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Lesmahagow manager Robert Irving wants introduction of summer football for juniors

Lesmahagow Juniors manager Robert Irving has called for summer football to be introduced in the Scottish junior game.

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Forth had more chances than their Fife opponents despite having a man sent off in the first half (Pics by Sarah Peters)

10-man Forth Wanderers earn Scottish Junior Cup third round replay after nightmare start

Forth Wanderers recovered from a nightmare start to earn a creditable Scottish Junior Cup third round replay against Lochore Welfare on Saturday.

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Snow is cleared off the John Cumming Stadium pitch by volunteers before a Carluke Rovers match two years ago (Library pic)

Forth Wanderers switched cup tie to all weather...but game was still called off!

Forth Wanderers switched last Saturday’s Scottish Junior Cup tie to an all weather pitch as Kingshill Park remained waterlogged, yet the game still ended up being called off!

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Carluke FC gaffer Paul Davies (right) (Pic courtesy of Siukei Chow, SC Photography)

Host of call offs mean Carluke FC have five games in hand on some teams above them

Paul Davies’ early season plans might have fallen apart after a host of Carluke FC’s games were called off.

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Carluke Rovers bombarded the Newmains United goal and netted no fewer than seven times against the leagues bottom club (Pic by Sarah Peters)

Ian Watt nets five as Carluke Rovers thrash bottom club Newmains

Prolific Carluke Rovers striker Ian Watt netted five goals in last Saturday’s 7-0 destruction of bottom club Newmains United.
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Forth Wanderers have been based at Kingshill Park (pictured above) since 1934

Unplayable pitch could force Forth Wanderers out of Kingshill Park for good

Forth Wanderers’ 83-year stay at home ground Kingshill Park is in doubt after recent postponements because of waterlogging.
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Former Clyde manager Jim Chapman (right) takes Carluke FC training this week. He is pictured with Carluke FC gaffer Paul Davies (Pic by Gerry McWilliams)

Cobras struck by Jim Chapman training visit at Carluke FC!

Jim Chapman once led Dumbarton to the Third Division title and now he reckons Paul Davies can take Carluke FC places too.

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Lanark score against Vale of Clyde (Pic by Sarah Peters)

Controversy as Lanark United lose to Vale of Clyde

Lanark United went down 3-2 at home to Vale of Clyde on Saturday, writes Tam Anderson.
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Brian Martin is pictured at an awards bash on Friday night, when he was named one of Motherwell FC's best 25 players since the war at the MFC Podcast-organised event (Pic by Craig Halkett)

Ex-Lanark United stopper Brian Martin: Foreign centre backs are hurting Scotland international team's chances

Ex-Lanark United stopper Brian Martin reckons the Old Firm’s heavy reliance on foreign centre backs is hurting the Scotland team.

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Barry McGeechans penalty is saved but thankfully for Forth Wanderers McGeechan (out of shot) scored the rebound (Pic by Elaine Robertson)

Forth Wanderers boss Jamie McKenzie hopes cup win at Irvine can trigger league improvement

Forth Wanderers gaffer Jamie McKenzie is hoping that last Saturday’s fine Scottish Cup second round victory can be the catalyst for an upturn in league form.

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Lesmahagow Juniors manager Robert Irving

Lesmahagow out of Scottish Junior Cup after blowing 3-1 lead at big guns Arthurlie

There was an agonising 4-3 defeat for Lesmahagow Juniors in Saturday’s Scottish Junior Cup second round replay at big guns Arthurlie.

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Carluke Rovers manager John Dunn (Pic by Sarah Peters)

Carluke Rovers boss John Dunn eyeing promotion after winning his first league game in charge

Carluke Rovers punters were treated to a fine passing display as the John Cumming Stadium men managed a 3-2 home success over Vale of Leven on Saturday.

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Carluke Rovers manager John Dunn (Pic by Sarah Peters)

Carluke Rovers boss Dunn: our players' heads went down after early goal

Carluke Rovers manager John Dunn admits that losing an early goal drained confidence from his underdogs in last Saturday’s 6-0 humbling at Kirkintilloch Rob Roy.

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Lesmahagow's Steven Higgins shoots in a Daryl McDonald pass to make it 3-3 against Arthurlie and earn a lucrative replay (Pic by Sarah Peters)

Lesmahagow Juniors "gutted" not to beat giants Arthurlie in Scottish Junior Cup

Lesmahagow Juniors earned a lucrative replay by fighting back from 2-0 down to draw 3-3 with Super Premier Division cracks Arthurlie on Saturday – yet the ’Gow players were “gutted” afterwards!

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It was an eventful day for Lanark United ace Cammy Lawson, who played in goal for the last few minutes after Allan Colquhoun's dismissal (Pic by Sarah Peters)

10-man Lanark United march on in Scottish Junior Cup with victory over Dalkeith Thistle

Lanark United took on East Region Premier League side Dalkeith Thistle in their Scottish Junior Cup tie at  Moor Park on Saturday and emerged 2-1 winners after a hard-fought encounter.
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Lanark United manager Paul Burns (Pic by Sarah Peters)

Lanark United boss Paul Burns reckons 12-goal mauling of Newmains could have been even higher

Lanark United manager Paul Burns reckons that his side's 12-0 mauling of Newmains last Saturday could have been an even bigger hammering!

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Forth Wanderers manager Jamie McKenzie hopes to be celebrating this Saturday!

Forth Wanderers boss Jamie McKenzie hopes it's a case of 'Irvine Vics no more' in Scottish Junior Cup!

Forth Wanderers boss Jamie McKenzie reckons his side face a tough task to make Scottish Junior Cup progress by knocking out Irvine Victoria this weekend.

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John Dunn was appointed Carluke Rovers manager on Thursday after impressing at interview (Pic by Sarah Peters)

New Carluke Rovers gaffer John Dunn eyeing promotion this season

New Carluke Rovers manager John Dunn will accept nothing less than a promotion tilt from his charges this season.

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Lanark United manager Paul Burns oversaw a stunning 12-0 victory on Saturday (Pic by Sarah Peters)

Lanark United go goal goal crazy in 12-0 drubbing of hapless Newmains

Lanark United duo Ronan Kearney and Shaun Gallagher netted nine goals between them in Saturday’s 12-0 demolition of hapless Newmains, writes Tam Anderson.

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Willie Hutchison will launch his professional boxing career in London on Friday night

Ravenstruther boxer Willie Hutchison faces tough test in fight tipped to go the full four rounds

Ravenstruther boxing ace Willie Hutchison is receiving expert advice from heavyweight legend David Haye ahead of his professional debut this Friday night.

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