Pollok win 5-4 on pens
The goals from Mark Donnelly:
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.