Victory Salute Support For Christmas Campaign

North Glasgow Victory officials have publicly thanked the support they received in being able to make a sizeable donation to Glasgow’s “Spirit of Christmas” campaign.

Helped by the amazing generosity of players, family, friends and not least club sponsors, DtL Creative,. NGV have collected an amazing £550, which will provide children with gifts and essentials this Christmas. Well done, everyone!

On the playing front, North Glasgow Victory were put through their paces pre-season, and provided plenty of potential in games against Semsa, Newlands and Dinamo Paisley FC.

However, the Scottish Government pulled the plug on amateur football, and their debut in the Strathclyde Saturday Morning AFL on October 10.

Needless to say, VIctory and visitors Haghill- St Roch were eager to kick- off the sponsored Legends Bar Diner Development League with a win!

Now in Tier-4, there is always a concern clubs will lose their players or fold completely. NGV have had to adapt with virtual training and core work.

Geographical travel rules won’t stop until 11tb December at the earliest, but small (non-contact) groups have managed to keep their Firhill let going and help keep the floodlights on between various restrictions!

Newlands Complete Pre-Season Programme

Four wins and one draw that has been the positive return generated by Newlands AFC ahead of the new season.

Friday’s victory against Rossvale Over-35s followed excellent performances against Glasgow East,. North Glasgow Victory, Southside United and Southside White Cart, while six goals were shared with Southpark AFC.

In common with many other amateur clubs, Newlands formed in 2012, had to contend with too few park  lets and not being allowed to travel outside their local area in the pursuit of warm-up games.

Around The Amateur Football Scene (19/09/2020)

The Law AFC 5 West Hamilton AFC 3

On a glorious morning and with new faces on display, both clubs were delighted to get back into action following six months of inactivity. Maxwell (2), McDonald, Low and Scott with the goals.

Crosslands United were 3-0 up and looked to be cruising against Belvidere, who hit back twice with late goals.

Dean Park had their first-ever game as a club and beat Blackhall 3-2. Scorers Gavin Sneddon, Fraser Morrison and Greg McBride. Incidentally, Blackhall are looking for a home game in Paisley on September 26.

Red Star and Shawbridge shared six goals in a 3-3 draw.

MTK Holytown secured an 8-1 win against Newmains.

Braehead AFC edged out Bishopton FC 4-2 thanks to Marshall, Browning and a Gemmell double.

Southside United took their chances in style and defeated Dennistoun Thistle 4-1. That could be a timely boost for Southside, who play Newlands next midweek.

Around The Amateur Football Clubs

Scottish Amateur Football Writer Tom Scott continues his look around the country with snippets of news from various clubs.

Recently. appointed Castlemilk Dynamo AFC manager Gary Hamilton has at least four available dates for pre-season friendlies – commencing Saturday, September 12.

Dynamo would prefer to travel since the facility they would normally use for home games does not open until early October. Clerwood Thistle AFC have secured their first sponsor. Dentwork Glasgow will feature on a smart new red (home) kit.

Stratton Southside AFC, from the Strathclyde Saturday Morning League are seeking friendlies. Kick-off times would be between 9am and 11am.

Corstorphine Dynamo AFC from the LEAFA, will be running Saturday and Sunday teams out of Gayle Park next season.

Dynamo are a community club with great ambitious to progress even further, and have been encouraging local volunteers and anyone willing to attend their Hub in preparation for competitive football.

Easthall Star AFC going into their 30th season, are hoping to hear soon that Stepford Road on the Edinburgh Road will reopen for training and games. Stepford is hugely important to the local community as the venue is used on a daily basis by young players, grassroots clubs and adults.

Tollcross AFC are bringing in a Sunday team alongside a Saturday squad. A club insider said: “We are trying to grow as much as possible.”

Renfrew Rovers AFC player-manager Scott Perry has confirmed a fifth pre-season friendly against Tantallon Victoria. Provisional date is September 26.

Said Scott “Fingers crossed we get the green light.”

Newlands AFC, from the Glasgow Colleges Saturday Morning League, have lined-up four warm-up games – DTI AFC, North Glasgow Victory AFC, Lanarkshire Forrest AFC and Tollcross AFC.

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