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  1. Rutherglen Glencairn 2017-18

    Maryhill were scheduled to play Largs at home on the 9th December AND ALSO this Saturday (18th November) . Obviously an error, so 9th December fixture had to be changed. A typical day in the life of Mr Fixtures Man, I guess.
  2. Central Sectional League Cup 2017-18

    Buses from Forth to Lanark at 19.53, then 21.23, so your choice is either miss the last 25 minutes of the game or stay until the end and have over an hour to wait.
  3. FIXTURES 03/06

    Unlikely - Yoker are scheduled to play Petershill on Saturday, and that date has already been changed TWICE!
  4. Heavy rain forecast for Cumbernauld area later today - hopefully not another postponed/abandoned scenario!
  5. It is a problem for teams from the Glasgow area going to Girvan midweek, and the vast majority of the league comes into that category.
  6. Fair point, but don't think they have had any midweek games so far, and none scheduled at the moment.
  7. Maryhill also struggling with number of games. Last night was the third in five days, and several players out injured. Girvan perhaps unlikely to have midweek games due to distance involved?
  8. Fauldhouse United 2016/17 Season

    Thanks. See other thread for match report.
  9. Fauldhouse United v Maryhill

    Scottish Junior Cup - Round 4 Saturday 21st January 2017 FAULDHOUSE UNITED 0 MARYHILL 0 Maryhill missed a great opportunity to progress to the fifth round of the Scottish Cup in a match which they dominated from start to finish, but a combination of inspired goalkeeping, rash finishing, and bad luck conspired to deny them. The overnight frost had put most of the day's games in doubt, but by kick off time Parkview looked in good condition as both sides, temporarily freed from the grind of fighting off relegation threats in their respective leagues, set about imposing their authority on the game. Apart from a few forays in the opening minutes from Fauldhouse, during which Gary Fallon squandered a good opening, Maryhill were by far the better team, and most of the opening forty five minutes were played in the home teams' half of the pitch. In the fourteenth minute a surging run down the left wing from Alex Docherty saw his cross headed powerfully towards goal by Jamie Docherty, but veteran keeper Jon Connelly in the home goal managed to push the ball on to the crossbar. A minute later the keeper brought off another fine save from Jamie Docherty, then in the space of a couple of minutes Liam Coogans was the Fauldhouse hero when he cleared two goalbound efforts off the line from Andy Banks and Docherty once again. The onslaught on the home goal continued until the break, with Maryhill forcing an endless succession of corners, and shots from Kieran Furay and Dale Clark bringing out further exceptional saves from Connelly.The home sides' prospects diminished just before half time when Gary Fallon was dismissed for a second booking following a rash, but needless tackle on Lee McLelland. As is often the case, the team playing a man short actually seemed to be able to raise their game. In the second period Fauldhouse put together a few promising attacks, albeit without causing any real problems for Jack Baker in the Maryhill goal, as Maryhill continued to have by far the bulk of the play. Alex Docherty headed narrowly over the bar, Dale Clark beat two defenders before forcing another good save from Connelly, then Jamie Docherty just failed by inches to connect with a cross from sub William Wells, and it was gradually looking as if it just wasn't going to be Hill's day. In a final closing surge they did come particularly close to scoring on a couple of occasions. Lee McLelland's powerfully struck free kick was blocked by Connelly and fell to William Wells whose fierce shot was stopped on the line by Sammy Watson amid strong claims for a penalty, and in the final minute Wells' header beat Connelly but struck the inside of the post and was recovered by the keeper. This was a game that Maryhill should have won convincingly, but they have a second chance next Saturday when the replay takes place at Lochburn Park. FAULDHOUSE-: Connelly, Stewart (Bonnes 71), Byrne, Watson, Morris, Ward, Gilchrist, Sally, Coogans (McSherry 86), Martin, Fallon. UNUSED SUBS - Richford, Scanlan, Nicol. BOOKED - Martin (34, 44), Morris (79), Gilchrist (88) SENT OFF - Martin (44). MARYHILL-: Baker, Beckley, McQueen, McClune, Banks, Furay, Clark (Wells 63), Matthews, J.Docherty (Begg 71), McLelland, A.Docherty (Preston 55). UNUSED SUBS - Kelly, Stokes. BOOKED - McLelland (70), Furay (85). REFEREE - Stephen Brown MAN OF THE MATCH - Dale Clark OPPONENTS' MAN OF THE MATCH - Jon Connelly
  10. Fauldhouse United 2016/17 Season

