Category: competitions

Catch up on the latest match highlights

Goals now up for Lok v Beith – latest highlights on the website are from Pollok 20s’ 2-1 win over Drumchapel United from 30th July.

All of the first team’s matches can be found on the results pages with links to goals, highlights and in some cases post-match thoughts from the management team. Big thanks to Mark Donnelly and Davie Brown for their footage.

U20 schedule change

Unfortunately, Friday night’s game versus Cumbernauld Colts has been cancelled. This adds to the previous postponements of development squad friendlies with East Kilbride and Rossvale. The next game in the diary for Stephen McKenna’s side is a week on Friday (9th July) away to Benburb at New Tinto Park, 8pm kick off. The Colts game will instead take place on 16th July at Broadwood, 8pm kick off.

West of Scotland Premier League Fixtures

We’ve received our fixtures for the first half of the season in the West of Scotland Premier League. We open the season on Saturday July 17th home to Blantyre Victoria.

Our full fixture list is

Fixtures and results 2021-22

DateMatchTime/ResultsLeagueGround Referee
Pollok vs AuchinleckPre-season Friendly
Newlandsfield Park
Ross Birrell
Pollok vs Linlithgow RosePre-season Friendly
Newlandsfield Park
Chris Hughes
Pollok vs ArthurliePre-season Friendly
Newlandsfield Park
Ross Hardie
Yoker Athletic v PollokPre-season Friendly
Holm Park
-
Pollok v CowdenbeathPre-season Friendly
Newlandsfield Park
-
Glasgow Utd v PollokPre-season Friendly
Greenfield Park
-
Pollok v Blantyre VictoriaWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Newlandsfield Park
Euan Birch
Bonnyton Thistle v PollokWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
The Synergy Arena
David Ingram
Pollok v Glenafton AthleticWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Newlandsfield Park
Robert Thomson
Rutherglen Glencairn v PollokWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Hamish B. Allan Stadium
Connor Ashwood
Pollok v Beith JuniorsWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Newlandsfield Park
Gary Hanvidge
Hurlford United v PollokWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Blair Park
Andy Taylor
Rossvale v PollokWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Petershill Park
Chris Gentles
Pollok v Cumbernauld UnitedWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Newlandsfield Park
Michael McCart
Cumnock vs. PollokWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Townhead Park
Ross Menzies
Pollok vs. Largs ThistleWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Newlandsfield Park
Chris Hughes
Pollok vs MayboleScottish Junior Cup
Newlandsfield Park
Craig Wilson
Pollok v DarvelWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Newlandsfield Park
Andy Taylor
Clydebank vs. PollokWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Holm Park
Paul Timmons
Pollok v RossvaleWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Newlandsfield Park
-
Pollok v Kilwinning RangersWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Newlandsfield Park
-
Irvine Vics vs PollokScottish Junior Cup
Victoria Park
-
Irvine Meadow XI v PollokWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Meadow Park
-
Pollok v Auchinleck TalbotWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Newlandsfield Park
-
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy v PollokWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Guy's Meadow
-
Vale of Clyde v PollokSouth Challenge Cup
Fullarton Park
-
Pollok v TroonWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Newlandsfield Park
-
Kilbirnie Ladeside v PollokWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Valefield Park
-
Benburb v PollokWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
New Tinto Park
-
Glenafton vs PollokWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Loch Park
-
Blantyre Vics vs PollokWest of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Castle Park
-
Pollok vs Campbeltown PupilsKilmarnock Pie WOSFL Cup
Newlandsfield Park
-

Lok 20s find out league make-up

The Scottish Lowland Football League today revealed the make-up of the 88 team development set-up for 2021-22. The Lok 20s will be in Conference E, as listed below.

Conference E (14 teams)

  • Ashfield
  • Benburb
  • BSC Glasgow (WOSL)
  • Clydebank
  • Drumchapel United
  • Johnstone Burgh
  • Maryhill
  • Pollok
  • Renfrew
  • Rossvale
  • St Anthony’s
  • St Cadoc’s
  • Vale of Leven
  • Yoker Athletic

As noted above, the BSC Glasgow in our division is a separate entity to the Lowland League club.

The full divisional breakdown can be found here.

