wishaw defence got into a tangle in their box and Reid eventually forced the
ball home after efforts from McLean and McGowan had been blocked.
Beith made further personnel changes as time slipped away but sloppy defending
allowed Wishaw a consolation goal with a minute remaining when a mi*** shot
fell kindly to unmarked sub Lafferty who shot home diagonally into the far
corner. There was to be no miracle fightback however and injury time allowed
Beith to have the final say when Reid bagged his treble when he curled a fine
shot into the bottom corner from a McGowan lay off.


Tuesday, November 13
Ashfield v Beith : Match Report by Ian Wilson

Saturday, October 6
Match Report - Beith Juniors v Lugar Boswell Thistle from Robbie Sanderson
              BEITH JUNIORS 4 LUGAR BOSWELL THISTLE 0

Beith: Greenwood, Wild, Wilson, Lang, Sheridan, Callaghan, Irvine, Hardie, Reid,
McGowan, Docherty. Subs: McShane, Howarth, Crozier

Lugar: McInnes, Reilly, McGeady, Frame, Burgess, McCready, Gilmour, Cuthbertson,
Stevenson, Watt, Todd. Subs: Clelland,  Lyle, Patterson, Walker, Douglas

An out of form Beith side overcame the challenge of their Ayrshire District
League opponents without too much difficulty to take their place in the next
round of the West of Scotland Cup after a potential banana skin clash at
Bellsdale.
The visitors almost caught Beith cold at the start when Watt got in behind the
home defence and only a fine save by Neil Greenwood prevented him from scoring.
Beith settled and looked slightly the better in the early stages without being
dominant. Lugar keeper McInnes showed up well with good stops from Hardie,
McGowan and Wilson as Beith looked for the opener playing down the slope.
The young Lugar players were doing a lot of chasing as Beith continued to press
and their resistance broke after 29 minutes when Gary Wilson was pulled back in
the box right in the view of the referee who quickly awarded a penalty. Stuart
Callaghan confidently scored from the spot.
Lugar were far from out of a very open game and Reilly went close with a free
kick that curled wide as they looked to get in for the break still in
contention. They didn't manage this however as Beith grabbed a second in the
last action of the half when Davie McGowan applied the finish to a fine passing
move.
The home side came out after the interval looking determined not to allow their
opponents back into the match and after Callaghan went close Davie McGowan found
the net with a great shot from just inside the box to virtually end the contest.
Another followed just 2 minutes later when Andy Reid gave the keeper no chance
with another blistering shot from 20  yards after a fine run by Nicky Docherty.
The young full back limped off a few minutes later after he was clattered by
McGeady as the visitors began to unravel slightly.
Both sides made changes with the outcome clearly settled. Beith continued to
pass the ball well and McGowan was unlucky not to bag a hat tick as he remained
a constant threat. The contest petered out well before the end and the game
visitors almost got on the score sheet when sub Clelland squeezed a shot just
past the post following a good run.
Beith fans will hope this victory will raise their sides confidence for next
weeks crucial league match as collecting enough points to remain in the top
flight must be their main target for the season.


Saturday, September 29
Match Report - Beith Juniors v Petershill (From Robbie Sanderson)
 BEITH JUNIORS 1 PETERSHILL 4

BEITH: Strain, Wild, Wilson, Sheridan, Joyce, Crozier, Irvine, McGowan, Reid,
McLean, Docherty. Subs: Lang, Callaghan, Hardie, McShane, Greenwood (gk)
PETERSHILL: White, Girvan, Maxwell, McCabe, Jordan, Murch, Finnigan, Craig,
McGladrigan, Woods, Burke. Subs: McKenna, Hadden, Gault, O'Keane, Black (gk)

The black clouds gathering over Bellsdale in recent weeks grew heavier on
Saturday as Beith slumped to another home league defeat with their defence again
leaking goals.
The home side fell behind to their 'bogey' opponents after only 2 minutes when
Craig drilled a free kick home from 20 yards past a totally ineffective
defensive wall. As per usual Kenny McLean posed Beith's best goal threat and he
was unlucky with a header that briefly looked to have crossed the goal line.
Strike partner Andy Reid was then presented with a great chance when put through
on White only for the keeper to easily stop his tame effort.
Beith' Wilson, McGowan and Petershill's Craig were shown yellow cards in a
competitive first half.
Hopes of a Beith fight back were quickly dashed in the second half when
McGladrigan went down in the box under a challenge from keeper Strain. The
penalty award was duly converted to give Beith a huge task. Beith were however
continuing to create chances and Kenny McLean threw his side a life line when he
headed home past White with a good finish.
Beith continued to press and should have had a penalty when Hill defender Jordan
clearly stopped a McGowan lob with his arm as he and Andy Reid chased the ball
towards goal. Referee Mr O'Neill somehow chose to award a corner instead of a
penalty.
Beith's hopes were all but ended when keeper Strain blundered unchallenged to
punch a corner kick into his own net to restore the visitors 2 goal lead.
Petershill defended their lead without too much trouble and they rubbed salt
into Beith's wounds in injury time when a mi*** shot from the edge of the box
found its way past hapless keeper Strain, who had a game he will want to forget.
Beith boss Stevie Easton, even at this stage of the season, looks to have a
monumental task on his hands to keep his side in the top division as they
continue to look woefully inadequate in both defensive and midfield departments.


