Information for Supporters

Tomorrow's cup tie Bonnyrigg V Pollok kick off is 2.15pm, entrance gates will open at 1pm to allow fans in. Parking will be allocated for team bus only.

 

Supporters buses will not be permitted to main parking area, there is an industrial estate about five minutes walk from ground this would be suitable for supporters buses.

 

Fans can enter ground via two gates also signs on entry will be displayed which states a no ALCOHOL POLICY. Any person found  carrying alcohol will be asked to bin it or refused entry to ground . Also this  policy applies within the ground  to all supporters. If you have any queries please get in touch.

McInally on Radio

Manager, Tony McInally will be live with Bonnyrigg Rose manager, Robbie Horn on Rocksport Radio at 20:00 on Friday night, in build-up to Saturday's ETHX Energy Scottish Junior Cup 5th Round match.

 

McInally is back in the studio next Friday being interviewed by 'Lok legend and McInally's manager at Shotts Bon Accord, Rab Sneddon.

​Bus Arrangements for Bonnyrigg Rose

The buses will depart at 11:15 from Newlandsfield, so please arrive in plenty of time.

 

The two supporters buses have been filled! We have a 51-seater and a 29-seater booked for Saturday.

 

We are fully booked, but we may have cancellations, so contact the club for enquiries (via Facebook/Twitter/Phone) and we will see if we are able to help.

 

The weather is not in our favour. The pitch looked good on Thursday.Frost is predicted in Bonnyrigg tonight, as well as snow forecast for tomorrow. We will aim to keep fans updated as soon as possible.

 

Remember, Manager Tony McInally is going to be on RockSportRadio with Bonnyrigg Rose manager, Robbie Horn tonight at 8pm. The two gaffers will be previewing the much-anticipated Fifth Round ETHX Energy Scottish Junior Cup match tomorrow.

 

It's the magic of the Scottish Junior Cup!

 

Mon the Lok Now!

Bonnyrigg Rose - Extra Supporters Bus

The club have extended the deadline of enquires for the Extra Supporters Bus to 10pm tonight (Monday 8th). We have filled the main 52-seater, and closing in on the 22-seater.

We are going for a final call on places in the Extra bus, so if any 'Lok fans wishing to utilise the club transit to our East v West Scottish Junior Cup clash against Bonnyrigg Rose, they should enquire via the club twitter "@pollokfc"or Facebook account, or by contacting Club Secretary. Stuart McCulloch via phone at 01355303204.

£10 per person - Bus leaves at 11:15AM for Newlandsfield

 

Bonnyrigg Rose - Supporters Bus

The proposed supporters bus to Bonnyrigg on the day of the hotly-anticipated Scottish Cup fifth-round tie has sold-out. However, there are proposals for another supporters bus following enquiries. 

 

If there is a sufficient amount of supporters wanting a place on the supporters bus, the club will organise a second bus for transport to and from the match.

 

Those interested please contact the club before the deadline at 5pm Monday 8th February. 

 

The bus will leave Newlandsfield at 11:15am on the day of the match (scheduled for 13th February) and will return immediately after the match. The cost will be £10 per passenger.

 

Those interested in travelling on the bus, should contact the club's 24/7 Twitter account @pollokfc and club Facebook account https://www.facebook.com/pollokfc/ or Secretary Stuart McCulloch on 01355303204.

Bonnyrigg v Pollok--Supporters Bus

The club is proposing running a supporters bus to Bonnyrigg on the day of the hotly-anticipated Scottish Cup fifth-round tie between Tony McInally's Newlandsfield men and the current East league-leaders.

The bus will leave Newlandsfield at 11:15am on the day of the match (scheduled for 13th February) and will return immediately after the match. The cost will be £10 per passenger.

Those interested in travelling on the bus, should contact the club Twitter account  @pollokfc, the club Facebook account https://www.facebook.com/pollokfc/ or Stuart McCulloch on 01355303204. Names will also be taken at the Pollok v Auchinleck match this coming Saturday, 30th January.

