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.

Christmas Foodbank Appeal 2018

In the run up to Christmas, the club is asking the Pollok support to bring along a small bag of non perishable food items to one of the next 3 home matches. This year the donations will be handed over to the Glasgow South West foodbank as well as the Lodging House Mission in time for Christmas to help those in our community who find themselves in crisis.

Non perishable food and basic toiletry items are welcome and at the moment they are particularly in need of;

The Pollok support have generously donated to the foodbank over the last few Christmases and most recently at Easter. Bags can be dropped off at the next three home games listed below.

17th Nov – Petershill

1st Dec – Clydebank

8th Dec – Renfrew

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!

Committee Update

The committee will meet this Wednesday, 7th November from 1900 in the pavilion.

The club bus for Ardrossan will leave Newlandsfield at 1130 sharp on Saturday. There will be some additional capacity on the bus. Supporters interested in travelling should contact Stuart McCulloch on 07985741541.

Gallacher Commits Future to Pollok

Paul GallacherPollok Football Club can announce today that the club’s captain, Paul Gallacher, has signed a new 2-year deal that will keep the cultured central defender at the club until the end of season 2020-21.

Gallacher told pollokfc.com: ‘The manager asked me about signing a new agreement, and to be honest, it didn’t take me too long to come up with an answer.

‘For me, being captain of Pollok is a responsibility I take very seriously, and the reality is, I can’t imagine myself playing anywhere else.

‘It was an easy decision. For the moment though, all I’m focussing on is Saturday, and leading the team in the Scottish Cup.’

Club manager Murdie Mackinnon was keen to impress the importance of capturing Gallacher’s signature: ‘Paul has been the captain at the club for four seasons, and is a real leader, on and off the pitch.

‘He has an excellent attitude and is as committed a captain as I’ve seen in the game.

‘He very seldom puts a foot wrong on the pitch and his positional sense is second to none in the junior game.

‘The fans know how lucky they are to have a player like Paul playing for Pollok, and it’s important to me to show them how much I appreciate their support by keeping guys like Paul at Newlandsfield.’

Gallacher has appeared 148 times for Pollok since joining, scoring 14 goals in the process.