Lanark United Football Club

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Kilsyth 3-2 Lanark

Posted by gavinalston31 on November 14, 2015 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Lanark got off to the worst start possible, finding themselves two behind within about 7 minutes. They had to weather further pressure from Kilsyth who had started brightly with the Lanark defence struggling to deal with the pace of some of their forward thinking players. 

Lanark came into the game a bit more after the first 15 minutes or so and looked the more likely, a cruel deflected goal just before half time meant that Lanark went in 3-0 down and with their work cut out if they were to get back into it.

Lanark started the second half well and registered a goal ten minutes into the second half through Alan Christie, he broke free of the offside trap and had time to bear down on goal and finish calmly. Lanark were denied what looked like a certain penalty, the player breaking into the box on the left hand side was felled by a Kilsyth player, it looked an obvious foul. Nothing doing according to the ref and play went on.

The referee was to have a spectacular gaffe shortly after. Paul Ross was on the end of a ball on the edge of the centre circle in Lanark's attacking half, he cushioned the ball down and rolled the Kilsyth defender who was battling from behind to win the ball, the Lanark player emerging with posession. Inexplicibaly, the referee saw this as a foul for Kilsyth and even more unbelievably also deemed it a bookable offence, showing Paul his second yellow card and sending him up the tunnel. 

Lanark didn't let this dent their resolve and an inspired substitution from John Brogan got them to within one. Bryan Caldwell who had only recently taken to the field turned his defender on the edge of the box and fired past the keeper. 

The ten men of Lanark kept going for the leveller but it just wouldn't come, Kilsyth managing to see the game off. Davie Collins was also shown a red card for a second booking with almost the last kick of the game, he couldn't really have any complaints. 

Disappointing to not progress,  but certainly positives to be taken. If the first ten minutes are left to one side, the Yowes competed well against their opponents who are flying high two divisions above. Hopefully the first ten minutes can be learned from as we head into a big match against Rossvale in the Junior Cup next week at Moor Park.

Crossgates Primrose 1-4 Lanark United

Posted by gavinalston31 on September 26, 2015 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Lanark sailed through to the next round of the Scottish Junior Cup in Fife this afternoon.

It was a great day for Lanark's youngsters and Stuart Mitchell got Lanark on their way after only 4 minutes with a fantastic volley from the edge of the box. Lanark were well on top and had a host of chances including a penalty saved from Alan Christie and went in 1-0 up at half time.

Shortly after half time Lanark went 2-0 up with a back post headed finish from Steven Christie (Sorry, could anyone confirm name) on his first start. Lanark were awarded a penalty around an hour in which Alan McCrum tucked away, good to break the penalty hoodoo! Stuart Mitchell made a good day for him even better by putting away a second with a neat finish. He should have had his hat-trick, the ref had already blown for offside although from my vantage point it certainly looked a fair goal.

Crossgates had put a lot into the game and were rewarded with a goal in the last few minutes of the match, a penalty.

The real standouts today were the two youngsters who grabbed the goals, good to see young players being so effective for the Yowes. Good professional displays all over the park making sure Lanark made it into the hat for the next round. Who does everyone fancy for the next round?

Cambuslang Rangers 2-5 Lanark Utd

Posted by Yowe6 on September 19, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (6)

A great performance and result today from the full team.

Bryan Caldwell put Lanark ahead after around 10 minutes with a neatly taken goal from close range. Lanark pressed for a second goal before the break and were looking dangerous, Alan McCrum had the best chance, after some neat play on the right he found himself through on goal but shot wide. Cambuslang leveled the score shortly afterwards and that was how it stayed until half time.

After the break Cambuslang took the lead. Once again though Bryan Caldwell was on hand to put Lanark back level, a predatory finish from a great cross from the returning Alan McCrum. Alan was at the centre of the action again when he was on the end of a poor challenge from a Rangers midfielder who was shown a straight red card, no complaints from the player. 

