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Saturday 15th December
Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Irvine Meadow 1 - 4 Petershill

Meadow's next game is on Saturday 8th December
with a crucial league game away to Pollok. (1.45pm kick off)
*GAME POSTPONED* (new date Saturday 5th January)

After only picking up 9 points from 8 games Meadow now need to get points on the board to stay away from the relegation zone. Hope to see you all travel in your large numbers to Pollok once again.

Only £5 / £2.50.

Scottish Junior Cup 4th Round Draw

Irvine Meadow will play Shettleston at home on Saturday 19th November in the Scottsih Junior Cup 4th Round

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, Blackburn, Rosyth, Benburb, Shotts Bon Accord, Dundonald, Cumnock, Johnstone Burgh, Petershill, Beith, Montrose, Shettleston, Lochee United, Linlithgow Rose, Pollok, Pumpherston, Culter, Ardeer, Dundee Violet, Irvine Meadow, Jeanfield Swifts, Auchinleck, Musselburgh, Yoker, Bo'ness Utd, Arthurlie, Glencairn, Kilsyth Rangers, Kinnoull

Kelty Hearts v Penicuik to be played 1/12
Camelon v Thorniewood to be played 1/12
Cumbernauld v Forfar West End to be played 1/12

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Scottish Junior Cup 3rd Round
Saturday 17th November
St Anthonys 1 - 4 Irvine Meadow
(McGuiness 9', Kinniburgh 56', Parker 87', Reeder 90')
Att. 244
The scoreline would suggest Irvine Meadow had it comfortable against their Central League First Division opponents but this was far from true. Two goals in the final three minutes from Keigan Parker and Richard Reeder both getting their first goals for Meadow made the scoreline slightly flattering on Meadow.
Meadow started brightly enough with a goal from Liam McGuiness from close range after a scramble in the box and panic from St Anthonys after only 9 minutes. St Anthonys replied almost straight away with a shot high into the net from just inside the box. Meadow had influential Liam McGuiness injured from a harsh tackle and the Ants were lucky to keep all 11 men on the pitch going into half time. Early in the second half the Ants had a great change to take the lead but could not hit the target. As the rain and hale lashed down St Anthonys went down to ten men as the number 9 who earlier injured McGuiness gave away another hard foul and was duly given a second yellow and sent off. Meadow managed to get in front from Wullie Kinniburgh in 56 mins whose excellent 20 yard strike from a Parker assist sailed into the top right hand corner to make it 2-1 to Meadow. Hamilton then get a rightful second booking for Meadow and now both teams were even with 10 men apiece. St Anthonys had chances at both 1-1 and 2-1 down to score but combination of excellent goalkeeping from Hewitt and poor finishing meant they could never find the second goal and were punished late on with two debut goals in last few minutes. One from a well placed Parker shot from a corner and an excellent header by substitute Reeder from a superb Parker cross in injury time.

Meadow will be happy to go into the 4th Round Round draw and into the next crucial league game with some confidence against Beith at home.

Scottish Junior Cup 3rd Round
Irvine Meadow face a tough trip to St Anthonys this Saturday 17th November with kick off at 1.45pm. After two league defeats in a row Meadow are looking to bounce back in the Junior Cup but up against Central League One high fliers and form team.
Please get down and support Irvine Meadow. Supporters bus leaves at 12.30pm from top of Wilson Avenue. Please contact Jack Pirie to book your seat.

Transfer News
Irvine Meadow can today (14th November 2012) confirm the signing of Richard Reeder from Hurlford Thistle Amateurs. We welcome Richard to the club.
We can also confirm the departure of Steven 'Bexy' Miller who has been released. We wish the ex Arthurlie and Pollok star the very best for the future and thank him for his contribution to league and cup glory.
Irvine Meadow have signed 30 year old striker Keigan Parker 
(ex St Johnstone, Blackpool, Ayr Utd and Cork City).  

Next Fixture
Saturday 3rd November

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division

Ashfield - Irvine Meadow

Last Result

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Irvine Meadow 2 - 1 Cumnock (Barr pen & C.McGowan)

Irvine Meadow pick up a valuable 3 points in a hard fought match against Cumnock.
Full match report in below link
Irvine Meadow 2 - 1 Cumnock

Scottish Junior Cup 2nd Round

Vale of Leven 0  - 2 Irvine Meadow. 
Saturday 20th October (2.30pm kick off)

Ardagh Glass League Cup Final
Sunday October 14th 2012
Irvine Meadow 4 - 4 Auchinleck Talbot
(McGuiness, Halliday, Gibson, Brighton)

Irvine Meadow win 4-2 on penalties after a sensational League Cup Final against Auchinleck Talbot!!