Saturday, September 22
Match Report - Beith Juniors v Bankfoot (From Robbie Sanderson)
BEITH JUNIORS 8 BANKFOOT ATHLETIC 0

Beith: Strain, Wild, Wilson, Sheridan, Joyce, Crozier, Irvine, McGowan, Reid,
McLean, Docherty. Subs: Lang, Callaghan, McShane, Howarth, Greenwood (gk)
Bankfoot: Christie, MacDonald, McCabe, Moon, Ross, McAinsh, Bloomer, Mitchell,
Campbell, Fyfe, Mackie. Subs: Ritchie, Jarmuszewski, Brechin, McCaffrey, Hay

Beith put their name in hat for the second round of the cup with consummate ease
as the score line suggests. Playing down the slope the home side quickly had
their opponents under the cosh and Andy Reid headed a Docherty centre just over.
Reid didn't have to wait long however to find the net when he was on hand 6
yards out to slot a Kenny McLean pass home. A minute later and the lead was
doubled when visitors keeper Christie misjudged an Irvine looping cross and
helped the ball into his own net.
Beith continued to keep the pressure on as the visitors tried their best to
resist. Christie atoned somewhat for his blunder to touch a Gary Wilson effort
over the bar and stop a Joyce header. Bankfoot looked particularly vulnerable in
the air and it was no surprise when Beith increased their lead from this route
with John Sheridan heading home a Docherty corner in the 25th minute to
effectively kill the tie.
The visitors just couldn't get out of their own half and several chances were
missed by Beith before  Andy Reid added a fourth before the break when he burst
clear before casually rounding the advancing keeper to tuck the ball home.
There was no change to the pattern of the game after the interval with Beith
increasing their lead further in the first minute when David McGowan tucked away
a fine Reid cross at the back post.  Kenny McLean got on the scoresheet in the
53rd minute when he picked up a rebound in the box and picked his spot.
Beith took the opportunity to give midfielder Jay Lang some match practice as he
recovers from  injury and also swapped their keepers over with the only thing in
question being just how many goals would Beith score. The post stopped a McGowan
header before the outstanding player afield Andy Reid completed his hat trick
with a smart turn and finish in the box from an Irvine pass.
Bankfoot finally managed a shot at goal in the closing stages with substitute
Ritchie shooting wide and then they missed a great opportunity for a consolation
when Campbell got clear only to also miss the target with his shot. Beith
however had the final say when Kris Irvine found the net for goal number 8 after
more good work by Andy Reid.


Saturday, September 15
Match Report - Kirkintilloch Rob Roy v Beith Juniuors (From Robbie Sanderson)
KIRKINTILLOCH ROB ROY 4 BEITH JUNIORS 0

Kirkintilloch: Robertson, McLachlan, McVey, Sharkey, Frye, Smith, Bradley, C
Connolly, Adam, Diack, Easton. Subs: R Hunter, McAleenan, K Connolly, Lindsay,
Brown (gk)
Beith: Strain, Wilde, Wilson, McShane, Joyce, Docherty, Hardie, Crozier,
McGowan, Reid, McLean. Subs: Callaghan, Irvine, Howarth, Sheridan, Greenwood
(gk)

Beith's  poor start to the league campaign continued with a comprehensive defeat
to an improving Rob Roy side. The line up from the home defeat to Cumnock
changed with Wilde and Joyce coming into the defence with impressive young full
back Nicky Docherty being pushed out of position into midfield and Kris Irvine
dropping to the bench.
The early play offered little by way of chances but the home side looked
physically stronger with Iain Diack proving a handful up front. The home side
went in front after 24 minutes when Beith centre backs Joyce and McShane somehow
contrived to allow a ball into the box to run through to Diack who gratefully
steered the ball into the net.
Three minutes later the game was all but over when the home side went 2 up and
Beith were  reduced to 10 men. Marc McShane and Rab's centre Diack  became
involved in a tussle for the ball and the Beith defender looked to have been
fouled but nothing was given and the frustrated player then fouled the forward
in the box. Referee Munro pointed to the spot and after some deliberation showed
McShane a red card before Connolly converted.
Beith huffed and puffed after this without greatly looking able to get back into
things with Kenny McLean ploughing a lone furrow up front before the in-form
Diack added a third after the interval shooting home unopposed at the back post.
The home side added another before the end, rubbing salt into the wounds of a
luckless Beith side, when a Kevin Bradley effort took a deflection and looped
over hapless keeper Strain.
Even this early in the season alarm bells are starting to sound louder by the
week as this Beith side continues to struggle to find form in what is an
unforgivingly cut throat league.


