Winton had some good wins in 1978.
WINTON ROVERS 6 – DALRY THISTLE 0
Winton’s Six-Star Charge
It was one of those days when Winton Rovers could not do a thing wrong and the match (on 25 November 1978) was over as a contest after only fifteen minutes. Winton scored with their very first attack when Headley touched a cross past Alan Graham in the third minute. Bobby Stevenson then ran through the Thistle defence to add a second and Harvey beat Graham at his near post for a third goal with only fifteen minutes gone. Dalry were shattered! They had squandered good chances to score and Savage, in particular, should have done better. However, when they did get past the home defence, they were halted by goalkeeper McKay. Rovers, playing with confidence, were producing some neat football and Graham, too, was called upon to bring off good saves. Dalry fought to bring back some respectability to the score-sheet. A double substitution in the second half injected new life into Rovers’ game which had started to shade off a little and it was one of the replacements, McMillan, who scored their fourth goal with twenty minutes left. Kilpatrick wrong-footed the visiting defence to add a fifth and McMillan took full advantage of another defensive slip, bringing the final tally to six.
The teams were:
Winton Rovers – McKay, Young, McNeil, Ellingham, Thomson, Conway, Kilpatrick, Morrison, Stevenson, Harvey and Headley with substitutes McMillan and Cairns.
Dairy Thistle - Graham, McLaughlin, McGlone, English, Hendry, Newman, Cambridge, Barr, Savage, McColl and Cunninghame with substitutes McNamee and Ellis.
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald,