Glenafton Athletic were formed in 1930 and played at Connel Park in the heart of the miners rows a mile or so west of the present ground at Loch Park, where the team moved to in 1960 and changed their colours from black and white to red and white.
This history of the club is dedicated to the memory of my late father Bobby Guthrie (1925-1968), who lived and grew up at the Long Row, Connel Park a short distance from the Glenafton’s ground. A coal-miner he later worked at Fauldhead Pit, Kirkconnel, some 8 miles from New Cumnock, but remained a devoted follower of Glenafton Athletic.
In 1956/57 he began to keep a journal of all Glens’ results, his first record – Western League Glenafton 3 Cumnock 2 (McCulloch, Cathcart, Weir). He also noted those games he had attended and by mid season 1966/67 the total stood at 375 games, the family having moved to New Cumnock a few years before. He served for a short period as club President but passed away in January 1968 after a period of ill health.
His final record Scottish Junior Cup 2nd Round Glenafton 4 Maryhill 2 ( Kirkpatrick 2, Ferguson, McColl).
- A brief history of Glenafton Athletic here