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Fixture News: February fixtures announced

Our fixtures for February have now been announced and three league fixtures can now be pencilled into your 2018 Pollok Calendar.

On February 3rd, we’ll welcome Auchinleck Talbot to Newlandsfield in what will be our first league encounter with them this season. The game has a 2pm kick off which will leave you a couple of hours afterwards to don your kilts for the Pollok FC Ceilidh which takes place that evening in Loks Bar and Kitchen. Tickets for the ceilidh will be on sale at home matches over the next month.

The Lok then travel to newly promoted Girvan on February 10th before welcoming current league and cup double winners Glenafton on Saturday February 24th.

All February fixtures are scheduled for 2pm kick offs.

After these games we will still have league fixtures due to be scheduled for the following ties

Home: Beith Juniors, Cumnock, Kilwinning Rangers, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

Away: Arthurlie, Auchinleck Talbot, Hurlford United

Fixture news: Pollok to end January at home

After last weeks flurry of new fixtures for January, the club can confirm that we will finish up the first month of 2018 with a home match against Hurlford United in the league. The Hurlford fixture follows a home match against Arthurlie on January 6th before we hit the road to play Clydebank on the 13th and then Rossvale in the Scottish Junior Cup on the 20th.

We look forward to seeing you at Newlandsfield next year!

Fixture news: Neighbours to first foot at Newlandsfield

In our first fixture of 2018, neighbours Arthurlie will ‘first-foot’ Newlandsfield in our tenth game of the McBookie Super Premier on Saturday January 6th. This will be our first league match against Arthurlie this season although we have faced them in the Sectional Group stage, where we ran out winners thanks to a solitary Bryan Young goal.

We follow this match with a trip to the west of the city to play Clydebank at Holm Park on January 13th. Both fixtures will kick off at 1:45pm.

In cup news, the draw for the Scottish Cup 4th Round will be made at 2pm on Thursday 21st December (tomorrow). We’ll have news as soon as the Lok are out the hat!

Supporter Info: Pollok v Glasgow Perthshire

Ahead of Saturday’s match, we would like to remind all Pollok and Glasgow Perthshire 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 1:45pm. Admission is £6 for adults, £3 for concessions (OAP’s and under 16’s).

 

Pollok staying home for Christmas

As a result of the 3-3 draw away at Glasgow Perthshire in the Scottish Cup last Saturday, we will now face the Keppoch Park men at Newlandsfield in a replay this Saturday (2nd Dec, 1:45pm KO). This replaces the original fixture against Rob Roy which was originally scheduled for this date. The cup replay is the first of 3 home fixtures in December as the ‘Lok round off a busy 2017.

On the 9th of December we will welcome Auchinleck Talbot to Newlandsfield for the first meeting of the two clubs this season. This game also has a 1:45pm kick off.

To round off the year we will face Kilwinning Rangers in the return fixture of the league calendar. The two clubs met earlier this season with a brace from Stefan McCluskey sealing the 3 points for Pollok in a hard fought 2-1 victory.

All three games kick off at 1:45pm and are £6/£3 entry.

And if you think a Saturday watching the ‘Lok may hinder your Christmas shopping then never fear, copies of the 2018 Pollok club calendar will be on sale at all home matches costing £8.

 

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)

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.