Saturday, September 8
Match Report - Beith Juniors v Cumnock Juniors
Beith Juniors 2 Cumnock Juniors 3

Beith: Strain, Wild, Docherty, Wilson, McShane, Crozier, Hardie, Callaghan,
McGowan, McLean, Reid. Subs: Irvine, Howarth, Joyce, McGowan, Greenwood (gk)
Cumnock: Fahey, Smith, Hanvey, Lundie, O'Donnell, MacDonald, Johnstone, McInnes,
Bradford, Anson, Pierce. Subs: McKnight, Hamil, O'Conner, Murray

Beith were looking to build on their good away win the previous week but they
were dealt a blow before a ball was kicked, having to make to make a change to
their line up when Gary Wild pulled up injured in the warm up. Worse was to
follow in a disastrous spell early in the match when they fell  three goals
behind, leaving themselves the proverbial mountain to climb.
The home side started quite well with Nock keeper Fahey making decent stops from
Andy Reid and David McGowan before Cumnock took the lead against the run of play
in the 10th minute. Beith were slack marking a throw in and similarly defending
Smith's cross allowing Bradford to head on for Sean Pierce to simply nodded the
ball home at the back post with little challenge. Beith were then further
stunned a minute later when goal scorer Pierce was given time to fire a ball
across goal where, bad luck from Beith's point of view but not the visitors
intervened, when the ball hit off striker Bradford's butt and ended in the net
leaving Strain stranded. Bradford looked to be in an offside position at the
goal but referee Reid ignored appeals from Beith players and allowed the goal to
stand. Cumnock had to replace injured centre back O'Donnell with McKnight before
they punished more schoolboy defending by the home defence again when Scott
Anson was allowed to run unchallenged onto a ball through the middle of the
defence to shoot confidently past Strain. 3 down in 17 minutes Beith almost lost
another when a Pierce shot from distance hit the post.
The shell shocked home side gradually came back into the match and they gave
themselves a chance when David McGowan cleverly steered a McLean cross into the
bottom corner out of Fahey's reach.  Andy Reid then found himself free in the
box after a Smith mistake but his cut back found no takers. Beith looked the
more dangerous now and strong claims for a penalty were waved away by the ref
when Crozier went down in the box. Before the interval Kenny McLean also had a
good effort parried by Fahey but the rebound fell just out of McGowan's reach.
Beith came out looking determined to keep the fight back going and they took the
play to Cumnock from the restart. Nock keeper Fahey produced another good save
to turn a McLean header round the post as the home side pressed. Beith's efforts
deservedly pulled another back in the 70th minute when a curling Crozier free
kick caught out the keeper and found the net at the back post to give the home
side real hope of retrieving something from the match.
Beith pressed right to the end and should have salvaged something but two great
chances were missed with time running out. First Andy Reid somehow managed to
miss the target with only the keeper to beat after McLean  had headed him in
then the tireless little striker played David McGowan in only for him to stab
his shot wide wide of the goal. The under seize Cumnock defence, well led by sub
McKnight held out for victory, blocking efforts by McGowan and McLean in the
dying minutes of a frantic seesaw contest.


Tuesday, September 4
Glenafton Athletic 1 Beith Juniors 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, August 25
Match Report - Auchinleck Talbot v Beith Juniors (From Robbie Sanderson)
Auchinleck Talbot 3 Beith Juniors 3

Auchinleck: Leishman, Lyle, Pope, Pettigrew, Collins, White, Young, Spence,
Milliken, McCann, Montgomery. Subs: Wilson,Gormley, Faulds, Reilly, McGoldrick
Beith: Strain, Irvine, Docherty, Wilson, McShane, Bristow, Hardie, Callaghan,
McGowan, McLean, Reid. Subs: Howarth, Whelan, Greenwood (gk)

Ordinarily most teams leaving Beechwood with a point would be happy but in this
instance Beith will feel they should have collected full points having been two
goals up late in the game. That said, they almost left empty handed having to
grab a last minute equaliser after shipping 3 goals in a frantic 5 minute spell.
Talbot opened strongly on a splendid beechwood playing surface and Young and
McCann found space to get in shots but both efforts were taken comfortably by
Adam Strain.
The game was then stopped for several minutes to allow Beith defender Nicky
Docherty to receive treatment after a heavy knock. Talbot continued to have more
possession but Beith had now settled and were coping well with most threats with
Marc McShane and Gary Wilson looking solid at the back. David McGowan had the
visitors first genuine effort at goal but his shot was well saved by Leishman.
Beith built some pressure and they took the lead from a second well taken corner
by Irvine that was headed on at the near post by McLean and headed home
powerfully at the back post by Calum Hardie.
Talbot tried to respond but fortunately for Beith their strikers scorned any
openings that came their way with McCann and Milliken both shooting over from
reasonable positions. The home side's best opportunity arrived a few minutes
before the break when a mistimed McShane header fell to Montgomery in the box
but his shot was stopped by Strain and the rebound was then fired well wide by
McCann with the keeper still on the ground. The Beith keeper ended the first
half action making another fine stop from a well taken Montgomery free kick.
Beith had performed confidently in the first half and they continued this into
the second half showing composure, using the ball well and frustrating the home
side.  It looked to be Beith's day when Kenny McLean dispossessed Gavin Collins
just inside his own half and sped clear before calmly clipping the ball past
Leishman to put his side 2 ahead.
The referee angered the home side when he turned down vociferous penalty appeals
claiming a McCann header had been stopped in the box by a Beith hand. Talbot
boss Tommy Sloan quickly rang wholesale changes, bringing on Gormley, Wilson and
Faulds. In contrast Beith's thread-bear side were afforded no such luxuries as
they began to tire.
With time slipping away Talbot cranked up the pressure and after Wilson went
close with a snap shot they got the breakthrough when Bryan Young headed home
from a corner in a packed box. A minute later it was all square when big money
signing David Gormley showed his worth when he cut inside off the left wing and
fired a great shot across Strain and into the far corner of the net. With only a
few minutes left Beith were all at sea at the back and incredibly Talbot scored
again when Gormley was tee'd up by Wilson in front of goal to shoot home
unchallenged. The frantic action wasn't finished however because Beith quickly
went up to the other end and Kenny McLean rose in the box to nod a fine Docherty
cross over stranded keeper Leishman to give the visitors a well deserved point.


