Christmas Foodbank Appeal 2018

In the run up to Christmas, the club is asking the Pollok support to bring along a small bag of non perishable food items to one of the next 3 home matches. This year the donations will be handed over to the Glasgow South West foodbank as well as the Lodging House Mission in time for Christmas to help those in our community who find themselves in crisis.

Non perishable food and basic toiletry items are welcome and at the moment they are particularly in need of;

The Pollok support have generously donated to the foodbank over the last few Christmases and most recently at Easter. Bags can be dropped off at the next three home games listed below.

17th Nov – Petershill

1st Dec – Clydebank

8th Dec – Renfrew

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.

Penman joins coaching staff

The more eagle eyed supporters may have noticed a new face on the coaching staff over this weekend and we’d like to take the opportunity to welcome Ian Penman to Pollok as he joins Murdie’s management team.

A player with Neilston and EK Thistle, he has since been assistant at EK and Blantyre Vics as well as on the coaching staff at Irvine Meadow.

Welcome to Newlandsfield, Ian!

Committee Update

The committee will meet this Wednesday, 7th November from 1900 in the pavilion.

The club bus for Ardrossan will leave Newlandsfield at 1130 sharp on Saturday. There will be some additional capacity on the bus. Supporters interested in travelling should contact Stuart McCulloch on 07985741541.

Gallacher Commits Future to Pollok

Paul GallacherPollok Football Club can announce today that the club’s captain, Paul Gallacher, has signed a new 2-year deal that will keep the cultured central defender at the club until the end of season 2020-21.

Gallacher told pollokfc.com: ‘The manager asked me about signing a new agreement, and to be honest, it didn’t take me too long to come up with an answer.

‘For me, being captain of Pollok is a responsibility I take very seriously, and the reality is, I can’t imagine myself playing anywhere else.

‘It was an easy decision. For the moment though, all I’m focussing on is Saturday, and leading the team in the Scottish Cup.’

Club manager Murdie Mackinnon was keen to impress the importance of capturing Gallacher’s signature: ‘Paul has been the captain at the club for four seasons, and is a real leader, on and off the pitch.

‘He has an excellent attitude and is as committed a captain as I’ve seen in the game.

‘He very seldom puts a foot wrong on the pitch and his positional sense is second to none in the junior game.

‘The fans know how lucky they are to have a player like Paul playing for Pollok, and it’s important to me to show them how much I appreciate their support by keeping guys like Paul at Newlandsfield.’

Gallacher has appeared 148 times for Pollok since joining, scoring 14 goals in the process.

Welcome to Pollok…Josh Watt

Pollok are pleased to announce the signing of Josh Watt from Bo’ness. The left sided winger started his career at Motherwell which included loan spells at Airdrie Utd and Raith. After a spell in the Icelandic Premier League with AI, he returned to Scotland with Stenhousemuir. He also counts East Stirling, Cumnock, Queens Park and Clydebank among his former clubs.

On his signing, manager Murdie MacKinnon had the following to say;

“Josh is a tricky player who is a strong runner with the ball. His delivery from set plays and open play is fantastic. He’s got an eye for goal too!”

As part of the deal, Michael McMullin has moved to Bo’ness. We’d like to thank Michael for his efforts at the club and wish him all the best for the future.

Club Bus on Saturday

The club bus for Cumnock on Saturday will leave Newlandsfield at 11:15 sharp. There may be some spare capacity on the bus for anyone interested in travelling. If you think you might be interested, please contact Stuart McCulloch on 07985741541.

Supporter Info – Pollok v Cumnock

Ahead of this Saturday’s Macron Scottish Junior Cup match, we would like to remind all Pollok and Cumnock supporters that absolutely NO alcohol is permitted inside Newlandsfield Park under any circumstances.

In order to assist Pollok FC officials to manage this, security staff will be present at Newlandsfield on Saturday.

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 admission fee is £6 for adults and £3 for concessions (OAPs and under 16s).

McGhie signs on as Assistant to Murdie

Pollok FC can tonight confirm the addition of Billy McGhie to the coaching staff as assistant to Murdie Mackinnon.

After a senior playing career of nearly 400 games at Clydebank, Partick Thistle and Queen of the South and then a nine year spell Junior with Arthurlie, Petershill and Shettleston, he became manager of Clydebank in 2003 where he spent over 13 seasons, leaving the Bankies in December 2016. He most recently held the managerial reins at Kilbirnie Ladeside, serving as manager from May 2017 until his decision to leave earlier in October 2018.

Welcome to Pollok, Billy!