    Only 2 subs? 5 were listed viz - Bonnes, McSherry, Richford, Scanlan, Nicol.
  11. Central League – Division 1 Wednesday 11th May 2016 Ten man Maryhill maintain promotion bid VALE OF CLYDE 0 MARYHILL 1 A spectacular goal from Frankie Owens eighteen minutes from the end kept alive the prospect of promotion for a Maryhill side which played for three quarters of the game with ten men. The real hero of the evening, however, was goalkeeper Grant Hay, who turned in a superb performance to keep out a Vale team desperate for points in their quest to avoid dropping into the second division. Opening exchanges were tentative and evenly balanced, with Maryhill having slightly more of the play without creating any clear cut chances. The first threat came from the home side when Scott McManus hit a shot on the drop which skimmed the crossbar. Midway through the first period Paul McLernon was sent off, apparently for abusive language to the enclosure side linesman. Undeterred, Maryhill pressed on and a neat move involving Frankie Owens and Paul Callander ended with the former shooting wide of the goal. Jamie Docherty then made an uncharacteristically poor effort from a free kick on the edge of the penalty area, before Vale started to take control of the game. Grant Hay made three outstanding saves in quick succession, one from a McManus thirty yard drive, and twice from powerful shots by Joe Doyle. McManus should have scored, but after creating a good opportunity, miskicked a few yards from goal. He was proving to be the main danger for the home side, and brought out another great save from Hay after drifting past four Hill defenders. In the final ten minutes, Maryhill rallied, and two efforts from Docherty came close to giving them the lead. Half Time – Vale of Clyde 0 Maryhill 0 Two minutes into the second half, Maryhill squandered a great opportunity to go ahead. A long ball from defence found Jamie Docherty with a clear run on goal, but he hesitated and Vale keeper Gary McLenaghan blocked his shot. The ball rebounded to Justin Begg, but his attempt was also saved by the keeper, only to fall to Paul Callander, who shot into the side net. The extra man advantage was gradually beginning to tell, and Maryhill were kept under pressure for long spells. A controversial penalty was awarded to Vale by referee Ross Hardie, when Paul Coyle and Scott McManus clashed just inside the penalty area. It looked as if the Hill defender was trying to evade the challenge, and even some home supporters considered the decision very harsh. Coyle was also shown a yellow card. As often happens in these circumstances, however, justice appeared to prevail when Grant Hay saved Doyle’s penalty kick. Maryhill’s resilience was evident as they hit back, and Kieran Furay’s strong run ended with a shot which was just inches too high, then Justin Begg had a shot on the turn well saved by McLenaghan.The decisive breakthrough came after seventy two minutes, when a speculative long range lob from FRANKIE OWENS took McLenaghan by surprise and the ball dipped under the crossbar and into the net. The remainder of the game saw the Hill defence under intense pressure as Vale searched for an equaliser. McManus was again at the forefront of the action, and Hay saved well from his headed attempt. Maryhill continued to defend well and relied on the counter attack, and in one such move William Wells outpaced three defenders, and as he advanced on goal was scythed from behind by Doyle. Displeasure at the fact that ref Hardie only produced a yellow card turned to disbelief as it was shown to Wells, begging the obvious question of why he would want to ‘dive’ when running clear into a goal scoring opportunity. That was not the end of the action and Grant Hay made one final superb save in injury time to divert a close range header from sub Kyle Stewart. Maryhill have one game left, at Johnstone on Saturday. Victory would ensure promotion to the super league, with any other outcome leaving their fate depending on the result of Wishaw’s game at Thorniewood on Monday. VALE OF CLYDE -: McLenaghan, Martin, MacKay, Timoney, Doyle, Hamill (Stewart 75), McFadyen (Cusack 75), Stevenson, McManus, Cochrane, Kane. SUBS (not used) – McKinstry, Hamilton, Morrison. YELLOW CARDS – McLenaghan (20), Stevenson (50), Cochrane (73), Stewart (90+2) RED CARDS – None MARYHILL-: Hay, Beckley, Coyle, McLernon, Banks, Callander, Owens (McKay 85), Furay, Docherty (Walton 81), Begg, Wells. SUBS (not used) – Lundie,Kearns, J.Tolland. YELLOW CARDS – Begg (39), Coyle (53), Furay (60), Wells (89). RED CARD – McLernon (23) REFEREE – Ross Hardie MAN OF THE MATCH – Vale of Clyde – Scott McManus, Maryhill – Grant Hay
  12. Maryhill v Neilston (9/5/16)