The Yowes pressed on from here and Cammy Lawson put them ahead with a thumping header from close range. Lanark coped well with some pressure from Cambuslang who went all out to find the equaliser despite their numerical disadvantage, Lanark dealing well with some dangerous aerial balls. However, this left plenty of room on the break for Lanark and after having two efforts cleared off the line they got the goal to seal the points, Stuart Mitchell who had come on as a substitute burst down the right wing and drove into the box, rolling the ball back to Ryan Hutchinson who tucked the ball home. Hutchinson added a second with the final kick of the ball, through on goal he slowed up at the edge of the box and hammered a dipping shot past the goalkeeper. 

A fantastic result away from home and some great periods of play throughout the match. Solid performances all over the pitch. 

Reults from our league today, plenty of high scoring matches!

Benburb 4-1 Glasgow Perthshire

EK Thistle 4-3 Royal Albert

Forth 3-1 Ashfield

Gartcairn 4-1 Port Glasgow

Newmains 4-0 Vale of Leven

Newmains 0-3 Lanark

Posted by gavinalston31 on September 5, 2015 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (3)

A great win for Lanark away to Newmains who had showed good form this season already in their League Cup section.

Lanark sit top of the league early on, six scored and none conceded.

Lanark 1-2 Lesmahagow

Posted by gavinalston31 on August 16, 2014 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (3)

Lanark were narrowly defeated in this league cup match against local rivals Lesmahagow at a blustery Moor Park.


Lesmahagow had the better of the early exchanges, Lanark defended resolutely but were struggling to get up the park. Both teams plans were about to be changed though, Lanark central defender Alan Murdoch picked the ball up and made a surging run across the halfway line, he took a heavy touch and overran the ball and as is often seen in this situation made a desperate attempt to keep possession, lunging into a challenge with the Lesmahagow player. Not a malicious challenge but a heavy one. After a lengthy stoppage in play the referee dismissed Alan Murdoch and also showed the red card to a Lesmahagow player, meaning both teams would have to play the remainder of the game with ten men.


Lesmahagow took the lead before half time, after a neat exchange on the edge of the box the ball was chipped over the defence, the Lesmahagow player stayed calm and lofted the ball over the despairing Mclenaghan in the Lanark goal.


Half Time - Lanark 0-1 Lesmahagow


After half time the wind had picked up a bit and made it hard going for both sides but Lanark managed to level the score after around 64 minutes, the ball was played hard and low across the box from the right hand side, evading one stretching Lanark player, fortunately summer signing Ryan O'Donnell was on hand at the back post to tuck the ball away and level the score.


It wasn't to last long though, minutes later Lesmahagow won a corner, the ball managed to find it's way right to the back post evading everyone where it was headed home.


Lanark mounted some late pressure and had a good few chances towards the end of the match, the closest they came to an equaliser were in the form of two great efforts seconds apart from the lively Nicky Millar, both were well saved by ex-Yowe Derek Barnes in the 'Gow goal.


Full Time - Lanark 1-2 Lesmahagow


Lanark United have organized a race night for Saturday 23rd August at Greenhills Community Centre, 14 Greenhills Square, East Kilbride, G75 8TT from 19:30 - Midnight.


£5 for a ticket


- Buffet Included


- Disco after the racing


- Raffle / Prize Auction (all donations would be highly appreciated)


Johnstone Burgh 1-5 Lanark

Posted by gavinalston31 on May 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (2)

Lanark made their place in the Central 1st Division safe with the last game of the season after a comprehensive win against relegated side Johnstone Burgh.

Lanark gave the hosts a head start, goalkeeper Daniel Tobin coming out to a ball on the right but not getting enough on it, the goal was exposed and the Johnstone striker finished well.

Lanark were level shortly after with a goal from Danny Burns, finishing well with his left foot from a tight angle. Liam Mushet hammered home inside the box just before half time to ensure Lanark went in ahead.