Wednesday, August 22
Beith Juniors 1 Clydebank 4: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, August 20
Beith Juniors 2 Ardrossan Winton Rovers 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, August 14
Saltcoats Victoria 0 Beith Juniors 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, August 13
Beith Juniors 4 Dalry Thistle 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, August 11
Photographs of Beith Juniors games online
http://www.flickr.com/photos/beith_juniors/

Tuesday, April 10
West of Scotland Cup Qtr Final: Glenafton Athletic 0 Beith Juniors 0 (5-4 on pens): Report by R Sanderson

Tuesday, April 3
Auchinleck Talbot 0 Beith Juniors 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, March 12
Clydebank 2 Beith Juniors 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, February 27
Beith Juniors 1 Petershill 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, January 23
Beith Juniors 2 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, January 16
Arthurlie 0 Beith Juniors 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, January 10
Beith Juniors 3 Cambuslang Rangers 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, December 24
Beith Juniors 2 Cumnock Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, November 29
Beith Juniors 2 Musselburgh Athletic 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, November 22
Beith Juniors 2 Pollok 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, November 8
Cumbernauld Utd 0 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, November 1
Beith Juniors 5 Cumbernauld Utd 5: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, October 23
Petershill 3 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, October 11
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 3 Beith Juniors 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, October 4
Beith Juniors 2 Kilbirnie Ladeside 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, September 27
Beith Juniors 0 Largs Thistle 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, September 20
Beith Juniors 2 Auchinleck Talbot 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, September 12
Cumnock Juniors 1 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, September 6
Queens Park u19s v Beith Juniors: Friendly Match Report by John Leese

Monday, September 5
Beith Juniors 2 Arthurlie 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, August 23
Beith Juniors 1 Ashfield 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Wednesday, August 17
Beith Juniors 0 Kilbirnie Ladeside 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Wednesday, August 17
Pollok 0 Beith 1:Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Friday, August 5
Beith Juniors 6 Kilwinning Rangers 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, May 28
Beith Juniors 2 Rutherglen Glencairn 2 :Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Wednesday, May 25
Beith Juniors 1 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Wednesday, May 25
Auchinleck Talbot 3 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, May 16
Arthurlie 4 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, May 14
Beith Juniors 1 Vale of Leven 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Wednesday, May 11
Petershill 3 Beith Juniors 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, May 9
Arthurlie 0 Beith Juniors 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, May 9
Lanark United 2 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, May 2
Maybole Juniors 1 Beith Juniors 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, April 30
Rutherglen Glencairn 2 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Wednesday, April 20
Larkhall Thistle 2 Beith Juniors (Beith win on Pens): Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, April 12
Beith Juniors 3 Lanark Utd 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, April 2
Beith Juniors 4 Pollok 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, March 26
Beith Juniors 2 Largs Thistle 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, March 19
Beith Juniors 3 Ashfield 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, March 5
Beith Juniors 0 Kilbirnie Ladeside 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, February 26
Kilbirnie Ladeside 3 Beith Juniors 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, February 20
Beith Juniors 5 Greenock Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, February 12
Greenock Juniors 2 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, February 5
Beith Juniors 6 Newtongrange Star 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, January 31
Newtongrange Star 1 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, January 18
Beith Juniors 2 Auchinleck Talbot 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, January 4
Beith Juniors 3 Airdrie Utd 4: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, November 22
Airdrie Utd 2 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, November 9
Beith Juniors 0 Petershill 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, October 30
Beith Juniors 5 Hurlford 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, October 23
Beith Juniors 8 Glasgow University 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, October 16
Beith Juniors 3 Troon 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, October 5
Oakley 1 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, October 5
Beith Juniors 2 Linlithgow Rose 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, September 18
Beith Juniors 1 Kilbirnie Ladeside 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Wednesday, September 15
Pollok 0 Beith Juniors 6: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Wednesday, September 15
Beith Juniors 1 Cumnock Juniors 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Thursday, September 2
Beith Juniors 0 Irvine Meadow XI: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, August 30
Auchinleck Talbot 0 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, August 30
Beith Juniors 7 Irvine Victoria 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, August 30
Beith Juniors 0 Arthurlie 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Friday, August 20
Beith Juniors 4 Dalry Thistle 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, August 30
Kilwinning Rangers 0 Beith Juniors 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Friday, August 20
Beith Juniors 1 Largs Thistle 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, August 9
Beith Juniors 5 Ardrossan Winton Rovers 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, August 9
Kilbirnie Ladeside 0 Beith Juniors 4: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Wednesday, May 26
Kilbirnie Ladeside 2 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, May 3
Beith Juniors 5 Largs Thistle 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, April 27
Beith Juniors 1 Glenafton Athletic 1 (4-5 on pens): Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, April 18
Beith Juniors 5 Vale of Clyde 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, April 13
Auchinleck Talbot 3 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

