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Cumnock Juniors

Cumnock Juniors Football Club

Nickname: The Nock

Founded: 1912

Ground: Townhead Park, Townhead Street, Cumnock (Capacity: 3000)

Manager: Stevie Farrell

League: SJFA West Super League Premier Division

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BallInNet IRVINE MEADOW cemented their place at the top of the West Super Premier with a demolition job on Shotts Bon Acoord. Stevie Rankin’s men ran out comprehensive 6-0 winners at Meadow Park as they continued their 100 per cent start to the campaign. Three goals inside five first half minutes put Medda in command with [...]

BehindGoalNet HOLDERS Auchinleck Talbot began their defence of the West of Scotland Cup in style by hammering locals rivals Cumnock. Tommy Sloan’s side won the trophy last season when they defeated Troon 2-0 at Newlandsfield Park, and they easily booked their place in the second round of this season’s competition with a 6-0 win at Beechwood Park. Boss Sloan [...]

BehindGoalNet ARTHURLIE are celebrating West Superleague safety after securing a hard-earned win over Cumnock. The Barrhead side defeated their Ayrshire visitors 2-0 while Glasgow rivals Pollok slumped to a 3-2 defeat at Glenafton meaning the Newlandsfield outfit are relegated from the West Superleague for the first time. After a nip and tuck opening half hour at [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 KRIS ROBERTSON hit a quickfire double as Cumnock edged out 10-man Clydebank. The big striker eased Nock’s drop fears with two clinical strikes in three minutes before Bankies’ Tommy Martin was harshly red-carded. Bankies pulled one back after the break but despite some late pressure couldn’t fashion an equaliser. Cumnock started better and it was [...]

JF_Background11.jpg BRIAN McCLUCKIE insists his side will take it one game at a time as they bid to edge away from the fighting pack at the bottom of the table. The Cumnock boss was relieved as they relied on a Stephen McCluskey injury time winner to beat Largs Thistle 2-1 and McCluckie admitting he can enjoy [...]

Ball_GoalKick GARY SMITH insists Arthurlie’s destiny will be decided by everyone at the club as they battle to avoid the drop. The striker returned after a six game ban to a much needed 4-1 win over Kirkintilloch Rob Roy and believes they have enough to see them safe. He said: “The league table never lies and [...]

ScottishCup BO’NESS UNITED eventually booked their place in the Scottish Junior Cup quarter-final with a hard-fought victory over Rutherglen Glencairn. Allan McGonigal’s men have had to wait five weeks to play their fifth-round clash after postponed games in previous round caused a fixture backlog. But after securing a 2-1 win at the Clyde Gateway Stadium the East [...]

Ball_RedSocks_Allies LARGS THISTLE boosted their chances of West Superleague survival with a convincing victory over Junior Cup quarter-finalists Glenafton Athletic. Goals from Graham Muir, Dylan McLaughlin and Nicky Little secured the 3-0 victory for the Barrfields Park men which moves them off the foot of the table on goal difference from Arthurlie. In the only other West Superleague game to [...]

JF_Background11.jpg DAVID GORMLEY was on the spot for Auchinleck Talbot as they strengthened their Superleague lead with a 1-0 win over Glenafton. The former Ayr United striker slammed home a first half penalty which proved to be enough to claim three points despite Keir Milliken being red carded just a few minutes into the contest. In [...]

ScottishCup CUMNOCK booked their place in the quarter finals of the Scottish Junior Cup with a well-deserved win against Kilsyth Rangers. The West Super Premier side were too strong for their West Super First opponents as they ran out comfortable 4-0 winners in front of a large crowd at Duncansfield. John Johnstone capitalised on a defensive error to edge the Ayrshire [...]

SlideTackle TONY McINALLY is hoping his Pollok side can take a step in the right direction after winning their first game in eight matches. The Pollok boss was satisfied with their comfortable 5-0 win over Renfrew to march into the third round of the League Cup but stressed they must produce more from now until the [...]

SlideTackle BRIAN McLUCKIE has written off his Cumnock’s chances of Superleague success this season but he’s delighted with their recent upward curve in fortunes. A 2-0 win over resurgent Irvine Meadow provided more evidence the Townhead Park side have making real progress during the current campaign. Nok boss McLuckie admits he’s content to strive as high [...]

