Friendly match arranged

Pollok will play a friendly tonight against Shotts Bon Accord. The game will be played at Dalziel Park, Motherwell, with an 8pm kick off.

There is no competitive first team game this weekend due to the Umbro tournament.

Pollok’s next league match is away to Beith on Saturday 21st October.

Pollok players score three in Scottish International warm-up

Pollok’s international contingent were amongst the goals last night as the Scottish Junior national team rounded off their warm up program ahead of next weeks Umbro tournament with a 7-0 win against Renfrew.

Midfielder Bryan Young wore the captains armband for the international side as fellow midfielders Ross Brash and Gary McCann also started the match for Scotland. Mark Sideserf was named on the substitutes bench.

A first half Ross Brash header to put Scotland 2-0 up was later followed in the second half by another header, this time by Bryan Young, which put the Scots 5-0 up. Gary McCann capped off a fine display with a curling effort in the 88th minute.

The Umbro tournament featuring Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man starts next Wednesday with a programme of 3 games over 4 days. Scotland’s final match against the Isle of Man will take place at Newlandsfield on Saturday 14th October with a 2:30pm kick off.

The full list of fixtures and venues are as follows;

Matchday 1 – Wednesday 11th October – 2:30pm

Rep of Ireland v Isle of Man (Somervell Park, Cambuslang Rangers)

N.Ireland v Scotland (McKenna Park, St.Anthonys)

Matchday 2 – Thursday 12th October – 7:00pm

Isle of Man v N.Ireland (New Tinto Park, Benburb FC)

Scotland v Rep of Ireland (New Western Park, Renfrew FC)

Matchday 3 – Saturday 14th October – 2:30pm

Rep of Ireland v N.Ireland (McKenna Park, St.Anthonys)

Isle of Man v Scotland (Newlandsfield Park, Pollok FC)

Lok to make trip to Royal Albert in the Scottish

Pollok have been drawn away to Royal Albert in the second round of the Scottish Junior Cup.

The tie will take place at Tileworks Park on Saturday October 28th, k.o. 2.30pm

The two teams have recent history in the competition as they were paired together in the third round of the draw in 2015. Pollok ended up 4-1 winners that day as they took one step closer to what would end up to be a run to the final.

This will be the first of two meetings as the clubs will face each other again in the West of Scotland Cup. This tie is scheduled for November the 11th.

Supporter Info: Pollok v Clydebank

Ahead of Saturday’s match, we would like to remind all Pollok and Clydebank supporters that absolutely NO alcohol is permitted inside Newlandsfield Park under any circumstances.

All supporters are cordially requested to comply fully with this, as neither club is responsible for any expense or disappointment resulting from attempts to ignore it.

The game kicks off at 2pm. Admission is £6 for adults, £3 for concessions (OAP’s and under 16’s).

Committee Notice

Two dates for the diary.

The next committee meeting will take place next Wednesday (Oct 11th) at 19:00 in Lok’s Bar & Kitchen.

In addition to this, the subsequent committee meeting will be held on Wednesday 25th October, also with a 7pm kick off in Loks.

Squad News and New Away Kit

Pollok Football Club are delighted to announce the loan signing of Bryan Wharton from Queens Park.

The 27-year-old defender, who was part of Tony McInally’s Scottish Junior Cup winning side at Shotts Bon Accord modelled the club’s new away kit for the next two seasons.

We also welcome new kit sponsors GMB Scotland. GMB works to improve the pay and conditions of GMB members in their workplace with over 600,000 members across the UK.

Bryan spent three seasons at our Southside neighbours making 96 appearances and scoring 7 times.

Wharton follows his father, Peter (pictured playing for Pollok in the annual legends tournament), in joining the Southsiders. Peter played in the black and white between 1985 and 1989.

Manager Tony McInally said:

“Bryan was a big player in Queens’ Park promotion to League 1. I know how committed he is from his time at Shotts and believe he is the perfect addition to our squad”

Welcome to Newlandsfield, Bryan!!