AUCHINLECK TALBOT 3 BEITH JUNIORS 1

 

AUCHINLECK: STRAIN, ROBB, McVEY, PETTIGREW, COLLINS, WHITE, YOUNG, SLAVIN, BOYLE, MALLAN, LATTA. SUBS: CARSON, McILROY, HUGHES, McKELVIE, SPENCE

 

BEITH: ROSS, McSHANE, BRITTAIN, McCULLOCH, SHERIDAN, BRADLEY, STEWART, McKEOWN, REID, McLEAN, CRAIG. SUBS: CAVANAGH, MORT, KERR, McGARVEY, O’NEIL

 

A big crowd turned up at Beechwood anticipating an encounter that could either bring Talbot right back into the reckoning or further enhance league leaders Beith’s chances of the title. The home side eventually prevailed after a tense affair, albeit somewhat controversially.

 

Beith had to replace injured Martin McGarvey with Joe Bradley but their lightweight midfield looked far from overawed as the sides tested each other out. Bradley was prominent as Beith probed regularly down the left and he had a shot blocked and another that went a yard wide. At the other end Ross was on hand to stop a Young effort comfortably and then showed lightning reactions to turn a fine Boyle volley away as Talbot looked dangerous.

 

Talbot were winning slightly more possession than Beith but in the main the Beith defence, again excellently marshalled by Derek McCulloch against his old side, were generally coping well.

 

Beith had a good spell around the half hour mark with Bradley and McLean having efforts without troubling the keeper. Just before the interval Craig Brittain charged down a Latta clearance and drove forward into the box but support was slow arriving and his cut back wet a begging. Beith must have gone in for the break feeling fairly happy with the blank score line after 45 minutes of effort with few real highlights.

 

Talbot were quickly out of the blocks after the restart but high balls into the Beith box were still mainly being mopped up comfortably by the defence and in Beith’s first real attack of the half Kenny McLean should have done better when he miscued when a Craig cross fell to him in the box.

 

Craig and McShane joined Talbot’s McVey in pedantic referee Roache’s book before Graeme Mort replaced limping Craig. The balance of play in this half was much the same as the first with the home side having slightly more possession but doing little with it. Out of the blue the game sprang into life on the hour when Beith went ahead courtesy of a mistake by keeper Strain. The big keeper miscued a clearance from a Collins pass back and Kenny McLean wasted no time bursting forward to shoot past the keeper from the edge of the box. The striker had another great chance to increase his sides lead two minutes later when he burst through the middle of the Talbot defence only for Strain to make a brave save at his feet as he tried to go round him.

 

Talbot replaced Mallan and Boyle with McIlroy and McKelvie and the latter made a prompt impact when he went down dramatically just inside the box under a challenge from Marc McShane. Co-sub McIlroy made no mistake from the spot to level the match. Only a minute later Talbot received another penalty award when referee Roache, to the amazement of all but the most partisan, adjudged Derek McCulloch to have fouled Sean McIlroy with the ball already safely in keeper Ross’s hands. The referee also compounded his blunder by sending McCulloch off and booked Ross for his protests.  If the first award was soft then the second was farcical to say the least but McIlroy again made no mistake from the spot.

 

Beith were understandably infuriated by the decision while Talbot were buoyed by their dramatic turn in fortunes. The visitors tried to respond but had a strong penalty claim themselves ignored when McShane was downed in the box. The man advantage was having an impact with Beith taking chances going forward and Ross made a fine save from Young before the winger tied up the points with ten minutes remaining when he burst through on the left and shot into the bottom corner giving Ross no chance. 

 

Talbot’s White was booked and they also went close to adding another when a McIlroy’s lob came back off the crossbar. Beith had a half chance at the close when sub Mort headed on a Bradley free kick but Strain saved well at sub Cavanagh’s feet, as he was about to shoot.

 Talbot now clearly have a chance to catch Beith with their games in hand but that in itself will be no easy task while Beith, who finished the game with a huge feeling of injustice, will have to dust themselves down and make sure that their first league defeat of the season does not derail their ambitions.


Sunday, March 28
Beith Juniors 0 Pollok 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, March 21
Petershill 0 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, March 15
Beith Juniors 6 Lanark Utd 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, February 16
Irvine Meadow 1 Beith Juniors 4: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, February 9
Emirates Airline Scottish Junior Cup: Beith Juniors 0 Maryhill 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, January 24
Beith Juniors 2 Bellshill Athletic 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, December 12
Arthurlie 2 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, December 8
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 1 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, December 7
Daily Record Report: Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 1 Beith Juniors 2

Sunday, November 29
Emirates Airline 3rd Round: Kello Rovers 1 Beith Juniors 4 - Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, November 21
Beith Juniors 4 Kilbirnie Ladeside 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, November 15
Beith Juniors 2 Petershill 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, November 8
Beith Juniors 5 Dalkeith Thistle 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, November 3
Dalkeith Thistle 1 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, October 24
Bellshill Athletic 0 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, October 5
Beith Juniors 4 Cumbernauld Utd 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, September 21
Beith Juniors 2 Irvine Meadow 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, September 15
Lanark Utd 1 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, September 6
Beith Juniors 3 Arthurlie 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, August 30
Beith Juniors 2 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, August 17
Daily Record Report: Pollok 1 Beith Juniors 4 by Kevin McGoldrick

Pollok 1 Beith 4

GARY WILSON believes his decision to sign for Beith will prove the right one come the end of the season. The former Dumbarton defender had other options but after helping his new side destroy Pollok 4-1 he is adamant they can be serious title contenders.