SlideTackle DARREN HENDERSON insists Hulford have dodged an upset after reaching the last 16 of the Scottish Junior Cup. The Hurlford boss was happy with their 3-0 win at Larkhall Thistle but played down any talk of silverware for the time being. He said: “This was a potential banana skin and all the pressure was on [...]

SlideTackle ROB ROY gained three priceless points in their bid for Superleague safety with a 2-1 win over Cumnock. After a host of top-flight matches fell victim to the weather, Rabs made the most of managing to get their pitch playable despite heavy overnight rain. The Adamslie Park side had Paul McGeough and Willie Sawyers on [...]

JF_Background11.jpg KILBIRNIE LADESIDE took full advantage of a decimated fixture card by taking the points at Petershill and climbing up to third. The Ayrshire side romped to a 5-1 win as the weather forced all other Superleague games to be postponed or abandoned. Despite fierce winds and driving rain, Kilbirnie were in charge throughout the contest [...]

JF_Background11.jpg ROB ROY’S battle against the drop received a boost after Alan Urquhart netted the only goal of the game as the Adamslie Park side beat Glenafton 1-0. Irvine Meadow made it seven wins in a row when they came back to win 2-1 at Kilbirnie with Gary McCann blasting a double despite Darren McLean opening [...]

SlideTackle STEVIE DOCHERTY believes it’s onwards and upwards after Pollok secured only their third league win of the season. The Newlandsfield boss was thrilled as they beat Rob Roy 3-1 and is adamant they are looking to push on from now until the end of the campaign. He said “Our league form has not been great [...]

JF_Background11.jpg SUPERLEAGUE shock-troops Hurlford delivered yet another stunning result as they left it late to seal three points against ten man Arthurlie. The Ayrshire side survived a spirited fightback from the Barrhead side who had former Motherwell kid Gary Smith sent off for mouthing at the referee midway through the first half. Darren Henderson’s United players [...]

ScottishCup SHOTTS boss Tam McDonald admits promotion back into the Superleague comes before Scottish Cup success. The Hannah Park side crusied past Stoneywood with a 4-1 win with Chris Walker, Sean McKenna, Gary McStay and Paul Burns were all on the score sheet as Stuart Skinner fired a consolation. But McDonald insists his team must put [...]

JF_Background11.jpg FORMER St Mirren striker Stewart Kean scored five times as Hurlford delivered the Superleague performance of the day by dismantling Rob Roy. It was a stunning display of clinical finishing from the Ayrshire hitman at Adamslie Park to ensure the top-flight new boys continue their impressive start to the campaign. Despite the comprehensive manner of [...]

JF_Background11.jpg ROB ROY produced the result of the day as they ran out 4-2 winners at Irvine Meadow. The Kirkintilloch side had Alan Urquhart, Jamie Hay, Scott Morton and a Willie Sawyers penalty to thank for an impressive three points. Medda netted through Paul Maxwell and an own goal but Rabs even had the luxury of [...]

FootballMitreGrass CUMNOCK maintained their unbeaten start to the season as they rescued a point at Townhead Park. Clydebank ruled the first half but paid the penalty for converting just one of their chances as the home side battled back in horrendous conditions. Ross McPherson made it three fine strikes in three games with the opener but [...]

BallInNet CUMNOCK overcame local rivals Auchinleck Talbot to book their place in the final of the Ardagh Glass Sectional League Cup. Brian McLuckie’s men had recently lost 2-1 to the West Super Premier and Scottish Cup champions in the group stage of the same competition. But Stephen Maguire’s solitary strike was enough to separate the East Ayrshire rivals this [...]

Ball_GoalKick WE’VE reached the semi-final stages of the sectional league cups and some cracking ties are in prospect. In the Ardagh Glass Cup the big tie is the meeting between fierce rivals Cumnock and Auchinleck Talbot – both of who recorded crushing Super League successes at the weekend. The winners of that contest will face Beith [...]

