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LANARK v Gartcairn - 2pm 30th September 2017

Posted by bc57 on September 30, 2017 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

We welcome Gartcairn who are currently top of the league.

We sorted out the last team who visted us as league leaders and hope we can do so again today, particularly after events at the end of last season.

St Anthony's 2 LANARK 2

Posted by bc57 on September 30, 2017 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We went one up after only 44 seconds following a beautiful through ball from the returning Cameron Lawson which was well retrieved by Ronan Kearney who cut it back for       to slot away.

Unfortunately our defensive frailties were to the fore when we lost an equaliser 5 minutes later and then went further behind on 35 minutes.

Shaun Gallagher created an excellent chance for himself before half time, rounding the keeper and then inexplicably put it wide when he seemed to stumble.  He missed another good chance in the 2nd half but kept plugging away and was rewarded on 93 minutes when he jinked his way through and shot past their keeper from an angle to score a deserved equaliser which won us a point and partially made up for the 97th minute equaliser St Ants got against us over there a couple of seasons ago.

We missed Sean McKenna again out with injury. Peter O'Donnell's industry in the 2nd half made a difference, having been unable to make the kick off due to work commitments.

Next Game: St Anthonys v Lanark Utd, Sat 23rd September

Posted by Yowe6 on September 22, 2017 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

2pm league fixture at McKenna Park.

Lanark Utd 2-1 Carluke Rovers

Posted by Yowe6 on September 16, 2017 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (2)

What a difference a week makes. Well deserved 2-1 victory today against our local rivals Carluke to hand them their first league defeat of the season.

We should have won by a lot more. Two excellent goals by Ronan Kearney, one a beautiful free kick into the top corner.

Wouldn't be Lanark without giving us a fright. Another sloppy goal conceded - in the 93rd minute. Managed to hold out for a further 3 minutes to secure the win.

Next Game: Lanark Utd v Carluke Rovers Saturday 16th Sept

Posted by Yowe6 on September 15, 2017 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

League duty continues against our local rivals.

Good Luck Paul!

Posted by bc57 on September 2, 2017 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Paul Burns has been appointed as our manager. I wish him well.  Still unbeaten since he took charge of the team.  Long may that continue.

Next Game: Lanark Utd v Bellshill Saturday 2nd Sept

Posted by Yowe6 on August 30, 2017 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (1)

Kick off 2pm at Moor Park, Lanark.  League duty continues.

The New Season

Posted by bc57 on August 27, 2017 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (1)

The league season has begun with a 0-2 win at Vale of Clyde, courtesy of goals by new signing Shaun McKenna and a last minute clincher by Dale Gordon plus a penalty save by Gareth Halford. This was our first game in the post John Brogan era who has gone to manage Wishaw.

Team was taken temporarily by Paul Burns, who turned out and played well at left back, supported by ex lanark stalwart Craig Stark and friend of the club Thomas Mcgauley (for this game only due to other commitments).

Yesterday saw us host Royal Albert who had soundly beaten us 3-0 at Stonehouse a couple of weeks ago in the League Cup in what was an abject performance by us.  Paul Burns did not select himself and was missed. Shaun Gallagher was off to Mexico and was missed. We were bolstered by the sight of 'Shug' Kelly on the bench having made a trip back from Ireland.  I thought both teams were poor yesterday and we were weakened by an awful tackle on Ronan Kearney on 40 minutes which should have resulted in a red card. The only person who thought otherwise was the referee, who had a very poor game.  This resulted in Ronan hobbling off to be replaced by the aforementioned Shug.

2nd half saw us score from a McKenna penalty on 52 minutes and a Gordon header from a rare set piece goal only to concede a penalty on 76 minutes and then lose the equaliser on the 92nd minute after some very poor defending by our left back although manager Burns had some choice words for Shug as he considered he was in some way culpable.  This was harder to take as Stuart Annetts had missed a golden chance to seal the victory in the 91st minute.

4 points from 2 games. 3rd in the table unbeaten but with weakest squad I can ever recall. One presumes the management team appointment will be resolved this week. Their first task will be to attract some new recruits to bolster the squad otherwise we will do well to finish in the top half of the table, in my opinion, based upon what I have seen so far this season.

Pitch is looking wonderful thanks to Geordie's Trojan efforts and I thoroughly enjoyed my first Lanark pie of the season. 

Thank You!

Posted by bc57 on May 27, 2017 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Our season ultimately ended in disappointment as the league table doesn't lie. However, this has been the most enjoyable campaign that I can recall for quite some time thanks to the quality of some of the football we have played. Ultimately we drew too many games but it is the first Lanark team who also won points when not playing so well, getting a late equaliser or winner here and there. We even overcame our penalty hoodoo.


Some lovely football played by some good young players such as Ronan Kearney. We were bolstered after a poor start to our season by the signing of David O'Donnell and Gareth Halford from Newmains. Gareth is the best keeper that I can recall at Lanark.


Thanks then to the players, the management and everyone involved on our committee, without whom there would be no club. We still have one of the best pitches around - well done Geordie!


We are looking forward to next season already and hope that the club will keep the flow of information going about who's staying, who's going and who is signing.


C'Mon The Yowes!