Welcome to Glenafton Athletic Junior Football Club.
We were formed in 1930 at the heart of the miners rows in Connel Park, New Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland and are known as ‘The Glens’ or ‘The Afton’. Our colours have been red and white since 1960 when we moved to our home at Loch Park in the heart of the village of New Cumnock. We play in the West Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association and are the current Premier Division Champions and Scottish Junior Cup holders.
Sorry for the lack of updates. It has not been possible to attned games over the last few weeks. Thank you for your patience.
William Hill Scottish Cup 2nd Round
Deveronvale 0 Glenafton Athletic 2
Afton flow past the Deveron
Two late goals by subsitute Joe Andrew secured a famous victory for Glenafton over their Highland League opponents Deveronvale
In the 3rd round draw Glenafton were pulled out the “hat” first to face Queen of the South. Due to technical difficulties the ties had to be redrawn and the Glens will now travel to face Livingston, who sit 2nd top of the Scottish Championship. The tie will be played on Saurday 18th November 2017.
Scottish Junior Cup 2nd Round draw
- Dalry Thistle v Glenafton Athletic
Holders Glenafton Athletic have been drawn away to Ayrshire District side Dalry Thistle in the 2nd round of the Scottish Junior Cup. The tie will be played on Saturday 28th October 2017.
The sides have met each other twice before in the competition and both times in the 2nd round. Way back in season 1935/1936 Dalry took the lead at home through McLuckie before the Glens hit back with goals from Bobby Hawthorn, John Campbell and a double from John Reid. More recently in season 2008/09 the Ayrshire District side turned the tables after Cameron McKinnel cancelled out Simon Eele’s early strike for Premier Division Glens at Loch Park. With Merksworth Park waterlogged the replay was played at Newlandfield with the Glens having to draft in a new keeper Stefan McLuskey. Paul McMullan put the Glens ahead but saw red before the break. Dalry drew level soon after the restart through George O’Malley. With no further scoring Thistle hit a perfect 5 out 5 penalties in the shoot-out to progress to the 3rd round.
Show Racism the Red Card’s (SRtRC) annual Fortnight of Action will take place from Friday 6th October to Friday 20th October 2017. More details here
Club secretary John Stewart explains-
“Glenafton Athletic are united with all SJFA clubs in calling for an end to racism in football and in society. The SJFA have co-ordinated a week-end of action for Junior games this week-end and the players will be ‘showing the Red Cards‘ prior to kick-off of the Ardgah Glass Cup Final against Auchinleck Talbot on Sunday at Meadow Park, Irvine.
As part of the SFA action all clubs participating in the William Hill Scottish Cup ties on Saturday 14th October will also show their support by ‘showing the Red Cards‘ in our 2nd round tie away at Deveronvale.”
In conclusion John reinforces the SRtRC message “it is the responsibility of us all to ensure that it is carried beyond the Fortnight of Action and beyond the terraces”.
- Sunday 8th October 2017 KO 2:30pm
- Ardagh Glass Sectional Cup
- Meadow Park, Irvine
- GLENAFTON ATHLETIC 0 AUCHINLECK TALBOT 1
- Report to Follow
- Saturday 14th October 2017 KO 3:00 pm
- William Hill Scottish Cup
- 2nd Round
- Princess Royal Park, Banff
- DEVERONVALE v GLENAFTON ATHLETIC
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