Result: Pollok 7-0 Benburb

In their first competitive match of the season at Newlandsfield, Pollok routed Benburb with a 7-0 thrashing. Graham McLaren added to his account for the season, followed by goals for McGinty, Diack (2), Doyle, Tulloch and Bradley. The result leaves Pollok top of the section on goal difference over rivals Arthurlie, who managed a 4-0 victory away to St Anthony’s.

After the match, coach Derek Jackson praised the team’s performance: “It was a really strong team performance all over the pitch. I thought everyone did their bit, and every one of the goals was brilliant.”

Pollok’s next match in the Surridge Sport Sectional league cup takes place on Saturday 6th August, with the small matter of Arthurlie at home in a top-of-the-section clash. Kick off will be at 2pm. In the meantime, Pollok will play Rossvale in a friendly match on Wednesday 3rd August at Newlandsfield. See below for more details.