Oct 5 2012 by Lizzie Smith, Kilmarnock Standard
Hurlford United’s unbeaten start to the season came to an end with a 5-2 defeat away to Cumbernauld on Saturday.
Ford manager Del McCulloch was forced into two changes with Mark Doolan and John Craig missing.
Young Ryan Sullivan started at right back and the experienced Paul Cameron returned to right midfield.
Ford started very brightly taking a two goal lead in the first 20 minutes.
A throw in on 14 minutes found Paterson who cleverly dummied to Nimmo and he played the ball across the Cumbernauld goal for Wallace to nod home.
Five minutes later, the home keeper parried a 25-yard shot by Paterson and the alert Cameron followed up to shoot home.
These goals sparked Cumbernauld into action as they equalised from a free-kick three minutes later. Sullivan being penalised for going in with his studs showing at the edge of the box.
Cumbernauld drew level five minutes later with a shot from the edge of the box.
Ford were pinned back with keeper David Markey making several crucial saves.
Although, a great Wilson run on the right forced a corner but Eeles shot over.
Cumbernauld took the points with three unanswered second-half goals.
Ford: Markey, Sullivan, Fulton, Brown(Reilly) Spence, Cameron, Wilson, Patterson (McCulloch) Eeles(Allison) Wallace, Nimmo.Subs not used: Flannery, McCann.
Despite this defeat, Ford are still top of the Super League First Division.
This Saturday, Ford travel to Yoker to play the hosts in the first round of the West Of Scotland Cup.
A supporters’ bus will leave Blair Park at noon. Seats are priced £6 and £5 for concessions.
Experienced midfielder Daryl Nimmo whose retention Ford currently hold is now avaialbe for transfer along with striker Paddy Flannery and winger Paul Walker.
Interested clubs should contact John West on 07748 828380.
Striker Michael Reilly currently on loan from Auchinleck Talbot has one more week available for selection.
Calum Watt has now served his three game suspension will be incuded in the squad for Yoker.