It should also be noted that this is subject to suitable numbers showing an interest, so please make your interest known sooner, rather than later.

Merrylee Primary School - Bucket Collection

Merrylee Primary to raise funds for school trip at Newlandsfield on Saturday

Connor Aitchison, son of 'Lok legend Steven Aitchison, has organised a collection at the Pollok v Auchinleck match this Saturday to raise funds for a trip for his class at Merrylee Primary.

Connor contacted the club to ask if they would be able to collect donations for their trip to Nethybridge in the Highlands - to which the club were quick to accept the request.

Club President, Stuart MacDonald, said "This is another great example of Pollok FC working with the community.  With Merrylee Primary less than 10 minutes walk from Newlandsfield, this will be another school we have linked up with. 
Please give generously to theConnor and his classmates."

On Monday night, Pollok goalkeepers, Jordan Longmuir and Ryan Ward, worked with the kids of St Cadoc's Youth Club to improve their skills along with Pollok goalkeeping coach, Brian Whelan.

Weather Report: Kennoway Star Hearts

The weather forecast is looking better than last week’s ahead of our visit to Treaton Park for the Fourth Round of the Scottish Junior Cup fixture away to Kennoway Star Hearts.

From 15:00 Thursday to 11:00 Friday there will be intervals of heavy rain. Following this there will be sunny weather until 5pm. During this spell the temperature will be 9ºC, and overnight the temperature is to be 6ºC - meaning a frozen pitch will not be likely.

From 18:00 Friday to 08:30 Saturday the skies are expected to be clear then the sun will be out in the morning. Saturday 12:00 onwards the forecast is for cloudy skies. The temperature shifting between 8ºC and 9ºC.

As long as the pitch holds up with the rain over Thursday and Friday morning, the sun may be out for the ‘Lok arriving at Treaton Park.

Sources: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2643016

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk

http://google.com

Travel Info: Kennoway Star Hearts

Available here are directions to Treaton Park, home of Kennoway Star Hearts for our ETHX Energy Scottish Junior Cup Fourth Round tie. We hope to see another famous travelling 'Lok support. 


Address for Sat Nav: 

Braeview Crescent

Star

Fife

KY7 6LZ


Directions from Newlandsfield Park

Train

DEP: 09:37 - Pollokshaws West 

ARR: 09:50 - Glasgow Central Station

or

DEP: 10:07 - Pollokshaws West 

ARR: 10:20 - Glasgow Central Station

 

Walk Glasgow Central Station to Glasgow Queen Street (10 mins)

 

DEP: 10:45 Glasgow Queen Street 

ARR: 12:20 Markinch 


Bus

DEP: 12:44 Markinch

ARR: 12:50 Star (Treaton Park)

 

We hope you all have a pleasant and smooth journey to Treaton Park. 

Let's do this.

Mon The 'Lok Now!

Snow Rest For Lok

A frozen pitch at Treaton Park meant that Lok's Fourth Round ETHX Scottish Junior Cup match against Kennoway Star Hearts was postponed to the following Saturday (January 23rd). 

However, heavy snowfall was not enough to cancel Pollok's training session on Saturday afternoon. Here are some of club photographer, Ross MacDonald's best images from the training session at Dennis Donnelly Park.

Click on an image to enlarge




Signing News: Carlo Monti

Pollok Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Carlo Monti.

Monti returns to Lok for his third spell at the club after leaving Maltese Premier League side Qormi FC.

A favourite of Pollok fans, the ex-Celtic, Morton and Dundee man dazzled the junior football world during his first spell at the club, scoring an incredible 44 goals in 55 competitive appearances.

Monti told pollokfc.com "This is the football club that I call home. I've spoken to a few junior and senior clubs since I got back from Malta, but I knew it was Pollok I wanted to play for, so when Tony got in touch, I jumped at the chance.