SlideTackle CUMNOCK delivered a second-half attacking masterclass to claim three points in their all-Ayrshire clash with Largs Thistle. The Townhead Park side earned their first win of the campaign thanks to a three-goal 10-minute spell after the interval to blow away the challenge from the visitors. A sweeping move down the right allowed Robert Love to [...]

BehindGoalNet CUMNOCK survived a scare against Girvan to set up an Ardagh Glass Cup semi-final meeting at home to fierce rivals Auchinleck Talbot. Girvan held their mighty foes to a 1-1 draw but lost 4-2 on penalties. Mike McCann hit a double as Talbot eased to a 3-1 win against Maybole while the other semi-final will [...]

PollokTackle CALLUM WATT fired a historic double as Hurlford United took their Superleague bow with a hard-fought draw with Cumnock. The top-flight debutants enjoyed a satisfactory start to their first even season among the elite and showed enough to believe they can be a credible force this campaign. Robert Love put the visitors ahead in the [...]

Ball_GoalKick TWO of the best sides in the West went goal crazy as they hit eight apiece in spectacular warm-ups to next weekend’s league openers. Champions and Scottish Cup holders Auchinleck smashed eight past poor Muirkirk in the Ardagh Glass League Cup and Clydebank battered nine-man Ashfield by a similar 8-0 scoreline in the Euroscot Engineering [...]

FootballMitreGrass IT’S less than three weeks to the start of the West Super Premier season and squad line-ups of the top 12 are starting to take shape. Auchinleck Talbot will once again be hot favourites to defend their crown when Ladbrokes reveal their antepost prices – so can anyone challenge them this time round? Talbot will [...]

SlideTackle JACK STEELE fired a first half wondergoal to seal a win for Glenafton which leaves Cumnock stuck in the relegation mix. The midfielder struck on the half hour mark by swerving home a shot from 25-yards to settle a game which had the home side in control until they were reduced to ten men late [...]

SlideTackle GRAHAM WILSON’S double moved Auchinleck Talbot to within one point of the Premier Superleague title after cruising to a win over Cumnock. Tommy Sloan’s side can now be crowned champions if they claim at least a draw at Pollok in midweek as they now require just one point from their remaining six games to confirm [...]

FootballCornerFlag A HOST of West Region Superleague sides were put on the spot as local cup competitions dominated the midweek fixture card. It was a night of drama at a number of ties which were decided by penalty shoot-outs. A John Bradford penalty proved decisive as Cumnock booked an Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup semi-final spot with a [...]

JF_Background11.jpg   ANDY REID’S late strike handed Beith a boost in their battle against the drop as they beat Rob Roy 3-2 with ten men. Ricky Brash opened for the Ayrshire strugglers before Willie Easton and Scott Meechan edged the Kirkintilloch side ahead. It was to spark a second-half recovery as Kenny McLean levelled matters before [...]

SlideTackle CUMNOCK boosted their Superleague survival hopes with an impressive win at Rob Roy. The Ayrshire side are scrapping to stay in the top-flight and earned a priceless win over an out of sorts Adamslie Park side. Darren Mitchell opened the scoring for Cumnock against the run of play after Rabs failed to clear a corner [...]

SlideTackle JOHN BRADFORD helped himself to two penalty kicks and keep Cumnock’s battle against the drop on course with a win over Ashfield. The former Ayr United striker slammed home from the spot just before the half hour mark after Ashfield had passed up a few opportunities to open the scoring. That advantage was doubled midway [...]

FootballMitreGrass KIERAN BURNS hit a late double as Clydebank notched their first ever win at Townhead Park. The victory ensures Bankies’ Super League future for at least another season and leaves Nock in a relegation dogfight. It was a fairly evenly-fought match but in the end defensive slackness cost the home men who conceded three avoidable [...]

ScottishCup SHOTTS remain on course to successfully retain the Scottish Junior Cup after a late goal surge at Cumnock. The Hannah Park outfit delivered an outstanding display to book a semi-final spot as they continue to defy the odds by overcoming a spirited Ayrshire side. With just eight minutes on the clock it was advantage Shotts [...]

