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.

Parkmount Success Recruiting New Players And Keeping Sponsors

Two Eastwood Parkmount teams in the Greater Glasgow Premier AFL have enjoyed success bringing new talent on board and the backing of five sponsors off the park.

I understand at least two new names will go into the A squad who feature in Division 1 (11 teams) along with seasoned campaigners like Erskine AFC, Eaglesham and Westerlands.

The B team will run the rule over a host of potential signing talent for their Division 2 programme (9 clubs in total). East Kilbride RR AFC, GSC Jordanhill, Newshot AFC, Bellaire AFC and John Street AFC are likely to figure in the silverware chase.

Incidentally, GGPAFL chiefs have also put together Division 3A and Division 3B for competitive games.

Meanwhile, Eastwood, who have registered Bogton Playing Fields, Muirend as their home venue, would like thank sponsors Glasgow The Bank, Mini Grill Scottish Steakhouse, John Paterson & Sons Ltd Painters and Decoraters, Ferguson Osbourne Bathrooms and Mearns Castle Golf Academy.

Cale Pair Go Head-To-Head For Second Fixture

Cambusbarron Rovers and Callander Thistle both scored four goals on the opening day of the new Caledonian League season last Saturday. Now the pair go head-to-head in Division One fixtures released for this weekend.

Hosts Callander will be boosted by an outstanding 4-0 win at Doune Castle where Man of the Match Andy Orr, who scored one of the goals, was superb.

Rovers opened up with a comfortable 4-1 victory against Dunblane Soccer Centre.

Holytown Colts, on the end of an 11-0 mauling against Finnart at Glasgow Green, will attempt to throw offf the hangover when they entertain a St Joseph’s squad fresh from their 4-3 win against Westerlands.

In the Premier Division, Glasgow Harp, Stenhousemuir Community, and Dumbarton Academy are just three of the club’s chasing two wins in a row.

Thorn Athletic and Eaglesham, who both won last Saturday, and St Mungos v Wiishaw Wymcombe Wanderers have great potential for 90 minutes of high standard football.

FIXTURES

Premier Division
Giffnock North AFC v East Kilbride YM AFC
Glasgow Harp AFC v Dalziel HSFP AFC
Glasgow University AFC v Dumbarton Academy FP AFC
Milngavie Wanderers AFC v Strathclyde University AFC
St Mungos AFC v Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers AFC
Stenhousemuir Community AFC v Cambria AFC
Thorn Athletic AFC v Eaglesham AFC

Division One
Callander Thistle AFC v Cambusbarron Rovers AFC
Doune Castle AFC v Milton AFC
Dunblane Soccer Club v Rhu AFC
Holytown Colts AFC v St Joseph’s AFC
Kilsyth AFC v Finnart AFC
Rothesay Brandane AFC v Westerlands AF

Former Sunday Cup Kings Suffer Final Warm-Up Defeats

Castlemilk Dynamo and Finnart wrote themselves into the Scottish Sunday Trophy record books with some outstanding achievements before switching to Saturday afternoons, but they both endured defeats prior to completing pre-season games.

New Dynamo boss Gary Hamilton will turn his attentions onto an away game at Gartcosh United in a domestic fixture which is actually past of last season’s programme cut short by Covid-19.

He was upbeat despite a 4-2 defeat at the hands of East Kilbride Under 21s. Gary said: “It was a great game and some great football played. We scored through Semple and McGinty. Pre-season is over, and this was another chance for 18 players to get a run-out, which is the most important thing.”

Finnart have been in superb form recently. Including the 3-1 midweek scalp of Ashfield FC, but they came a cropper against fired-up Kings Park Rangers at Glasgow Green.

Within 35 minutes Kings Park had romped into a 3-0 lead. A change of team shape and work ethic saw Finnart  hit back through Liam Cusack, Brandon McCauley and Kieron  Malloy  A “goal” from Ben Mills was disallowed, but the fightback went for nothing when Rangers scored again for a deserved 4-3. win.

Elsewhere, Firwood would have been boosted by a 2-1 victory against Eaglesham (GGPAFL). Scorers Danny Moy and Stephen Wallace.

Condorrat Amateurs  defeated MLS Leeds United ( Stirling and District League) 3-0 and all the goals came from Gregor Baikie.

Weirs hammered eight goals past Eastwood Park Mount. Jordan Barrett (4), Christos Balas (3) and Jonny Greig inflicted the damage. Connor Dowell (2) and a screamer from Grant Summers gave Bengal Lancers their 3-0 victory against Semsa FC.

Daniel McGroarty fired home four goals in the 11-3  thumping of Blackhall. Daryl McMillan hit a double as Drumchapel United Saturday Morning) beat Royal Union 4-0. Arthurlie Amateurs lost 3-2 against St Cadocs Jnder-20s, whose goals came from Andrew Gallagher,. Adam Barrett and Fraser Cowan.

Around The Amateur Football Scene (02/09/2020)

@AmmyFitbaNews Writer Tom Scott takes his midweek look at what has been happening around the club scene.

Moorpark Athletic are busy on the signing front and have already brought in Michael Smith, Anthony McLaughlin and Cammy Johnstone.

Rhu Amateurs are strictly following SFA guidelines in playing localised friendlies and I understand two have been organised against Dumbarton United Amateurs (September 12) and Lomond Thistle (September 17).

Gartcosh United have three attractive friendlies coming up against Doune on September 12, Syngenta a week later, and a September 26 meeting with Shortlees Amateurs.

Colville Park E AFC, whom we featured having signed five newcomers this week, have now recruited defenders David Quinn (ex- Duncanrig AFC) and Sean Tidser, who played at Forth, plus Duncanrig midfielder Jonny Aitken.

East Kilbride Harp have landed a double boost with E.K. Offices. Com ( Office and Storage to Let ) being paraded as their new Away Kit Sponsor and after a great deal of work carried out by their coaching staff, the Harp players will have all tracksuits sponsored by Standard Real Estate Ltd. Brilliant effort by all concerned.

Eaglesham AFC have managed to secure friendlies for their Caledonian League squad, but are seeking opponents for the team who play in the Greater Glasgow Premier AFL. You can choose from a mixture of home/ away games on September 12, 19 and 26.

Southside United AFC. have organised both Tuesday evening and Saturday friendlies this month. The list includes Kings Park United, Springburn Thistle and Glasgow East.

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