Goldenhill AFC won’t have to wait too long for the next challenge following their lengthy stay in the Scottish Amateur Football League, writes Tom Scott.
For almost eight full seasons they worked their way through to the Premier top- flight – starting from Division 1B, and winning the Championship alongside numerous Cup Finals.
Now Gowdie are members of the Central Scottish Amateur League, which is being sponsored by Hills Solicitors next season.
It’s a fresh challenge and they will embrace the experience.
Gowdie started in Boys Club football and celebrate their 50th Anniversary this year. They rarely had a poor SAFL campaign, but came close to finishing 2018-2019 without silverware until prolific striker Jamie Gallagher, who netted 76 goals and was their Player of the Year the previous season, netted a second half penalty kick winner against old rivals St Joseph’s in the Jimmy Marshall Cup Final at New Tinto Park, Govan.