|Posted by gavinalston31 on October 6, 2015 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
Glasgow Perthshire v Lanark United.
Not the most exciting of draws, a team from our own division...
Full draw from Pie and Bovril - Link
|Posted by gavinalston31 on March 5, 2015 at 4:30 AM||comments (0)|
The match against Renfrew this Saturday, 7th March, will be played at the Port Glasgow Community Stadium with a 1pm kick off.
Please note early kick off time!
|Posted by Brian on September 22, 2014 at 12:45 AM||comments (10)|
Just to make everyone aware that the committee have accepted our offer to resign.
It's been an absolute privilege to have been the Manager of Lanark United Football Club and thanks to the committee for giving me this opportunity.
For whatever reason, it's just not worked out this season, even with an excellent squad of players who certainly cannot be faulted for their hard work. Not taking our chances and losing sloppy goals are two of the main reasons why we are sitting with zero points from four league games but that's football. We have continued to try to play the game the right way and hopefully everyone watching has at least enjoyed that but it's a result driven business and we've just not been able to turn good performances into 3pts.
Would personally like to give a mention to John and Middy for their enormous efforts, top guys who deserved a better outcome. At the same time it's been a great learning for all three of us and i hope we'll be back together in the dug out and some point in the future.
I wish the club much success going forward and I am sure with the current squad we are only one win away from turing the corner. No better time than next Saturday with it being the Scottish Cup. All the very best to everyone associated with the club, Mon the Yowes!
|Posted by Brian on August 7, 2014 at 3:50 PM||comments (1)|
As promised I can confirm that the following players are signed for the season ahead:
Gary McLenaghan from Shotts Bon Accord
Ryan Mailey from Vale of Clyde
Cameron Lawson from Raith Rovers
Alexander Thomson from Stirling Albion
Alan Murdoch from last year
David Stille from Forfar West End
Paul Hanlon from Blantyre Vics
Connor Johnstone from last year
David Hamilton from Royal Albert
John Renwick from last year
Alan McCrum from last year
Chris Queen from Thorniewood
William McMaster from Motherwell Thistle amateurs
Ryan Docherty from last year
John Henderson from last year
Scott Falconer from Shotts Bon Accord
Kris Jarvie from Lemahagow
Nicky Millar from Blackburn Utd.
Ryan O'Donnell from Cambuslang Rangers
|Posted by Brian on August 4, 2014 at 5:10 PM||comments (2)|
Just to let everyone know that we have arranged a Race Night on 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)
Please let me know if you want any tickets to help support the club.
|Posted by Brian on July 3, 2014 at 5:20 PM||comments (6)|
Our Pre-Season match schedule is as follows:
19th July - away to Lugar
23rd July - away to EK Thistle
26th July - away to Symington amateurs
28th July - away to Gow in Clydesdale Cup Semi Final
2nd August - away to Newmains
4th August - possibly Clydesdale Cup Final
9th August - away to Larkhall in League Cup
16th August - home to Gow in League Cup
23rd August - away to Royal Albert in League Cup
First Four League games are:
30th August - away to Wishaw
6th September - home to Vale of Clyde
13th September - away to Gow
20th Septmber - away to Renfrew
Some very exciting games in prospect and hope to see you there.
|Posted by Brian on July 3, 2014 at 5:05 PM||comments (2)|
Delighted to announce that our new signings joined the boys we managed to sign on from last year for our first pre season session tonight at Strathclyde park.
Signings from last year include John Renick, Connor Johnstone, Alan Murdoch, Alan McCrum, Ryan Docherty, John Henderson and we managed to secure permanent deals for our end of season loanees, Gary Mclenaghan, Scott Falconer and Kris Jarvie.
New signings are as follows:
Paul Hanlon, left sided defender from Blantyre Vics and previously with Cumbernauld.
Ryan O'Donnell, can play number 10 role or up front as a striker. O'D played with Cambuslang last year (although was out for a large spell due to an injury), having been with Blantyre Vics and he also partnered me up top at Vale of Clyde.
