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Home tie for Lok vs. Rosyth

In this evening’s Macron Scottish Junior Cup 5th Round draw, Pollok were pulled out of the hat at home to East Region side Rosyth. The Fifers have had a difficult 2018-19 thus far and find themselves at present towards the foot of the East Region South Division table with 12 points from 11 games. They have had more joy in cup ties so far, winning last weekend at home to West Calder United in their Thorntons East League Cup group stage match. They also managed to hit double figures back in September in the DJ Laing East Region Cup at home to Coupar Angus, running out 12-1 winners. This is their first season at a new home – Lok played them (and won) at the now vacated Recreation Park in the Ronnie Lowrie era. They now play at the Fleet Grounds, should a replay be required.

Full draw (ties due 26th January 2019)

Girvan v Clydebank
Craigmark Burntonians v Lochee United
Kilwinning Rangers v Thornton Hibs or Renfrew
Largs Thistle v St. Rochs
Cambuslang Rangers v Troon
Rossvale v Hurlford United
Blantyre Victoria or Auchinleck Talbot v Rutherglen Glencairn
Pollok v Rosyth

Lok land Henry

Pollok are delighted to announce the capture of Jamie Henry on a contract until the end of the 2018-19 season. The Clydebank-based central midfielder has been without a club since leaving Brechin City in August. Having played for a number of sides in the West at Pro Youth level, Jamie joined Aberdeen when he was 15, became captain of the youth team and remained there until 20, enjoying a loan spell at Arbroath during his time at Pittodrie. After moving on, he spent last season back at Gayfield during the first half of the season and finished it with Annan Athletic. He impressed on his debut, winning man of the match no less, so here’s hoping Jamie enjoys more of the same in the weeks, months and years ahead. Welcome aboard!


Jamie being presented with his MOTM award by sponsor Peter Graham last weekend.

Lok draw Troon in West of Scotland Cup 2nd Round

Pollok’s reward for seeing off Ardrossan Winton Rovers is an away trip to Portland Park to face Troon, Lok’s fourth cup tie vs. Ayrshire opposition thus far this season.

The full draw for the Ardagh Glass West of Scotland Cup 2nd Round is as follows:

Auchinleck Talbot v Cumnock Juniors
Beith Juniors v Irvine Meadow XI
Bellshill Athletic v Benburb
Carluke Rovers v Muirkirk
Craigmark Burntonians v Gartcairn
Cumbernauld United or Vale of Clyde v Shettleston
Glenafton Athletic v Lesmahagow
Hurlford United v Glasgow Perthshire
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy v Thorniewood United
Lanark United v Kilsyth Rangers
Newmains United v East Kilbride Thistle
Port Glasgow Juniors v Arthurlie
Rossvale v Cambuslang Rangers
Rutherglen Glencairn v Kilbirnie Ladeside
St. Rochs v Shotts Bon Accord
Troon v Pollok

Update: these ties will go ahead on 12th January 2019, 1.30pm kick off.

Penman joins coaching staff

The more eagle eyed supporters may have noticed a new face on the coaching staff over this weekend and we’d like to take the opportunity to welcome Ian Penman to Pollok as he joins Murdie’s management team.

A player with Neilston and EK Thistle, he has since been assistant at EK and Blantyre Vics as well as on the coaching staff at Irvine Meadow.

Welcome to Newlandsfield, Ian!

Welcome to Pollok…Josh Watt

Pollok are pleased to announce the signing of Josh Watt from Bo’ness. The left sided winger started his career at Motherwell which included loan spells at Airdrie Utd and Raith. After a spell in the Icelandic Premier League with AI, he returned to Scotland with Stenhousemuir. He also counts East Stirling, Cumnock, Queens Park and Clydebank among his former clubs.

On his signing, manager Murdie MacKinnon had the following to say;

“Josh is a tricky player who is a strong runner with the ball. His delivery from set plays and open play is fantastic. He’s got an eye for goal too!”

As part of the deal, Michael McMullin has moved to Bo’ness. We’d like to thank Michael for his efforts at the club and wish him all the best for the future.

McGhie signs on as Assistant to Murdie

Pollok FC can tonight confirm the addition of Billy McGhie to the coaching staff as assistant to Murdie Mackinnon.

After a senior playing career of nearly 400 games at Clydebank, Partick Thistle and Queen of the South and then a nine year spell Junior with Arthurlie, Petershill and Shettleston, he became manager of Clydebank in 2003 where he spent over 13 seasons, leaving the Bankies in December 2016. He most recently held the managerial reins at Kilbirnie Ladeside, serving as manager from May 2017 until his decision to leave earlier in October 2018.

Welcome to Pollok, Billy!

Billy Kerr joins Murdie’s backroom staff

Pollok FC are delighted to announce that Billy Kerr has joined manager Murdie Mackinnon’s backroom team as goalkeeping coach. Billy brings an abundance of experience with previous spells at Rangers, Hamilton Accies, Ashfield, Irvine Meadow and Kilbirnie Ladeside.

The club would also like to put on record their thanks and best wishes to Stewart Ralston and Brian Whelan who have now left the club.