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Kilbirnie Ladeside

Kilbirnie Ladeside Football Club

Nickname: The Blasties

Founded: 1901

Ground: Valefield Park, Kirkland Road, Kilbirnie (capacity: 3000)

Co-Managers: Mark Crilly & Stephen Swift

League: West of Scotland 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 [...]

Ball_GoalKick BUDGIE McGHIE’S half-time changes won it for the Bankies after Kilbirnie had bossed the first period. Chris Malone’s penalty handed Ladeside a deserved lead but the Bankies boss threw on Ross Harvie at the interval and moved Jamie Campbell forward to support him and the moves worked a treat. Campbell set up the equaliser for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 IRVINE MEADOW maintained their lead at the Superleague summit with a superb 3-1 win at Rob Roy. The rejuvenated Ayrshire side managed to cope best with a rain-sodden Adamslie Park pitch to retain their position at the top of the pile in the race for the title. Medda made the perfect start as they edged [...]

SlideTackle NEW Pollok boss Tony McInally couldn’t get his reign off to a winning start as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Irvine Meadow The former Shotts gaffer will know the size of his task after watching familiar failings from the Glasgow giants in yet another defeat in what has been a campaign of underachievement. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ball_GoalKick CLYDEBANK failed to build on last week’s Sectional League Cup Final success when they failed to break down a stubborn Kilbirnie side. There were chances at both ends but the visitors missed the best of them as the match ended in a rare scoreless draw. Bankies are unbeaten in all competitions since the opening day [...]

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 [...]

JF_Background1 WILLIE SAWYERS continued his red-hot form as he grabbed a double to help Rob Roy stroll to a win over Kilbirnie. The former Clyde striker followed on from last week’s last-gasp strike against Largs Thistle which sealed three points by opening the scoring against the Ayrshire side who never looked like taking anything away from [...]

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 [...]

SlideTackle SUPERLEAGUE new boys Kilbirnie picked the perfect moment to end a 26-year hoodoo against Arthurlie by kicking off their campaign with three points. The Ayrshire side last got the better of the Barrhead outfit in a Scottish Junior Cup semi-final tie in 1987 despite facing each other in a further eight league campaigns since. But [...]

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 [...]

FootballMitreNiceGrass LADESIDE were missing a few first-choice players and put in a rather lacklustre performance against bottom side Whitletts, who were the  better team and battled and scrapped for every ball and will be disappointed  they didn’t manage to pick up their first league win of the season. To  Ladesides’ credit even when reduced to 10 [...]

FootballMitreNiceGrass We’ve asked fans across junior football to tell us their thoughts on the season ahead. Here’s a Kilbirnie Ladeside fan’s view of season 2012/13. Your Credentials Name:  David Murdoch How long have you supported Kilbirnie: Just short of 30 years . Since i was allowed to go About 10 Why do you support Kilbirnie: Local [...]