"My second spell at the club was cut short, but I hope fans can understand my reasons for leaving—the chance to play full-time top-league football in Malta was simply too good an opportunity for me to turn down.

"I had a great time playing in Malta, and I've developed a lot in my time there. I think I'm a better player now than I was when I was 21 and I can't wait to show the fans at Newlandsfield."

An elated Tony McInally could barely contain his glee at having brought Monti back to the Southside: "We are delighted to bring Carlo back home to Pollok FC. He is a very talented and technically gifted player who will join a quality group of players at the club. Carlo will enhance the exciting, attacking talents we have at the club.

I'm sure our supporters will be very pleased that we have fought off major competition for his signature to bring back one of their own.

I would like to thank the committee at the club for all their support in making this happen."

Club President, Stuart MacDonald, commented: “This signing shows the ambition of the Club to continue to support the management team in bringing top quality players to Newlandsfield. The Pollok fans love Carlo and he played his best football during his first spell there.”

Carlo will be available for selection for Saturday's match at home to Auchinleck, subject to international clearance.

Carlo Monti or Bust! See Carlo's 44 Lok Goals here!


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Newlandsfield Clean Up

Pollok request the help of the Lok Fanbase after Newlandsfield Park was affected by the strong winds during the winter break. 

Debris and leaves have collected around the stadium, and the club need volunteers to aid in clearing them before the match against Auchinleck Talbot this Saturday. This is necessary to ensure the accessibility and safety for those attending the match.

Club President, Stuart MacDonald said: "It is the invaluable hard work that volunteers do that make the Pollok FC successful, on and off the park.

I will be down on Saturday morning to assist in the clearing up of the ground, to ensure that fans will be getting the best possible experience on the day. I hope that a number of fans will be down to help."

Newlandsfield will be open at 9:00AM for volunteers to help.

Message from Tony McInally

Firstly, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Pollok supporters and Committee - I hope Santa was good to you all!!

I wanted to write a short note of thanks to you all for your fantastic support throughout 2015 - your support and encouragement to the players and management team has been magnificent and we very much appreciate this every week.

As manager of Pollok FC, I am very honoured and proud to be your manager and it was very pleasing to see our club back to winning trophies again in 2015 - being the first relegated club to win the Super First Division and also winning the coveted Cup Winners Cup was fantastic so the players deserve great credit for how they performed throughout the season.

A few highs to pick out were winning trophies again, our Scottish Cup run and also competing at the very top end of the junior game again - it was also great to see players playing football in the correct way and Pollok players and supporters with a smile on their faces too.


Personal highlights were:

- Our skipper Paul Gallacher return from serious injury to show his class in Super Premier League.
- David Winters reaching 50 goals this year - phenomenal achievement and hopefully more to come too.
- Young players such as Findlay Frye, Jordan Longmuir, Steven higgins and Derek Hepburn showing their talents.
- New players such as Chris Walker, Mark Sideserf, Colin Williamson and Ross McCabe settling in and doing well.
- Robbie Winters showing how good a player he is and helping to mentor our younger players too. 
- Tam Hanlon picking up the Player of the year which was richly deserved.

Looking ahead to 2016 there is more to come from this team and we hope to grow and develop as a team to have a successful year

Thanks again for your tremendous support and please keep encouraging the players,

Tony McInally
Manager

GALLERY: Year in Review 2015

What a year it has been for Lok fans! Winning the First Division Title, winning the Evening Times Champions Cup and two great cup runs, as well as some great work off the pitch. We look at some of club photographer, Ross MacDonald's best images from each month in what was a great year for Pollok Football Club. 

January

Pollok open 2015 with a stunner of a match. Lok beat Shettleston 4-3 at Newlandsfield to extend the lead at the top of the table.

Pollok open 2015 with a stunner of a match. Lok beat Shettleston 4-3 at Newlandsfield to extend the lead at the top of the table.

