Season: 2023-24

Pollok v Troon

Pollok return to WoSFL Premier Division action after a couple of weeks playing Cup football. Troon are the visitors to Newlandsfield this weekend.

Pollok moved into the next round of the Scottish Cup with a 6-0 away win to Penicuik, where the club will now face Gala Fairydean Rovers. The ‘Lok are currently second in the league table and have lost only once this season in all competitions.

Last week, Troon went down 2-1 at home to Arthurlie, it has been a season of mixed results, so far for Jimmy Kirkwood’s men. They currently sit 11th in the table, with a record of two wins, two draws and four defeats. Their last five matches in all competitions have seen them win two, lose two and draw one.

In the last five matches between the clubs, Pollok have won four, with Troon winning one. The last meeting was a league match on April 1st 2023, when Pollok won 5-3, the Pollok goalscorers on the day were, Rumsby, Christie, Forde, Doherty and McCann.

There has been a football team in Troon as far back as 1875, the current club were formed in 1946. Manager Jimmy Kirkwood is in his second spell after a two-year period as General Manager. Kirkwood led Troon to promotion to the then newly formed West Premiership in 2018 at the first time of asking after relegation the year before.

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Penicuik Athletic v Pollok

Goals: Mullen, McKenzie, O.G, Forde, Duff, Maley

It’s the First Round of the Scottish Cup this weekend, with Pollok travelling east to take on East Of Scotland Premier Division side Penicuik Athletic.

Penicuik beat Rutherglen Glencairn 4-2 at home in the last round, their goalscorers being, Wardlaw, Forbes, Melvin and Buckle. Pollok would beat Benburb on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Newlandsfield.

Both clubs were involved in the South of Scotland Cup last weekend, Pollok broke their goalscoring record with a 13-0 win over Saltcoats, while Penicuik beat Dalkeith Thistle 3-1.

Currently, Penicuik sit 9th in the EoSFL Premier Division with a record of four wins and five losses.

Penicuik were formed in 1888, they play at Montgomery Park (formerly Penicuik Park). Their biggest achievement was reaching the Scottish Junior Cup Final in 1970. They would draw 1-1 with Blantyre Vics at Hampden Park and then lose the replay, 1-0. Their last trophy was the East of Scotland Football League Conference A title in 2019, where they would finish runner up in the Championship play offs to Bonnyrigg Rose. They are currently managed by Lewis Coult.

Former notable players include, Kevin Twaddle, Lee Bullen and former Hearts player and Australian manager, Eddie Thompson.

The last meetings between the clubs took place in the Scottish Junior Cup when, after a 1-1 draw at Newlandsfield, Penicuik would win 2-1 in the replay on February 1st, 2014.

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Pollok v Saltcoats Vics

Saltcoats Victoria are the visitors to Newlandsfield this week in the South Challenge Cup.

Last weekend, Pollok continued their good form with a 3-1 away win against Hurlford, goals from McKenzie, Forde and McGregor. The club sit second in the WoSFL Premier Division with a record of five wins, two draws and the one defeat.

Saltcoats are currently managed by Bryan Slavin and have put together a young squad this year. Saltcoats were relegated from the Third Division last season and it has been a tough start to the season for Vics as they sit bottom of the WoSFL Fourth Division, with a record of seven losses in seven games. The club were originally formed in 1889, then re-formed in 1911. They have won the Scottish Junior Cup once, in 1925. Their last trophy was the Ayrshire Second Division, which they won in 1993.

The last meeting between Pollok and Saltcoats came in the West of Scotland Cup on May 12, 2018 at Campbell Park. Pollok ran out 11-0 winners. The previous meeting to this, took place at Newlandsfield back in 2002, again in the West of Scotland Cup, Pollok won this one 10-0.

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Hurlford United v Pollok

After last weekends Scottish Cup penalty win over Benburb, we move back to WoSFL Premier Division action with an away game to Hurlford.

Pollok are currently 2nd in the league table with a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and one defeat. After the Scottish Cup win we have been drawn away to Penicuik Athletic in the First Round. Top scorers at this early stage of the season are Adam Forde with 7 goals, Grant Anderson with 4, and Calum Gow, Chris Duff and Darren Christie on 3.

Hurlford were in Scottish Junior Cup action last week when they beat Sunnybank 3-2 at Blair Park. The Ford have started the season well, with only one defeat coming against Benburb. They currently sit in 5th place in the league with 3 wins, 2 draws, and the one defeat.

Hurlford were formed in 1912 and are managed by Darren Henderson. The last trophy they picked up was the West of Scotland League Cup which they won last season beating Kilwinning. 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.

In the past five matches in all competitions between the clubs has seen Hurlford edge the results with two wins, there have been two draws and one win for Pollok. That win for the Lok came in the last meeting between the sides in February when Pollok won 4-0 at Blair Park, the scorers on the day were Forde, Burns, S McCann and Nelson.

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