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Fixture News – Cup round up

Venue change for scottish cup tie

Our Scottish Cup tie away to Rossvale on Sat 20th January has been switched to Petershill Park. The match will still kick off at 1:45pm.

Central League CUP 1st and 2nd rOUND DRAW

The draw for the Central 1st and 2nd rounds was made last night. Pollok have received a bye in the 1st round and will travel to face the winner of the first round tie between Newmains or Cambuslang in the second round. Dates to be confirmed.

New coin holdings west of scotland cup 2ND ROUND

After defeating Royal Albert in round 1, we will face an away tie to either Saltcoats Vics or Arthurlie in the second round of the West of Scotland cup. Dates to be confirmed.

Wharton pens permanent deal at Newlandsfield

Pollok FC are delighted to announce this evening that defender Bryan Wharton has signed a permanent deal with the club until the end of the season. Talking about the signing, Lok manager Tony McInally had this to say;

“It’s great we have Bryan for another six months. I would like to thank Queens Park manager Gus MacPherson for his co-operation in getting this move complete. Bryan has shown in training and on the pitch that he obviously wants to be here and he has proved a solid addition to our defence this season.”

Since arriving on loan from Queens Park in September, Bryan has featured nine times for Pollok, scoring once and has proved popular with the fans winning two man of the match awards in his short spell.

“Everyone at the club made me very welcome during my loan with the club, and I’m really happy to be extending my stay at Newlandsfield. I was disappointed with the loss in the [Sectional League Cup] final but there are still multiple opportunities to win silverware this season that’s what the rest of the squad and Tony are focused on”

Bryan is available for selection tomorrow for our match against Arthurlie at Newlandsfield.

 

Fixture News: February fixtures announced

Our fixtures for February have now been announced and three league fixtures can now be pencilled into your 2018 Pollok Calendar.

On February 3rd, we’ll welcome Auchinleck Talbot to Newlandsfield in what will be our first league encounter with them this season. The game has a 2pm kick off which will leave you a couple of hours afterwards to don your kilts for the Pollok FC Ceilidh which takes place that evening in Loks Bar and Kitchen. Tickets for the ceilidh will be on sale at home matches over the next month.

The Lok then travel to newly promoted Girvan on February 10th before welcoming current league and cup double winners Glenafton on Saturday February 24th.

All February fixtures are scheduled for 2pm kick offs.

After these games we will still have league fixtures due to be scheduled for the following ties

Home: Beith Juniors, Cumnock, Kilwinning Rangers, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

Away: Arthurlie, Auchinleck Talbot, Hurlford United

Fixture news: Pollok to end January at home

After last weeks flurry of new fixtures for January, the club can confirm that we will finish up the first month of 2018 with a home match against Hurlford United in the league. The Hurlford fixture follows a home match against Arthurlie on January 6th before we hit the road to play Clydebank on the 13th and then Rossvale in the Scottish Junior Cup on the 20th.

We look forward to seeing you at Newlandsfield next year!

Fixture news: Neighbours to first foot at Newlandsfield

In our first fixture of 2018, neighbours Arthurlie will ‘first-foot’ Newlandsfield in our tenth game of the McBookie Super Premier on Saturday January 6th. This will be our first league match against Arthurlie this season although we have faced them in the Sectional Group stage, where we ran out winners thanks to a solitary Bryan Young goal.

We follow this match with a trip to the west of the city to play Clydebank at Holm Park on January 13th. Both fixtures will kick off at 1:45pm.

In cup news, the draw for the Scottish Cup 4th Round will be made at 2pm on Thursday 21st December (tomorrow). We’ll have news as soon as the Lok are out the hat!

Festive draw winners

Thanks to all who dropped by the club over the weekend to grab some stocking fillers and take part in the prize draw. Despite the postponement of our game on Saturday, there was also a superb response to our food bank collection which is greatly appreciated.

The winners of the prize draw are below. Winners should contact Stuart McCulloch on 07985 741541.

Congratulations to all!

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

GAME OFF – Pollok v Kilwinning Rangers

Due to this weeks sub zero temperatures and rain, the playing surface at Newlandsfield is unplayable and todays match against Kilwinning has been postponed.

The pop up Pollok shop which was due to be at Loks will now be open in the pavilion and we’d like to invite you to join us between 12:30 and 4:00pm to pick up some stocking fillers, grab some festive raffle tickets or ceilidh tickets and enjoy a mince pie, tea, coffee or mulled wine.

And just to remind supporters, our annual festive draw takes place on Sunday at 2pm, also in the pavilion. This will be another opportunity to pick up a calendar, scarf, hat or one our brand new mugs for your favourite Pollok supporter. The pavilion will be open from 12 ’til 5 on Sunday and you could win the raffle’s top prize of £250 or one of the many other prizes on offer.

John ‘Tiger’ Shaw

Centenary year committee past and present

We are devastated to report that John ‘Tiger’ Shaw, our dear friend and colleague, passed away yesterday evening at the age of 94.

John was a much-loved figure at Newlandsfield and around the wider junior football fraternity. He will be greatly missed by us all.

John is pictured above (front right) in July 2008 with a selection of (at the time) past and present committee members and presidents of the club.