Category: supporter information

Farewell to Stephen McDevitt

Pollok FC can confirm today that Stephen McDevitt has been released from his contract by the club. The vastly experienced midfielder, 37, joined the club at the start of last season but due to the Covid shut-down, ended up spending what there was of the season out on loan at Rossvale and Drumchapel United. He has featured sporadically over the opening months of 2021-22 and as a result, the call has been made by Stephen to bring his time at Newlandsfield to an end.

Speaking to the website earlier today, Murdie said:

“I wish Stephen well as he moves on to pursue other avenues in his career. He goes with the best wishes of the staff and players. He also leaves with my gratitude for the effort and fantastic attitude he showed during his time at Pollok. He will always be welcome at Newlandsfield.”

All the best from all at the club, Stephen.

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.

Supporter info for forthcoming fixtures

With this weeks change in COVID restrictions, we are now able to welcome more supporters to Newlandsfield. As of this Saturday, fixtures will no longer be all ticket unless advertised. Any existing tickets purchased for the Glenafton and Beith fixtures are still valid but all other tickets will be sold at the gates. The members gate will be operational so current members should use that gate to reduce any congestion around the turnstiles.

This seasons general admission prices are £7/£4 and if you can bring correct change, it would be very much appreciated by the turnstile operators. We expect the turnstiles to be busy so please arrive in plenty time.

We would request for the safety of fellow supporters and volunteers that face coverings are worn whilst entering and exiting the ground in more congested areas.

Track and trace QR codes will be placed around the ground and we would ask that supporters space out around the ground and respect social distancing.

Additionally, tomorrow night’s fixture, away to Bonnyton Thistle, can be attended by away fans and is pay at the gate (£8/£4). More info on our opponents here

Notice of AGM 2021

This years AGM will be held at 7pm on August 2nd 2021. Due to ongoing restrictions, the AGM will take place online via Zoom.

Members will have either received an email with joining instructions or they can obtain a copy of these from Stuart McCulloch or John Hickey at the forthcoming home matches. If you have any issues getting a copy, please email [email protected]

Welcoming Matty Grant

Pollok FC are delighted to announce the signing of Matty Grant from Bellshill Athletic. The midfielder began his career with Airdrie United YFC and Airdrieonians at youth level before signing a professional deal with St. Mirren aged 16. He left the Buddies in 2020 and spent the covid-hit season with Bellshill Athletic.

As Matty arrives at the club, manager Murdo MacKinnon told the PFC website today:

“I am delighted to welcome Matty to Pollok. He is an exciting young talent who is hungry to succeed.

“We are excited to be able to give him the platform to do so at Pollok.

“Matty is a forward-thinking player whose skill and pace will be a handful for anyone. He has impressed in recent pre-season friendlies most notably Cowdenbeath.

“Matty has a great future in the game and we look forward to watching him in the Pollok jersey this season.”

Welcome aboard Matty!

Reminder: Burgh game cancelled

Note to supporters: today’s game with Johnstone Burgh has been cancelled.

Members and supporters will be able to obtain tickets for our first three home league fixtures from Newlandsfield this afternoon (Saturday 10th) between midday and 1400.

Pollok will next be in action against Blantyre Victoria on Saturday 17th July, kick off 2pm.

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.

Pre-season Ticket Update

Firstly, many thanks to all the supporters who patiently queued and respected the public health measures in place to purchase tickets for the upcoming friendlies. There was a fantastic turnout and it was great to see the queues snaking round the pavilion stretching as far as Lok’s. The excitement of the support was there to see and everyone at the club, from committee to the players and management team can’t wait to welcome you back to Newlandsfield next Saturday.

After today’s sale, the Auchinleck and Arthurlie games are now sold out, whilst limited tickets remain for the Linlithgow Rose and Cowdenbeath matches. The remainder of these tickets are available for purchase between 11am and 12pm tomorrow at Newlandsfield. This is also the last occasion for members to pick up their tickets before a final sale on Wednesday.

Members are requested to pick up their (free) allocated tickets at tomorrow’s session or to contact the club as soon as possible if unable to do so. This can either be to a member of committee or by emailing [email protected] Any tickets which have not been claimed by members, will go on general sale this Wednesday (7pm-9pm) and we will update supporters once we know the availability of tickets and if any tickets become available for sold out matches.

Finally, the eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted that our fixtures page was updated last week with our remaining pre-season fixtures and our South Challenge Cup match. The league fixture list will be released this coming Friday. Our full list of confirmed fixtures are as follows;

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

Pre-season – Ticket Information

Pollok are delighted to announce that due to this weeks move to Level 2 restrictions in Glasgow, we will be able to admit a limited number of supporters for our upcoming pre-season fixtures at Newlandsfield.

The limited capacity of 250 spectators means that the matches will be ticketed and tickets must be purchased in advance from the club. Tickets are designated for HOME SUPPORT ONLY.

The following arrangements apply to our home matches below

19/6 Auchinleck Talbot, 2pm

23/6 Linlithgow Rose, 7pm

26/6 Arthurlie, 2:30pm

3/7 Cowdenbeath, 2pm

Tickets for each match are priced at £5 (free for members) and must be purchased in advance from Newlandsfield on one of the following dates.

Saturday 12th June, 10am-12pm

Sunday 13th June, 11am-12pm

Wednesday 16th June, 7pm-9pm

Tickets for all 4 games will be available at these times.

Current Pollok members have already been allocated a ticket (free) as per their membership but they must arrange collection of their tickets prior to the final selling date on the 16th of June. If any member is unable to attend any of the matches, please let the club know so that we can reallocate your ticket and make it available for General Sale. Any unclaimed member tickets will be made available on the final selling day so please contact the club in advance of this if you need to make alternative arrangements.

We ask all supporters to adhere to COVID protocols in place at the ground and would advise that any supporter turning up at Newlandsfield on matchday without a ticket will not gain entry.

If members or supporters have any questions please either contact a committee member or contact the club on [email protected]

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