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O’Donnell arrival bolsters squad

The Lok website can confirm that Pat O’Donnell has now signed for the club and is available for selection for the Lanark United cup tie this week. The 22 year old central defender has spent the past couple of seasons with the Lok u21 side and prior to that was with various youth clubs including St. Cadoc’s YC, Giffnock SC and St. Peters Juveniles Giffnock North. Welcome aboard!

In other news, Lok have recalled Mikey McWilliams from his loan to Petershill and he too is available for selection this week.

Potential bus to Forres

The club is looking into the possibility of running a bus to Forres, but there will need to be a certain level interest to make it viable. It is too early to be able to look at pricing but a full bus is likely to be cheaper per head than one only half full.

If you are interested in taking up the opportunity to travel by bus up to Forres (game date is 28th September), please email the below ASAP:

info@pollokfc.com

Forres tie for the Lok / fixture change

Pollok will travel north to Forres Thistle in the Macron Scottish Junior Cup Second round after the two teams were paired with each other at this afternoons draw at Hampden Park.

The match will take place at Logie Park on Saturday 28th of September.

Due to the Scottish Junior Cup 1st Round draw involving Benburb, Lok’s previously scheduled game on that date against the Bens will now instead be a game at Newlandsfield against Kilbirnie Ladeside.

Crookston Community Group Food Drive – this Saturday

We welcome the Crookston Community Group to Newlandsfield this Saturday to collect food donations for the group’s pantry.

The CCG work across the South West of Glasgow and in East Renfrewshire supporting communities who are within the most deprived 5% on the SMID index. As well as assisting people to access services they were unable to through circumstance and running activities to reduce social isolation, the CCG are increasingly finding that people within the communities have a

basic need for food. As a result, stocks are running low and they are currently running a food drive, which we will host this Saturday at our home game against Beith.

We ask supporters who are able, to bring a food item with them which we can donate to CCG. They have provided a suggested list of items which they are in need of;

Canned beans

Fruit canned in its own juices

Canned soups

Beef stew

Canned tuna

Canned chicken

100% fruit juices

Pasta

Rice

Condiments like ketchup and salad dressing

Nuts

Peanut butter

Multigrain and low-sugar cereals

Granola bars

Supporters can bring donations to the game and drop them off at the pavilion. There will also be representatives from the Crookston Community Group at the game on hand to give further information on their work so please give them a warm Newlandsfield welcome!

https://m.facebook.com/CrookstonCommunityGroup?refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myccg.co.uk%2F&_rdr

View from the terraces – season preview

Many thanks to our new website contributor and match reporter Peter Thomson for penning this preview to the season ahead

The 2019/20 Scottish Junior football season is upon us and the ‘Lok are raring to go.

This season the West Region Premiership welcomes Benburb, Rossvale and Rutherglen Glencairn to replace Petershill, Renfrew and Cambuslang from last season.

The new additions to the league mean the travelling Pollok faithful have two trips to Govan (Benburb and Rossvale are going to ground share) and a trip to The Celsius Stadium in Rutherglen (a rare example of stadium sponsorship in the Junior ranks) on the itinerary. These away games join established trips to Cumbernauld (to watch Rob Roy), Clydebank and the ten adventures into Ayrshire on the hunt for points, good football and good times.  

Some familiar faces from recent seasons have departed Newlandsfield with Bryan Young retiring, Stefan McCluskey returning to the seniors with Dumbarton and Ross Brash and Colin Williamson seeking pastures new. Also vacating the first team squad were more recent signings Josh Watt (thanks for that goal at Cumnock Josh!) and Scott Anson which has made room for a handful of new signings – Chris Duff, David Barron, Iain Russell, Del Esplin, Chris Dallas, Dom Larkin and Gerry McLauchlan.

Once the rapid fire 3 fixtures in the Sectional League Cup are out of the way Pollok start their League campaign with a home game against Beith. A very decent recent record against the Ayrshire side gives optimism and Pollok will be hoping three points can be secured and used as a springboard to a fast start. 

Best of luck to Pollok this season and best wishes to all in Scottish Junior football for what will hopefully be another cracking season of entertainment.  

Kit Sale — New Items Available!

We now have 11 large and 11 medium tracksuits, as worn by players on matchdays, for sale.

These items were very limited in the first instance, and are now no longer on general sale.

Originally retailing for around £100, these are now available for sale from the club for £35 each.

If you are interested, please get in contact with kit man Derek Lothian, either via his personal Facebook, via twitter @newpollok14 or by email at delsageordie@yahoo.co.uk.

Also, if you haven’t already, you should check out some of the other gear for sale here: https://pollokfc.com/2019/06/16/pollok-kit-flash-sale/

Stewart Geddes

It is with great sadness that Pollok Football Club must announce the passing of Stewart Geddes at the age of 86.

Stewart was a lifelong Pollok supporter and friend of the club. The word lifelong is often overused when describing football supporters. In Stewart’s case, however, it is especially apt, his father and grandfather both having served as president of the club, before Stewart himself took on the role in the 1970s. Stewart was an honorary life president of the club.

Stewart’s involvement in junior football was not limited to Pollok and he served as president of the Central Region prior to the amalgamation of the regions into the West Region in the early 00s. Stewart also served on the SJFA’s management committee.

Among Stewart’s many contributions to the club over his life, special mention must be made of the dedication and determination he showed working with the social club through much of its life, through good times and bad.

A witty, gentle and kind man, Stewart will be greatly missed by the club and by all those who knew him.

Further details of Stewart’s memorial service will be shared in due course

Evans and Fraser sign up for the new campaign

Pollok can confirm that both Grant Evans and Shaun Fraser have signed up again for the new campaign, meaning that the current squad under contract for 2019-20 is as follows:

David Barron
Danny Boyle
Tony Coutts
Chris Duff
Del Esplin
Grant Evans
Adam Forde
Shaun Fraser
Paul Gallacher
Jamie Henry
Jordan Longmuir
Josh Lumsden
Danny MacKenzie
Gary McCann
Stuart McCann
Ryan McGregor
Mikey McWilliams
Jordan Morton
Iain Russell
Mark Sideserf

Stay tuned to the Lok website, Facebook and Twitter for further player announcements!