Pollok 2-1 Kilwinning Rangers
West of Scotland Superleague
Newlandsfield Park, Saturday 31st March 2018
Report by Mark DONNELLY
Photos by Ross MacDonald
Pollok made it six points out of six against Kilwinning Rangers this season with a 2-1 victory over the league leaders at Newlandsfield Park. The visitors got off to the best possible start by taking a 3rd minute lead. The ‘Lok rearguard failed to deal with Carlo Monti’s free-kick, allowing Craig Pettigrew to finish crisply. Pettigrew then kept his side in front, getting his body in the way to block Stuart McCann’s shot on the goal-line after the ball rebounded to him off the crossbar.
The homesters restored parity in the 33rd minute with a top quality strike. Stuart McCann nodded down to his strike partner Adam Forde, his emphatic first-time effort sailing over the helpless Adam Strain in the Buffs’ goal. The scoring was completed in the 47th minute, Strain spilled a Ryan McGregor volley into the path of Bryan Young to net from close range.
Kilwinning came close to equalising twice during the second period, hitting the woodwork, before ex-‘Lok midfielder Findlay Frye’s stoppage time challenge on Young was deemed worthy of a straight red card by arbiter Stephen Brown.
Footage courtesy of Mark Donnelly
Previous Meeting: Kilwinning Rangers 1 Pollok 2 (02/09/2017, McBookie Super Premier League)
Refreshments and Bar: Fans are welcome nextdoor at Loks Bar prior to kick off and after the match. Fans at the match are well catered for with the Pollok Pie Hut and Tortilla Grill van serving a wide range of hot and cold snacks.
Team board & Raffle: The ever popular Pollok team board is £2 to enter for the chance to win £100. Officials will be selling ‘teams’ outside the pavilion before kick off until the board fills up! The winner will be drawn post match in Loks Bar & Kitchen. Also, look out for our raffle ticket sellers at the entrances. £1 a ticket for a chance to win from a selection of wines and spirits. Winners announced at half time.
Easter Foodbank Collection: Donations can be made to the Glasgow South West foodbank at this game -- more info here
Referee: Stephen Brown
AR1: Ross Clark
AR2: Andrew Bryson