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2014/15 ROLL OF HONOUR

26th July 2015

PREMIER CHAMPIONS: St Joseph's AFC  RUNNERS-UP: Thorn Athletic AFC

PREMIER 1 CHAMPIONS: East Kilbride AFC  RUNNERS-UP: Shawlands FP AFC

PREMIER 2 CHAMPIONS: Drumchapel Amateurs Colts AFC  RUNNERS-UP: Easthall Star AFC

DIVISION 1A CHAMPIONS: Dumbarton Wanderers AFC  RUNNERS-UP: Duncanrig FP AFC

DIVISION 1B CHAMPIONS: Bridgewater AFC RUNNERS-UP: Tarbert AFC

JIMMY MARSHALL TROPHY WINNERS: St Joseph's AFC  RUNNERS-UP: East Kilbride AFC

CENTENARY CUP WINNERS: Goldenhill RUNNERS-UP: Finnart AFC

HALL CUP WINNERS: Dumbarton Wanderers RUNNERS-UP: Bridgewater AFC

CORONATION CUP WINNERS: Strathaven Dynamo RUNNERS-UP: FC Clydebank

DAVY TODD GOOD CONDUCT TROPHY WINNERS: Lochgilphead Red Star

 
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League Formation 2015/16 & Centenary/Hall Cup Draws

26th July 2015

The formation of the leagues for season 2015/16 is as follows

PREMIER: Alba Thistle AFC, Campbeltown Pupils AFC, East Kilbride AFC, EKRR AFC, Finnart AFC, Goldenhill AFC, Inverclyde AFC, Oban Saints AFC, Shawlands FP, St Joseph's AFC.

PREMIER 1: Busby AFC, Drumchapel Amateurs Colts AFC, Dunoon AFC, Easthall Star AFC, Ferguslie Star AFC, Jamestown AFC, Kilbowie Union AFC, Kings Park Rangers AFC, Lochgilphead Red Star AFC, Motherwell Thistle AFC, Neilston AFC.

PREMIER 2: Bridgewater AFC, Duncanrig FP AFC, Dumbarton Wanderers AFC, FC Clydebank AFC, Hillington AFC, Millbeg Villa AFC, Port Glasgow OB Union AFC, Rosehill Star AFC, Rutherglen AFC, Shawlands FP AFC (B), Strathaven Dynamo AFC, Tarbert AFC.

DIVISION 1: Carlton YMCA AFC, Dunoon Athletic AFC, East End AFC, East Kilbride YMCA AFC,  FC Argyle AFC, Inverkip Thistle, Millerston United 
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Fixtures Posted

25th July 2015

The opening day and first midweek fixtures have been posted in their relevant section.

As there are a number of Division One clubs still awaiting their pitch let information some these fixtures are subject to change.

It is intended there will only be one round of midweek fixtures.

Vacant Clubs on the following date are:

SATURDAY 15th AUGUST: Premier: Goldenhill. Premier 1: Neilston (Free Date Requested) & Premier 2: Dumbarton Wanderers

A new fixtures and results service has been set up on twitter @SAFL Match Centre where all fixture updates and results can be found.

 
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League Formation Season 2015/16

12th June 2015

The formation of the league set up for season 2015/16 will be announced on Wednesday 17th June, 2015 after that evening's League Management Committe Meeting.

 
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SAFL Referee Application Form 2016

6th June 2015

All Referees

Thanks to all referees for their committment to the SAFL during the previous season.

The SAFL were delighted their referees were recognised in appointments to officiate in the Semi Final of the Scottish Amateur Cup and the Final of the West of Scotland Amateur Cup.

The SAFL Referee Application Form for next season has been e mailed out to all current SAFL referees.

Please complete and return per instructions on the form by 6th July 2015 in order Referee contact details can be listed in the new handbook.

Any current referee who has NOT received a form please contact me.

Jim Pearson - SAFL Referee Co ordinator.

