Friendly Match Vs Yoker Athletic

A friendly match has been scheduled against Yoker Athletic on 26th May 2022.

This game will be played as part of our preparations for the Kilmarnock Pie West of Scotland Football League Cup Semi-Final on the 4th of June against Hurlford United.

Yoker Athletic are preparing for the Junior Cup Final Against Auchinleck Talbot also on Saturday 4th June.

This game will be a closed-door match and will not be open to spectators.

Please do not attempt to attend this match as no entry will be permitted.

Squad update: latest re-signings

A number of players have committed their futures to Pollok in recent weeks, so just to bring supporters up to date:

Derek Esplin

Del has signed a new contract tying him to Newlandsfield until June 2025. This was fantastic news that Del, with a year to run on his present deal, saw his future in the black and white of Lok. His value to the club was recognised at the Player of the Year awards where he picked up Fan’s Forum Player of the Year, Player’s Player of the Year and Management team’s Player of the Year – good to keep you Del!

Mark Sideserf

The very popular ”Sidey’ signed a new deal in May 2022 that sees him remain with the club until the end of the 2022-23 season. Long may he run down the left flank!

Evan Horne

Evan joined the club at the start of the season but has signed up for a further two years, meaning he is with the club until June 2024.

So, adding those to the players already on board for 2022-23, this is the current situation:

David Brownie (2024)
Chris Duff (2023)
Dylan Dykes (2023)
Del Esplin (2025)
Adam Forde (2023)
Shaun Fraser (2023)
Evan Horne (2024)
Jordan Longmuir (2023)
Josh Lumsden (2023)
Jonny Lyon (2024)
Craig Menzies (2023)
Jordan Shelvey (2023)
Mark Sideserf (2023)

More updates as and when they occur!

‘A Different View’ of Newlandsfield

Supporters cannot help but see the improvements that have been made in recent months to Newlandsfield, from toilets to floodlights. Newlandsfield was visited by YouTuber ‘adifferentview‘ aka 28-year-old Stephen Reside (son of Bill, former Pollok United youth coach), to put the focus upon them from a disabled supporter’s perspective. Stephen himself has cerebral palsy.

He also chats to a few Lok fans and Mr Pollok himself, Campbell MacLeod, for his perspective on the changes.

You can read more about Stephen here.

Player of the Year Night 2022

Our player of the year night made a grand return on Saturday 7th of May.

A great time was had by all, enjoying a celebration of all that we have achieved this season.

The player’s first award to be presented was the fan’s forum player of the year.
Del Esplin picked up this award based on the man of the match votes over the whole season. A worthy winner based on season-long consistency and outstanding performances.

Fan’s Forum Player of the Year – Del Esplin

Del Esplin again returned to the stage to collect the second award of the night.
Player’s player of the year, clearly a popular figure within the dressing room. Del was nominated by the rest of the squad for his contribution to the team’s season.
A leader and professional on and off the pitch.

Player’s Player of the Season – Del Esplin – Sponsored by Only Sport

Special Recognition was given to recently retired captain Paul Gallacher.

Paul chose to retire this season, ending his career with Pollok.

Since joining in 2014 and making 203 appearances.

Paul spoke briefly summing up his time at the club and how much he has enjoyed his footballing career and being able to spend so many years with Pollok.

Special Recognition is given to Paul Gallacher – Presented by former captain Ian Spittal and current captain David Brownlie.

Take a look at Paul Gallacher’s Pollok Highlights

The top goal scorer was the next award to be presented.

Adam Forde collected this award for his 20 strikes this year.

Finding the back of the net when it mattered and providing match winners all throughout the season.

Top Goal Scorer – Adam Forde – sponsored by McFie

Watch Adam Forde’s goals this season

Making it a Hat-trick of awards, Del Esplin returned to collect the Management Player of the Year award.

Del was awarded this honour for his outstanding attitude and effort this season.

Management Player of the Year – Del Esplin – Sponsored by GMB

See Del’s Season highlights

Young Player of the year was the next award to be presented.

Given to a Johnny Lyon who has burst into the team since joining and made himself an irreplaceable part of the first team.

Young Player of the Year – Johnny Lyon – Sponsored by Richard Healey Removals

Matty Grant Picked up the Members player of the Year and was the final player to be presented.

Again to a young player who has been a fan favorite since signing last summer.

Player of the Season – Matty Grant – Sponsored by Westpoint Homes

Watch Matty in action

Past President and Secetary Stuart McCulloch was give a special recogntion for his service to Pollok FC
Stuart has been volunteering at Pollok for over 50 Years and was presented with an award for his selfless commitment to Pollok FC.

Special Acheivement Award – Stuart McCulloch

Thank you to all who attended the Player of the Year Night and made it a great success!

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Kilmarnock Pie Cup schedule UPDATE

Pollok’s Kilmarnock Pie West of Scotland League Cup quarter final tie, at home to Clydebank, was due to go ahead on Saturday 21st May but has been brought forward to Monday 16th May at 7.45pm – this will be the competitive debut of the LOK FLOODLIGHTS! Many thanks to all those who donated towards the cost of their installation and you still can here.

The winner will be away to Hurlford United or Arthurlie on Saturday 4th June, kick off 2pm. Looking further ahead, the final will be at Cumnock Juniors’ Townhead Park on Saturday 11th June.

Player of the Year Night – Voting

Our much-anticipated player of the year evening is back on the 7th of May!

We would now like to invite club members to cast their votes for Player of the Year 2021/22!

Votes should be sent via email to [email protected] – with the subject: Player of the Year.

Please provide the following information so that the votes can be verified:

  • Full Name
  • Membership Number (if known)
  • Player of the Year Nominee

Votes will need to be submitted by Friday 29th April in order to be counted.

Tickets for the Player for the Player of the Year Evening are still available, anyone wishing to attend please get in touch to reserve a ticket.

Player of the Year voting is only open to club members.

Duncan Annandale

It is with great sadness that it was announced this week that Duncan Annandale had passed away aged 76 on 1st April. Duncan served on the Lok committee and took over from Jim Robertson as Kit Controller in the late 2000s. His funeral is on Friday 6th May at 12.45pm and it would be great to see a Pollok contingent there – all are welcome.

Player of the Year Night

After a brief hiatus, our much anticipated Player of the Year Night will return!

The Player of the Year evening will take place at Lok’s Bar and Kitchen at 7.30 pm on the 7th of May 2022.

The evening is open to any fans wishing to attend.
Tickets will be £10 per person, tickets will be available to purchase at the club at the next two home games, On Wed 20th April and Sat 23rd April.
Alternatively, contact the club via Email ([email protected]) or via the club’s social media channels to reserve a ticket.

Club members will soon be asked to cast their votes for Player of the Year, more information on the voting process will follow.

Kilmarnock Pie WOSFL Cup draw

The draw has been made for the Kilmarnock Pie West of Scotland League Cup closing stages. The full draw can be seen below but in short, Pollok will play either Kello Rovers or Clydebank in the quarter finals and the path beyond is laid out in this graphic.

Murdo MacKinnon Commits Future to Pollok

The Club are pleased to announce that Manager Murdie Mackinnon has a agreed a new contract. 

The contract will run for the next four seasons. 

Murdie has brought so much more than stability to the Club having helped navigate us through the pandemic shutdown and given us all cause for optimism as this season progressed. 

What may not be apparent is the extraordinary commitment he has brought to the Club and not just with regard to on field matters. 

We are all aware that we are at the start of a new era for the Club and Murdie will provide us with both continuity and ambition as we begin that new era.