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Cup 1/4 Final and Semi Final Draws

23rd April 2017


Easthall v Dunoon/ EKFC 

Hillington v Oban Saints

Semi Final ties to be played on Saturday 13/5. 


Winners Section 1 v Winners Section 2

Winners Section 3 v Winners Section 4

Semi Final Dates TBC


1/4 Final Draw

A. Winners Section 3 v Runners up Section 2

B. Winners Section 1 v Runners up Section 4

C. Winners Section 2 v Runners up Section 3

D. Winners Section 4 v Runners up Section 1

1/4 final dates TBC.



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Oban Saints - Keeping the SAFL Flag Flying

14th April 2017





Oban Saints have reached the semi final of the Scottish Amateur Cup for the 2nd consecutive year and hope to go one better than last year when they lost in extra time to Leven United AFC. Saints reached this stage of the current competition by beating Barca Milton 2-0 away from home in the quarters.

All at the SAFL wish them the very best of luck as they bid to turn over Colville Park in the semis. Manager Alex Craik has done a remarkable job by getting Saints to this stage of the competition again and he'll be hoping they play to the very best of their ability next Saturday.

We have very few games on next weekend so 
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April Fines

13th April 2017

Would all clubs please note that the fines have been sent out and are due by the 30th April.

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Congratulations Arkleston Barrhead AFC

9th April 2017

Arkleston Barrhead AFC have won Premier 2A. They sealed their division with a 4-0 victory over Tarbert at Cowan Park. In this,, their first season in the SAFL it caps off an exciting campaign which has seen them perform well against teams from higher divisions including 2 wins over Premier opposition.

Stephen McCallum, the committee and players will hope to carry their form into Premier 1 next season and will be buoyed by their victories over strong opposition from that division this season.

We wish them all the best for the rest of this season and congratulate them on winning the title. 

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Life Member Bert Smith - Funeral Arrangements

1st April 2017

It was with great sadness that we learned this morning of the death of Life Member Bert Smith. He was 93.
Bert was involved in amateur football alll his life, firstly with the City & Suburban League, which he served with great distinction both internally and within the national association, where he served on several committees for many years. He was rewarded with SAFA Life Membership in 1991.
After the demise of the City & Suburban, Bert became involved with his local side East Kilbride YM, again serving with distinction as a delegate, and being elected on to the SAFL Executive, where his advice and guidance was always valued by his 
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1st April 2017

Free dates granted so far are as follows;

20th August;

  • POBU

27th August;

  • Dunoon AFC
  • Port Glasgow AFC

3rd September;

  • Alba Thistle

10th September;

  • Hillington AFC
  • Motherwell Thistle
  • Drumchapel Colts
  • St. Joseph's FP
  • Arkleston Barrhead
  • Neilston AFC
  • Milton of Colquhoun
  • FC Argyle
  • Rossvale
  • Duncanrig
  • Broomhill
  • Duntocher Hibs
  • Easthall Star
  • Goldenhill
  • Ferguslie Star
  • KPR
  • Castlemilk BC
  • Millerston Utd.
  • Busby AFC
  • East End Utd
  • Paisley AFC
  • Alba Thistle (2)
  • Campbeltown Pupils
  • EKYM
  • Tarbert

17th September;

  • Oban Saints
  • Millerston Utd.(2)

8th October

  • Dunoon (2)
  • Claremont
  • East End Utd(2)

15th October

  • Oban Saints (2)
  • Shawlands FP

22nd October

  • Motherwell Th.(2)

29th October

  • Lochgilphead Red Star
  • Rutherglen

5th November

  • Neilston(2)
  • Rosehill Star

12th November

  • Rutherglen(2)
  • Millbeg Villa

26th November

  • FC Argyle(2)
  • Inverclyde

3rd December

  • POBU(2)
  • Broomhill (2)
  • Shawlands FP(2)

10th October

  • Shawlands FP (3)

17th December

  • Rutherglen(3)
  • C Pupils(2)
  • Paisley(2)
  • Carlton YM
  • Drum. Colts(2)
  • EKRR
  • Castlemilk(2)
  • KPR(2)
  • LR Star(2)
  • Easthall (2)
  • Goldenhill(2)

