Strathclyde Saturday Morning Amateur League: In the News

Busy times at the Strathclyde Saturday Morning Amateur Football League, writes Tom Scott.

I am delighted President/ Secretary Treasurer Mr Andy Bryant has contacted myself with three items of News! Here we go:

He said; “Tom, the league have announced that the 2019-20 Strathclyde Cup Final will be played on Saturday 28th August at New Tinto Park – home of Benburb FC with a 6pm Kick-Off.”

“Two leading lights, East Dunbartonshire and Glasgow South, will battle to put their name on the industrious winners list.”

“The league are proud to announce that PH DECOR are the new sponsors of the Presidents Cup for 2021-22.”

“It’s great to get new sponsors on board and we thank them hugely for their support.”

“The league are proud to announce that HAIR OF THE DOG, dog groomers, are the new sponsors of the Chairman’s Cup for 2021-22.”

“Again, great news for the league securing these deals.”

McGeachy Inspires Semsa Final Success

Semsa (pictured) won the Presidents Cup with a 4-2 victory against Port Glasgow Athletic on Friday evening at New Tinto Park, writes Tom Scott.

SSMAFL President Mr Andy Bryant revealed to Scottish Amateur Football News how the game panned out, and also supplied the photograph.

“In glorious conditions, a good crowd turned out to support the teams.”

“Liam McGeachy put Semsa ahead in the 15th minute with a smart finish from a good cross, and that’s all that split the teams at half time.”

“Patrick Tinney doubled the lead after just 3 minutes of the 2nd period, and McGeachy secured his second on the hour mark.”

“Port then came back into it. Lee Finlay pulled one back just 3 minutes later. Port piled on the pressure, but could not grab a second, with the Semsa keeper pulling off a great save to deny them.”

“Against the run of play, Daniel Queen scored a 4th for Semsa on 84 minutes to clinch it.”

“Stuart Emerson grabbed a consolation second for Athletic in time added on.”

“Liam McGeachy was voted Man of the Match by the Match Officials.”

Huge thanks again to Mr Andy Bryant.

SSMAFL Reschedule Cup Final Date

Andy Bryant has revealed a new date for the SSMAFL Chairman’s Cup Final, writes Tom Scott.

The League Chairman/ Secretary told me: “This Final will now be on Friday, 13th August.”

“An 8pm kick-off at New Tinto Park, Govan. Home of Benburb F.C.”

“Competing clubs: Port Glasgow United v Shawbridge.”

Admission Entrance fee is £5 – of which £1 goes to Charity.

Bargeddie In New Manager Search

Well established SSMAFL Club Bargeddie AFC are searching for a new ambitious Manager, writes Tom Scott.

SSMAFL President/ Secretary Andy Bryant said:

“Bargeddie have a really good support committee and a reliable and talented squad, who need guidance to reach the levels they are undoubtedly capable of.”

“Any interested party can make contact with the Club by email to: bargeddieamateurs@aol.com

Many thanks to Mr Bryant for supplying the Bargeddie AFC badge.

Presidents Cup Final Latest (SSMAFL)

Strathclyde Saturday Morning League President/ Secretary Andy Bryant has confirmed details of the long-awaited Presidents Cup Final, writes Tom Scott.

Andy revealed: “Friday 23rd July at New Tinto Park, home to Benburb FC. with an 8pm kick off.”

“Port Glasgow Athletic v Semsa.”

“Referees have also had a training session in the use of our new Match Day App, which will be rolled out soon.”

Bargeddie In New Manager Search

Well established SSMAFL Club Bargeddie AFC are searching for a new ambitious Manager, writes Tom Scott.

Top-table SSMAFL Official Mr Andy Bryant contacted myself directly with the information, and added “They have a really good support committee and a reliable and talented squad, who need guidance to reach the levels they are undoubtedly capable of.”

“Any interested party can make contact with the Club by email to: bargeddieamateurs@aol.com”

Many thanks to Mr Bryant for supplying the Bargeddie AFC badge.

A Sponsor In Your League – Who Are They? (Strathclyde Saturday Morning AFL)

How well do you know Competition backers in your League, writes Tom Scott.

I have been reporting on numerous throughout Scottish Amateur Football. They are the lifeblood of the game – not only through a global pandemic.

One top Manager told me “Something highlighting Sponsors is a worthwhile idea. Let’s be honest, that side of the game is going to be decimated.”

With the help of Strathclyde Saturday Morning Amateur Football League President/ Treasurer/ Secretary Mr Andy Bryant, I am delighted my Monday feature is SAMMY’S ITALIAN KITCHEN. Owner MR JOSEPH GORDON.

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Andy Bryant exclusively revealed “Sammy’s Italian Kitchen sponsor the Premier Division.”

“Owner Joseph Gordon, originally started sponsoring the Division as Gordon’s Bar, but changed to the food side of the business.”

“Sammy’s do great deals for eat-in, collection and delivery, with a varied range of others. Joseph committed very early to continue with his sponsorship right at the start of the pandemic, and the League will be delighted if that continues in the future.”

“The League’s Social Media features adverts from them, and we try to promote Sammy’s Italian Kitchen at every opportunity.”

Andy Bryant, President / Treasurer, Strathclyde Saturday Morning AFL chairssmafl@outlook.com