Brief highlights from Mark Donnelly:
Pollok travel to Blair Park to take on Hurlford this weekend in West of Scotland Premier division action.
The Lok will be looking to get back to winning ways after two losses in a row. Hurlford have only lost once in their last ten matches, a 3-1 defeat away to Auchinleck. Last weekend they left Kilwinning with a point after a 2-2 draw. The Ford are currently sitting 6th in the table with a record of 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses. Jack Whittaker and Paul McKenzie both lead the way in their scoring charts with 9 a piece. Hurlford’s record at Blair Park in all competitions is 5 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses.
We don’t have to go far back to our last meeting between the sides, just over a week ago in fact. Hurlford won 4-2 at Newlandsfield. The last five matches between the clubs in all competitions, gives Hurlford the edge, with two wins to Pollok’s one and two draws. Last season, both league matches ended in draws between the clubs, 0-0 at Blair Park and 1-1 at Newlandsfield.
Hurlford were formed in 1912 and 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.