Signing News Season 2021/22

Glenafton Athletic is delghted to announce manager Mick McCann’s new signings in preparation for the Season 2021/22 which hopefully will kick-off in July 2010.

Craig Pettigrew

Craig Pettigrew

34 year old defender Craig began his junior career with Lugar Boswell Thistle before stepping up to the seniors in 2005 with Ayr United. In the summer of 2008, he joined Auchinleck Talbot and during six seasons at Beechwood won three Scottish Junior Cups and two Premier Division titles as well as being capped for Scotland. Back to the seniors with Stranraer for two seasons and then Dumbarton for another before returning to Stair Park for a brief spell. Craig returned to Talbot in 2017 but within a few months moved on to Kilwinning Rangers. He joined Glenafton in Season 2019/20 and made 22 appearances while chipping in with a couple of goals before football closed down. Following the Glens decision to withdraw from the league in 2020/21 Craig joined St. Cadoc’s.

Welcome back to Loch Park, Craig.

Dean Hawkshaw

Dean Hawkshaw | (Photo John Haddow)

The 23 year-old midfilelder has signed for the Glens for the third time! After coming through the Kilmarnock U17 and U20 sides he stepped up to the first team squad in Season 2017/18. He had loan spell at Stranraer before Craig McEwan signed him for the Glens at the start of the following season. Dean made only 5 appearances before heading south to play for Halesowen Town and then returning to turn out for Airdrieonians. Southy signed Dean again for the Glens at the beginning of the ill-fated Season 2021/21. After the Glens withdrew from the WOSFL at the start of season the management team and several players, incuding Dean joined St. Cadoc’s.

Welcome back to Loch Park, Dean.

Leon Murphy

Leon Murphy | Photo John Haddow

Leaon’s story has a similar ring to that of Dean’s. The 22-year-old (tomorrow) came through the Ayr United U17 and U20s sides before stepping up to the first team squad in Season 2017/18. The following season Leon made enjoyed a succesful loan period with Glenafton making over 32 appearances for the club and scoring 5 goals before returning to Ayr United. Manager Craig McEwan signed Leon again for the Glens at the beginning of the ill-fated Season 2021/21. After the Glens withdrew from the WOSFL at the start of season the management team and several players, incuding Leon joined St. Cadoc’s.

Welcome back to Loch Patk, Leon.

David Blyth

17 year old Mauchline lad David Blyth joined the youth set up as a 7 year-old and was at Somerset through to the U15. He then moved to the Kilmarnock Youth set-up where he was part of the 03 squad that former Glens coach Craig Kyle worked with for a spell. Last year he scored a ‘worldie’ as Kilmarnock beat Hearts 2-1 in the Scottish Youth Cup Semi-final but unfortunately due to the pandemic the final was not played. David can play wide on the left or up front and is an exciting prospect.

Welcome to Loch Park, David.

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