League: Kilmarnock Pie WOSFL Cup

Pollok vs St. Cadoc’s

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Pollok are in Kilmarnock Pie WoSFL Cup action this weekend as we welcome St Cadoc’s to Newlandsfield for the first time in a local derby match.
Pollok were in league action midweek and left Townhead park with a 2-2 draw against Cumnock. St Cadoc’s played last Saturday and beat St Roch’s 5-0 away at James McGrory Park. St Cadoc’s are currently 5th in the WoSFL First Division with a record of 4 wins, 3 draws and just the one defeat.
St Cadoc’s were formed as a school team in 1987 and have now grown to a sports club with over 700 kids being part of the club set up. The club set up an adult side and gained entry to the newly set up West of Scotland Football League in 2020. They finished 2nd in Conference B last season and will be looking to be in the mix for promotion this season. They currently share with Benburb at New Tinto Park.
John Doyle took charge in January this year and led the club to 2nd place in the league and the final of the Strathclyde Demolition Cup. Pollok signed Dylan Dykes from St Cadoc’s in the summer while St Cadoc’s have added some experience to their ranks with the addition of former Partick Thistle, Dundee United and Livingston player Chris Erskine and former Stranraer and Raith Rovers player Grant Anderson, both of whom have been the club’s players of the month in September and October.
This will be the fourth time this season in cup competitions that Pollok have faced clubs that we have never played before, after Eglinton, Huntly and Annan and with a visit to Ayr to come its been good to meet new faces.
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Hurlford Utd vs Pollok

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It may be the close season for the majority of clubs across Scotland but for Pollok we have the Kilmarnock Pie WoSFL Cup semi-final this weekend away to Hurlford.

Blair Park hasn’t been a good venue for the ‘Lok, our only win there was in the West Of Scotland Cup final of 1987 against Auchinleck Talbot. Kilwinning Rangers await the winner next week.

Both matches this year between the clubs have ended in draws, back in August it was 0-0 at Blair Park then in March it finished one a piece at Newlandsfield. Seven of the last 16 games played between the clubs has ended in a draw, so a close game could be on the cards.

Hurlford dispatched of Arthurlie in the previous round, winning 3-1 at Blair Park, in the same round Pollok beat Clydebank 1-0 at Newlandsfield.

Hurlford started their WoSFL Cup run at home against Vale of Leven, the game finished 1-1, with Hurlford winning 6-5 on penalties. Kilbirnie Ladeside were the next visitors to Blair Park and were beaten 2-0. Next up was a trip to James McGrory Park to face St Rochs, leaving with a 2-1 win to set up their quarter final tie with Arthurlie.

Hurlford were formed in 1912, they are managed by Darren Henderson. The last trophy they picked up was the West of Scotland Junior Cup when they won it 2018. They have won one Scottish Junior Cup, lifting the famous trophy in 2014.

Several former players have played for Kilmarnock, David Bagan, a cup winner with Killie, Davie Sneddon, a league winner with Killie in 1965 and a man of many clubs, Mark Roberts.

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Maryhill v Pollok

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It’s Kilmarnock Pie West of Scotland Football League Cup action this weekend with Pollok facing Maryhill. Although it’s classed as an away match the game has been switched to Newlandsfield.

It is a chance for Pollok to return to winning ways following last week’s disappointment away to Auchinleck. The defeat was the first since way back in August 14th, a phenomenal run.

Maryhill are currently 4th in West Of Scotland Football League Conference A, with 14 wins, 2 draws and 10 defeats in their 26 games played. Last week they took on league leaders Arthurlie at Dunterlie and went down 2-0. In the previous round of the Kilmarnock Pie League Cup, Maryhill travelled to Cumock and left with a 2-1 win.

Pollok’s previous game in the tournament was a 6-0 home win against Campbeltown Pupils.

Maryhill were formed in 1884 and won the Scottish Junior Cup in 1900 and 1940. The clubs last trophy was back in 2013 when they lifted the West Central Division 2 title.

The last competitive match between the clubs was back in 2019 in the Sectional League Cup, again the match was classed as an away match although played at Newlandsfield, Pollok ran out 8-0 winners on the day.

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