 
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St.Josephs lift Jimmy Marshall Trophy

31st May 2015

  St. Joseph's 2-1 EKFC

Two goals by Man of the Match Ryan Holms gave St. Joe's the edge against a talented EKFC at Somervell Park, home of Cambuslang Rangers. Conditions were difficult with the swirling wind causing problems for both teams. Almost 20 minutes had gone before the game suddenly sprung into action with Ryan Holms opening the scoring for St. Joe's with a powerful strike from 20 yards only for EK to draw level 3 minutes later from the penalty spot. Hepburn's penalty came back off the post but centre forward Cunningham was on the spot to pounce on the rebound and stroke the ball past Connor in St. Joe's goal.

EKFC then enjoyed a good spell during which Connor made a crucial stop from Hepburn before being rooted to 
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Jimmy Marshall Trophy Final

31st May 2015

This afternoon sees the Scottish Amateur Football League bring down the curtain on the season with St Joseph's and East Kilbride contesting the Jimmy Marshall Trophy Final at Somerville Park, Cambuslang. Kick-off is 2pm.

 
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Congratulations to East Kilbride

27th May 2015

Congratulations go to East Kilbride AFC on securing the Premier One championship tonight.

EK defeated Kilbowie United 4-1 to edge out Shawlands FP on goal difference to secure a hat-trick of league titles.

Elsewhere in Premier One Jamestown secured their status coming out on top in a seven goal thriller winner takes all clash against Hillington who will join Rutherglen in Premier Two next season.

 
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Suspensions for coming season

27th May 2015

Please Note Any suspensions from the past /forthcoming couple of weeks will start from next season due to the lack of fixtures we have left. Any queries please contact Linda on 07806694319.

 

 
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Strathaven Dynamo 3 FC Clydebank 2

24th May 2015

Strathaven Dynamo captured the Coronation Cup this afternoon coming out on top by the odd goal in five.

The Division 1A side took the lead in the 18th minute when Alan Baird fired home at the second attempt however Steven Buchanan was on hand to level the scores for the Bankies heading home a right wing cross after 38 minutes.

However within two minutes Jamie McKillen's deflected effort looped into the net to restore the Dynamos lead.

And when Callum Campbell sunk home a penalty to give Strathaven a two goal cushion it looked as though they were almost home and dry.

The Div 1B outfit were thrown a late lifeline from the penalty spot but Strathaven goalkeeper Peter Hastings made a superb stop to earn the man of the match award as a result.

Buchanan 
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Coronation Cup Final

24th May 2015

Don't forget today sees the Coronation Cup Final which brings together Strathaven Dynamo and FC Clydebank at Somerville Park, Cambuslang. Kick-Off is 2pm,

 
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Alba Thistle pull off great escape

20th May 2015

Alba Thistle's 5-2 win over Eaglesham condemns Busby in joining Kings Park Rangers in Premier One Division next season.

Elsewhere in the league tonight East Kilbride's 2-0 win over Hillington means they keep the pressure on Premier One Division leaders Shawlands FP whilst in Division 1B Bridgewater's 2-0 win away to Shawlands FP B virtually guarantees them the title with Tarbert a collosal goal difference swing.

 
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East Kilbride reach Jimmy Marshall Trophy Final

18th May 2015

FERGUSLIE STAR 1 EAST KILBRIDE 2

East Kilbride booked their place in the Jimmy Marshall Trophy final a week on Sunday with a last gasp winner at a rain lashed Johnstone Community Hub.

The Premier One side came from behind to level the scores before the half-time interval after Star had took an early lead.

But with a penalty shoot-out looming just around the corner EK snatched their place in the final with just a few minutes remaining.

EK will play St Josephs in the final at Cambuslang Rangers.

