Cutting Edge Engravers Champions Cup Final

The wait goes on to get this final played.
Whilst there is a date planned (1/3/24), both finalists potentially would have a Scottish Cup tie on the following day, so if 1 or both make it thru their tie in February, it would raise an issue on getting it played. It was even joked that they could get drawn against each other in the Scottish and play the tie a week earlier so we could still have the final.
The venue, Hamilton Accies, is booked so we have to await developments.
One thing that has been approved by the league executive, is the proposal from the match secretary and referee advisor, is the officials who will take charge of the game
Referee: Ewan Cruickshanks
Assistants: Stuart MacDonald & Andy Seymour
4th Official: David McGuire


From Left, Ewan, Stuart, David & Andy

Championship sponsors L4 TEAMWEAR open new premises

L4 TEAMWEAR now have a new premises and store, at the BROADWOOD STADIUM, in Cumbernauld
Another long term sponsor is continuing supporting the league, and we urge all members to support the company, who can supply anything our teams require

We do have a special offer from them, with a PUMA Matchball, when ordered thru thye league at Just £30

JST ELECTRONICS BECOME MAJOR SPONSORS


The Association are delighted to welcome all at JST ELECTRONICS, Especially Joe Tumilty.
JST have agreed to sponsor three competitions

DEVELOPMENT SECTION
GLASGOW CUP
STRATHCLYDE CUP

This is a massive package, and we encourage all to use the fantastic services offered

www.jstelectronics.com

CROWD WANTED MORE MORE MOORLANDS

Where the hell do I start. WHAT A FINAL. UNBELIEVABLE JEFF.
This was a game that had everything as Moorlands won the SIMPLIFY DEBT STRATHCLYDE CUP 9-8 on pens after the sides were tied 4-4 after extra time.
So, to the game, in brief, cos would need an hour to write it all.
East Dunbartonshire bossed the first half and deservedly led 2 nil at the break.
2nd half..A deserved red card for ED, opens the door, and Moorlands got one back. So into 4 mins of added time, a last second free kick, and an equaliser..2-2 and no time to restart.
So Extra time with ED down to 10 for the 30 mins. Moorlands took control with 2 goals to lead 4-2…now you would think, game over. NO CHANCE..ED get one back, and then guess what, stoppage time in the 120th min, and yep, an ED equaliser takes to to penalties.
OMG, what a shoot out, and we had drama in that. The standard of pens was awesome, and then, A SAVE. ED go mental as their keeper saves.. BUT HOLD ON, he is well off his line, and its a retake for Moorlands. They score..to lead 9-8.
Then, Moorlands keeper saves, and its over.
BOTH TEAMS DESERVE HUGE CREDIT…
As do the match officials led by Scott Doyle who all had outstanding games.
A special mention to the ED Management who despite massive disappointment were glowing in their comments on the game.
MOORLANDS LIFT THE CUP to start a long night of celebrations.
Our thanks to Benburb FC, Saltire Digital and to our sponsors SIMPLIFY DEBT
Congrats to BARRY and the boys from Uddingston on MOORLANDS success.

Pictured below
ANTHONY STEVENSON voted Player of the match

GOW AT THE DOUBLE

In a nailbiting final title deciding match, LESMAHAGOW secured the Divisional title to go along with their earlier cup victory.
Glebe Hibs were hoping for a defeat or draw which would have either given them the title, or a play off, but against Scottish semi finalists EK COLTS, the GOW fought their way to a 2 nil victory with, according to our reporter, including a contentious opening penalty award, but as always, the refs decision is final and he pointed to the spot.
A second in the 2nd half secured the title despite EK hitting the woodwork.
A really tight and hard division only decided with the contenders last game.
Thanks to Cutting Edge Engravers

Dynamic Dynamo charged up for Strathaven

The inaugral LANARKSHIRE CUP FINAL saw Strathaven Dynamo overcome Rutherglen Glencairn 6-1.
The scoreline, says our reporter, does not reflect the game, as Rutherglen Glencairn created a lot of chances as well.
At Half time, Dynamo had a 4 goal cushion, which was gonna be pretty difficult to overcome.
An outstanding victory for Strathaven in their first season in the league.
Thanks to sponsors HAIR OF THE DOG, and to our hosts, Vale of Clyde FC


Pictured below is man of the match Brett Ward
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PORT GLASGOW CELTIC SPARK A CLASSIC


After an absolute thrilling final, PORT GLASGOW CELTIC won the inaugral Spark Commander/Totally Rewired Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Cup at Renfrew FC
Celts took the lead, but Stanley equalised in the 89th minute to take it to extra time.
Again, neither team could score, and even a missed penalty for Celtic in the last minute could not stop a penalty shoot out despite Stanley rattling the woodwork 3 times.
Nerves must have been really ragged, but the Port ran out 6-5 winners.
Congrats to Ryan and the Celts, and commiserations to Stanley who really provided a outstanding game.
Man of the Match was awarded to Paul Johnstone of PGC
Massive thanks to Craig Kincaid and the sponsors for their support