Port Glasgow United Awards – June 2020

Port Zoom Presentation Player of the Year Awards for season 2019-2020 had to be held back a couple of weeks unfortunately due to Covid restrictions, writes Tom Scott.

Nevertheless, everyone involved enjoyed hearing about the various winners at the club, who are members of the SSMAFL and play in the sponsored Cutting Edge Engravers Inverclyde / Renfrewshire Championship A.

Ross Kearns was named Player of the Year and Top Goal Scorer. Daza. (Mr Port United) Stevenson won the Players ‘Player of the Year vote.

Goal of the Season. went to John Spencer, and Kevin Shields was awarded the “Oldest Goal Scorer in the History of Football” Yes, just such a category exists, but I have no idea why!

Port Glasgow United would like to extend a massive “thanks” to sponsors Kelly’s Kitchen for their help during the 2019-2020 campaign.

The Big Interviews – End Of Year Review – Ross Kearns

Away back on October 7, I switched from Interviewing League Officials, Managers and Coaches in our SAFN Series and caught up with an Amateur Football Player – not just any Player – but a two-goal Cup Semi-Final hero in ROSS KEARNS.

Ross openly talked about Covid-19 putting a stop to the Cup Final preparations, and how his club have been improving over recent years.

Another great Article which produced huge interest!

” Ace Kearns: We Are Gutted Our Final Is Off!”

Ross Kearns has revealed his frustration over the latest 16-day Scottish Government restrictions to hit non-professional football – including the SSMAFL Chairmen’s Cup final at the home of Cambuslang Rangers on Saturday, October 10.

Kearns bagged a double for Port Glasgow United FC in their 3-1 Semi- Final the previous week, while potential opponents Shawbridge AFC were crushing Stanley Athletic 8-0.

In another great exclusive Ross said: “Absolutely gutted, Tom. Our guys loved the write-up @AmmyFitbaNews on our Semi-Final victory the other day. The squad was looking forward to the test and occasion – Buzzing as it was the club’s first Final.”

“I can’t believe football has been taken away again. Every time we move forward and follow the guidelines they move the goalposts. It is never ending.”

Kearns has racked up experience in junior football with the likes of Greenock, Maryhill, Ardrossan, and Port Glasgow before joining United last October.

Ross revealed “The club has been going for 5 years. We normally play home games at Paroles, and train at the new Port Glasgow High School Campus. We have been striving to make sure we are in the picture for trophies and league titles as well as getting great support from local businesses.”

“We have new training gear, tracksuits and two new strips, so the club Is really heading in the right direction. We hope to keep building on what would have been early season momentum.”

“On behalf of the club, can I also say we can’t thank local businesses and community backing enough.”

United’s route to the final has also included wins over Gleniffer (5-0), and The Real McCoy (5-4),

BREAKING NEWS…. The President’s Cup Final, between Semsa AFC and Port Glasgow Athletic, due at Vale of Clyde’s Fullarton Park, Tollcross was also postponed.

Ace Kearns: We Are Gutted Our Final Is Off!

Scottish Amateur Football News Exclusive

Ross Kearns has revealed his frustration over the latest 16 day Scottish Government restrictions to hit non-professional football – including the SSMAFL Chairmen’s Cup final at the home of Cambuslang Rangers this Saturday (12 noon).

Kearns bagged a double for Port Glasgow United FC in their 3-1 semi- final victory last weekend, while potential opponents Shawbridge AFC were crushing Stanley Athletic 8-0.

In another great exclusive Ross said: “Absolutely gutted, Tom. “Our guys loved the write-up @AmmyFitbaNews on our Semi-Final result the other day. The squad was looking forward to the test and occasion. Buzzing as it was the club’s first Final.

“I can’t believe football has been taken away again. Every time we move forward and follow the guidelines, they move the goalposts. It is never ending.”

Kearns has racked up experience in junior football with the likes of Greenock, Maryhill, Ardrossan, and Port Glasgow before joining United last October.

Ross revealed “The club has been going for 5 years. We normally play home games at Parklea, and train at the new Port Glasgow High School Campus.”

“We have been striving to make sure we are in the picture for trophies and league titles as well as getting great support from local businesses. We have new training gear, tracksuits and two new strips, so the club is really heading in the right direction. We hope to keep building on what would have been early season momentum.”

“On behalf of the club, can I also say we can’t thank local businesses and the community backing enough.”

United’s route to the final has also included wins over Gleniffer (5-0) and Real McCoy (5-4),

BREAKING NEWS….The President’s Cup Final, between Semsa AFC and Port Glasgow Athletic due at Vale of Clyde’s Fullarton Park, Tollcross, has also been postponed.