Game off – Pollok v St Andrews Utd

Unfortunately our friendly match tomorrow against St Andrews Utd has been cancelled. This is due to a combination of players returning to fitness from injuries and holidays.

We’d like to thank St Andrews for their understanding and wish them well for the season ahead.

Our next fixture is this Wednesday against Fauldhouse at Benburb’s New Tinto Park.

Longmuir pens contract extension

Pollok are delighted to confirm that Jordan Longmuir has agreed to extend his stay at Newlandsfield for a further two years keeping him at the club until Summer 2021.

Jordan signed for Pollok from Colville Park in 2014 having had previous spells at Bathgate Thistle and Bo’ness Utd. Since signing, Jordan has made the number 1 jersey his own with some memorable moments over the past 4 seasons.

Jordan won consecutive Pollok Player of the Year awards in 2015/16 and 2016/17.

Buy a Brick update

Last season we took orders for the second batch of commemorative bricks. We are sorry that these are not up at Newlandsfield yet. We are working on rectifying this over the summer.

We are planning to process this order in a couple of weeks time so if you wish, you still have a chance to get your brick in this batch to mark a special occasion or give the Pollok FC fan in your life a gift that will see their name in with the bricks at the Newlandsfield Pavilion, which was formally opened almost 40 years ago on July 30th 1978.

The forms will be available at the upcoming friendly games and bricks are priced at £35. If you require any further information, drop us an email on info@pollokfc.com

Thank you again for your support, MTLN!

Club Statement

The club has been contacted this week by members who are concerned about content related to the club which has appeared on some third party websites. As a result, the club wishes to clarify its position on this matter.

Pollok Football Club considers pollokfc.com to be its sole online presence, supported by social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Content posted on these channels can be considered the official view of the club unless expressly stated otherwise.

Anything published anywhere else on the internet should be considered third-party and unofficial. While the club recognises that everyone is entitled to their views and can (if they deem it appropriate) share those views online, it should be made very clear that Pollok Football Club has absolutely no responsibility for the administration, moderation, or publication of content on any other website.

Friendly fixtures update

The arrangements of all 3 of our friendly matches have now been finalised as per the fixtures page on the site.

We will now face Bo’ness away next Wednesday before two ‘home away from home’ matches on Saturday 21st and Wednesday 25th July.

Our match against St Andrews Utd will take place at Lochinch Playing Fields within Pollok Park on Saturday 21st before we play Fauldhouse Utd at Benburb’s New Tinto Park on Wednesday 25th with a 7:30pm kick off.

Full fixture details can be found until November on the fixtures page and will be updated once confirmed if there are any changes to our fixtures.

Welcome to Pollok…Danny Boyle

Pollok are delighted to confirm the signing of centre back Danny Boyle from Kirkintilloch Rob Roy.

The 6’4″ defender started his career with Campsie Black Watch and finished under 21 football with Drumchapel Utd before signing for junior side Cumbernauld Utd. He then signed for Rob Roy making over 50 appearances. His CV also includes a short stint at Auchinleck Talbot.

Danny said;

I’m really looking forward to running out at Newlandsfield in the black and white of Pollok. I know that the supporters are very passionate and demand high standards which is what I aim to bring.

Danny will join up with his new teammates at the first day of pre season on Saturday.

A guide to season 2018-19

The dust has only just settled on last season but we’re already looking ahead with the players due to report back to pre-season training this Saturday. We’ve got some friendly fixtures lined up later in July but before that we just wanted to go through a bit of housekeeping with several changes happening in the structure of our league and cup competitions in the coming season.

Expanded premier division

You’ll no doubt be aware after this was passed at last years West Region AGM, but this season the Premier Division has gone from 12 teams to 16. We’ve lost Arthurlie and Girvan but First Division champions Petershill move up along with Largs Thistle, Renfrew, Cambuslang Rangers, Troon and Irvine Meadow XI. The league is now called the Premiership with the Championship, League 1 and League 2 sitting below that.

This season the league kicks off on August 4th with a trip to newly promoted Renfrew. We then welcome Largs to Newlandsfield before a trip to the seaside to play Troon. Check out our fixtures page for the first half of the season’s fixtures..

NEW SECTIONAL CUP FORMAT

The Sectional Cup has been revamped for season 2018/19 bringing together the Central and Ayrshire sections into one competition. All West region teams have been split into groups of 8 teams, bar one which has 7 teams. The teams within that group of 8 were then drawn into two mini groups of 4. (Still with us?) This group of 4 is our section for the next two seasons. In the third season, the same original group of 8 will be redrawn into two fresh groups of 4.

Our main sectional group contains; Clydebank, Maryhill, Rossvale, Shettleston, Vale of Clyde, Vale of Leven and Yoker.

For season 2018/19 and 2019/20 we have been drawn in a group containing;

Maryhill

Rossvale

Shettleston

These sectional group fixtures will take place over one week at the beginning of the season on the 28th July, 30th July and 1st August (Sat, Mon, Wed). We play Maryhill at home on Saturday 28th, Shettleston away on Monday 30th and are at home to Rossvale on Wednesday the 1st of August.

The winner of our section and the winner from the other mini section in our group will then meet in the second round of the competition.

Other competition NEWS…

The Scottish Junior Cup will kick off on September 15th, with the second round scheduled 2 weeks later on September 29th.

The West of Scotland Cup will continue and Pollok have been drawn to play away at Ardrossan Winton Rovers. This match is currently scheduled for November 10th.

The Central League Cup will not go ahead this season.

The end-of-season Evening Times Cup will now be contested the following season.

Full fixture details can be found here

Welcome to Pollok…Ewan McNeil

Pollok can today confirm that Ewan McNeil has become manager Tony McInally’s 3rd signing of the summer. The 24 year old full back who left Stirling Albion earlier this month featured in all but one of Albion’s games last season. Ewan signs on a two year deal and will join up with his teammates as they return from their break next Saturday for the beginning of pre-season training.

On signing, Ewan said;

I’m really excited to sign for Pollok. It’s a big club and there’s some really good players here. I had options to stay in the SPFL but once I had met with Pollok a few times I knew this was the right move for both football and personal reasons. It will be good to meet everyone next week at pre-season training and I’m looking forward to being part of the team. Hopefully we can make this coming season a successful one!

After coming through the ranks at Rangers, McNeil also counts two seasons at Norwich City and spells with Brechin, Berwick and Clyde on his footballing CV.

Welcome to Pollok, Ewan!

Welcome to Pollok…Shaun Fraser & Danny MacKenzie

Pollok are delighted to confirm this evening the signings of Shaun Fraser and Danny MacKenzie. 

The players, most recently teammates at Kirkintilloch Rob Roy will be familiar to many Pollok fans. 

Fraser (pictured), a midfielder, has made 60 appearances for Rob Roy over the past two seasons scoring 17 goals. Shaun will join up with the squad as they start pre-season training on Saturday 7th July. On signing, Shaun said;

“I’ve obviously played against Pollok a few times now and had some good battles over the past few seasons. Newlandsfield is a great place to play and Pollok are a big club.”

His teammate Danny MacKenzie is a versatile defender who has made over 160 appearances for Rob Roy in the last 5 seasons. Danny will join up with the squad later in the summer. 

Welcome to Pollok!