Lanark never looked back after the break and shortly after I had been slagging off "veteran" forward Kris Jarvie, I was silenced when he made it 3-1 to Lanark with an expert chipped goal. Danny Burns and then Kris Jarvie both scored again to complete their doubles and round off the game.

Lanark safe by the narrowest of margins over Cambuslang. Sloppy goals conceded have undoubtedly cost Lanark points throughout the course of the season, as well as a wee bit of bad luck with players injured. Players efforts can't be faulted over the season, will be interesting to see what happens over the summer, there will no doubt be some players going and some new faces as there are every year. At least we had excitement until the last game!

Lanark 2-3 Neilston

Posted by gavinalston31 on May 3, 2014 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (4)

Lanark got their noses in front at 2-1 but threw it away late on with two sloppy goals.

Neilston ahead within 15 minutes.

0-1 at half time, Lanark levelled through Danny Burns who slotted home after rounding the keeper.

In front a short while later through Con Boyle.

Neilston levelled almost immediately and won the game with a goal right at the death.

Shettleston 2-1 Lanark

Posted by gavinalston31 on April 26, 2014 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

A disappointing away defeat for Lanark.

Shettleston went a goal up with just under 10 minutes player, Lanark had some good pressure after this but never really created any clear opportunities, after 36 minutes Shettleston doubled their lead.

Lanark got one back just before half time, looked like an own goal from a ball played into the box.

Both teams had periods on top in the second half but neither could add to their scoring and it ended 2-1.

Our closest rivals Cambuslang picked up a point away to Neilston.

Carluke 0-2 Lanark

Posted by gavinalston31 on April 19, 2014 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (10)

A big, big win for Lanark away to Carluke today.

Lanark took the lead around half an hour into the game when Danny burns outpaced his man down the left, bursting into the box and squaring the ball, the keeper was commited, leaving Kris Jarvie to knock the ball into the back of the net.

Lanark leading 1-0 come the break, within the first ten minutes of the half Carluke were reduced to ten men when the number two was sent off for a second booking. Lanark made the extra man count through Danny Burns, in a similar position to where he squared the ball for Jarvie in the first half, he finished well from close range.

Carluke hadn't really managed to trouble Lanark throughout the game, brought a good save from the keeper with a stinging drive from the edge of the box after Alan McCrum uncharacteristically lost his footing, about the only mistake he made all game.

Carluke will have perhaps counted themselves lucky to finish the game with ten men after a number of incidents which on another day would not have been punished so leniently. Player-Manager Brian Johnston was the victim of a shocking two footed lunge in the corner of the pitch, the player did take the ball but it was a cynical challenge. In a seperate incident in the same area of the park a Carluke player raised his hands to Ryan Docherty but it was unpunished.

A much needed victory for the Yowes, all the better to get it against their local rivals on their own patch.

Good performances throughout the team, Danny took his goal well as well as the assist. Alan Murdoch was immense at the back, mopping up everything that came his way. John Renwick followed up his goal last week with a very impressive display today, Davie Collins also had a solid game, a no nonsense display. Could really write a few lines about everyone who played, well done to all.

Lanark 1-1 Benburb

Posted by gavinalston31 on April 5, 2014 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (7)

A point for either team after a hard fought game.

Lanark had the better of the first half and would have been wondering how they never went in at least one goal to the good, had a chance cleared off the line and came extremely close on a few other occasions, but 0-0 it was at half time.

After around 70 minutes two subs were made, Brian coming on for Jarvie and Con Boyle on for Connor. Both players made an impact and indeed Con got Lanark's goal, a fine strike after a set piece, the ball broke to him around 20 yards from goal and he struck it on the volley past the despairing goalkeeper.

The lead was short lived however as Benburb levelled shortly after with a very similar strike of great quality, perhaps from slightly further out, the Lanark keeper nearly kept it out but could only palm the ball onto the post and in.

Both sides had opportunities and Lanark a good shout for a penalty, but it was to finish even.