Star turn from ‘Lok

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Pollok continued their pre-season campaign with a late winner securing a 2-1 against East Region cracks Newtongrange Star at Newlandsfield.

The ‘Lok were dealt a blow midway through the first half when new signing Mark Sideserf was forced off with an injury, Gary Wild coming on to replace him.

It was the visitors who took the lead in the 32nd minute, the home rearguard failing to pick up Nitten’s Matti King in the box, allowing him space to head Lee Currie’s corner past Ryan Ward in the ‘Lok goal, and give the Star a deserved half-time lead.

Pollok restored parity in the 53rd minute when Davie Winters was felled in the penalty box, and Tam Hanlon despatched the resultant penalty.

The scoring was completed in the 89th minute by Pollok’s trialist centre-forward.

This Saturday, Pollok will play Arthurlie at Newlandsfield for the inaugural Joseph S Marshall Trophy.

This will become an annual event for the clubs and will be playedoutin the Sectional League Cup fixture.

The trophy has been donated by the family and many friends of Joe, who was struck down by cancer in April.

For around 30 years Joe lived a short distance from Newlandsfield.

He was an avid Pollok supporter and a member of the club for many years.