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Latest news - Congratulations to Alba and Rossvale

20th February 2017


Alba Thistle continued their good run of form by reaching the final of The Centenary Trophy with a 1-0 win over Rutherglen. They now face St. Joseph's in the final. Well done to Danny, Gerry and all at Alba.


Rossvale secured their first ever promotion and will play in Premier 1 next season. Congratulations go to Dougie, David and everyone involved in this landmark achievement for the club. They now go to Millbeg on Saturday hoping to secure the title.


Oban Saints are our last club still in the Scottish Amateur Cup. They face a difficult trip to Perthshire to face high flying Letham Amateurs in the7th round. We wish them the best of luck and continued success in the competition.

EKFC reached the quarterfinals of the West Cup 
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Jimmy Marshall Trophy Updated Draw to 1/4 Finals

20th February 2017

The draw for The Jimmy Marshall Trophy has been updated to the 1/4 Final stage and is as follows;

3rd round draw

2. Houston v C Pupils

4. Dunoon v Alba

8. Arkleston v Oban Saints

1/4 Final Draw

  1. Motherwell Thistle v Hillington
  2. Easthall Star v Winner Tie 2
  3. Winner Tie 8 v Port Glasgow AFC
  4. Winner Tie 4 v EKFC
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Miss Dorothy Patterson

19th February 2017

It was with great sadness that we learned today of the death of Miss Dorothy Patterson, daughter of former Match Secretary Joe Patterson. Miss Patterson, who retired to Inveraray some years ago, passed away on February 10. She was 82.

Miss Patterson was a great supporter of the SAFL. She assisted her father when he was match secretary and the family lived in Knightswood. Joe was instrumental in getting the Argyll clubs into the league, and was proud of the fact that, for many, many years, the SAFL was the only league to provide a home for these outlying clubs.

When her father died, Dorothy maintained her interest in the league, and the trophy played for annually in Argyll was renamed The Joe Patterson Trophy in his honour, and for 20 years, 
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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 18th February

3rd February 2017

West Cup Duty - G Kelso

Standby refs for 18/2

  • G Hay
  • G Train
  • NJ MacPhail


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FREE DATES issued up to 12th February

1st February 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 

4th February 

  • Ferguslie (2)
  • Port Glasgow (2)

18th February

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

25th February

  • Goldenhill
  • Duntocher Hibs

4th March

  • Carlton YM(2)

22nd April

  • Inverclyde (2)


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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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Match Secretary Position 2017 - 2018

27th November 2016

The SAFL is looking for a match secretary to take over the arranging of its league fixtures from the start of season 2017/2018.
Experience of what is involved would be preferred, but is not essential, as the successful candidate would work with the present match secretary for the remainder of the current season. The position is not paid, but carries an honorarium.
If you're interested, or would like more information, please contact the league secretary Mike McLean, at


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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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