    Central League – Division 1 Monday 9th May 2016 MARYHILL 1 NEILSTON 0 The first division promotion race took a dramatic turn as Maryhill’s victory allied to Wishaw’s defeat by Lesmahagow means that wins in their final two games will see Maryhill promoted. However, Wishaw have the advantage of both a much better goal difference and not having to play again this week. Maryhill, on the other hand, must continue with their demanding three games a week programme, which is beginning to take its toll. All in all, it should certainly make for an exciting end to the season. With Neilston still not clear of relegation worries, this was certainly far from a typical end of season encounter for both teams. The first half saw Maryhill have the bulk of the pressure and Neilston keeper James Digney did well to save efforts from William Wells and Jamie Docherty early on. Midway through the half the visitors came more into the game, and only a fortunate block by Hill keeper Grant Hay from a powerful Robert Cameron free kick prevented them from taking the lead. In the last fifteen minutes, Maryhill regained the upper hand with Wells and Docherty again coming very close to scoring, and a Kieran Furay ‘goal’ correctly disallowed for offside. Half Time – Maryhill 0 Neilston 0 After the break, it took Hill only a couple of minutes to score what proved to be the winning goal. Following a spell of activity around the visitors’ penalty area, a fierce shot from Kieran Furay beat the keeper, but struck the foot of the post. JUSTIN BEGG was quickest to react and his shot flew high into the net put Maryhill ahead. Despite further pressure, and good scoring attempts from Wells, Docherty and Furay, Maryhill were unable to get a second goal. With five minutes remaining, Paul McLernon’s over reaction to a challenge from Robert Cameron earned him a red card from referee Fabrice Dubois, and made for a nervous end to the game. Grant Hay saved well from a Kevin Kelly free kick, but despite some further Neilston pressure in the final minutes, Maryhill held out for a deserved three points. MARYHILL-: Hay, Beckley, L.Tolland, McLernon, Banks, Callander, Furay, Ferguson, Docherty (Kearns 80), Begg, Wells. SUBS (not used) – Lundie, McKay, J.Tolland, Owens SCORER – Begg (47) YELLOW CARDS – Docherty (18), Furay (24), Begg (56) RED CARD – McLernon (85) NEILSTON-: Dignan, McCuish, Murphy (Brodie 79), Amos, McInnes, Stevenson, Lochhead, Diack, McKay, Cameron, Kelly. SUBS (not used) – Tulloch, Lennox, Cowie. YELLOW CARDS – Stevenson (39), Cameron (56), McCuish (66), Lochhead (69), McInnes (90) RED CARDS – None REFEREE – Fabrice Dubois MAN OF THE MATCH -: Maryhill (Justin Begg), Neilston (Martin McInnes)
  13. Maryhill v Johnstone Burgh (20th April 2016)

    Well, if they win all their remaining games, they will probably go up, but with three games a week and the top three still to come to Lochburn, it is, as the current jargon would have it "a big ask".
  14. Central League – Division 1 Wednesday 20th April 2016 MARYHILL 1 JOHNSTONE BURGH 3 Maryhill’s unbeaten run of ten games came to an end, but they only have themselves to blame, after being given a lesson in clinical finishing by a Johnstone side that deserved to take the three points. The game could not have started better for Maryhill when they took the lead after three minutes. William Wells’ cross from the left evaded several Burgh defenders and JUSTIN BEGG was on hand to force the ball over the line from close range. They kept up the pressure and looked likely to add to their lead, but squandered several good openings.Eddie Walton brought out a good save from visitors’ keeper Gavin Wallace, Ross Kearns, from a good position, delayed his shot too long and his effort was blocked, then further goalbound shots from Justin Begg and Paul Callander were also thwarted by some solid defending. The first Burgh threat of note came in the twentieth minute when Martin McIntyre wasted a good opportunity a few yards from goal, but the equaliser arrived a minute later when a well-placed volley from SHAUN FITZHARRIS found the net. Maryhill hit back and two efforts from Andy Monaghan came close to restoring their lead, and for the visitors a powerful drive by McIntyre flew over the bar. Half Time – Maryhill 1 Johnstone Burgh 1 A minute after the break, Hill missed another great chance when Andy Monaghan somehow managed to scoop the ball over an empty goal from a couple of yards out. For most of the second period the game followed a set pattern of the visitors defending in depth and relying on quick breaks. After a period of sustained Hill pressure, they capitalised on a poor pass back from the normally reliable Craig Ferguson. JASON HARDIE gratefully intercepted, and forced the ball past Grant Hay to put his side ahead for the first time. It was a lead that they rarely looked like losing despite long spells of Hill dominance. Their defence stood firm, and in another breakaway, they almost increased their lead eight minutes from the end, but this time Grant Hay managed to block Hardie’s shot. A poorly judged header from a good position from Kearns, a thundering free kick from Jamie Docherty and an Andy Banks header that was cleared off the line all failed to level the scores, and Maryhill’s day was summed up four minutes from the end when Andy Banks inexplicably jumped to handle the ball in midfield, and was shown a second yellow card then dismissed by referee Colin McDonald. Two minutes later, a great strike from JASON HARDIE sealed the game for Johnstone, showing how chances should be taken. This defeat was a serious setback to Maryhill’s promotion aspirations, with too many players not playing to anything like their true form. Despite having the bulk of the play and chances, it was Johnstone’s tactics which prevailed, and Maryhill can have few complaints about the final outcome. MARYHILL-: Hay, Beckley, Coyle (Orr 85), Walton, Banks, Callander, Kearns (Furay 57), Ferguson, Monaghan (Docherty 57), Begg, Wells. SUBS (not used) – McLernon, L.Tolland. SCORER – Begg (3) YELLOW CARDS – Banks (25), Monaghan (43), Furay (70), Begg (89). RED CARDS – Banks (86) JOHNSTONE BURGH- Wallace (Wilson 40), Ion, Milne, Carson, Brown, McIntyre, Fitzpatrick, Fitzharris, Heron, Hardie, Dinnen (Perrie 58). SUBS (not used) – Barr, Ross, Docherty SCORERS – Fitzharris (21), Hardie (54, 88) YELLOW CARD – Perrie (81) RED CARDS – None REFEREE – Colin McDonald
  15. games off yoday 2nd april

    Dunipace v Maryhill OFF