ED battle thru duel in the sun

East Dunbartonshire picked up their first cup with victory in the KASTLE DECOR STRATHCLYDE CUP 2019-20 on Saturday 28th August 2021 with a 3-1 win against fellow premiership rivals Glasgow South after extra time.
South took the lead early in the second half after a goal-less first 45, with ED squaring things mid way thru.
So, in the falling sunshine, the game went into extra time, with ED scoring twice more to secure victory
South will be gutted to again finish runners-up in a cup for the 2019-20 season, but we are sure that they will be challenging again this season
Congrats to Gordon Moore and all at East Dunbartonshire, and thanks to our hosts at New Tinto Park, home of Benburb FC

Massive thanks to Tommy Lyon of Kastle Decor for their continued sponsorship, along with Kelvin Smith for supplying our match balls

Pictures to follow

Port Glasgow United sparkle

PGU won a good final of the 2019-20 chairmans cup at new tinto, defeating Shawbridge 4 – 2.
A flurry of goals came in the first 20 mins with Port taking a 2 nil lead, but Shaws pulled one back. On the stroke of half time Port regained their 2 goal advantage.
After the break a goal apiece early doors finished the scoring as Port gained the silverware.

NEW CUP SPONSORS ANNOUNCED

The league are delighted to welcome two new sponsors

PH Decor will be the sponsors of the Presidents Cup for 21-22 season
The first round draw was made today for the tournament with the first games on the 31st.


Hair of the Dog dog groomers will sponsor the Chairmans Cup.
This is for teams who lose in the first two rounds of the Strathclyde, and will be drawn once all entrants are known

The league welcome both to our family, and great thanks go to member club Plains, who have been extremely instrumental in securing theses deals for the league

SEMSA win 2019-20 Presidents Cup

Semsa(pictured) won the cup with a 4-2 victory against Port Glasgow Athletic tonight at New Tinto Park.
In glorious conditions, a good crowd turned out to support the teams.
Liam McGeachy put Semsa ahead in the 15th minute with a smart finish from a good cross and that’s all that split the teams at half time.
Patrick Tinney doubled the lead after just 3 mins of the 2nd period and McGeachy secured his second on the hour mark.
Port then came back into it. Lee Finlay pulled one back just 3 mins later. Port piled on the pressure bit could not grab a 2nd with the Semsa keeper pulling off a great save to deny them.
Against the run of play, Daniel Queen scored a 4th for Semsa on 84 mins to clinch it.
Stuart Emerson grabbed a consolation second for Athletic in added on time.
Liam McGeachy was voted man of the Match by the match officials.

PGC lift trophy


In a thrilling game beld at Largs Thistle FC,PGCran out 3-2 winners in an enthralling match in the climax of the mini tourney ran by Dinamo Paisley.
League Secretary presented the medal to winners and runners up.

Speakers announced

The league are thrilled to announce that Scotland Legend Frank McAvennie will be the star speaker on the 17th July at Legends in Cambuslang
The evening will be hosted by renowned MC John McKelvie
John is a retired senior police officer, and also a former referee.

We wish also to thank Legends owner Alex McDowall for supplying the venue, and his continued support of the league, and amateur football as a whole

Speakers night

The league have announced a speakers night, with a two course dinner, will be held on 17th July at Legends Bar Diner in Cambuslang

As numbers are limited, each club will take two tickets to attend the event

Further details on the night to follow

Annual General Meeting

The AGM was held on Monday 24th July, and a few highlights of the meeting follow

With some changes of roles, the existing 8 man Executive committee were elected unopposed. The clubs also approved one change to the league constitution, which will now be sent to the SAFA for approval

Reports from all the office bearers were presented, and questions asked from the floor, albeit as it was a zoom, they were from the screen..lol

The main consideration was to the league structure, given that 20-21 was a wipe out. It was unanimously approved that he Premier Division and Development Section stay unchanged. However, the Exec proposed that the championship remain in 3 divisions, on a regional basis, to keep any future covid effects to a minimum. Promotion and relegation was declared, and then unanimously approved by the management committee, the clubs themselves. It was also agreed that despite the delays due to covid, the league would return to a 3 tier system, along with a development section for 2022-23 season

Several clubs, refs and exec members are also running a EUROS sweep to raise some funds, and the normal club sweep was held

 

2021 Annual General Meeting announced

This years Annual General Meeting has been called on 24th May 2021, to be held by zoom conference.

Matters to be discussed and approved is the election of the Executive Committee, along with the League set-up for 21-22

The league are also holding a Euro’s competition for clubs, refs and members, with a £20 entry fee.

Scottish Football Association announce grassroots funding

The SFA hvae announced a £1.5million package for grassroots clubs, in order to help clubs get back up to speed and get more people playing.

All clubs are encouraged to look at this, as in these times, any funding would be welcome for clubs.