Away back on October 7, I switched from Interviewing League Officials, Managers and Coaches in our SAFN Series and caught up with an Amateur Football Player – not just any Player – but a two-goal Cup Semi-Final hero in ROSS KEARNS.
Ross openly talked about Covid-19 putting a stop to the Cup Final preparations, and how his club have been improving over recent years.
Another great Article which produced huge interest!
” Ace Kearns: We Are Gutted Our Final Is Off!”
Ross Kearns has revealed his frustration over the latest 16-day Scottish Government restrictions to hit non-professional football – including the SSMAFL Chairmen’s Cup final at the home of Cambuslang Rangers on Saturday, October 10.
Kearns bagged a double for Port Glasgow United FC in their 3-1 Semi- Final the previous week, while potential opponents Shawbridge AFC were crushing Stanley Athletic 8-0.
In another great exclusive Ross said: “Absolutely gutted, Tom. Our guys loved the write-up @AmmyFitbaNews on our Semi-Final victory the other day. The squad was looking forward to the test and occasion – Buzzing as it was the club’s first Final.”
“I can’t believe football has been taken away again. Every time we move forward and follow the guidelines they move the goalposts. It is never ending.”
Kearns has racked up experience in junior football with the likes of Greenock, Maryhill, Ardrossan, and Port Glasgow before joining United last October.
Ross revealed “The club has been going for 5 years. We normally play home games at Paroles, and train at the new Port Glasgow High School Campus. We have been striving to make sure we are in the picture for trophies and league titles as well as getting great support from local businesses.”
“We have new training gear, tracksuits and two new strips, so the club Is really heading in the right direction. We hope to keep building on what would have been early season momentum.”
“On behalf of the club, can I also say we can’t thank local businesses and community backing enough.”
United’s route to the final has also included wins over Gleniffer (5-0), and The Real McCoy (5-4),
BREAKING NEWS…. The President’s Cup Final, between Semsa AFC and Port Glasgow Athletic, due at Vale of Clyde’s Fullarton Park, Tollcross was also postponed.