After opening the Super League campaign in impressive style,Wilson said: "I had a few clubs after my signature in the summer but I knew the management team at Beith as well as most of the players.

"It was an easy decision for me and I feel as though I've settled in really well.

"The club finished last season in third spot and we believe we can improve on that. It's far too early to comment about winning titles but after beating Pollok we will surely have raised a few eyebrows."

Wilson made himself an instant hero to the Beith supporters when he cut inside in four minutes before rifling a shot into the roof of the net.

Pollok should have equalised moments later after Stevie Bonar set up Andy McLaren but the striker failed to get any power in his shot and Keith Ross saved easily.

The Beith keeper then kept his side in front when he pulled off a wonder save to deny Davie Turnbull.

Just before the break the away side extended their lead.

The Pollok defence failed to clear properly and Kenny McLean took advantage when he curled a beauty past helpless keeper Kris Robertson.

Things got worse for the home side seconds after the restart when McLean released John Craig and his cross was turned in by Martin McGarvey. Moments later McLean grabbed his second after robbing Derek Wingate and rounding keeper Robertson before stroking into the empty net to make it 4-0.

At the other end keeper Ross pulled off another terrific stop to deny Turnbull again then blocked a Stevie Miller drive. The home side finally beat the Beith keeper with Davie McGeown heading home Andy Essler's cross for a late consolation.

Pollok midfielder Andy McClay had little complaints but insists his side must do better. He said: "I hate making excuses but we were a few players short. However, we can't take anything away from Beith as they beat us fair and square.

"We need to bounce back now and realise we must work hard to earn three points.

"Hopefully this result will kick our backsides and we can hit back and prove we are a good side."

 



Sunday, August 16
Pollok 1 Beith Juniors 4: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Friday, August 14
Beith Juniors 2 Kilbirnie Ladeside 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, August 4
Largs Thistle 0 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, August 3
John Craig Testimonial: Beith Juniors 3 Rangers u19s 4

BEITH JUNIORS 3 RANGERS X1 4

 JOHN CRAIG TESTIMONIAL MATCH 

BEITH: ROSS, KERR, WILSON, McCULLOCH, SHERIDAN, G STEWART, CRAIG, STUART, CAVANAGH, MORT, McLEAN. SUBS: McKEOWN, McSHANE, SPENCE, McKENZIE, MURCH.

 

RANGERS: INGLIS, MCCABE, MILNE, DURIE, SCOTT, MILLER, WRIGHT, HUTTON, KISUKA, MEGREEM, NAISMITH.

 

Billy Kirkwood brought a young Rangers X1 to Beith to honour John Craig who has now entered his 10th season with the Bellsdale club. The match provided fine entertainment for the good crowd and a competitive work out, particularly in the first half, although the sharper Rangers side gained the upper hand after the break as Beith fielded some ‘experienced’ guests.

 

Beith opened very brightly and took the lead after only 5 minutes when Graham Mort pick up possession and drove forward to find the bottom corner with a fine shot from 18 yards. Beith continued to dominate and Mort went close with a header that went inches over the bar. Kenny McLean was also giving the visitors plenty of problems and he turned smartly on a Craig pass only to see his shot clip the crossbar.

 

Rangers drew level in practically their first serious venture forward when Beith keeper Ross could only touch a dipping shot across goal into the air leaving Megreem the easy task of nodding the ball over the line.

 

The open match continued to swing from end to end Gary Stewart forced keeper Inglis into a good save to stop his shot following a surging run forward while Gers goal scorer Mergeem and strike partner Kisuka continued to look dangerous up front.

 

Kisuka was unlucky to see a cheeky back heel effort only just loop over the bar and minutes later he set up Wright for a shot that Ross did well to touch onto the bar.

 

Gary Stewart provided the last notable action of a competitive half when he again drove forward from midfield and shot inches over.

 

Former Beith boss Dennis Gray took charge after the interval and made the first of several changes to the line up throughout the second half. Understandably this handed an advantage to Rangers and they went ahead a few minutes after the restart when Naismith curled home a fine free kick from just inside the box after a mix up at the back led to veteran guest keeper Gary Mathews handling a pass back.

 

A slick passing move from Rangers in the 51st minute sliced through a somewhat disorganised Beith back line and Wright was on hand close in to slide home a cut back from Kisuka on the bye line.

 

Beith regrouped after the shaky restart and former captain Kevin Deeney went close with a shot and man of the moment John Craig was very unlucky to see a fine curled shot cannon off the post with the keeper beaten. Beith continued to plug away, they brought the score back to 3-2 when coach Stevie Convery got on the end of a fine James Canning cross to plant a powerful header in the bottom corner.

 

Gary Mathews redeemed himself with a fine stop at the feet of Gers sub Merenghi before an even more mature keeper in the shape of Ian Wilson replaced him. The visitors continued to stick with their passing game with Hutton in particular looking very comfortable in midfield.

 

The goals were not finished as the match drew to a close and substitute McAusland restored Gers two-goal advantage when he easily knocked home close in after Wilson failed to cut out a cross.

