Tagged with Scottish junior football

Bathgate Thistle 2-2 Whitburn Juniors

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 – Creamery Park, Bathgate One great thing about living in Scotland, and more specifically West Lothian is that the end of the football season tends to feature an avalanche of junior games as all the clubs battle to clear the backlogs of winter. The reasons for this are threefold really; in … Continue reading

Pollok 0-1 Irvine Meadow XI

  June 18, 2009 – Newlandsfield Park, Glasgow The Evening Times Cup final pitched the two best sides in the West of Scotland together to bring down the curtain on the Scottish Junior football season.  It also signaled the end of my own campaign, which began at Easter Road on July 6 last year. All told, … Continue reading

Musselburgh Athletic 2-1 Linlithgow Rose

June 11, 2009 – New Dundas Park, Bonnyrigg After flying back into Edinburgh after a business trip, I got to Bonnyrigg just as this MJM Flooring (St Michael’s) Cup final kicked off.  I needn’t have bothered rushing because as far as the entertainment went, it was well into the second half before the game really … Continue reading

Pollok 3-1 Auchinleck Talbot

June 8, 2009 – Newlandsfield Park, Glasgow Another Evening Times Cup tie and a bit more entertaining this time. Pollok and Talbot are amongst the strongest junior sides in Scotland and the standard of play was excellent, especially considering the arduous schedule of games for both sides recently. Talbot scored first and each side sustained … Continue reading

Blantyre Victoria 0-0 Rutherglen Glencairn

(Blantyre Vics won 4-2 on penalties) June 6, 2009 – Castle Park, Blantyre All the teams in the SJFA West Region who win a league or cup are entered into the end of season Evening Times Cup, which traditionally brings the curtain down on the Scottish Junior campaign. This was the Central District Division 2 champions … Continue reading

Musselburgh Athletic A-A Whitburn

(Match abandoned after 20 minutes) June 4, 2009 – Olivebank Park, Musselburgh Game 101 for the season might be consigned to Room 101 after it was abandoned after barely twenty minutes play. The game, an MJM Flooring Cup semi final was only just getting into it’s stride when Musselburgh’s no 8 Martin Murphy went down … Continue reading

Auchinleck Talbot 2-1 Clydebank

May 31, 2009 – Rugby Park, Kilmarnock The highlight of the Scottish Junior football season, my 100th game of the season and a warm sunny day to boot. All I needed to top things off was a Scottish Junior Cup victory for Clydebank but the brave Bankies fell short against the seasoned Auchinleck Talbot who … Continue reading

Sauchie Juniors 3-3 West Calder United

May 28, 2009 – Beechwood Park, Sauchie More often than not end of season games are crap unless there’s something at stake.  How refreshing, then, to see Sauchie and West Calder United put their all into what was essentially a ‘meaningless’ game. There was a genuine competitive edge to this clash in picturesque Clackmannanshire and enough … Continue reading

Whitburn Juniors 3-1 Camelon Juniors

May 26, 2009 – Central Park, Whitburn This was a big game for both sides, with Camelon needing a win to maintain their hopes of overhauling Bonnyrigg Rose at the top of the East Super League. Bottom of the table Whitburn needed a result to get themselves out of deep relegation trouble and they got … Continue reading

Ballingry Rovers 0-2 Dundonald Bluebell

May 16, 2009 – Ore Park, Glencraig A Saturday afternoon trip into deepest Fife to Ore Park, home of Ballingry Rovers. For the uninitiated, Ballingry Rovers don’t play in Ballingry because Ore Park is in Glencraig, a very small place a mile or two south.  Lochore Welfare actually play closer to Ballingry than Ballingry Rovers … Continue reading