PollokTackle CUMNOCK claimed a crucial win at Pollok after coming from behind in a match which saw both teams finish with ten men. Stuart McDonald was given a controversial straight red card in the fifth minute for a violent conduct after a scuffle with several Lok players and the decision had the visitors seething. But the [...]

ScottishJuniorCupTrophy THE last-eight draw for the Emirates Scottish Cup has thrown up four terrific ties. In the East all eyes will be on the clash between trophy favourites Linlithgow and Super League rivals Bo’ness. Second favourites Auchinleck face an East v West mouthwatering clash away to Kelty Hearts. There is an all-West Super League contest between [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 BEITH boosted their Superleague survival ambitions by taking the spoils in an all Ayrshire clash at Cumnock. The Bellsdale Park side jumped from second bottom spot into seventh place thanks to a display of clinical finishing despite being pegged by their hosts in a match which saw referee David Low come under fire from both [...]

ScottishCup A PAUL McINNES wonder strike was enough for Cumnock to secure a Scottish Cup win over Ayrshire rivals Irvine Meadow. The midfielder’s stunning 30-yard strike on the half-hour mark ensured his side take their place in the last eight for the first time in five years. In what was a fiercely-contested tie the visitors enjoyed the [...]

ScottishCup THE DRAW for the fifth round of the Emirates Junior Cup was made on Thursday evening live on Radio Clyde’s Super Scoreboard. And once again junior football’s top competition didn’t disappoint in throwing up some cracking ties that will have fans across the country preparing for another Junior Cup extravaganza. With no fewer than 10 fourth-round ties still [...]

ScottishCup CUMNOCK became the first team to book their place in the Scottish Junior Cup fifth round after an astonishing nine-goal thriller at Culter. The Ayrshire side were allowed to bring their tie forward a week so they could host a centenary dinner next Saturday when all other fourth-round ties take place. It had looked as [...]

Ball_GoalKick SHOTTS rescued a point after coming back from two goals down in a thriller against Cumnock at Hannah Park. Despite coasting into a first-half lead after a quickfire double, the Ayrshire side needed a last-minute leveller to take a share of the spoils. The opener arrived in the 11th minute from the spot after Willie [...]

FootballerRedSocks A SECOND-HALF strike from John Paul Boyle helped pull Glenafton away from the foot of the table as Cumnock’s struggles continue. The visitors edged the all-Ayrshire clash that failed to spark into life during a low-key first 45 minutes when neither keeper was seriously tested. Glens then hit the post after the break but finally [...]

football CUMNOCK have been rocked by the departure of boss Stevie Farrell who has left to become assistant manager at senior side Stranraer. The 39-year-old will link up with Stevie Aitken at Stair Park as the Ayrshire side now look for a replacement for Farrell who took charge of Cumnock as a replacement for Campbell Money [...]

Ball_GoalKick PETERSHILL climbed into joint top spot of the Superleague after a superb four-goal win over Cumnock. But the Glasgow side needed just one more strike to overtake Auchinleck Talbot at the summit on goal difference. It was in-form Stephen McGladrigan who smashed home the opener after just 17 minutes to draw first blood for Peasie. [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 ROSS McPHERSON slammed in a last-minute winner as Clydebank ended a run of three defeats. In a dramatic finish at Holm Park, Chris Wilson’s penalty was saved but top scorer McPherson won the race to the rebound and blasted high into the net. It was a win Bankies probably deserved after creating the best chances in the [...]

SlideTackle SUPERSUB Mick McCann climbed off the bench to sink Cumnock with a late double to give Talbot three deserved points. A huge crowd watched a first half which failed to bring a goal as the visitors dominated proceedings without gaining the initiative. For long spells, Talbot controlled the match but the lack of a clinical [...]

SlideTackle IRVINE MEADOW edged an all-Ayrshire clash against 10-man Cumnock to climb into the top half of the Superleague table. The Medda made the most of an impressive start and opened the scoring in the eighth minute from the spot after Tom Brighton had been hauled down. Marksman Richie Barr stepped up to calmly slot home [...]

