Due to unforseen circumstances, Pollok’s U20 friendly match with Rossvale has been cancelled. The next game in the diary for Stephen McKenna’s side is a week on Friday (2nd July) away to Cumbernauld Colts at Broadwood, 8pm kick off.
Pollok FC are delighted to confirm the signing of 23-year-old midfielder Alex McWaters.
Alex, a wide midfielder, has signed on a one year deal having spent recent seasons with Kilwinning Rangers. Greenock-based, he began his career playing in the youth teams of St Andrew’s BC, Kilmarnock and East End United, though signed for Morton while still at school. While at Morton he was loaned to Largs Thistle, eventually joining them on a permanent basis in 2017. He transferred to Hurlford United in August 2018 then Troon in March 2019. He became a Buff in July 2019 and remained there until the end of the aborted 2020-21 season. Eagle-eyed fans may have spotted him making his first Lok appearance as a trialist in the return to action in June 2021 against Auchinleck Talbot.
On landing Alex, manager Murdo MacKinnon had the following to say:
“It’s great to eventually get the deal to bring Alex to the club signed and over the line.”
“His attitude and work ethic have been excellent. He has really stood out during our pre-season sessions thus far.”
“He will bring much-needed competition to the wider areas of the pitch. Alex has had good experience and played in some big games at this level for a young player. He will be an asset to the club and team moving forward.”
Welcome to Pollok, Alex!
We’ve received our fixtures for the first half of the season in the West of Scotland Premier League. We open the season on Saturday July 17th home to Blantyre Victoria.
Our full fixture list is
Fixtures and results 2021-22
We can’t wait to welcome fans back to Newlandsfield this Saturday. Here’s a bit of housekeeping and we’d ask supporters to be respectful of the below;
- The covered enclosure will be off-limits to fans, this area is to allocated for home and away teams as there is no changing room access. Please allow for weather.
- Please arrive in plenty of time and ONLY attend if you have a ticket. Without a ticket no one will be allowed into the ground.
- If you have any Covid symptoms on the game day or are isolating please do not attend.
- Social distancing will be encouraged where possible
The club are delighted to welcome Brian Sheldon back to the club as part of Murdo MacKinnon’s management team.
A now familiar face at Newlandsfield, Brian started his football career at Larkhall Thistle followed by a two year spell at Airdrie, with moves to Livingston Utd, Cambuslang Rangers and Pumpherston thereafter.
His coaching career began at first Junior club Larkhall, and took in Cumnock before he joined the Shotts BA management team in 2009. He joined Pollok in 2013 before leaving in 2018, after nearly 5 years at the club, but has now returned to Newlandsfield to the delight of manager, Murdie MacKinnon.
“I am delighted to welcome Sheldy back to the club as part of our management team.
Sheldy, is a first class individual who simply tells it how it is. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to what is already, a fantastic backroom team. He is familiar with the club, committee, players and supporters and will now contribute to our success moving forward! I welcome him back to the club and all of the management team look forward to working with him moving forward!”
Speaking to pollokfc.com, Sheldon expressed how happy he was to be back;
“During my previous spell at Pollok I was touched by the entire ethos of the club and the many hard working individuals behind the scenes that have made the club what it is, sadly some no longer with us. I left the club due to personal circumstances however I have continued to keep in touch both with committee members and Murdie. I didn’t know Murdie overly well when he joined the club however having worked with many people over the years in football I instantly recognised his energy , integrity, knowledge and above all honesty which are so important in this game which can be full of egos.
As such we have built a solid relationship over the years and I have helped out in various capacities. Murdie has developed a first class management team full of like minded people and when we discussed the opportunity of returning to the club in a formal capacity I had no hesitation in accepting . My role will evolve as required.“
Welcome back, Sheldy!
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
The Scottish Lowland Football League today revealed the make-up of the 88 team development set-up for 2021-22. The Lok 20s will be in Conference E, as listed below.
Conference E (14 teams)
- BSC Glasgow (WOSL)
- Drumchapel United
- Johnstone Burgh
- St Anthony’s
- St Cadoc’s
- Vale of Leven
- Yoker Athletic
As noted above, the BSC Glasgow in our division is a separate entity to the Lowland League club.
The full divisional breakdown can be found here.
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]
The draws for the 1st and 2nd round of the South Challenge Cup were made this evening. The cup is regionalised for the first two rounds with Pollok being placed in the North West zone. In the first round, the Lok have received a bye and in Round 2 our name came out of the hat away to Vale of Clyde.
We will travel to Fullarton Park on Saturday 16th October with times to be confirmed.
In other fixture news, we can confirm that we will welcome League 2 Cowdenbeath to Newlandsfield on Saturday 3rd July as our Pre-season preparations continue. Ticket details to be announced in the next few days.
We can confirm that a deal has been agreed with Stenhousemuir for the transfer of Darren Christie. Christie who arrived from Beith in the summer of 2020, spent last season on loan at BSC Glasgow and Annan Athletic.
Pollok would like to wish Darren all the best in the future.