South Challenge Cup 1st & 2nd Round Draws

The draws for the 1st and 2nd round of the South Challenge Cup were made this evening. The cup is regionalised for the first two rounds with Pollok being placed in the North West zone. In the first round, the Lok have received a bye and in Round 2 our name came out of the hat away to Vale of Clyde.

We will travel to Fullarton Park on Saturday 16th October with times to be confirmed.

In other fixture news, we can confirm that we will welcome League 2 Cowdenbeath to Newlandsfield on Saturday 3rd July as our Pre-season preparations continue. Ticket details to be announced in the next few days.

South Challenge Cup draw date and format confirmed

The largest Senior cup draw of the season, the South Challenge Cup, takes place on Friday 4th June at 7pm, with regionalised 1st and 2nd round ties to be decided. The 161 entrants have been split into four ‘quarters’ and will contest the drawn matches before going ‘all in’. Pollok are in the North-West zone (this consists of clubs in North Ayrshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Argyll & Bute plus Rutherglen Glencairn).

The South-West Zone includes clubs from Dumfries & Galloway, South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, (except Rutherglen Glencairn) plus Newmains United and Wishaw. South-East contains 41 clubs from West Lothian (except Harthill Royal and Linlithgow Rose) ,Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian, Scottish Borders and Northumberland. North-East Zone covers clubs in Fife, Clackmannanshire, Perth & Kinross, Stirling, Falkirk, North Lanarkshire (except Newmains United and Wishaw) plus Harthill Royal and Linlithgow Rose.

Here’s a handy, colour-coded map c/o Kenny McLean of the East of Scotland League.

The West of Scotland Football League has expanded for the new season and all the new members are in a development division, with those not meeting the current entry requirements given time to upgrade their facilities. A number of these new clubs are in our section (Broomhill Sports Club; Campbeltown Pupils, Finnart, Glenvale, Harmony Row, St. Peters and Westerton United). The only new WoSFL sides not in our section are former East Juniors Harthill Royal and former youth side Kilsyth Athletic.

All of Harthill’s fellow former East Region Premiership South sides have joined the East of Scotland League, Sauchie Juniors Community excepted as they have folded. Bo’ness United Juniors have rebranded as Bo’ness Athletic (as an aside, the remaining Junior divisions – the East Premiership North and the North Region SJFA – are heading into the Highland pyramid at tier 6 and below. The EPN will become the Midland League. These changes will need ratifying at the SJFA AGM but have in general been publically spoken about by the Highland League following their own AGM. A third league will sit at tier 6, the North Caledonian League. Any licenced league winners will contest a playoff to play off against the Highland League‘s basement side. These changes bring all clubs playing adult semi-pro / pro football out with the Scottish Amateur FA and Scottish Welfare FA under one roof).

Broomhill SC have split off their youth and amateur set-up from Lowland League side BSC Glasgow and will play, as their amateurs did, at Springburn Park astro (alongside Finnart). St. Peters will groundshare with Renfrew initially, Glenvale have the use of Ferguslie Sports Centre, Harmony Row have their own facility near Braehead called Sir Alex Ferguson Park. Campbeltown Pupils have an enclosed former Junior facility named Kintyre Park. Meanwhile, Glasgow United are not a new club – this is the rebranding of Shettleston.

Back to the cup… in the First Round for each Zone (except the South-East) there will be 8 ties and 24 clubs will receive ‘byes’ and in the South East there will be 9 ties with 23 clubs receiving ‘byes’.

The Second Round will consist of 16 ties in each zone with the winners of the ties progressing to a ‘last 64’ Round 3 which is, as noted, ‘all in’.

The dates of the rounds are as follows:

First Round: Saturday 11th Sept 2021
Second Round: Saturday 16th Oct 2021
Third Round: Saturday 20th Nov 2021
Fourth Round: Saturday 5th Feb 2022
Fifth Round: Saturday 5th Mar 2022
Quarter Final: Saturday 2nd Apr 2022
Semi Final: Saturday 30th Apr 2022
Final: Sunday 22nd May 2022

Season kick off confirmed

The West of Scotland Football League will kick off for season 2021-22 on the 17th of July (subject to government restrictions). With that in mind, keep an eye on the Lok website for some transfer news in the days ahead!