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Glenafton Athletic

Glenafton Athletic Football Club

Nickname: The Glens

Founded: 1930

Ground: Loch Park, New Cumnock (Capacity: 3400)

Manager: Darren Henderson

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 [...]

BallInNet GLENAFTON lifted the Ardagh Glass Ayrshire League Cup for the first time since 2005 with victory over Auchinleck Talbot. The New Cumnock side fully deserved their famous win with goals coming from Cameron Marlow and Alain Kinney in each half of Sunday afternoon’s final at Portland Park in Troon. And the taste of success was all [...]

BehindGoalNet HURLFORD UNITED continue to have the upper hand over Ayrshire rivals Glenafton Athletic after the Junior Cup holders came from behind to take all three points at Loch Park. It was only three months ago when Darren Henderson’s men made history at Rugby Park by lifting the Junior Cup for the first time ever with a 3-0 [...]

ScottishCup HURLFORD UNITED lifted the Scottish Junior Cup for the first time in their 102 year history with a comprehensive win against ten man Glenafton Athletic at Rugby Park. Former St Mirren ace Stewart Kean was the Hurlford hero after he bagged two first half penalties and Paul McKenzie secured the famous win late in the [...]

ScottishCup THIS season’s junior football showpiece will be the first ever Junior Cup final meeting between Ayrshire rivals Glenafton Athletic and Hurlford United. New Cumnock side Glenafton will be hoping to win the famous trophy for the second time in their history with their only previous success coming in 1993 when they defeated Tayport 1-0 at [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 GLENAFTON warmed up for their Scottish Cup Final with a fine win at Holm Park. Tommy Bryce’s men conceded plenty of possession but were more clinical in front of goal as the silky Bankies ended their league campaign with four defeats. Both sides have cup finals to look forward and while there was little at [...]

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 [...]

GLENAFTON ATHLETIC ensured that the Scottish Junior Cup final will be an all Ayrshire affair after leaving it late dump Camelon. The New Cumnock side booked their place in the showpiece final for the first time since 1994 after they overcame a first-leg deficit to defeat managerless Camelon 2-0 in Sunday’s second-leg and claim a [...]

ScottishCup CAMELON caretaker boss Davie Flynn heaped praise on his players after their spirited fight back earned them a narrow advantage in the first leg of their Scottish Junior Cup semi-final against Glenafton. The Ayrshire side grabbed an early opener through Cameron Marlow but the East Superleague hosts hit back courtesy of Colin Leiper’s leveller before [...]

ScottishCup IRVINE MEADOW will take a slender lead into next week’s Junior Cup semi-final second leg against Hurlford United. Stevie Rankin’s men made home advantage count as they fought back from a goal down to win 2-1 in their semi-final first leg at Meadow Park. The visitors went ahead through Paul McKenzie’s first half strike but Medda [...]

JuniorGround AUCHINLECK TALBOT remain firmly on course to retain their West Superleague title after a comfortable win against Largs Thistle. Tommy Sloan’s men swept aside their Ayrshire rivals with a 3-0 victory courtesy of goals from Bryan Young, Graham Wilson and veteran midfielder Colin Spence. The victory moves champions Talbot six points clear of Irvine Meadow [...]

ScottishCup IRVINE MEADOW became the third Ayrshire team to reach the semi-finals on the Scottish Junior Cup as they narrowly edged out Bo’ness United. Stevie Rankin’s men will face Ayrshire rivals Hurlford United in the semi-final after Darren Millar’s first half strike saw off the challenge of East Superleague leaders Bo’ness. The large crowd of just under [...]

ScottishCup THE possibility of an all West Region or an all East Region final is still on the cards after the draw was made for the Scottish Junior Cup semi-finals. The draw for the penultimate round of Junior football’s showpiece competition was carried out on Thursday evening live on Central FM’s ‘The Football Show’ which is [...]

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 HURLFORD United remain on course to lift the Scottish Junior Cup for the first time ever after booking a spot in the last eight. Darren Henderson’s men came out on top with a 2-1 victory in the East meets West clash against 2005 winners Tayport at The Canniepairt in Fife. The Ayrshire men raced into a two goal [...]

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 [...]

JF_Background11.jpg STEVIE RANKIN insists Irvine Meadow are severe underdogs for the Superleague title despite making it six wins in row. The Ayrshire side hit the summit and moved alongside Auchinleck Talbot with a 2-0 win over Glenafton Athletic. Goals from Ryan Caddis and Garry McCann ensured another three points in the title race and Rankin is refusing to get carried [...]

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 [...]

Marc Russell heads Bankies in front MARC RUSSELL headed the winner for the second week running to hand Bankies their first three points since the end of August. The big stopper, who nodded a last-gasp clincher in the West of Scotland Cup clash with Lugar, powered an Adam Strachan corner past Brian McGarrity to seal the points. Fellow defender Scott Walker [...]

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 [...]

