Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Abbey Park Kilwinning

Abbey Park (Cap.2,500) Kilwinning
 Home Of Kilwinning Rangers FC
Pictures Taken Monday 8th June 2015

Kilwinning Rangers are a Scottish football club from KilwinningAyrshire. Formed in 1899 they have had periods of success throughout their history although the biggest Highlight was winning Six Trophies during the 1998/99 Season. Kilwinning then became the first Ayrshire side to win the West Super League in the season 2003-04 but then followed a period struggle once again.Some up and down seasons followed after winning the Super League but finally Signs of recovery are there for all to see and that was confirmed this season when Kilwinning Rangers won the Ayrshire District League.
They play their home games at Abbey Park and compete in the Western Region Junior League. They play in blue and white hoops.
The team are managed since February 2014 by Chris Strain and Colin Stewart.
Irvine Meadow over the years have always been the main rivals to Kilwinning Rangers.

Ardeer Stadium Stevenston

Ardeer Stadium (Cap.2,500) Stevenston
 Home Of Ardeer Thistle FC
Pictures Taken Monday 8th June 2015

Ardeer Thistle Football Club are a Scottish football club from Stevenston in North Ayrshire. Formed in 1900, they are based at Ardeer Stadium and are nicknamed "The Thistle". They compete in the West Region of theScottish Junior Football Association and players wear red and black home kits and sky blue change strips.
Ardeer Stadium is the second home the club has occupied in its history. Previously playing at Ardchoille Park in the Hayocks area of the town, the club suffered badly due to vandalism at the pavilion, and were effectively left homeless. However Ardeer Stadium, a very good facility, existed in the bottom end of the town, having been the former home of the defunct Ardeer Recreation FC who were at one time sponsored by Chemical giants ICI - once a major employer in the town. When Thistle made the move to Ardeer Stadium in the mid-1970s the opening game was between Kilmarnock and St Mirren, who were managed at the time by none other than Alex Ferguson. Stevenston man Gordon Smith played for Kilmarnock in the game. Smith has since gone on to be the one time Chief Executive of the SFA, Thistle have remained at Ardeer Stadium ever since and have their own supporters group called none other than 'Ardeer Ultras', Ardeer still remains a decent facility in Junior football terms, with its large oval terrace and excellent playing surface. The outline of the former ground at Ardchoille can still be seen, and goalposts remain for public use.
The club also have a good youth system in place, Youth team coordinator David McBlain has two 2004 teams playing in the central Ayrshire league. The club also have a 2000 age group and recently had an u19s and u17s respectively. Both teams had boys make the step up to the first team and sign on for the upcoming season. 
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Action From Ardeer Stadium

From Wikipedia 

Campbell Park Saltcoats

Campbell Park Saltcoats
 Home Of Saltcoats Victoria FC
Pictures Taken Monday 8th June 2015

Saltcoats Victoria Football Club are a Scottish football club based in the town of SaltcoatsNorth Ayrshire. Nicknamed the Seasiders, the club were originally formed in 1889 and play at Campbell Park. They currently compete in the West Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association.
Campbell Park is now poorly situated within the town as there is no longer any housing in the area, and no nearby pubs. Saltcoats have always had a loyal support but the locals have shown in the past they will turn out for the big games. When Saltcoats twice reached the quarter final stage of the Scottish Junior Cup in the 1970s the home legs both attracted an estimated 3000+ supporters. Like many Junior Clubs Saltcoats rely on a hard working committee and sponsors to maintain revenue.
Campbell Park is now owned by North Ayrshire Council. The Grandstand was destroyed by a severe storm in the early 1970s. The changing rooms below were maintained for some years after, but now the club relies on pre-fabricated facilities. After these facilities were deemed unsuitable, the club were forced to groundshare with local rivals Ardeer Thistle for three years before returning in 2011 with new 'vandal proof' facilities being installed.
The team are managed since November 2014 by former Ayr United striker, Derek Frye.

Winton Park Ardrossan

Winton Park (Cap. 3,000) Ardrossan
 Home Of Ardrossan Winton Rovers FC
Pictures Taken Sunday 7th June 2015

Ardrossan Winton Rovers Football Club are a Scottish football club from Ardrossan in North Ayrshire. Formed in 1900 as a Juvenile club before joining the Junior ranks in 1903 they are based at Winton Park and are nicknamed "The Winton". The club colours are Black and White - and until recently they wore hoops although stripes have also been used as well. The change colour is normally red and white. They compete in the West Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association. They won the Ayrshire District League in 2014 - 2015 and were promoted to the SJFA Super League First Division for the 2015 - 2016 season. One of their ex-players, Bobby Watson, went on to play professionally for Rangers and later semi-professionally for Fleetwood Town and Blackpool.
Winton Park has been the home of Winton Rovers for most of their existence and was bought from Lord Eglinton in 1923 for £160. The park originally ran in an East West direction, the park was turned to its current North South direction prior to Bells Nursery selling a strip of land to them for £50. The grandstand was built around 1956.
The pitch is approx 110 yards long by 66 wide and the ground capacity is approx 3000. There are four separate areas of covered terracing and the stand seats approximately 100 people. There are also floodlights but these are not used for matches. On match days there is the opportunity to get sustenance and a regular match programme is also produced.

Loch Park New Cumnock

Loch Park (Cap. 3,400) New Cumnock
 Home Of Glenafton AFC
Pictures Taken Sunday 7th June 2015

Glenafton Athletic are a Scottish football club, based in New CumnockAyrshire. Formed in 1930, their history has been characterised by local success, with some national success too.In the early nineties the club made three Scottish Junior Cup finals in a row, but managed to win only one of them.They have a traditional rivalry with both Auchinleck Talbot and Cumnock Juniors. The club is based at Loch Park and is considered by many as one of the better playing surfaces in Junior football. The 'Glens' compete in the Western Region Super Premier League division. They play in red and whiteRecently erected was a stand in dedication to Michael Morran, naming it the "Mick Morran Stand". Joining the club in 1961, Mick combined physio and trainer duties, although he was recognised as club physio. He retired in 1996 due to ill health at the age of 78, giving the Glens an incredible 35 year service. He died on 13 March 2007 aged 89. He is the grandfather of the Queen of the South midfielder Paul Burns.In recent years, the club have had a tradition of appointing well known ex-Senior players as manager, beginning in the early 1990s with former Scotland international and Partick Thistle goalkeeper Alan Rough. Other ex managers include Gerry Collins, Gordon Dalziel, Derek Ferguson and John McStay.Ted McMinn is an ex player.The team are managed since January 2015 by former Raith Rovers and Ayr United player Craig McEwan.
From Wikipedia 

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Eastriggs v Cafe Royal

Friendly Match
Eastriggs 3 Cafe Royal 2
Galabank Annan
Saturday 6th June 2015 2pm Kick Off 
Attendance 34
Weather Sunny And Windy +14