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Join the 1908 club

These are undoubtedly tough times for everyone and we hope that our supporters are keeping safe and well in the circumstances. As we enter a period without any scheduled matches, having a consistent source of income is a great benefit to Pollok FC and our 1908 club is a well established and important source of income for us. We’d like to increase the contribution that the 1908 club makes to the finances of the club year-round with more fans signing up for a monthly standing order or a one off donation. If, during these difficult times, you are able to join the 1908 club it will make a tremendous difference.

More details on the 1908 club and how to sign up can be found here

West of Scotland League Proposal

Dear members and fans,

After further talks between the SJFA West Region, Lowland League, The East of Scotland League and South of Scotland League, the following statement has been made regarding a new West of Scotland League.

The scheduled meeting last night with Lowland, East of Scotland, South of Scotland and West Region Juniors took place via video conferencing due to current travel and person-to-person restrictions in place.

A great deal of common ground was established.

There was agreement on a potential way forward as follows:

  • In order to ensure there is a firm record of registration and a database of information for the West of Scotland Football League,  the West Junior FA are in agreement that the Lowland League application form should be completed and sent to  George Fraser 
  • To give Clubs more time to make these applications under current circumstances, the deadline has been extended to Tuesday 7 April. That will be the last date applications will be accepted.
  • Clubs currently members of the Scottish Junior FA are fully entitled to retain membership and, if so, will be eligible to continue to play in The Scottish Junior Cup. The Competition Rules of that Cup will be altered to reflect the need to ensure League Fixtures have priority.
  • There is no limit to the number of teams that will be accepted; With regards to compliance of ground criteria guidelines, the Leagues will work with Clubs with the expectation that necessary steps will be made over time.
  • It was proposed that the new league could be organised on a Conference basis, with final set up dependant on numbers. The Conferences will be for one season only.

There remains much to do to get the West of Scotland Football League up and running.

The parties are aware that the formation of any new league is subject to approval from the Scottish FA and discussions will continue in that regard.

All parties at the meeting last night are committed to continue to work together, to support the creation of the final piece of the Pyramid feeding into the Lowland League.

George Fraser [ Lowland League] John Greenhorn [East of Scotland League] Colin Holden [ South of Scotland League] Gordon Ronney [ West Juniors]

The deadline for applications to the proposed West of Scotland League has been extended to April 7th.

The club will do it’s best to consult with members in advance of the extended application deadline.

Best wishes

Pollok F.C.

EGM Update

In light of the current Scottish Government advice to avoid large gatherings, the Pollok F.C. members EGM scheduled for Tuesday, 24th March has been cancelled.

We will be in contact with members in due course with regard to discussions on the proposed West of Scotland league.

We wish all our members and fans well at this time. Be safe.


Message of condolence

Deepest condolences to the family and friends of the gentleman, and more widely Neilston Juniors FC, that passed away after yesterday’s game from all at Pollok FC. Everyone should come home from the football.

Fixtures update

The wintry weather has played havoc with the scheduled fixture list unfortunately. As well as last week’s cup tie with Dalry Thistle being called off, the match with Neilston has been postponed as well. It is now rescheduled for the 29th of February 2020.

The postponed Dalry Thistle match has been rearranged for 7th March 2020, with the venue set to be as originally drawn, therefore at Merksworth Park. This new date has meant the trip to Glenafton will need to be rescheduled, as will Lok’s entertaining of Benburb which was due to be next weekend.

Sidey extends his Lok stay

A bit of good news on another dreich day for Lok fans – Mark Sideserf has committed himself to the club until the summer of 2021. The one-time Junior Cup winner joined Lok in the summer of 2015 and has made 162 appearances in that time, netting 15 times.

Scottish Cup Quarter Final Draw

Pollok have been drawn to play Neilston at Brig o’Lea in the next round of the Macron Scottish Junior Cup. The tie will be played on Saturday 22nd February with a 2:15pm kick off.

The draw was made this afternoon at Hampden Park. The full draw is as follows.

Neilston v Pollok

Auchinleck Talbot v Hurlford Utd

Beith v Kello Rovers

Petershill or Darvel v Broughty Athletic

One in, one out, another extends their stay

Pollok can this evening confirm the signing of Josh Weir. 25 year old Josh, a forward, featured for the Lok in last weekends 2-0 victory over Hurlford Utd and scored the opener in a recent bounce match against Yoker. He was previously at Barshaw Amateurs. 

Welcome to Pollok, Josh!!

In other squad news, we are delighted to confirm that midfielder Del Esplin has agreed a contract extension until Summer 2022. Del joined Pollok last summer on a two year contract and has already featured 30 times for the club, scoring 3 goals. 

Finally, Pat O’Donnell, who recently joined Yoker Athletic on loan has been released from his contract at Pollok. We’d like to wish Pat all the best in the future. 

Loan updates

Pollok can confirm that following the conclusion of his earlier loan to St. Roch’s, Pat O’Donnell will start off 2020 as a Yoker Athletic player. He scored in their emphatic win over Ardeer Thistle on the 18th of January. Mikey McWilliams has also had his loan at Shotts extended for a further three months. All the best to both players with their clubs.