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 .

LATEST MATCH

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Glenafton Athletic 2 (0) Rutherglen Glencairn  1 (0)

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Glenafton came out on top of the battle of the Glens in a close encounter at Loch Park. The first half played in bright sunshine was one of few chances the best of which fell to Glenafton  on 38 minutes from a corner-kick which was met by the head of defender Kris Gebbie and crashed off the bar before the loose ball was cleared.

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In stark contrast the second half kicked off in heavy rain that would come and go through the half.  Despite the conditions play now was a a greater tempo with plenty of goalmouth action and the half chances came and went for both sides. The home side made the breakthrough on 71 minutes following a spell of intense pressure. Alan Cairns on the left lobbed the ball high into the box where although Kyle Chrystal beat Mick McCann to the header the ball fell for Dan Orsi to meet it with a brilliant touch and lash it low into the corner of the net.

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Glens continued to press and five minutes doubled their lead  with Orsi the architect. He intercepted Fraser’s pass in his own half and powered down the right flank to clip the ball into the box where it grazed off the top of Andrew’s head before being headed back towards the penalty spot for the incoming Findlay Frye to crack home a shot from 10 yards.

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Credit to Rutherglen they continued to look dangerous on the break and on 80 minutes Dale Simeon burst into the box and was was brought down by keeper Craig Burns. Although the young keeper saved substitute Gary Smith’s spot kick he could do nothing to prevent the former Arthurlie striker from stroking home the rebound.

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The bright sunshine of the first half returned for the closing ten minutes and the visitors pushed forward in search of an equaliser with Smith and Simeon both creating decent chances but to no avail as Glens held on to secure their first league victory of the season.

NEXT MATCH

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CUP DRAWS

  • Macron Scottish Junior Cup 2nd round
    • GLENAFTON ATHLETIC v WEST CALDER UNITED
      • 28th September 2019
  • Ardagh Group West of Scotland Cup 1st Round
    • GLENAFTON ATHLETIC v LARKHALL THISTLE
      • 9th November 2019

GLENAFTON ATHLETIC HOME TOP 2019/20

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