 
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Jimmy Marshall Trophy Semi-Final - Monday 18th May 2015

18th May 2015

PLEASE NOTE TONIGHT'S JIMMY MARSHALL TROPHY SEMI-FINAL BETWEEN FERGUSLIE STAR AFC & EAST KILBRIDE AFC WILL NOW BE PLAYED AT JOHNSTONE COMMUNITY HUB 3G - KICK-OFF 8pm

POST CODE FOR THE COMPLEX IS PA5 0JA. THE ADDRESS IS BEITH ROAD, JOHNSTONE. FROM THE M8 HEADING WEST TAKE THE A737 SIGNPOSTED FOR IRVINE & JOHNSTONE. THE MOST DIRECT EXIT IS TO TAKE THE EXIT SIGNPOSTED FOR KILBARCHAN.

 
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Coronation Cup Final

16th May 2015

FC Clydebank and Strathaven Dynamo will contest the Coronation Cup Final next Sunday after comprehensive wins in this afternoon's semi-final.

In the opening semi-final at the K Park in East Kilbride the Dynamoes turned on the style to defeat Whitehill FP by 6-1. Then in the afternoon's conclusing affair at Ferguslie Park Sports Centre the Bankies were comfortable winners by the same scoreline over Rosehill Star.

The final will be played at Somerville Park, Cambuslang on Sunday 24th May with a 2pm kick-off.

 
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HALL CUP FINAL - BRIDGEWATER V DUMBARTON WANDERERS

12th May 2015

HALL CUP FINAL

BRIDGEWATER 4-4 DUMBARTON WANDERERS (3-4 pens)

Fullarton Park - Home of Vale of Clyde Juniors

Friday 8th May 2015

7pm kick off

 

Congratulations to Dumbarton Wanderers on winning The Hall Cup on penalties on Friday night after a thrilling encounter with fellow newcomers, Bridgewater. 

What a game this turned out to be but you would have been forgiven for thinking it was going to be a stroll in the park for Dumbarton when they raced into a 3-0 half time lead.

All 3 first half goals were scored by Ross Dillon who showed great tenacity to get on the end of things and to finish clinically all 3 goalscoring opportunities.

Half - time Bridgewater 0-3 Dumbarton Wanderers

When Raj Singh pulled one back for Bridgewater in the 50th minute with a fine header it gave his 
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Games Off Wednesday 6th May 2015

6th May 2015

GAMES OFF WEDNESDAY 6th MAY 2015

JIMMY MARSHALL TROPHY: Ferguslie Star v Goldenhill

PREMIER ONE: EK AFC v Kilbowie Union

DIVISION 1B: Eaglesham B v FC Clydebank

 
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Goldenhill win the Centenary Cup

17th April 2015

FINNART 2 GOLDENHILL 4

Congratulations go to Goldenhill on lifting the Centenary Cup after a thrilling final at Fullarton Park.

The Premier One division outfit turned the form book upside down despite going a goal behind in the opening five minutes to their top flight opponents.

With scores locked at 2-2 in a hard fought but very entertaining encounter with a penalty shoot-out looming the Hill managed to get their hands on the trophy with two late goals.

 
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Centenary Trophy Final - Finnart v Goldenhill

15th April 2015

The Centenary Trophy Final will be between Finnart  and Goldenhill. Congratulations to both clubs for reaching the final.

Centenary Trophy Final

FINNART V GOLDENHILL

Friday 17th April

Fullarton Park, Tollcross

6.30pm Kick Off

 

 
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Jimmy Marshall Trophy 1/4 Final Draw

15th April 2015

Jimmy Marshall Trophy 1/4 Final Draw

  • Motherwell Thistle v EKFC 18/4
  • Ferguslie Star v Golden-hill 29/4 
  • Oban Saints v Haldane United 18/4
  • Eaglesham v  St. Joseph's 18/4

The final will be played on Sunday 31st May at Sommervell Park, Cambuslang.

 
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Congratulations to Drumchapel Amateurs Colts

11th April 2015

Congratulations go to Drumchapel Amateurs Colts on winning the Premier Division 2 Championship after their 6-1 win at Clydebank AFC

 
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Cup Draw News

5th April 2015

The draws were made for the semi-final stages of the Jimmy Marshall Trophy and Coronation Cups at last night's League Meeting.