Plenty more photographs available link below from Stephen Kerr, Beith

Meadow win a league cup final thriller at Beith against arch rivals Auchinleck Talbot. 
Full match reports in links below. 

Irvine Meadow 1 - 0 Newmains Utd

Irvine Meadow defeat Newmains Utd by a single goal after a tough encounter with Meadow's Brian Hewitt the man of the match. A goal from Kieron Burns after 5 mins sealed the win but it was far from easy against the Central League Two Division Team and an upset was only avoided thanks to fine goalkeeping from Hewitt! Although Meadow had chance of their own both from corners as well as shots well saved from McLennan and good recovery from Newmains keeper stopped Frank Gibson having a tap in to seal the game.

Next Game - Irvine Meadow v Auchinleck Talbot, ]
Ardagh Glass Cup Final
Sunday 14th October @ Beith Juniors, 2pm kick off.

Photos courtesy of Robert Ritchie below from Irvine Meadow 1 - 0 Newmains Utd.

Irvine Meadow now at home against Newmains
Saturday 6th October
West of Scotland Cup 1st Round

Usual £5 adults and £2.50 concessions.

Scottish Junior Cup 2nd Round Draw

Vale of Leven - Irvine Meadow.
Tie to be played Saturday 20th October, 2.30pm kick off

Previous competitive games
18-11-1950  Scottish Cup 3rd round Meadow 5 Vale of Leven 0
29-1-1972 Scottish Cup4th round Vale of Leven 4 Meadow 2
7-1-1984 Scottish Cup 3rd round Meadow 2 Vale of Leven 1
22-2-1997 West of Scotland Cup 3rd round Vale of Leven 1 Meadow 2
18-9-2004 West of Scotland Cup 1st round Meadow 1 Vale of Leven 1 (Vale won 4-2 on pens)

From Vale of Leven Website:-
The sides last met in 2004 when Vale won a 4-2 penalty shoot out down at Meadow Park, after the sides ended ninety minutes at 1-1.

Meadows last visit to Millburn, on competitive business was on 29th January 1972, when a Hugh O’Brien-inspired Vale played Meadow in a 4th round Scottish tie and ran out winners 4-2.

Meadow were so impressed with Vale that they returned duringthe summer to buy the maverick O’Brien, who picked up a Scottish Junior Cup winners medal in May 1973, with the winning goal in the third game of the final against Cambuslang Rangers at Hampden.

Saturday 29th September
William Hill Scottish Cup 2nd Round
Queens Park  3 v 0 Irvine Meadow

Queens Park Information

Queens Park have priced admission at their usual league prices- £12 adults & £2 children and OAP's.
Meadow will be J6 & J1 of stadium.

Capacity: 52,500 (all seated)
Mount Florida, Glasgow, G42 9BA
Telephone No: 0141 632 1275

Parking: There is a large free car park, behind the South Stand.
Train: Nearest station - Mount Florida 5 minutes walk from ground.
For more information click on below link

Queens Park Ground Guide

Queens Park Buses

Cost is only £5 members,  £3 kids and £8 non members.
Please contact Jack Pirie for further details.
Departure point is The Turf at 12.45pm sharp.
Still a limited number of seats on buses leaving from Turf at 12.45pm & Kings at 1pm available on a first come first served basis. See Jack Pirie or Jim Hewitson in The Turf from 11 30 onwards tomorrow.

A big thank you from all at Irvine Meadow to Marbill bus company (Beith) for their continued support and generosity as they have provided the team / committee bus free of charge. They have been a great supporter of Irvine Meadow and Junior football for a number of years.

Next Fixture
Irvine Meadow's next fixture is another tough away league game. This time away to Petershill with 2pm kick off. Supporters bus leaves top of Wilson Avenue at 12.30pm

Above highlights from Irvine Meadow's 1-0 defeat by Clydebank in the league on Saturday 8th September 2012

Irvine Meadow 2 - 1 Arthurlie (Barr, Brighton)

Photo courtesy of Robert Ritchie