ScottishCup POLLOK caretaker boss Stevie Docherty strengthened his claim for the vacant post as he led his side into the Scottish Junior Cup second round with a 4-1 win over Luncarty and a hat-trick from juniorfitba.com columnist Iain Diack. After a week which saw John Richardson stun the club by resigning due to family issues it was [...]

Goalkeeper FORMER Stranraer striker Michael Moore was the main man for Kilbirnie Laedside as he struck the only goal to wrap up a win for his side against high-flying Hurlford. Glenafton had Chic Connolly and Cameron Marlow goals to thank for fighting back from falling behind to take the points against Largs Thistle who had opened [...]

SlideTackle RICHIE BARR’S double made it back-to-back draws for Pollok as they fought to secure a point against Glenafton. The Ayrshire side took the lead on the stroke of half-time through Aaron Connelly only for Barr to level from the spot in the 73rd minute. Barr edged the Glasgow side ahead with 10 minutes remaining before [...]

SlideTackle GLENAFTON earned their first win on Petershill’s astro-grass with a late Jamie McKernon strike despite playing most of the game with 10 men. The Ayrshire side have now picked up more Superleague points in a few weeks than they managed in the first five months of the last campaign when they were stuck on one point [...]

PollokTackle IRVINE MEADOW made a winning start to their Superleague campaign against Glenafton thanks to a Paul Maxwell double and a touch of good fortune. An own goal from unfortunate Glens defender Ryan McChesney put the game out of reach for the hosts who will feel aggreived at having nothing to show for their efforts. Maxwell [...]

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 [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 TEN MAN Glenafton booked a West of Scotland Cup Final spot against Glasgow Perthshire after a five goal thriller against Arthurlie. The home side raced into a two goal lead and threatened to put the game out of sight early on as Ryan Miller found the net straight from a corner in the sixth minute. Ross Robertson’s [...]

Ball_GoalKick GLENAFTON were taken the distance by Largs Thistle before booking a New Coin Holdings West of Scotland Cup semi-final spot courtesy of a penalty shoot-out. Despite the Ayrshire side having the better opening, it was Sean Lawrence’s strike for Largs which looked to have turned the tide. But Gus Cochrane replied before the break and [...]

SlideTackle THE battle for West Superleague survival took more twists and turns as two Paul Stewart goals guaranteed Arthurlie’s survival in a superb 4-0 win at Rob Roy. It’s three points which confirmed the Barrhead club’s place in the top flight next season but they will know they left it far too close for comfort. Mark [...]

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 [...]

BehindGoalNet SHOTTS went goal crazy as they rattled eight past Vale of Leven without reply in their Euroscot Engineering Central League Cup third round clash. In a remarkable afternoon, the strikes were shared throughout the side with eight outfield players all on target within the opening hour for the Hannah Park side. Allan McKenzie sent them [...]

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 [...]

Bankies score from the spot. ©Stevie Doogan GLENAFTON boosted their survival hopes in an action-packed match that featured five goals, three penalties, two sending-offs and nine bookings. Bankies boss Budgie McGhie was ordered out of the dugout area after raging at the first penalty award – and the points were just about in the bag for the Ayrshiremen when they were handed [...]

SlideTackle AUCHINLECK TALBOT maintained their grip on the Superleague summit after blasting four goals past Glenafton without reply. It was a cruise from start to finish for the home side who had Graham Wilson grabbing the opener  as he tapped in from close-range in the 20th minute. That advantage was doubled on the stroke of half-time [...]

Ball_GoalKick POLLOK boss John Richardson insists his side were worthy of their three points after a last-gasp Ryan McArdle strike sunk Glenafton. The Newlandsfield side bounced back from defeat to Irvine Meadow by returning to winning ways in match which failed to spark into life. But Richardson believes the result was a reward for his team [...]

SlideTackle RODDY HUNTER helped himself to a double as Rob Roy’s title challenge went back on track with an impressive win at 10-man Glenafton. The former Clyde striker opened the scoring with a clinical close-range finish midway through the first half as Rabs turned on the style. Willie Easton then rattled in the second shortly after [...]

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 [...]

ScottishCup A SOLITARY Stevie Reilly strike was enough to send Pollok into the Scottish Cup fourth round after a nervous afternoon against Glenafton. The Glasgow giants endured a backs-to-the-wall display for a win which was all about character and missed chances from their hosts. It was the ideal start for Lok as former Queen’s Park skipper Reilly [...]

ScottishCup THERE were comfortable victories in the Emirates Scottish cup for holders Shotts Bon Accord and Lochee United while Camelon will face a replay on Saturday after being held at Carmuirs Park by Thorniewood. East Superleague side Camelon found it tough going against their West Super First Division opponents as they twice had to come from behind to earn a [...]