February

March

Cup agony as Hurlford United knock Pollok out of the Scottish Junior Cup in the Quarter Finals.

Portrait of Manager, Tony McInally. Taken before Central League Cup match against Rossvale, Lok winch match 2-0.

April

May

Ryan McCann scores a last minute winner away to Irvine Vics to get the points that would Lok the league.

Despite being injured for the last part of the season, Club Captain, Paul Gallacher lifts the First Division League Trophy. Pollok become the first club in the West to have been relegated and promoted as Champions the successive seasons.

June

Right Back, Tam Hanlon wins Pollok FC Player of the Year 2014-15

July

Our best photo of 2015. Our two trophies standing out on the Newlandsfield pitch under the summer sunset. This image received a great response with over 100,000 views over our various social media accounts.

August

September

Stevie Aitchison in some strange colours we never thought we would see. Still a Lok Legend!

October

Allan MacKenzie celebrates as he nets after less than 30 seconds in a 2-0 win over Petershill.

He just seems to score 'worldies'. Del Hepburn curls in a beauty after racing down the wing from his own half.

Minute of Silence for club legend, Norrie Fulton.

Tony McInally applauds the fans before Scottish Junior Cup tie against Yoker Athletic.

Lok Goalkeeping Legend, Brian Crombie donates his 1981 Scottish Junior Cup Final shirt to the club. Presented to Club President, Stuart MacDonald.

The Giant, Chris Walker scores again! Lok beat Yoker 3-1.

November

John Sweeney completes his hat-trick in a 4-1 victory over Beith Juniors

Pollok go to Petershill Park and prove a point. 5-1 to the Lok in the Glasgow Derby

Pollok go to Petershill Park and prove a point. 5-1 to the Lok in the Glasgow Derby

19 year old, Steven Higgins scores a curling strike to put Pollok in the next round of the Scottish Junior Cup.

December

Robbie Winters and Steven Higgins celebrate a late equaliser against Hurlford United. A strike partnership with a 22 year age difference. 

Club Statement - John Sweeney

Following being listed for transfer,  John Sweeney has today been transferred to St Rochs. 

The midfielder made over 100 appearances for the ‘Lok over two spells during which he scored 26 goals as well as wining three trophies. Between spells he spent his time at Clyde, where he would later become Captain. He returned to Newlandsfield in the 2014-15 season after the ‘Lok had been relegated to the First Division. He formed a formidable partnership with Findlay Frye in the centre of the pitch which helped guide the club back to the Super Premier League. He also captained the club to victory in the Evening Times Cup Winners Cup in 2015.

 

Speaking to pollokfc.com, Sweeney said, “I would like to thank everyone at Pollok for the support during the past 18 months. I had a great time at a great club and wish them all the best.”

 

He makes the move to St Rochs, based in Provanmill. The 'Candy are currently in the Central First Division and are currently mounting a promotion push to the Super First Division. 

 

We wish John the best in the future.

Christmas Draw 2015

The annual Pollok Christmas Draw took place today where a variety of prizes were up for grabs. The club would like to thank our many volunteers that helped sell over 2000 tickets to the Southside community. 

£250 – Valerie Watt 

Kindle – D. Glen 

£50 M&S voucher – M. Keyes 

Case of Wine – T. Gallacher 

SFA Presentation Box – Charles (Victoria Road Carpets)

Litre of Smirnoff – Scott Gray 

Case of John Smith's Beer – F. O’Neil (J. Wiley) 

Winter Car Care kit – H. Geddies, J. Gilligan, F. McNeil 

Litre of Bells Whiskey – C. McKenna 

Bottle of French Spirits – G. Patterson 

Bottle of Singleton Malt Whiskey – J. Fleming 

Bottle of Baileys Cream – Fiona Milligan 

Bottle of Morgans Spiced Rum – D. Robertson 

Bottle of Bells - M. Rattrey 

Bottle of Smirnof vodka – N. Haase 

Grouse whistkey – I. Pait