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Largs Thistle

Largs Thistle Football Club

Nickname: Theestle

Founded: 1889

Ground: Barrfields Park, Brisbane Road, Largs (capacity: 4,500)

Manager: Sandy MacLean

League: SJFA West Super League Premier Division

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

FootballerRedSocks CLYDEBANK did the double over Largs with a well-deserved win at Barrfields. Second-half goals from Ciaran McElroy and Jamie Campbell earned the visitors three points that will surely put any relegation fears to bed. It was a hard-fought game throughout and after equalising late in the first half Largs looked like they could go on to [...]

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 [...]

ScottishCup IRVINE MEADOW ensured their season continues to go from strength to strength after booking a Junior Cup last 16 spot at the expense of Petershill. The Ayrshire side came out on top in a replay which was billed as a grudge match after the Glasgow side’s controversial equaliser earned a late draw last weekend. A crowd [...]

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 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. [...]

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 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 [...]

FootballerRedSocks2 ANDY PATERSON headed a last-minute winner to deny battling Largs just their second point of the season. Clydebank seemed to have the match sewn up as they romped into a 2-0 half-time lead but the basement boys threw caution to the wind – and it was a strong one – after the break to level [...]

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  PETERSHILL racked up their first win of the season and left Largs Thistle stuck to the Superleague basment. The Glasgow side bagged two early goals and then shut up shop to see out a game which suffered a serious lack of goalmouth action. It has all started so differently as Peasie top scorer Chris Mackie [...]

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 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 STEWART KEAN hit his first Superleague goals for Hurlford to help continue their impressive start with a four-goal win over Largs. Darren Henderson’s side’s unbeaten record remained intact as they took the points from a game whch saw them find the net after just eight seconds. Former Clyde midfielder Stevie Masterton burst forward straight from taking [...]

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 [...]

SlideTackle ROB ROY left it late to sneak a win at Largs Thistle as they hit two goals in injury time to get their campaign off and running. Despite the visitors hitting the woodwork twice in the opening exchanges, the new-look Kirkintilloch outfit managed to take the lead through a Ryan Deas strike on the stroke [...]

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 [...]