Category: competitions

Rose tie to be switched – venue tbc / McGregor injury update

Pollok’s Scottish Junior Cup 3rd Round tie vs. Linlithgow Rose Community FC Juniors on 26/10/19 is to be switched, though the exact venue is to be confirmed. The first choice will be their neighbours’ Prestonfield ground, provided the Senior Rose’s Scottish Cup tie with University of Stirling FC (being played 20/10) does not go to a replay as it would take precedence. If that were the case, the game will go ahead at Newlandsfield. The reason for the switch is the lack of suitability of xCite Leisure Centre for the tie.

In other news, the website is pleased to report that Ryan McGregor has undergone successful surgery on the knee injury picked up in pre-season. He is now in the early stages of a six month rehab and recuperation process. All the best in your recovery Ryan.

New club for Lok in Junior Cup draw

Pollok will have their first ever competitive game against Linlithgow Rose Community FC when they travel east on the 26th of October. Despite the name, there is no connection to the well-established East of Scotland League side. They stepped up to Junior football from the amateur scene in the summer of 2019.

They were founded in 1992 as Baillielands FC and have ran various clubs at boys, girls, youth and adult amateur level since 2006 under the all-inclusive Linlithgow Rose name.

As noted above, the club that were admitted to the Juniors in 2019 were members of the Lothian and Edinburgh AFA in 2018-19 (they finished 2nd in the quasi-regional 3rd tier), playing at the xCite linlithgow Leisure Centre, the astro facility they still play at. They previously were in the Stirling & District AFA, finishing 5/9 in the Stirling Premier in 17-18.

All other ties can be found here:

http://www.scottishjuniorfa.com/sjfa/competition.cfm?page=4207&competitionID=97&roundID=5943

Review of the season

Mark Donnelly and Davie Brown do a sterling job keeping the match footage rolling in over the weeks and months (and years!) – here’s the reel of all of Lok’s goals in 2018-19 and here’s to many more in 19-20! Many thanks guys!

And for those looking for a bit of summer holiday reading, the annual season review is here. If you’ve ever wondered which end of the ground saw the most goals or what how many goals we conceded whilst wearing the away kit, this is for you. As ever, thanks to Martin Donnelly for producing this and allowing us to share it.

Match reporter wanted

The Pollok FC website and official matchday programme seeks a keen and reliable match reporter to cover games. The ideal candidate will be able to attend the vast majority of Lok games, home and away, have a firm and confident grasp of written English (spelling, punctuation and grammar) and be able to submit written copy via email within a reasonable timeframe. This is a voluntary position but does offer a platform to showcase your work.

Please submit any expressions of interest to: info@pollokfc.com

Pollok Christmas Draw Results

Congratulations to Tom Gilliand who scooped the top prize of £250!

1. £250 – Tom Gilliland
2. Matchday Hospitality Package – D.McGrotty
3. £50 Wine Voucher –  J.Richardson
4. Christmas Hamper – Aimee Lothian
5. Nespresso Coffee Maker –  Franny McNeill
6. Wine & Chocolates –  William Young
7. Bottle of Prosecco –  May Cunnion
8. Bottle of Pimms – Tommy Walker
9. Bottle of Red Wine –  Brendan c/o Archie MacDougall
10. Car Care Kit –  Robert Mellon
11. Bottle of Jim Beam Bourbon – Craig Smith
12. Bottle of Morgan Spiced Rum –  Ian Meikle
13. Bottle of Bells Whisky – Ian Pate
14. Bottle of Chardonnay – Steve c/o G.Milne
15. Bottle of Prosecco –  B. Hosie
16. Bottle of White Wine –  Eileen c/o G.Milne
17. Car Care Kit –  Julie Thomson
18. Bottle of Red Wine –  G.Hall c/o member No.76
19. Box of Assorted Biscuits –  Phil Smith
20. Bottle of Red Wine –  Rab Dunning
21. Box of Chocolates –  W.Carlton

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 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.