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Note for supporters – Pollok v Clydebank

Supporters should note that whilst tomorrow’s West of Scotland Premier Division match against Clydebank is not all-ticket, a large crowd is anticipated. Supporters can purchase tickets online through our partner Fanbase in advance of the match at the link below.

Purchase your Pollok v Bankies ticket here!

Remaining tickets will be sold at the gate on a first come first served basis until capacity is reached. In order to avoid disappointment please purchase online or arrive at the ground in sufficient time to gain entry.

MEMBERS

As this is a league game, membership is valid and members DO NOT require a ticket for entry. Entry for members is, as usual, through the members gate.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Newlandsfield tomorrow afternoon!

MTLN!

It’s Huntly for Lok – Murdie’s thoughts on live TV clash

Following the win against Girvan on Saturday, Pollok have been drawn at home to Highland League side Huntly in the 1st Round of the Scottish Cup. Due to being at Tier 5 of the pyramid, Highland sides get a bye into the first round so the Aberdeenshire men did not have a tie themselves at the weekend.

Huntly are a big name from the Highland League and enjoyed a number of Scottish Cup runs in the past, though they have found themselves in the lower reaches of the division more often than not in recent times. Managed by Allan Hale since June 2020, the ‘Black and Golds’ have a youthful squad, with only three players over the age of 30. Six of the squad have Scottish Football League appearances with clubs such as Elgin City, Peterhead, Forfar Athletic and Montrose. This season’s results have been mixed, with league defeats to Turriff United, Clachnacuddin, Banks o’ Dee, Forres Mechanics and Formartine, a draw against Rothes and more positively a win last weekend at home to Deveronvale. They have also won Aberdeenshire Cup ties versus Keith and Aberdeen’s youth side.

Speaking to the website, manager Murdo MacKinnon said:

“It’s a really exciting cup draw. Huntly are a name that is well known to many in the Scottish Cup. They have a great history in the competition.”

“We look forward to welcoming them to Newlandsfield for what will be a wonderful occasion for both clubs.”

“As always, they will have our full respect and we will ensure that our homework is done before we meet. Until then our focus remains firmly on the next two games against Beith and Clydebank.”

The tie takes place on Friday 16th September, kick off 7.45pm and will be live on the BBC, Lok’s first tv exposure since the Junior Cup Final versus Beith in 2016.

Scottish Cup 1st Round draw

Following Pollok’s 6-0 win against Girvan on Saturday, the club are now in the draw for the 1st round of the Scottish Cup which takes place on Monday afternoon at 3pm.

The 23 winners from the preliminary round will be joined by 18 clubs from the Scottish Highland Football League and 16 clubs from the Scottish Lowland Football League, while Cumnock, Jeanfield Swifts and Tynecastle are already in the hat after securing byes.

The draw will be conducted by Scottish swimmer Ross Murdoch, who won two bronze medals at the recent Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

You can watch the draw live across the Scottish Cup Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Digital Ticketing With Fanbase

Pollok FC are excited to announce a new digital ticketing partnership with Fanbase!

We are launching a new advance ticketing system through Fanbase to allow Pollok Fans to Purchase tickets for matchdays.

This will be starting with tickets for our Friday night fixture vs Beith Juniors on 2nd September!

You can sign up for Fanbase by following the link below or by downloading the mobile app.

Follow Pollok for exclusive access to advance tickets and content coming soon!

Fans can access Fanbase by downloading the app on;

Apple https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/fanbase/id1543725541

Or Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fanbase.app

Or via the web

https://app.fanbaseclub.com

Farewell to Matty Grant

Pollok FC can confirm that last season’s player of the year Matty Grant has completed a transfer to League 2 side Stranraer. We would like to thank him for his time at Newlandsfield in which he played 39 games and scored 8 goals from his wingback role.

All at the club wish him well for his future career.

West of Scotland League Cup draw – Cads for Lok

Pollok have been drawn at home to St. Cadoc’s in the 1st Round of the West of Scotland League Cup. This will be the first meeting between the sides at first team level (there had been a couple of games last season in the Development League) and the tie is due to go ahead on Saturday 12th November 2022. St. Cadoc’s joined the West of Scotland set-up at its outset, and will be the third ‘new’ club for Lok in cup competition in a year (on the back of Campbeltown Pupils last season and Eglinton up for us in a few weeks time).

Managed by John Doyle, Cads are an experienced side that play out of New Tinto Park at present following a few years at McKenna Park. Chris Erskine and Grant Anderson are two of their veteran dangermen.