 

The hosts had the last say however when coach Derek Rhoddan finished well when he was played into the box by a clever Brian McKeown pass a few minutes from the end.


Tuesday, June 2
Rutherglen Glencairn 2 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, May 12
Pollok 3 Beith Juniors 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, May 19
Vale of Clyde 2 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, April 28
Beith Juniors 1 Auchinleck Talbot 1 (3-4 on pens): Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, April 26
Glenafton Athletic 0 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, April 26
Neilston Juniors 1 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, March 30
Daily Record Report: Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 0 Beith Juniors 2

Monday, March 30
Sunday Mail Report: Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 0 Beith Juniors 2

Sunday, March 29
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 0 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, March 14
Beith Juniors 1 Vale of Clyde 0: Match report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, March 23
Cumnock Juniors 0 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, March 9
Beith Juniors 4 Glenafton Athletic 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, February 24
Auchinleck Talbot 3 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, February 23
Daily Record Report: Auchinleck Talbot 3 Beith Juniors 1

Monday, February 2
Beith Juniors 1 Petershill 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, January 25
Dunipace Juniors 0 Beith Juniors 4: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, December 21
Friendly Match Report by Robbie Sanderson: Beith Juniors 2 Renfrew 3

Saturday, January 10
Beith Juniors 3 Glenafton Athletic 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, December 13
Beith Juniors 2 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, November 30
Beith Juniors 4 Hillhead 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, November 22
Petershill 2 Beith Juniors 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, November 24
Daily Record Report: Petershill 2 Beith Juniors 0

Tuesday, November 18
Beith Juniors 4 Irvine Meadow XI 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Wednesday, November 12
Arthurlie 0 Beith Juniors 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, November 4
Beith Juniors 3 Rosyth 0: Match Report

Sunday, October 26
Beith Juniors 3 Cumnock Juniors 1 :Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, October 12
Hill of Beath Hawthorn 1 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, October 12
Sunday Mail Match Report: Hill of Beath Hawthorn 1 Beith Juniors 2

Friday, October 10
Daily Record Match Report: Beith Juniors 3 Hill of Beath 3

Monday, October 6
Match Report by Robbie Sanderson: Beith Juniors 3 Hill of Beath Hawthorn 3

Monday, September 15
Match Report by Robbie Sanderson: Beith Juniors 4 Neilston Juniors 1

Sunday, September 7
Sunday Mail Match Report: Bellshill Athletic 1 Beith Juniors 3

Tuesday, September 9
Match Report by Robbie Sanderson: Bellshill Athletic 1 Beith Juniors 3

Tuesday, September 2
Match Report by Robbie Sanderson: Beith Juniors 2 Pollok 5

Wednesday, August 27
Match Report by Robbie Sanderson: Beith Juniors 1 Irvine Meadow XI 4

Saturday, August 23
Match Report by Robbie Sanderson: Auchinleck Talbot 2 Beith Juniors 3

Thursday, August 21
Match Report by Robbie Sanderson: Kilwinning Rangers 1 Beith Juniors 2

Saturday, August 16
Match Report by Robbie Sanderson: Beith Juniors 3 Dalry Thistle 2

Wednesday, August 13
Match Report: Beith Juniors 3 Largs Thistle

Monday, August 11
Beith Juniors 3 Ardrossan Winton Rovers 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Wednesday, May 28
WOS Cup Semi Final:Beith Juniors 2 Kilbirnie Ladeside 2 (3-4 on pens) by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, April 29
Cumnock Juniors 2 Beith Juniors 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, April 21
Beith Juniors 3 Auchinleck Talbot 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Wednesday, April 16
Beith Juniors 2 Cumnock Juniors 1 : Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, April 8
Beith Juniors 2 Bellshill Athletic 0 : Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, April 6
Sunday Mail Report: Double Trouble - Beith Juniors 2 Bellshill Athletic 0

Tuesday, March 18
Beith Juniors 2 Maybole Juniors 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, March 10
Irvine Meadow 2 Beith Juniors 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, March 10
Daily Record Report: Irvine Meadow 2 Beith Juniors 3

Monday, March 10
Evening Times Report: Irvine Meadow 2 Beith Juniors 3

Monday, March 3
Arthurlie 3 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, March 3
Evening Times Report by Jim O'Donnell:Arthurlie 3 Beith Juniors 1

Tuesday, February 26
Beith Juniors 2 Shotts Bon Accord 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, February 19
Troon 2 Beith Juniors 2 (Beith win 4-2 on pens): Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, January 21
Beith Juniors 2 Kilsyth Rangers 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, January 7
Petershill 3 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, December 30
Beith Juniors 3 Auchinleck Talbot 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, December 24
Evening Times Report: Pollok 1 Beith Juniors 0

Monday, December 24
Sunday Mail Match Report: Pollok 1 Beith Juniors 0

Sunday, December 23
Pollok 1 Beith Juniors 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, December 17
Evening Times Report:Beith Juniors 3 Neilston Juniors 2

Sunday, December 16
Beith Juniors 3 Neilston Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, December 11
Glenafton Athletic 4 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, November 25
Bellshill Athletic 1 Beith Juniors 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, November 25
Beith Juniors 2 Irvine Meadow 4: Sunday Mail Match Report by Drew Cochrane