7th January 

  • Motherwell Th (3)
  • Castlemilk (3)

28th January

  • Duncanrig (2)

4th February 

  • Ferguslie (2)
  • Port Glasgow (2)

18th February

  • POBU (3)
  • Dunoon (3)
  • Drumchapel Colts (3)
  • Campbeltown Pupils (3)

25th February

  • Goldenhill (3)
  • Duntocher Hibs (2)

4th March

  • Carlton YM(2)
  • EKYM (2)

18th March

  • EKRR (2)
  • Paisley (3)

25th March

  • Busby Ams (2)
  • KP Rangers
  • Tarbert (2)
  • Campbeltown Pupils(4)

1st April

  • Goldenhill(4)
  • Motherwell(4)

22nd April

  • Inverclyde (2)
  • Duncanrig (3)
  • EKFC(1)
  • Castlemilk (4)
  • Arkleston(2)
  • Rosehill Star
  • POBU(4)

29th April

  • FC Argyle (3)
  • KPR (4)
  • Hillington(2)
  • Drumchapel Colts
  • Port Glasgow(3)
  • EKYM(3)
  • Rossvale(2)
  • Rosehill Star

20th May

  • Alba Thistle (3)


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Congratulations to Rossvale - Premier 2A Champions

15th March 2017

 Rossvale won the Premier Division 2A title on Saturday with a comfortable win against Millbeg. Our congratulations go to all concerned with the club. There has been a huge turnaround at the club since the start of the season in terms of results. Their new manager, Dougie Gunning, has done a tremendous job in creating an environment from where Rossvale can really flourish. We wish them well with the rest of their season.


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March Fines

12th March 2017

Please note that fines for February have now been sent out and are due by the end of March

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January Fines

26th February 2017

Would all teams take note that fines from January are due by February 28th.

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Hall Cup draw

19th February 2017

The sections for the 2017 Hall Cup have been drawn as follows. Holders FC Argyle are in section 4.

Section One

1 Lochgilphead Red Star

2 Tarbert

3 Arkleston Barrhead

4 Houston United

Section Two

1 Claremont

2 East End United

3 Port Glasgow OBU

4 Paisley Ams

Section Three

1 Millbeg

2 Castlemilk BC

3 Duntocher Hibs

4 Carlton YM

5 Rossvale

Section Four

1 East Kilbride YM

2 Port Glasgow Ams

3 Broomhill

4 FC Argyle

5 Busby Ams 
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Referees on Standby for 8th April

3rd February 2017

Standby refs for 8/4l

  • D Espinha
  • G MacKay
  • G Train
  • P O'Donnell
  • J Rose
  • A Seymour
  • D Flanagan



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SAFL - Application for Membership - Season 2017-18

18th January 2017


The Scottish Amateur Football League is taking applications for membership for season 2017-18. 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. A copy of your club constituion will also be required.

However, the deadline has now passed for clubs currently playing in any league affiliated to the SAFA. New clubs, not currently playing in an affiliated league, are still welcome to apply up to the end of April.

To do this, simply click on Home then click on Contact us and fill in the form.

The SAFL has a long and distinguished history boasting some of Scotland's most prominent 
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Application for Membership

December Fines

18th January 2017

Please note that the treasurer has sent out all December fines and they are payable by the end of January

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Centenary Trophy Semi Final Draw

2nd November 2016

¼ Final Draw for Centenary Trophy

  1.  Drumchapel Amateur Colts 1-3 St. Joseph's FP  
  2.  Inverclyde AFC  0-2    Motherwell Thistle 
  3.  Goldenhill AFC 3-3 (4-5 pens)  Rutherglen AFC 
  4.  Ferguslie Star  1-3  Alba Thistle 

Semi Final Draw

  1.  Motherwell Thistle  0 - 2  St. Joseph's FP (16/11/2016)   7.45pm    Wishaw Hybrid Park
  2.  Alba Thistle  v  Rutherglen AFC (TBA)
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Congratulations to David Buchanan

14th June 2016

The SAFL would like to congratulate long serving Oban Saints Secretary David Buchanan who received his British Empire Medal today from Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Argyll & Bute.

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David Buchanan with his BEM


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