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Pollok travel to Loch Park to take on Glenafton on Saturday in the West Of Scotland Premier Division.
Last week Glenafton were in West of Scotland Cup action as they beat Kilbirnie 3-1 at Loch Park, goalscorers were McMullin, McKee and Kerr. The Glens currently sit 11th in the league table, with a record of won 3, drawn 5 and lost 5. In their last five league matches they have won one, drawn two and lost two. Hugh Kerr and Sean McKenzie lead their goalscoring charts with 13 and 12 respectively.
When Ryan Stevenson was appointed as manager of Glenafton in March last year the club were staring relegation in the face, only for the team to go on a run of 8 wins and 2 draws in the last 13 games to secure Premier Division status. They will hope to go on a similar run this season to move further up the table.
Glenafton were formed in 1930 and originally had black and white as their colours before changing to the more familiar red and white in 1960. The club won the Scottish Junior Cup twice, 1993 and 2017.
We last played Glenafton earlier this season, way back on 13th August when Pollok edged a 3-2 win at Newlandsfield. A Stuart McCann goal and a double from Darren Christie sealed the win on that occasion.
Murdo’s post-match thoughts:
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Gaffer Murdo MacKinnon heaped praise on his sides performance at Loch Park on Saturday afternoon after a 0-0 draw ensured a Scottish Cup 4th Round Replay at Newlandsfield this Saturday.
In an evenly contested tie, Lok had the first chance of the game in the first few minutes with Stuart McCann?s rasping effort being tipped over by the sprawling McGarrity in the Glenafton net.
Matching his goalkeeping counterpart, Jordan Longmuir then produced a fine save keeping out Mick McCann?s header which was destined for the top right corner after McAusland pinged a great diagonal over the top.
In the Second Half the returning Adam Forde saw his ferocious volley blocked by McGarrity?s mid-rift. With Bryan Young?s follow up being blocked for a corner.
MacKinnon commented ?I?m really proud of the boys today, they performed excellently in a place thats hard to come and get points from. I thought personally we controlled the game at a good tempo and we possibly just edged it.
?Their keeper pulled off some incredible saves to deny us as did Jordan who was on top of his game today. It (the tie) was always going to be decided by a mistake or a bit of class, which is expected for two teams so evenly matched.
?I told them this is only half time and that we have to take the game to them back at home in-front of our fans. Something which we will prepare for considerably this week.
?Overall there?s still a bit of work to do but we?re still in the cup and hopefully we can put on a show on Saturday.?
That’s it – all over. Another draw for the Lok.
90 mins: Glens go down to 9 men as their goalscorer is sent off.
72 mins: Stuart McCann replaces Nicky Little.
60 mins: Del Hepburn is brought off the bench to replace Ross Brash.
41 mins: GOAL!! The lead doesn’t last long as Glens get back on level terms.
40 mins: GOAL!! Lok take the lead through Adam Forde, his fifth goal for the club in his 11th appearance.
29 mins:? RED CARD! Glenafton are down to 10 men.
Glenafton’s results so far this season:
In charge today is Glasgow association referee Chris Gentles (Cat 2D). He was in charge of last week’s Scottish Cup tie between Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale and Inverurie Loco Works. The only West SUper match he has done so far this season was Kilwinning’s clash with Clydebank in August.