Welcome

Welcome to Glenafton Athletic Junior Football Club.

glens_badge_star_topWe 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 Premiership of the Scottish Junior Football Association .

MAGGIE BUCHAN R.I.P.

It’s with deep sorrow that the club has learned our tea lady Maggie Buchan passed away today. A very sad day for all at Glenafton, past and present, as we’re sure it is for those away teams who met her while visiting Loch Park. Maggie will be sorely missed .

Lorraine and Hazel would like to thank everyone who sent cards and came to visit her. She was a rock at the club and will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers with Maggie’s family and friends.  R.I.P. Oor Maggie, John Stewart , club secretary.

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ARDAGH GROUP WEST OF SCOTLAND CUP 3rd Round Draw

  • Arthurlie v Glenafton Athletic
  • Auchinleck Talbot v Craigmark Burntonians
  • Beith Juniors v Benburb
  • East Kilbride Thistle v Cumbernauld United or Shettleston Juniors
  • Kilbirnie Ladeside v Carluke Rovers
  • Kirkintilloch Rob Roy v Hurlford United
  • St. Roch’s v Cambuslang Rangers
  • Troon v Lanark United

Ties to be played Saturday 16th March 2019

Latest Match

  • Saturday 09 February 2019 KO 2:00pm
  • McBookie.com West Region Premiership
  • Match 19
  • Loch Park, New Cumnock
  • Glenafton Athletic 1 Kilwinning Rangers 0

A minute’s silence was observed prior to kick-off in memory of Maggie Buchan of the Glenafton Athletic Ladies Committee, who sadly passed away recently.

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Glens kicked off facing the club-house with a strong wind at their back. Although the home side were on the front foot for most of the half, clear-cut chances were very much at a premium. Their best of which came in 17 minutes through a determined run deep into the box by Dale Moore only for keeper Adam Strain to clean;y hold the cut back across the face of goal. Kilwinning enjoyed a good spell of pressure in the closing ten minutes of the half keeping the Glens defence on their toes. It was during another spell of some stout defending that Glens lost central defender Ryan McChesney to a hamstring injury. He was replaced by midfielder Dan Orsi and the defence reshuffled. HT Glens 0 Buffs 0

The visitors, now with wind at their backs, began the second half brightly and forced a series of corners during which passage of play Alan Cairns made a great block on a close range shot from Ryan Nisbet and Kyle McAusland outleaped Bryan Boylan to prevent the Buffs striker heading home t the back post. Glens responded through a couple of attacks down the right by Orsi , with the first cross dipping over the bar and the second headed clear. Back came Buffs and a free-kick floated into the box . On 67 minutes the Glens made the breakthrough with a well worked goal.  Leon Murphy played a ball down the left for Chris Dallas to chase down in the box and with his route to goal blocked by Craig Pettigrew he rolled the ball back to Murphy to whip a wonderful ball to the unmarked Dan Orsi on the far side off the box to kill the ball before drilling it home from 9 yards out. The home side continued to press and the visitors did themselves no favour on 82 minutes after defender Joe Coleman pulled backed substitute Mick McMcCann and lost the place at the award of the free-kick, earning a straight red card.  in the last-minute of the regulation 90 minutes Carlo Monti came close to carving out an equaliser through a well executed overhead kick from deep in the box. FT Glens 1 Buffs 0

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Young Trey receives a signed match ball from club captain Craig Menzies. The club would like to thank his grandmother Mairi Walker for sponsoring the match ball.

Next Match

  • Saturday 16 February 2019 KO 2:00pm
  • McBookie.com West Region Premiership
  • Match 20
  • Lochburn Park, Maryhill, Glasgow
  • Clydebank v Glenafton Athletic

 

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