Border Club Confirm Four-Team July Tourney

Greenlaw FC have confirmed dates and the identity of three other teams for their two-day summer tournament at Happer Park, writes Tom Scott.

Heading into the draw alongside the hosts will be Hawick Royal Albert, Tollcross Thistle and Pentcaitland AFC.

Games will be played on Saturday (July 3), Sunday, July 4.

Hawick, founded in 1947, play in the East of Scotland League. They are three-time champions.

Tollcross from the LEAFA Premier Division, are still awaiting opponents in the Scottish Amateur Cup Semi-Finals. Rated a top Amateur Club.

Pentcaitland, from the LEAFA Championship, have won the Scottish Amateur Cup (1983-1984). Founded in 1919.

Greenlaw, who play in the Border Amateur League A Division, have confirmed a trophy will go to the winner.

Border Law Organise Player Contracts and New Signings

Border Amateur A Division Greenlaw FC have been busy organising Contract Extensions for over a dozen players – and completing two new signings, writes Tom Scott.

Goalkeeper Andy Jack, set to provide Cammy Duncan with competition for the No 1 starting slot, will also help David Knox, who moves up from Assistant Manager to being the Boss following the January exit of Jay Paterek and Michael Laidler.

Robbie Cattlin remains in the backroom staff, while Steven Quinn joins the Coaching set-up.

The double signing swoop is laced with plenty of experience – one-time Arniston Amateurs’ midfielder Marc Fleming, and Andy Hamilton, whose former Clubs include Coldstream and Peebles Rovers.

GREENLAW FC are sponsored by Blackadder Mini Market & Deli.

Around The Amateur Football Scene (27/01/2021)

Writer Tom Scott takes a midweek look at what has been happening around some clubs.

GSC Jordanhill AFC have created an online game(s) amongst their squad of players. Should help to relieve the total boredom of no footie!

Clubs in the Border AFA had hoped to run a mini tournament at some stage this month, but the idea was postponed due to continued restrictions.

Tass Thistle AFC have a few ideas happening in the background by way of preparation for a return to football. Like all clubs they are “champing at the bit to get back into it.” according to a Club Insider.

Although the SSMAFL season won’t commence, officials remain optimistic they may still be able to complete three Cup Competitions halted by Covid-19 last October.

Shawbridge meet Port Glasgow United in the Chairman’s Cup Final, and Semsa AFC play Port Glasgow Athletic for the President’s Cup.

Glasgow South AFC are through to the Final of the Strathclyde Cup, and await the winners of a second semi-final between East Dunbartonshire and Nicos.

Skye and Lochalsh AFA have an AGM coming up on 1st February.

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Border League Club Confirm New Management

GREENLAW FC have confirmed former Assistant Manager David Knox is moving up to replace Jay Paterek as Boss at the Border Amateur League club, writes Tom Scott.

Knoxy will be assisted by Andy Jack, who makes the transition into working with players having previously been part of the squad, and Goalkeeping Coach Robbie Catlin.

Coach Michael Laidler has also left the club with their best wishes.

Jay Paterek will now be part of the Arniston Rangers backroom staff – alongside Alan Bain, following their recent announcement of a new Management “team” in Phil Alexander and Scott Steele.

Greenlaw FC have new kits sponsored by Blackadder Mini Market and Deli (home), and B&K Hume Groundworks Ltd (away).

Hotspur Reveal Winner Of Raffle Draw

Linton Hotspur FC have revealed Scott Swan won the sum of £500 from their Christmas Day/ New Year Day Raffle Draw. Officials would like to thank everyone who kindly agreed to participate. The West Linton club, who made the switch from the Border Amateur Football League into the Edinburgh Amateur Association in 2018-2019, have acknowledged the incredible amount of work taken on by numerous people within the Club set-up.

Committee Members, Players, Coaches, Volunteers – in and outside Linton Hotspur FC -. plus Sponsors, whose financial involvement has proved invaluable over a 12-month period.

Hotspur look forward to the day when they are allowed and can safely welcome everyone back to their excellent New Moor Road home ground.

Around The Amateur Football Scene (31/12/2020)

SAFN Chief Writer Tom Scott takes his Pre- New Year look at what has been happening around the country.

Glasgow Wellington FC have re-opened their Club Shop and are taking Kit Pre-Orders which will be sent to their supplier in batches on the 1st of every month, and take approximately 30 days before The Dukes are in receipt of the goods.

Renfrew Rovers have completed a brilliant group collection and subsequently donated all contents to the Renfrewshire Food Bank.

The GDSFC team feel it is important to give something back to their local community.

Greenlaw FC, from the Border Amateur League, have taken delivery of a superbly designed New Kappa Shirt, which has their sponsor, Blackadder Mini Market & Deli, prominently displayed on the front.

Larbert AFC wish their ex-players, current players, all families and sponsors the very best for 2021.

A number of excellent companies have supported the club’s various Fund-Raising ideas – including Bonny Travel. Banknock Taxis, Buildvale Ltd and Happy Dayz Ltd.

Around The Amateur Football Scene (14/12/2020)

Chief Writer Tom Scott has his first look of the week around the Amateur Scene.

BE Teamwear and Workwear will again sponsor the Border Amateur Football Association when the new season commences.

Kincorth Athletic stretched their lead at the top of the Aberdeen Sunday League with a 13-0 win over Sheddocksley. Athletic are eight points ahead of second-placed Overhype, who have two games in hand.

Bucksburn Thistle beat Portland Milltimbers 5-3 and move into sixth place.

St Peters AFC founded in 1984, are proud to support Rainbow Laces and Show Racism The Red Card.

GSC Jordanhill staged a Visual Presentation to reveal their three Club Awards.

Craig Mulgrew was named Committee Player of the Year, the Players’ Player of the Year give went to Calum James and Jamie Parker was Top Scorer.