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We need Sloan guarantee Never mind the Polloks..

Byline: Ally Graham

Pollok .....................0 Auchinleck ............1 Talbot gaffer Tommy Sloan insists his tired troops must win every match to have a chance of snatching the West Super League title.

The Ayrshire giants saw off relegation-threatened Pollok yesterday thanks to a Keir Milliken strike as they secured their fourth win in a week.

And the Bot boss knows his men can't afford any slip-ups in their remaining games as they try to reel in Irvine Meadow and Petershill at the summit.

Sloan (below) said: "We looked tired at the end of the match and they had a 10-minute spell but it was a great three points.

"We defend as a team and everyone works hard so we must keep that going and win the remainder of our matches."

Scottish Junior Cup finalists Talbot took the lead in seven minutes when Colin Spence's shot was blocked on the line and Milliken reacted quickest to fire the ball high into the net.

Bot's Bryan Slavin then went close with a header before Milliken shot tamely at keeper Scott Morrison after beating Pollok's offside trap.

After the break Bryan Young powered a header off the post for Bot before Craig Gupwell missed a rare chance at the other end.

Lok keeper Morrison had to be at his best late on to deny Milliken and Kyle Faulds, although the former should have scored.

Pollok gaffer Stephen Docherty said: "For me, Talbot are the best junior side by a country mile and we were well off the game in the first half today."


Never mind the Polloks.. Milliken (left) celebrates his goal
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Apr 29, 2012
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