Part 40 – S1 C1 P39 Match Day 19 – Whitehill Welfare (H) 5th January 2019 15:00 – Start of the January Transfer Window

Kieran Balfour is ranked the 5th best player at the club by star ranking has a 6.93 average ranking this season currently and is slowly showing some attribute increases. His 13 Passing, 10 Vision and 13 Decisions make me think he could become a useful playmaker in the future. Our Reserves won 1-0 v Preston …

Part 39 – S1 C1 P38 Match Day 18 – Gala Fairydean Rovers (A) 29th Dec 2018 15:00

We make the 44 mile, 1hr 15min journey to Galashiels for our last match of 2018, expecting hail and 3C needing a win to remedy our poor form this month. I really hope we’re not a fair-weather team otherwise we’re stuffed 🙂 We beat Gala Fairydean 2-1 at the start of September, and we expect …

Part 38 – S1 C1 P37 Match Day 17 – Cumbernauld Colts (H) 22nd Dec 2018 15:00

Before our first meeting with Cumbernauld this season our Reserves beat Dunbar Utd Res 5-0 – Jack Downie, David Churchill, Joe Boyle, Jordan Hopkinson and MOTM Andrew Mackay back from injury with the goals. Cumbernauld Colts ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumbernauld_Colts_F.C. ) joined the Lowland league in 2015 and finished 6th in the 2017/18 season. The seaon preview …

Part 37 – S1 C1 P36 Match Day 16 – East Kilbride (A) 15th Dec 2018 15:00

Before we make the hour’s journey to the K-Park Training Academy in Calderglen Park, Torrance, just South-East of East Kilbride, which itself is just South-East of Glasgow our Reserves won 3-0 away at Deveronvale Res; the scorers were Hopkinson & Garden with 2. East Kilbride are our main challengers for the title, only losing to …

Part 36 – S1 C1 P35 Match Day 15 – Kelty Hearts (H) 8th Dec 2018 15:00

Tom Kelly above is ranked our 3rd best player and is loan with us from our senior affiliate Ross County (So hopefully he’ll be back next year). He’s been a very solid right wing back, averaging 7.16 so far and adding to the fortress-like defence as well as a couple of assists. Before our very …

Part 35 – S1 C1 P34 Match Day 14 – Gretna 2008 (A) 1st Dec 2018 15:00

Before we make our 114 mile, 2 hour trip south to Raydale Park in Gretna we have a few things to go through. Firstly the game time I’ve given Ross Guthrie obviously wasn’t enough – he’s handed in a transfer request and I’ll try and offload him in the January transfer window. Jordan Garden has …

Part 34 – S1 C1 P33 Match Day 13 – Vale of Leithen (A) 21st Nov 2018 19:30

Our 13th league game and last game in November takes us 35 miles south via Peebles to the small town of Innerleithen to face Vale of Leithen ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vale_of_Leithen_F.C. ) A founder member of the Lowland league in 2013, Vale of Leithen finished 15th in the 2017/18 season, are expected to finish 13th this season …

Part 33 – S1 C1 P32 Match Day 12 – East Stirlingshire (H) 17th Nov 2018 15:00

Rated as our 2nd best player after Big Kev, 18 year-old Josh is currently rated as a League 2 level Keeper, with Championship potential. A downside (apparently) is consistency. I’d argue that only conceding 6 goals in 17 competitive games with 12 clean sheets is pretty damn consistent 🙂 This save so far has taught …

Part 32 – S1 C1 P31 South Challenge Cup 4th Round – Linlithgow Rose (A) 14th Nov 2018 15:00

Another bugged 3pm Wednesday game in the South Challenge Cup. A 16 mile journey west along the M9 so no real travel time, so only a half day holiday needed for our part-timers from their real jobs. Linlithgow Rose ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linlithgow_Rose_F.C. ) are a club steeped in history. In game they are a East Of …

Part 31 – S1 C1 P30 Match Day 11 – BSC Glasgow (A) 10th Nov 2018 15:00

Before our 33 mile journey over the Clackmannanshire Bridge to Alloa our Reserves played away to Dumfries Reserves on the Wednesday, winning 4-1; Jack Downie, Joe Boyle & 2 from Ross Guthrie again – He’ll be playing in the Linlithgow Rose South Challenge Cup match this Wednesday coming. BSC Glasgow ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSC_Glasgow_F.C. ) originate from …