POLLOK’S fortunes took a turn for the better over the weekend, with cup progress on Saturday followed by a crucial league victory on Monday.
First up was a trip to Western Park in the quarter-finals of the D&D Programmes Central League Cup.
‘Frew took the lead in the 11th minute when Clinton Maxwell flighted over a corner kick and Anton Heffron rose highest to head home despite the efforts of Michael O’Hara on the line for Pollok.
Just seven minutes later Jamie Crowhurst was allowed to head home unchallenged for the hosts after a corner.
Lok grabbed a lifeline three minutes from half-time when Roddy Hunter bulleted a fine header into the net.
Frew restored their two-goal cushion after 61 minutes when Willie Sawyers applied the finishing touch to sweep home a cross from the right.
Pollok found a way back into the game in the 72nd minute when a cut back by Lachlan was planted into the net by substitute Carlo Monti.
Black made another good stop to deny Crowhurst, and his side capitalised by drawing level after 82 minutes.
Pollok were awarded a free-kick 22 yards from goal and Carlo Monti stepped up to stroke the ball beyond the reach of McLeay.
Two yellow cards in added time saw David Gordon sent off for the home team as the tie went to penalties.
The first eight kicks all found the target before Brian McGinty made it 5-4 in favour of Pollok, and the game was clinched with the next effort by Maxwell.
Largs Thistle visited Newlandsfield Park on Monday, with both sides knowing that defeat would almost certainly result in relegation from the top flight.
Pollok made the perfect start when they took the lead after nine minutes.
Monti played a short free-kick to Nolan, and his low cross was bundled home by Kevin Bradley.
Parity was restored in the 32nd minute when Jonathan Carter misjudged a long ball from Stephen Connick, and Euan Lindsay was on hand to nod over Scott Morrison and into the net.
Connick was again the Largs hero after 62 minutes, making a terrific save to deny McGinty, but he was left helpless as Pollok moved ahead with quarter of an hour left to play.
Monti showed superb skill on the right to fashion space for a cross, and Darren Brady planted the ball beyond Connick.
Monti was the provider again for goal number three after 86 minutes when he cut the ball back from the left to Bradley, who fired home.
Sixty seconds later the roles were reversed, with Bradley crossing to Monti, who found the target with a diving header.
Lok are back in action on Monday evening, taking on Shotts Bon Accord in the semi-finals of the D&D Programmes Central League Cup.
Kick-off at Newlandsfield Park is at 7.15pm.