There are as follows:

JIMMY MARSHALL TROPHY: Motherwell Thistle/Kilbowie Union or EK AFC v Ferguslie Star/Neilston or Goldenhill, Oban Saints or Haldane United v Eaglesham or Alba Thistle/St Josephs.

CORONATION CUP: Eaglesham (B)/Shawlands FP (B) or Whitehill FP v Bothwell & Uddingston Albion or Strathaven Dynamo, Rosehill Star/Bridgewater or Dumbarton Wanderers v FC Clydebank/Duncanrig FP or Milton of Colquhoun.

 
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Congratulations to Dumbarton Wanderers

3rd April 2015

Congratulations go to DUMBARTON WANDERERS on wrapping up the Division 1A championship last weekend.

 
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Saturday 11th April 2015 Fixture Changes

28th March 2015

Please note there are some fixture changes on Saturday 11th April due to the re-arrangement of some cup ties postponed from today.

 
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2014/15 Cup Finals

26th March 2015

Dates and venues have been arranged for the four SAFL Cup Finals - they are as follows

Friday 17th April 2015   

CENTENARY CUP FINAL 

FINNART v GOLDENHILL

Fullarton Park, Tollcross KO: 6.30pm

 

Friday 8th May 2015     

HALL CUP FINAL  

BRIDGEWATER v DUMBARTON WANDERERS

Fullarton Park,  Tollcross KO: 7pm

 

Sunday 24th May 2015    

CORONATION CUP FINAL    

FINALISTS TBA  

Somervell Park, Cambuslang KO: 2pm

 

Sunday 31st May 2015  

JIMMY MARSHALL TROPHY FINAL    

FINALISTS TBA  

Somervell Park, Cambuslang KO: 2pm

 
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4th April 2015 Cup Referees and Standby Referees

22nd March 2015

Scottish Amateur Cup

  • Gordon Kelso        - Daziel HS v St Pats

Standby Referees

  • All available Referees.

 

 
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Hall Cup Semi-Final Dumbarton Wanderers 7-2 Giffnock AFC

1st March 2015

Dumbarton Wanderers will face Bridgewater in the final of the Hall Cup after defeating Giffnock in the second semi-final which took place at Lochinch Sports Ground yesterday. The game kicked off just as a light drizzle began to fall but both sides started at a good tempo with Dumbarton enjoying territorial advantage in the opening stages of what was to be an end to end first half.

Chances were limited in the first half with defences on top until Dumbarton opened the scoring in the 40th minute when a cross from McCafferty found Dillon in space inside the box and he slotted it home with some aplomb. Giffnock were unhappy with this decision as they thought Dillon was offside but they responded in fine fashion when Blythe cracked a 25 yard 
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Colville Park Country Club West of Scotland Cup Draw

27th February 2015

COLVILLE PARK COUNTRY CLUB WEST OF SCOTLAND CUP QUARTER-FINAL DRAW

Bridgewater have been paired away in the last eight draw. They await the winners of the Hurlford Thistle/Campsie Minerva or Tarbolton tie.

Should East Kilbride emerge victorious from their outstanding ties they will also be away to the winners of the Harestanes or Dalziel HSFP tie.

The ties must be completed on or before Saturday 28th March 2015.

 

 
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Hall Cup Semi- Final Bridgewater 3-2 Duncanrig

22nd February 2015

Bridgewater continued their remarkable run of success by reaching the Hall Cup Final at the hands of plucky Duncanrig yesterday. Bridgewater took the lead through an Allan Ramsay penalty after 10 minutes following good work down the right involving Jason McGoldrick who was involved in most of the first half action. Duncanrig responded well to this setback and could have squared the game in the 15th minute but loud claims for a penalty, which the ref turned down, followed by a header over the bar proved to be their best chances of levelling the score.

