St Joseph’s AFC Training Kit

St Joe’s Receive Training Kit From Scotland Star John McGinn has given St Joseph’s AFC a huge boost by sponsoring their training kit, writes Tom Scott.

McGinn and his family know the Clydebank-based club well – even taking opportunities to watch them playing previously in the Scottish Amateur Football League, and now in the Caledonian League when schedules permit.

The Scotland star decided to help them, and maintain high standards by offering them training kit sponsorship, which officials were delighted to accept.

Said St Joe’s Manager Adjie MacColl “It was a tremendous gesture by John McGinn. We can’t thank him enough.”

Many thanks to Mr John Gibbons at St Joseph’s AFC for supplying the photograph.

St Joe’s Step-Up Recruitment Search

St Joseph’s AFC Manager Adjie MacColl is casting the net to recruit a new backroom Coach – and they could also be close to finding an experienced goalkeeper, writes Tom Scott.

The Clydebank-based club received a body blow recently when former Scottish Junior Cup winner and Internationalist, Stephen Docherty, announced he was leaving to spend more time with his family.

Doco was also well known for spells in senior football at Airdrie and Partick Thistle. Said Adjie: “i brought Stephen here, and he was very popular with everyone.”

“The players loved working with him. Losing him is a blow.”

“He has left due to family commitments, so I need to bring in a replacement with a big season ahead in the Caledonian League.”

St Joseph’s AFC are celebrating 50 years, and would dearly like to secure promotion – even better a title success!

Meanwhile, St Joe’s Amateur Internationalist goalkeeper Scott Urquhart has decided to move to Yoker Athletic, and Gaffer MacColl is seeking a replacement.

I ran the goalkeeper-wanted article this week, and there could be further developments before the weekend.

St Joseph’s play Eaglesham away in a friendly this Saturday.

St Joes On Look Out For Experienced Goalkeeper

Ambitious S Joseph’s AFC are hoping to boost the quality of their Caledonian League squad by recruiting an experienced goalkeeper, writes Tom Scott.

With outfield players coming back from injury and some still sidelined, Manager Adjie MacColl is keen to make sure they build from the back and maintain high standards.

Any goalkeepers not signed or seeking a fresh challenge can contact the St Joe’s Gaffer on 07757690725.

Meanwhile, St Joseph’s recovered from losing a quick-fire goal inside 60 seconds of taking the park in a friendly against New Farm Loch at Scotstoun to win 5-2.

Scores from Mikey Hopkins, on his official debut, Ally Graham, Ryan Halpin, an own goal and Kieran O’Brien.

Said Adjie “They were a good experienced team as you would expect playing in the Ayrshire League.”

St Joes Rocked By Striker Crisis

St Joseph’s AFC Manager Adjie MacColl has revealed four strikers are certain to miss the start of the new Amateur Football season next month, writes Tom Scott.

Injuries will rule out Scott Cameron, Ryan Halpin and captain David Seagrave.

And in a further blow, Sean Smith will also be absent.

Said Adjie: “We have a friendly against New Farm Loch this Saturday at Scotstoun.

“The situation at this moment is unbelieveable.”

“All four are big players for us.”

Hopefully, the situation will improve for St Joes, who hope to play another friendly on Saturday week at hosts Eaglesham AFC.

Scotland Star Donates Training Kit To St Joes

John McGinn has given St Joseph’s AFC a huge boost by sponsoring training kit, writes Tom Scott.

McGinn and his family know the Clydebank-based club well – even watching them playing in the Caledonian League when time permits.

The Scotland star decided to help them and maintain high standards by offering training kit sponsorship, which officials were delighted to accept.

Great to see those at the top level in football being only too aware of what the Amateur game is all about.

Many thanks to Mr John Gibbons for supplying the photograph.

St Joes Prepare For Castlemilk Test

St Joseph’s AFC Manager Adjie MacColl and the Clydebank-based set-up are looking forward to their next friendly test this afternoon, writes Tom Scott.

Castlemilk OBC will host what should be a great 90 minutes, and the visiting gaffer has already been impressed with the way they go about their business having watched them preparing for the recent Jimmy Marshall Summer Cup final against ultimate winners Arthurlie FC Amateurs (2-0) at Glasgow Green.

St Joes Cameron Hits Goals Surge

Scott Cameron bagged three goals in two friendlies for St Joseph’s AFC, writes Tom Scott.

The ex-Petershill signing netted a brace in an entertaining 2-2 draw with hosts Drumchapel AFC, who countered through Connor Higgins and Alan Kelly (overhead kick).

The game was arranged late on after the Drum’s previous opponents cancelled.

St Joseph’s only had 13 fit players, and ex-Albion Rovers striker Mikey Hopkins made his debut during the game.

Said Manager Adjie MacColl “We had already committed to playing St Roch on the Monday evening and went ahead.”

“The lads got a bit tired towards the end – to be expected – but St Roch were very impressed with the way we played the game.”

“We lost 5-3, but up to the last minute it was 4-3.”

“Our scorers were Scott Cameron, Aaron Graham and Kevin O’Brien.”

* St Joes are off on their travels today when they play Castlemilk OBC at Glasgow Green. Kick-off 2pm.

Big Guns Share Friendly Spoils

Two of the best-known names in Amateur Football played out an entertaining friendly on Saturday, writes Tom Scott.

Drumchapel AFC and St Joseph’s AFC served up a 2-2 draw.

I understand from reports “two evenly matched teams.”

No goal scorers from St Joes, but Connor Higgins and Alan Kelly scored for the Drum.

The second goal was an overhead kick.

Finally, I hear the League Cup Final between Bannockburn and Drumchapel is heading for Broadwood on Friday, July 23.

St Joes Make Double Signing Swoop

St Joseph’s AFC have boosted their ranks with a double signing swoop, writes Tom Scott.

Former Scottish Youth Cup Final winner

Mikey Hopkins (23) and 24-year-old Connor Forrester are on board at the Clydebank Club.

Manager Adjie MacColl revealed: “I had Hopkins, who plays up front, with me at Falkirk FC, and he also won the Scottish Cup with Antonine.”

“He took time out from football to set up his own business before returning to the game and playing at first team level with Dumbarton and Albion Rovers.”

“Connor joins his brother, Ryan, at our Club. And both are left-sided players.”

FRIENDLY WANTED:

St Joseph’s AFC are still seeking away opposition on one Saturday afternoon:
JULY 17. Call the Manager on 07757690725.

St Joes Look For Saturday Friendly

St Joseph’s AFC Manager Adjie MacColl is still looking for a friendly on July 17th, writes Tom Scott.

While the Clydebank club have been successful in fixing up games against West Park United – Amateurs this Saturday, July 10, and the visit of Ayrshire opponents New Farm Loch at Scotstoun on July 24 – thanks to the Gaffer publicising his Club through Scottish Amateur Football News, he has been unsuccessful in approaches to fill the gap on Glasgow Fair weekend.

Adjie told me “I have followed your daily coverage at SAFN and thought we had opposition lined-up, but it has not worked out.”

SATURDAY, JULY 17… Away Friendly Wanted by St Joseph’s AFC. Contact Manager Adjie MacColl directly with a call to 07757690725.