Ball_GoalKick DANNY MITCHELL’S injury-time winner secured a much-needed three points for Glenafton as Irvine Meadow suffered yet another defeat. In what proved to be an all-Ayrshire cracker, both teams were reduced to 10 men in an action-packed clash which flowed from end to end. It was the Glens who raced into a sixth-minute lead thanks to [...]

SlideTackle PETERSHILL turned on the style to maintain the pressure at the Superleague summit with a comfortable win over Glenafton. The Glasgow side were made to wait for the breakthrough which arrived in the 32nd minute as Ryan Craig converted from a rebound off the Glens keeper to bring a clinical end to a free-flowing move. [...]

Ball_GoalKick GLENAFTON delivered their first Superleague win of the campaign with a hard-fought win over Ashfield. The Ayrshire side now move off bottom spot and it was an action-packed contest that could have gone either way. John Paul Boyle missed a third-minute sitter when he placed a shot wide with the goal at his mercy but [...]

Ball_GoalKick GLENAFTON fought back twice from going a goal down to progress in the Scottish Cup at the expense of Clydebank. In an all-Superleague clash, it was Bankies who drew first blood as Joe Andrew guided a shot home in the fourth minute. That lead was only to last 120 seconds as visiting keeper Robert Hamilton [...]

Ball_GoalKick HONOURS were shared at Hannah Park as Shotts fought back to claim a point against Glenafton. But Tony McInally’s side’s search for their first Superleague win continues after an evenly contested clash which saw the visitors reduced to ten men. Paul McKenzie opened the scoring for the Ayrshire side with a cool finish and they [...]

FootballerRedSocks CLYDEBANK put on a first-half power show to blow away Glenafton at windy Holm Park. The Bankies continued their recent good form with a blistering 45 minutes before the Glens improved after the break. It took Budgie McGhie’s men just nine to fashion the opener and once again the man on target was Ross McPherson. [...]

PollokTackle ARTHURLIE pulled in their first three points of the season with a hard-fought win over 10-man Glenafton. The Barrhead side had to battle for a result which now has their campaign off and running. It was a dream start for the visitors who raced into a second-minute lead thanks to a neat finish from Paul [...]

Ball_GoalKick ROB ROY went goal crazy as they romped to a win against 10-man Glenafton. In an astonishing afternoon of entertainment, Jimmy Lindsay’s side raced to a five-goal lead within the opening 14 minutes. It was also a memorable day for Iain Diack who fired in four goals in a rout which continued Rabs’ impressive start [...]

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 [...]

SlideTackle ANDY REID fired a second half double as Beith secured their first Premier Superleague win of the season at Glenafton. But they had a stroke of good fortune to set them on their way after a Nicky Docherty put through his own net after a goalmouth scramble to hand the visitors the lead in the [...]

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 [...]

Newlandsfield Park, Pollok POLLOK racked up their second successive Superleague stalemate as they shared a scrappy point with Glenafton. The Newlandsfield side had keeper Stevie McNeil to thank for a share of the spoils as he pulled off three wonder saves to deny the Ayrshire outfit who will feel aggrieved at failing to secure the win. McNeil’s acrobatics [...]

JF_Background11.jpg THERE were goals galore as Ayrshire giants Irvine Meadow and Auchinleck Talbot survived scares to reach the semi-finals. Talbot were held 3-3 at home to Troon but won 7-6 on penalties while Medda beat nine-man Beith 4-2 at Bellsdale Park. Two Tom Brighton goals looked to have the West Super League champions in control but [...]

ResultsScoreboard IT was a busy night in the juniors with games in various cups as well as West leagues. There were some thrillers up and down the land with Auchinleck Talbot needing penalties to save off brave Troon after a 3-3 draw. Irvine Meadow also got it tough at Beith before running out 4-2 winners against [...]

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 [...]

BallAstroturf THE early season midweek junior action continues with a packed fixture card in both the West and East Regions. In the West Region there are some intersting ties taking place in the Sectional League Cup quarter-finals with the pick of the bunch sure to be the Ardagh Glass Sectional League Cup all-Superleague tie between Beith and Irvine [...]

FootballSideline AN all-Ayrshire contest which had drama both on and off the field was decided by a Colin Spence strike as Talbot edged out 10-man Glenafton. But the major talking point was the display of referee Craig Napier who sent home boss Darren Henderson to the stand in what descended into a stormy encounter as Glens striker [...]

SlideTackle We’ve asked fans across junior football to tell us their thoughts on the season ahead. Here’s a Glenafton fan’s view of season 2012/13 Your Credentials Name: Bobby Guthrie How long have you supported Glenafton: Nigh on 50 years Why do you support Glenafton: My father was a life-long Glenafton fan and I grew up in [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 DARREN Henderson fears his cash-strapped Glenafton side will be left behind by their big-spending Premier rivals this year. But it hasn’t stopped the Glens boss making several key additions to his squad to compliment the experience already in place from the last campaign. Old heads Gareth Armstrong and John Dempster will be relied on in [...]