The full draw is:

Preliminary Round

Ashfield v Vale of Clyde
Ardeer Thistle v Largs Thistle
Greenock Juniors v Benburb
Cumnock Juniors v Dalry Thistle
BSC Glasgow v Harmony Row
St Peters v Glasgow United
Kilsyth Athletic v Kilsyth Rangers
Wishaw v Rossvale Academy
Bellshill Athletic v Kilwinning Rangers
Thorn Athletic v Irvine Victoria
Bonnyton Thistle v Lanark United
Vale of Leven v Whitletts Victoria
Threave Rovers v Thorniewood United

First Round

Glenvale v Glenafton Athletic
Maybole Juniors v Beith Juniors
Glasgow University v Neilston
East Kilbride Thistle v BSC Glasgow or Harmony Row
Royal Albert v Craigmark Burntonians
Lesmahagow Juniors v Johnstone Burgh
Troon v Glasgow Perthshire
West Park United v Greenock Juniors or Benburb
Campbeltown Pupils v Gartcairn
Auchinleck Talbot v Muirkirk Juniors
Arthurlie v Bellshill Athletic or Kilwinning Rangers
Petershill v Forth Wanderers
Vale of Leven or Whitletts Victoria v Blantyre Victoria
Shotts Bon Accord v Ardrossan Winton Rovers
Thorn Athletic or Irvine Victoria v St Anthony’s
Girvan v Rossvale
Cumbernauld United v St Peters or Glasgow United
Saltcoats Victoria v Kilbirnie Ladeside FC
Easterhouse v Kirkintilloch Rob Roy
Ardeer Thistle or Largs Thistle v Hurlford United
Port Glasgow Juniors v Yoker Athletic
Renfrew v Threave Rovers FC or Thorniewood United
Irvine Meadow v Cumnock Juniors or Dalry Thistle
Ashfield or Vale of Clyde v Lugar Boswell Thistle
Carluke Rovers v Finnart FC
Larkhall Thistle v Drumchapel United
Maryhill v Rutherglen Glencairn
Pollok v St Cadoc’s
Kello Rovers v Wishaw or Rossvale Academy
Newmains United v St Roch’s
Eglinton v Clydebank FC
Bonnyton Thistle or Lanark United v Kilsyth Athletic or Kilsyth Rangers

 

 

Seasiders for Lok in Scottish Cup – Murdie’s reaction

Pollok’s 3rd crack at the Scottish Cup will get underway on Saturday 27th August 2022 when Girvan will be our visitors. The clubs last met on 14th April 2018 at Hamilton Park, with Lok running out 5-0 winners. Lok’s previous ties saw matches against St. Cuthbert Wanderers, Montrose and Spartans in 2007-08 and 2008-09, with the final two ties going to replays that were lost. The Girvan game will be Lok’s 6th Scottish Cup match.

Manager Murdie MacKinnon reacted to the draw today:

“Firstly it is absolutely fantastic for everyone associated with the club to be back playing in the Scottish Cup. It’s something that everyone at Pollok FC can take great pride in. The thanks of the management team and players go to everyone behind the scenes at the club who made this possible.”

“Today’s draw paired us with our friends from Girvan in what will be a fantastic occasion at Newlandsfield.”

“We expect a tough match against a well-organised and talented Girvan side. They will get our full respect and we will be prepared when the game comes around.”

“Undoubtedly this is an occasion that everyone will look forward to and enjoy when it comes around. However, we will give everything to make it into the first round – until then our focus remains on league duty.”

The full draw is below:

 

The Hatful o’ Eight: Murdie’s new arrival rundown

With eight new signings checking in over the summer break, who better to introduce them than Murdie MacKinnon. Here are the Gaffer’s thoughts on each of them:

Scott Rumsby
Scott is a player that I’ve admired for a long time. An outstanding defender who will add strength and consistency to the heart of our defence.

Fraser Mullen
Winning both the Player and the Players Player of the year awards at Cowdenbeath last season, Fraser brings great experience and quality to the group having previously played in the Premier League with Hearts.

Ryan Sinnamon
Another player with a fantastic pedigree having been brought up in the Rangers academy before moving onto Annan Athletic for two spells. An excellent footballer whose versatility will give further strength to the squad.

Sean Burns
Sean is a vastly experienced left-sided defender who is highly regarded in the senior game. He will bring outstanding quality and further leadership to the team.

Darren Christie
We welcome Darren back to the club after a year away in the seniors where he had an excellent season. Darren has outstanding attacking quality and also contributes with goals and assists.

Ryan Watters
We welcome Ryan to the club after a spell playing down south (with Widnes and Longridge Town). He adds competition on the left side of the pitch. Ryan has terrific quality and an outstanding work ethic.

Robbie Buchanan
Robbie has a terrific pedigree in the game having played at Hearts before making 200+ appearances for Cowdenbeath. His outstanding work rate and ability to create at the top end of the pitch will make him a fantastic signing for the club.

Stephen Docherty
Stephen had an outstanding goalscoring record last season, scoring 34 times on the road to helping Petershill to the conference title. His blistering pace and outstanding work ethic bring real competition at the top end of the pitch.