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Pollok trio in national team action

Scottish junior squad. Photo: @scottcam67

Three ‘lok players were involved in Scotland’s first warm up match last night for the forthcoming Quadrangular Tournament. Mark Sideserf and Bryan Young both started the match whilst Gary McCann made an appearance as a second half substitute, replacing Clydebank’s Phil Johnston at half time. Ross Brash is also in the squad.

The match, against Linlithgow Rose, finished 5-1 to the national team. Although the Pollok contingent were not amongst the scorers, Bryan Young assisted the first two goals for Talbot’s Graham Wilson. Dean Hoskins (Bonnyrigg), Nicky Docherty and David McKenna (both Beith) completed the scoring for Scotland with Blair Batchelor getting the Linlithgow goal.

The national team will continue their preparations with a match against Renfrew on October 4th. The Quadrangular tournament takes place between the 11th and 14th of October.

Sectional League Cup Final date set

The Sectional League Cup Final against Clydebank will take place on Friday 6th October at New Tinto Park, home of our group stage opponents, Benburb. The game will have a 7:30pm kick off.

Our league match originally due to be played 24 hours later, also against Clydebank, will be rescheduled.

road to the final

After an unbeaten run in the group stage, the ‘Lok have since beaten Forth Wanderers and Renfrew to book their place in the final. Clydebank came through their group with three wins and a draw. After defeating Glasgow Perthshire, Maryhill and Ashfield, the Bankies rounded off the group with a draw against Yoker. Their route to the final was completed with wins against Kirkintilloch Rob Roy and Cambuslang Rangers.

Gary McCann makes it 2-0 in the Semi Final v Renfrew

 

Quartet called up for international duty

Gary McCann
Ross Brash
Bryan Young
Mark Sideserf

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Pollok players were this afternoon named in national coach Keith Burgess’ Scotland squad for the forthcoming Umbro Quadrangular tournament. Defender Mark Sideserf along with midfielders Bryan Young, Ross Brash and winger Gary McCann were named in the twenty man squad.

The tournament takes place in Glasgow between the dates of October 11th-14th 2017.

Congratulations from all at Pollok to Mark, Bryan, Ross and Gary!

Full Squad

GOALKEEPERS:

Andy Leishman (Auchinleck Talbot)
Richie Barnard (Linlithgow Rose)

DEFENDERS:

Andy Forbes (Penicuik Athletic)
Mark Sideserf (Pollok)
Nicky Docherty (Beith)
Jonathan Brown (Bonnyrigg Rose)
Dean Hoskins (Bonnyrigg Rose)
Colin Leiper (Linlithgow Rose)
Craig Pettigrew (Auchinleck Talbot) (captain)

MIDFIELDERS:

Phil Johnston (Clydebank)
Gary McCann (Pollok)
Ross Brash (Pollok)
Bryan Young (Pollok)
Colin Spence (Arthurlie)
Paul Burns (Cumnock)
Lewis Mackenzie (Dundonald Bluebell)

FORWARDS:

Keir Milliken (Beith)
David McKenna (Beith)
Graham Wilson (Auchinleck Talbot)
Bryan Boylan (Kilwinning Rangers)

STAND-BY:

Bryan Young (Bonnyrigg Rose)
Kerr Young (Bonnyrigg Rose)
Lewis Barr ( Penicuik Athletic)
Lee Gallacher (Kirkintilloch Rob Roy)
Ross McPherson (Beith)
Zander Miller (Broxburn Athletic)

The national squad will play a warm up against Linlithgow Rose on September 20th.

Fixture News – Lok head out on their travels in November

The calendar of games for November is filling up with games against Arthurlie, Royal Albert, Kilbirnie and Cumnock all now confirmed.

On Saturday 4th November, the ‘lok will make the short trip to Dunterlie Park to face Arthurlie in the McBookie Super Premier.

Pollok hit the road again a week later but this time on West of Scotland cup duty as they head for Stonehouse to play Royal Albert of the Central League.

Pollok will round off the month of November with two more McBookie Super League fixtures. Firstly, on Novermber 18th, the ‘lok will travel to Valefield Park to face Kilbirnie Ladeside in the reverse fixture to our opening league game of the season. A week later on November 25th, we’ll welcome Cumnock back to Newlandsfield in a repeat of last season’s West of Scotland Cup Final.

Keep an eye on the fixtures page for details of all forthcoming fixtures as well as team lineups and goalscorers for previous matches this season.

04/11/17 Arthurlie (a)

11/11/17 Royal Albert (a)

18/11/17 Kilbirnie Ladeside (a)

25/11/17 Cumnock (h)

Squad News: Lok sign McGregor

Pollok are delighted to announce the signing of Ryan McGregor.

A versatile central midfielder, Ryan is no stranger to the Newlandsfield support having played 23 times for Pollok in the 2009-10 season, scoring 6 goals along the way. Ryan has been without a club since his departure from Arthurlie last month where he had spent the previous five seasons.

Ryan joins the squad for this afternoon’s game against Kilwinning.

NEW FIXTURE – Pollok v Renfrew, SLC Semi Final

After tonights 5-0 victory against Forth in the Sectional League Cup, Pollok will now face Renfrew FC in the semi final of the competition.

The match will take place on Wednesday 6th September with a 7:30pm kick off. The match will be moved to New Western Park in Renfrew so that the match can be played under the floodlights.

The winner of this semi final will go on to face Super Premier newcomers Clydebank who beat Cambuslang Rangers 5-1 in the other semi final.

Fixture details here

Fixture Update – Glenafton v Pollok

Pollok will travel to play the reigning league champions, Glenafton at Loch Park on Saturday 30th September.

This will round off a busy month in the league for the ‘Lok concluding a schedule of games including Kilwinning (away 2/9), Girvan (home 9/9), Kirkintilloch Rob Roy (away 16/9), Hurlford Utd (home (23/9).

Full details of forthcoming fixtures can be found on the fixtures and results page.