ScottishCup ROB ROY made the most of their Friday night stay away before facing Burghead Thistle by firing an astonishing 11 goals past the Moray outfit. The Kirkintilloch side were in stunning form against their North Region hosts as Iain Diack struck four times in the one-sided Emirates Scottish Junior Cup clash. Alan Lindsay hit a double with [...]

Ball_GoalKick PAUL WOODS struck an injury time winner to seal West of Scotland Cup victory for Petershill over ten man Cumnock. In a game of few chances, the Glasgow side left it late despite playing the majority of the match against a depleted Ayrshire outfit who had Mark Murray red carded after just 15 minutes for [...]

SlideTackle JOHN BRADFORD hit a second-half double as Cumnock secured the points against shot-shy Shotts. Despite the opening 45 minutes failing to bring a goal, the Ayrshire side clicked into gear after the break to edge an evenly-matched contest. It was the hosts who gained the initiative when Steve O’Donnell rose at the back post to [...]

ScottishCup IT was five and easy as Cumnock coasted to an Emirates Scottish Cup first-round win over Crossgates Primrose. The Ayrshire side managed to get off to the best possible start with Gary McMenamin converting an early penalty. Richard Hanvey then slotted in the second to ease Cumnock into a two-goal lead and that was followed [...]

PollokTackle ASHFIELD staged an astonishing recovery from two goals down to seal three points against Cumnock. It was a match which saw all of the scoring completed in the first half as the Saracen Park side made it an afternoon to remember. The Ayrshire side grabbed the opener through Kevin Hammill before Gary McMenamin doubled the [...]

JF_Background11.jpg CUMNOCK fired three first-half goals at Beith to secure their first Superleague win of the season. It was a storming start for the visitors as Shaun Pearce hooked in their first from close range. The hosts failed to contain a rampant Cumnock side and it was another shot from Pearce which brought the second moments [...]

ScottishJuniorCupTrophy THERE are great cup competitions and competitive leagues in the world of juniors – but not many performance-related awards. Man-of-the-match prizes, players of the month awards, manager of the month picks – we’d love to see them all and report on them all. So in a bid to kickstart the awards process we’ve come up [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 ROB ROY fought back from a goal down to claim three points for the second week in a row. Jimmy Lindsay’s side are fast becoming the comeback Premier Superleague specialists as they returned from Ayrshire with an impressive win. It was Cumnock who enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges and they edged ahead in [...]

LadbrokesPens   Ladbrokes have been a welcome addition to junior football betting – and they’ve raised the bar higher by pricing up top scorer markets for the East and West Super Leagues. It’s something none of their rivals are doing and it’s a feature that should prove popular with punters. In the West we’re two games into [...]

FootballCornerFlag ARTHURLIE shared a point with Cumnock in what proved an entertaining clash at Barrhead. Paul Stewart opened for the home side early in the first half and that looked like giving them a lead going into the interval. But just seconds from the break the Ayrshire side levelled through Richard Hanvey. That proved to be [...]

ScottishCup THE first round draw for the Emirates Scottish Cup has been made and it’s thrown up some cracking ties. Most of the big guns have been handed byes but top-flight sides faced with an early hurdle include Clydebank, Pollok, Cumnock, Petershill, Ashfield, Beith, Bo’ness, Hill of Beath, Kelty Hearts, Lochee Utd and St Andrews. Tie [...]

PollokTackle HONOURS were shared in what proved a low key start to the Superleague campaign for Cumnock and Pollok. It was a story of half chances for both sides who both fielded a host of new faces from a summer of rebuilding their squads. But for Lok fans it was the familiar face of Carlo Monti [...]

FootballCornerFlag IT’S a case of out with the old and in with the new as Stevie Farrell aims to steer Cumnock into Super League title contention this season. The former St Mirren defender has spent the past two seasons balancing the books but has managed to lure quality additions to Townhead Park this summer. Veteran forward [...]

KeeperGoalKick We’ve asked fans across junior football to tell us their thoughts on the season ahead. Here’s a Cumnock fan’s view of season 2012/13. Your Credentials Name: Owen Scott How long have you supported Cumnock: Since 5/10/77 the day I entered this earth Why do you support them: My Dad followed Cumnock and that’s where he [...]