Spring Cup Crackers On The Way

The Greater Glasgow Premier AFL will swing back into action this month with the FN Teamwear Spring Cup, writes Tom Scott.

There are eight section. Pick of the early action will be:

Helensburgh v Vale of Leven
Rannoch v Colquhoun United
Belleaire v Houston United
Langcraigs v Glenvale
Cambria v Weir AFC
John Street v Eaglesham
Kirkfield v Carluke Thistle

SAFN hopes to be in a position to cover all games and results moving forward.

Clubs are also being encouraged to contact Tom Scott with News, Signings and Reports.

Greater Glasgow Release Provisional Fixtures

Match Secretary Paul Gunn has released provisional fixtures for the Greater Glasgow Premier AFL at the end of the month. The start of the four-tier set-up has been delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions, and the hope is additional measures won’t be introduced early next month.

Here is how the list looks: for October 31. No spectators allowed.

Division 1
Calderglen v Erskine
Eaglesham B v Westerlands A
EKYM AFC v Eastwood Parkmount A
Glasgow University A v Cambria
St Patrick’s v South Lochaber

Division 2
Eastwood Parkmount B v Strathclyde University
EKRR AFC v GSC Amateurs
GSC Jordanhill v Newshot
John Street v Belleaire
Langcraigs v Dynamo EK

Division 3A
Colquhoun v Carluke Thistle
Duncanrig v Kilbarchan
GSC Amateurs Red v Mosspark Albion
Houston v Westcliff
Oban Saints v Park Sports Project

Division 3B
Boswell v Glenvale
Craigneuk v Kirkfield
Rannoch v BSC Glasgow
Vale of Leven v Ferguslie Star
Weir AFC v Pollok AFC
Westerlands GGAFC v The Lovat Arms AFC.

Colville Stung By Late Two-Goal Thistle Comeback

Colville Park E AFC Manager Kenny Henderson today admitted his side ran out of steam as Motherwell Thistle netted twice in the last seven minutes of their pre-season clash at Dalziel Park.

Andy Guthrie had given Colville the lead with a penalty kick which boss Henderson conceded they were lucky to be awarded before the Jags came storming back to win 2-1.

Said Kenny “It was a good run-out though despite the final result and we face another test against Dalziel here on Wednesday evening.”

Several other clubs from the Central Scottish Amateur League were also involved with the Saturday action. Steins and Doune Castle shared eight goals, Garrowhill Thistle netted four without conceding at Gourock Athletic, Campsie Minerva edged out Milngavie Wanderers in a seven-goal thriller and Gary Hamilton’s Castlemilk Dynamo beat Southside 3-1.

Elsewhere moving around the country, Paul Leonard hit an injury time equaliser for Stewarton United in a 3-3 draw against Minishant.

Joseph Winnie hit a reply for Cambria in their 4-1 defeat against Glasgow University Football Club. Incidentally, this game was like many others played in glorious weather!

Newlands and AFC Southside had good spells of play in a cracking 3-3 draw, while Lomond Vale came from a goal down at hosts Westcliff and ran out 3-1 winners thanks to a strong second half performance plus goals from Ben Craig (2) and new signing Aidan Gilmartin.

Tony Sawers was on target twice for Weirs in their 5-3 win over Kilbarchan Thisle, while Kilbride Thistle hot shot John Pirie bagged three goals in a fine 6-0 victory against Dalry.

Colville Park E AFC In Five Player Signing Swoop

Colville Park E AFC have strengthened their squad with five top-class signings. Manager Kenny Henderson today confirmed the arrivals of Full Backs Calum Bateman and Scott Munro, Central Defender Andrew Cockrell, Central Midfielder Lee Lockhart – better known as ” Hammer” and Striker John McNaught.

Every one of the nap hand arrives with experience in the bank! Bateman had stints with Yoker Athletic and Stirling University. Munro was at Forth Wanderers last season and has also worn the colours of Kilsyth Rangers, Royal Albert and Dunipace F.C.

Cockrell played at Cambria AFC last season, and Lockhart came through the ranks of St Mirren and Ayr United in addition to stints with Benburb and Maybole Juniors.

Front man McNaught is a one-time Rangers signing and previously played for Stirling University in the Lowland League.

Away from the playing side, Kenny Henderson has revealed the club are seeking bag sponsorship. Contact them through their Social Media outlet.