David Stillie, central defender who we signed from Forfar West End and he had a spell some years ago with Forth as a youngster.
Gary O'Hanlon, striker who has been scoring goals for fun in the amateur leagues so looking forward to seeing how he does at junior level.
I would like to welcome all the new boys to the club and thank the boys from last year for their loyalty.
We are also in discussions with a few other players and in fact had some join us tonight so hope to see how they do in the coming weeks.
Great to be back and see you all soon.
|Posted by Brian on June 14, 2014 at 1:25 PM||comments (1)|
Great wee night last night with the boys and the committee. I can confirm that Alan McCrum won Player of the Year, Alan Murdoch young Player of the Year and Danny Burns top goalscorer.
Congrats to the three of them.
|Posted by Brian on May 23, 2014 at 6:05 PM||comments (3)|
July was a hectic first full month trying to get the boys from last year signed up and also attract new players. We did however manage to get 12 pre-season sessions in before our first friendly against a very decent Lugar side who as expected went on to have a good season. Unfortunately we lost the semi-final of the Clydesdale Cup away to Carluke and finished the month with another two friendlies to help our fitness before the season got underway.
August started with an excellent away friendly at Fauldhouse where the team competed particularly well against an organized and professional outfit and it was not to be in the league cup section with two narrow defeats by Larkhall and the Gow before our first competitive victory over Royal Albert. The month ended with three league matches where we picked up two home points, the most difficult to take being the harsh red card when comfortably leading Carluke one nil.
September turned out to be far more positive with two excellent away victories versus the Ants and Perthshire either side of a lack lustre home performance against Maryhill.
A last minute penalty miss against Cambuslang prevented October starting in a more encouraging manner, however excellent performances in the West and Scottish Cups helped lift the spirits going into November.
Our poor home form however continued with a defeat by Bellshill and unfortunately our Scottish cup run came to an end against a stuffy Yoker team.
December looked like being the changing point in our season with a tremendous two nil victory away at top of the table Dunipace followed by a 2 nil HT lead against the Ants, however only to completely blow it and end up losing three goals and allowing the rollercoaster season to continue. I truly believe this was a pivotal moment, as rather than going on a run with confidence we had to try and lift a demoralized dressing room, an early lesson in football management indeed!!!!
The New Year did not bring much change in fortune with two displays against Larkhall and Bellshill that may have merited points on another day, however on both occasions we left with zero.
February was the month of postponements, however also the month where according to Tam Anderson the team produced the best result the club has experienced in over a decade against Arthurlie. This would turn out to be probably the proudest and most enjoyable match of the season.
March turned out to be rather hectic with five games squeezed in this month with the team managing to pick up only five points from a possible fifteen and this was the time when it really dawned on us that we were absolutely in a relegation dogfight.
Fortunately we managed to dig deep in April, picking up a well deserved home point versus the Bens, a must win three points away to Cambuslang and an always enjoyable three points away to Carluke. Unfortunately we left Shettleston with nothing after running them mighty close.
The final month of the season was dramatic to say the least with us leading the eventual league winners Neilston 2-1 with only 12 mins remaining and the same with Dunipace with almost no time remaining, however we certainly know how to make it difficult for ourselves and let it go the final game away to Johnstone. Once again we like to do things the hard way and allowed them to take the lead inside 15mins, however all credit to the rather depleted squad at this stage for showing some character and in the end running our comfortable winners by five goals to one.
Certainly a rollercoaster of a season with many highs (Forfar, Arthurlie, Dunipace, Cambuslang & Johnstone) and many lows (Carluke, Maryhill, Bellshill, Cambuslang and Neilston to name a few) but full credit to the squad for sticking by the team right to the end and making sure we secured our position in a highly competitive Central First Division.
For sure next season will bring its own challenges and there is no doubt that we will have to improve on our home form if we are to climb the table, however you can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren’t busy denying them!
Mon the Yowes and look forward to seeing you all in July
|Posted by gavinalston31 on January 18, 2014 at 5:35 AM||comments (0)|