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Pollok are delighted to confirm the signing of defender Michael McMullin. Michael has been training with the Lok after leaving Albion Rovers and has featured as a trialist in recent games.
The 21-year old came through the Partick Thistle youth setup and after appearances for their development side and loan spells at Peterhead and East Stirling, Michael signed for Albion Rovers in the summer of 2017 where he made over 25 appearances for the League 1 club.
The defender who can play in the middle or on the left hand side is in the squad for this Saturday’s match against Premiership newcomers Cambuslang Rangers.
Welcome to Pollok!
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;
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
On Wed 30th May we welcome Scottish Cup semi finalists Wishaw Juniors to Newlandsfield in the Central League Cup. This game will kick off at 7:30pm. The winner of this tie will be away to Rutherglen Glencairn on Saturday 2nd June.
Tonight’s postponed fixture against Cambuslang Rangers in the West of Scotland Cup will now take place on Monday (4th June) at Somervell Park, also with a 7:30pm kick off.
Ahead of Saturday’s match, we would like to remind all Pollok and Beith 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.
This will also be the last opportunity to contribute to our local foodbank collection. Collections can be dropped off to the left of the turnstiles when you enter the ground.
The game kicks off at 2pm. Admission is £6 for adults, £3 for concessions (OAP’s and under 16’s).
Due to Scottish Cup rescheduling, Pollok will now play Cumnock on Saturday 24th March instead of Rob Roy.
This is the first of three home games on the trot with games against Kilwinning and then Beith following the Cumnock fixture.
Due to the ongoing adverse weather conditions, this weekend’s match at home to Beith has been postponed.
The rescheduled fixture will take place on Saturday April 7th 2018.
In addition to the home games against Beith on March 3rd and Hurlford Utd on March 10th, two further league games have now been scheduled for the ‘lok in March.
On March 17th we will make the trip to Dunterlie Park in Barrhead to face Arthurlie whilst on March 24th we will welcome Kirkintilloch Rob Roy to Newlandsfield.
All games kick off at 2pm.
Our full fixture schedule, starting with this weekends visit of Glenafton, can be viewed here
Pollok have been drawn away to Auchinleck Talbot in this afternoon’s Scottish Junior Cup 5th Round Draw.
The match will be played on the afternoon of Saturday February 17th with a 2pm kick off.
Would supporters please note that due to circumstances outwith Rossvale’s control, the turnstiles at Petershill Park will NOT be operational on Saturday.
ALL supporters are requested to enter via the main reception and to arrive early as a large crowd is expected.