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Good Omens For Gray ?

Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup Final

Beith Juniors v Lugar Boswell Thistle
at Townhead Park, Cumnock
Tuesday 25th May 2004

Looking at Dennis Gray's managerial record in the Ayrshire Cup gives Mighty fans optimism that the omens are in Beith's favour for the final.

Of course a lot of you will point that there is too much superstition and you make your own luck and I tend to agree with you, but sometimes things work out in a strange way.

In Dennis' first spell with Beith he lead Beith to Ayrshire Cup Finals, his record as follows :

1990/91 - Beith Juniors 3 - Largs Thistle 2 at Valefield, Kilbirnie on 4th June 1991.

(Beith's first cup win other than the Second Division Championship in 86/87 since winning the Jackie Scarlett 1981/82)

1991/92 - Beith Juniors 3 - Irvine Meadow 0 at Valefield, Kilbirnie on 24th June 1992. 

Beith never reached the Ayrshire Cup Final again under Dennis in his first spell.

In Dennis' spell with Auchinleck Talbot he lead them to Ayrshire Cup Finals, his record as follows :

1995/96 - Auchinleck Talbot 3 Cumnock Juniors 1 at Beechwood Park, Auchinleck on 8th June 1996.

1996/97 - Auchinleck Talbot 2 Kilwinning Rangers 1 at Meadow Park, Irvine on 18th June 1997.
 (Talbot have not won the Ayrshire Cup since, they have won it 11 times in total)

For completists

1999/00 - Auchinleck Talbot 2 Kilwinning Rangers 3 at Beechwood, Auchinleck on 15th June 2000.

Now in Dennis' second spell with Beith, in his first season back he led us to another cup victory :

2002/03 - Beith Juniors 3 Kilwinning Rangers 1

Fingers crossed the trend continues against Lugar, although this will take 100% application on behalf of the players and full respect must be given to Lugar Boswell Thistle, as you don't reach cup finals by accident !

May the best team win.

Lugar's Ayrshire Cup Final record in recent years :

2001/2002 - Lugar Boswell Thistle 0 Kilwinning Rangers 2 at Blair Park, Hurlford on 13th June 2002

No other Ayrshire Cup Finals from 1987/88 to date.

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