In the 34th minute a hopeful punt up the park wasn't dealt with by the Duncanrig defence and Martin Currie coolly lobbed the keeper from 25 yards to put Bridgewater 2-0 ahead. More was to come 
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Free Teams Saturday 28th February

22nd February 2015

Teams without a game Saturday 28th February 2015

Premier: Busby AFC

Premier 1: Hillington (Free week requested)

Premier 2: Lochgilphead Red Star (Free week requested) & Dunoon Athletic (Vacant)

Division 1A: East Kilbride YMCA (Vacant)

 
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SAFL - Application for Membership - Season 2015-16

27th January 2015

 

The Scottish Amateur Football League is taking applications for membership for season 2015-16. If your club wishes to apply, they should contact league Secretary, Mike McLean, in the first instance giving some background information. This info should include a brief club history, size of committee and ground where you intend to play your home fixtures.

The SAFL has a long and distinguished history boasting some of Scotland's most prominent amateur clubs. However, we are also renowned for our willingness to foster and nurture young up and coming clubs. If you feel your club would enhance our league then please apply. We look forward to hearing from you in the very near future,

Yours in Sport,

Frank McCann SAFL President

Mike McLean e mail: vinyl1069@yahoo.co.uk

Postal address: 36 Marywood Square, Queens Park, GLASGOW G41 2BJ

 
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Review of season to date

6th January 2015

The Executive Commitee hope you all had a great time during the Festive break and that you are prepared for the second half of the season. Saturday sees a return to competitive action with a number of our clubs involved in Scottish and West Cup ties. Good luck to all of them.

Review of season to date.

Centenary Trophy

The final of this competition will be contested by Finnart and Goldenhill. Both clubs have come through some tough ties to get this far and our congratulations go to both clubs on reaching the final. Date and venue of final to be announced soon.

Hall Cup( Division 1 Cup)

Details of semi final line up can be found in news pages. Both semi finals will take place in January with the final match following soon after. 
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Goldenhill 3-1 Hillington

30th November 2014

Goldenhill 3-1 Hillington

Goldenhill beat fellow Premier 1 side Hillington by 3 goals to 1 in the second semi-final of the Centenary Trophy. There wasn't much between the sides but the finishing of Goldenhill was the biggest difference. Damon Gray opened the scoring for Goldenhill with a tidy finish early in the first half. Goldenhill were on top at this time and midway through the first period Duncan McLaughlin scored a quite sublime goal. He picked up the ball 40 yards from goal and beat a number of Hillington defenders with some dazzling footwork before slotting the ball into the Hillington net. 2-0. Goldenhill saw out the half in control of the game.

Half -time  Goldenhill 2-0 Hillington

The second half was just underway when Stuart Ashton scored a fine goal from close range 
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Finnart reach Centenary Final

21st November 2014

Motherwell Thistle 1 - 5 Finnart AFC

Finnart eased into the Final of the Centenary Trophy with a comfortable victory over a plucky Motherwell side who battled all the way to the final whistle. Finnart stormed into the lead in just 30 seconds when Jason McArthur got in behind the Thistle defence and drove hard and low across the 'Well keeper Aiton, who could only parry the ball into the path of Ben Mills who stroked it in. 1-0. For the following minutes it looked likely that Finnart would add to their score and Motherwell were finding it hard to contain them but out of the blue Bert McMaster found himself in on goal and he beat Brian Paton to the keepers left.1-1. This was a major blow for Finnart but 
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Division 1 Cup (Hall Cup) Quarter Final and Semi Final Draw

19th November 2014

Hall Cup Quarter Final Draw

  • Dumbarton Wanderers 7-0 Bothwell & Uddingston Albion
  • Giffnock AFC 4-4 (4-3 pens) East Kilbride YM
  • Duncanrig 3-1 Port Glasgow OBU
  • Bridgewater 3-2 Rosehill Star

 Semi Final Draw

  • Bridgewater v Duncanrig
  • Dumbarton Wanderers v Giffnock AFC
 
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Executive Committee

17th July 2014

Executive Committee New Email Addresses.

Mr Mike McLean, the league secretarys' email address remains as it was. vinyl1069@yahoo.co.uk.

 
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