Pollok made it two League wins out of two with a 2-1 victory over Irvine Victoria at Newlandsfield Park. The visitors were given a golden opportunity to take the lead in the 13th minute when referee David Dickinson decreed that ‘Lok’s Paul Gallacher had impeded Vics’ Kevin Adam in the area. The Westenders striker dusted himself down to take the penalty, but Ross Harkness guessed correctly to keep the scoresheet blank, and it remained unblemished in what proved to be a tepid first half.
The ‘Lok took the lead in the 61st minute when Davie Winters picked out Finlay Frye in the area. His effort was blocked, but the ball broke kindly for John Sweeney to squeeze the ball home from a tight angle, aided by the goalpost and the Vics’ David Wilson. The lead was doubled 6 minutes later, with Winters again playing an important role. His perfectly timed through ball allowed Kevin Bradley to spring the offside trap and finish with aplomb.
The visitors reduced the deficit in the 85th minute after bustling frontman Adam had his heels clipped by ‘Lok’s Jamie Darroch in the area. Referee Dickinson was left with little option but to award a penalty, and send the defender for an early bath. Adam made no mistake from the spot on this occasion, sending Harkness the wrong way. The home team managed to close out the remainder of the game with no further scoring.
Pollok travel to the East End of Glasgow this Saturday as they take on Shettleston at Greenfield Park, kick off 2pm.
Pollok will be represented in a charity “Legends” tournament this Sunday at Neilston’s Brig O’Lea Stadium. Other teams represented will be Neilston, Arthurlie, and the Vagabonds aiming to raise funds for The Brightest Star, Sands, and McMillan Nurses. The tournament kicks off at 1pm with entry prices set at £5 for adults and £3 concessions. Children under 10 will be admitted for free.