Wednesday, November 7
Carnoustie Panmure 2 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, October 30
Beith Juniors 1 Glenafton Athletic 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, October 22
Daily Record Report: Beith Juniors 3 Ashfield 1

Monday, October 22
Beith Juniors 3 Ashfield 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, October 21
Sunday Mail Match Report: Beith Juniors 3 Ashfield 1 by Kristian Truelson

Sunday, October 14
Neilston Juniors 0 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, October 7
Beith Juniors 0 Petershill 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, October 2
Beith Juniors 3 Arthurlie 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, October 2
Daily Record Report:Beith Juniors 3 Arthurlie 3

Tuesday, October 2
Sunday Mail Match Report:Beith Juniors 3 Arthurlie 3

Sunday, September 16
Auchinleck Talbot 2 Beith Juniors 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, September 16
Auchinleck Talbot 2 Beith Juniors 3: Sunday Mail Match Report

Tuesday, September 11
Beith Juniors 4 Pollok 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, September 9
Sunday Mail Report:Beith Juniors 4 Pollok 1 - by Drew Cochrane

Sunday, September 2
Shotts Bon Accord 1 Beith Juniors 4: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, September 4
Daily Record Article - Shotts 1 Beith 4

Sunday, August 19
Largs Thistle 1 Beith Juniors 0 : Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, August 12
Beith Juniors 4 Kilbirnie Ladeside 1 : Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Wednesday, August 8
Beith Juniors 1 Kilwinning Rangers 2 : Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, May 20
Beith Juniors 2 Girvan 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, May 7
Johnstone Burgh 0 Beith Juniors 3: Pic by Stephen Kerr

Tuesday, May 8
Johnstone Burgh 0 Beith Juniors 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, May 6
Larkhall Thistle 1 Beith Juniors 1: Pic by Stephen Kerr

Monday, May 7
Larkhall Thistle 1 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, May 1
East Kilbride Thistle 0 Beith Juniors 1: Pic by Stephen Kerr

Tuesday, May 1
East Kilbride Thistle 0 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, April 24
Beith Juniors 2 Hurlford United 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, April 16
Auchinleck Talbot 1 Beith Juniors 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, March 31
Kilwinning Rangers 0 Beith Juniors 0: Pic by Stephen Kerr

Sunday, April 1
Kilwinning Rangers 0 Beith Juniors 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Wednesday, March 28
Pic from Rob Roy v Beith by Stephen Kerr

Some action from the game



Sunday, March 25
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 1 Beith Juniors 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, March 11
Friendly:Beith Juniors 2 Shotts Bon Accord 1:Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, February 26
Beith Juniors 1 Annbank United 0:Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, February 26
Beith Juniors 1 Annbank Utd 0: Pics by Stephen Kerr

Monday, February 19
Hurlford Utd 2 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, February 12
Largs Thistle 1 Beith Juniors 0:Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, February 4
Beith Juniors 2 Vale of Clyde 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, January 28
Beith Juniors 5 Girvan 0: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson, Photos by Stephen Kerr

Tuesday, December 19
Beith Juniors 5 Lugar Boswell Thistle 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, December 11
Girvan 1 v Beith Juniors 4:Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, December 3
Annbank Utd 1 Beith Juniors 3: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, November 21
Beith Juniors 0 Johnstone Burgh 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, November 13
Beith Juniors 1 East Kilbride Thistle 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, October 29
Vale of Clyde 1 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, October 23
Beith Juniors 1 Kilwinning Rangers 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, October 15
Darvel Juniors 0 Beith Juniors 9: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson
 

WEST OF SCOTLAND CUP Rd1


Sunday, October 8
Lesmahagow Juniors 3 Beith Juniors 2: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, October 2
Beith Juniors 0 Lanark Utd 1: Match Report by Stewart McConnell, Pics by Billy Quigley

Friday, September 22
Beith Juniors 4 Vale of Leven 2 : Friendly Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, September 17
Beith Juniors 2 Larkhall Thistle 0 : Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, September 10
Lugar Boswell Thistle 0 Beith Juniors 3 : Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, September 3
Beith Juniors 1 Largs Thistle 0 : Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, August 28
Beith Juniors 1 Troon 2 : Match Report by Sam Kerr

Thursday, August 24
Beith Juniors 2 Ardeer Thistle 2 : Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Monday, August 21
Irvine Meadow 3 Beith Juniors 1: Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Thursday, August 17
Beith Juniors 3 Largs Thistle 2 : Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, August 13
Kilbirnie Ladeside 1 Beith Juniors 2 : Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, August 13
Beith Juniors 8 Ardrossan Winton Rovers 2 : Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, August 6
Kilwinning Rangers 2 Beith Juniors 4 : Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Saturday, August 5
Beith Juniors 3 Dalry Thistle 1 : Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Sunday, July 30
Clydebank & Carnoustie Match Reports by Robbie Sanderson

Thursday, July 27
Beith Juniors 2 Rangers XI 2 : Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Tuesday, July 18
Match Reports: Beith 1 Buckie Thistle 2 & Beith 7 Houston Amateurs 1

Sunday, March 12
Bathgate Thistle 1 Beith Juniors 0 - Match Report by Robbie Sanderson

Ayrshire Post's Rockware Cup Final Report

Wednesday, June 16
Deeney does the biz as Beith break Buffs

Wednesday, May 26
Gray day as Craig clinches Cup win

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