New Coins West of Scotland Cup 
Ardrossan Winton Rovers 0 v 3 Irvine Meadow

Irvine Meadow Player of the Year Dance
Saturday 16th May

Irvine Meadow have our Player of the Year Dance at the Volunteer Rooms on Saturday 16th May. Doors open 7pm for 7.30-8pm start. Sax Appeal providing the music for this.
Please come along, only £5 entry.

Maxi's Fun Day - Saturday 30th May
11am to 3pm

There will be bouncy castles, assault course and face painting for the kids.
7 a sides for the adults. If you wish to enter a team please email us at

West of Scotland Cup 3rd Round
Saturday 2nd May
Irvine Meadow 2 v 1 Shotts Bon Accord

Meadow got our first win since early March with a great comeback late in the second half to keep our season alive. Shotts went in front early in the second half after a mistake by Meadow goalkeeper Shepherd let an easy shot slip through him. Meadow however did manage to grab an equaliser with 20 minutes to go after a corner was only cleared to the edge of the box where Deas hit a great shot high into the net. The winner came after a great run by McCann who crossed into the box for Paul Maxwell poked home from close range to get his first goal for 9 months after his comeback from long term injury.

Meadow will play Ardrossan Winton Rovers in the next round, Date TBC

Wednesday 29th April
Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Hurlford 1 v 0 Irvine Meadow

Wednesday 22nd April
Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Irvine Meadow 0 v 3 Auchinleck Talbot

Shotts Bon Accord 1 v 0 Irvine Meadow
Photos kind courtesy of Gordon McCreath

Mick Keenan over ball as Chris Hall runs on

Berto Halliday battling for possession
Shotts keeper makes catch

Paul Maxwell back in team and challenging for the ball

Jordan Murch on the ball

Transfer News

Meadow can confirm striker Wullie Sawyers has joined Rob Roy and Mark Thomson has permanently joined Blantyre Vics. We wish both players all the very best for their new clubs and thank them for their great efforts at Meadow.
Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 21st March
Troon 1 v 1 Irvine Meadow

Photo kind courtesy of Gordon McCreath

Meadow only managed another point in a slighty disappointing game at a sun soaked Portland Park. Meadow's goal came from the inspirational Gary McCann after nice work from McParland and Hall found McCann in the box who passed the ball into the corner Of the net just before half time. There was a first start for new signing for Liam Finnigan who looked very lively but had to go off injured after a bad tackle in the second half. Meadow could have added to their lead in the second half after a strike from Chris Hall from the edge of the box was well tipped over the bar. Ryan Deas who came on as a substitute also had a chance to score after a lovely Meadow move but his shot was too near the keeper. Troon got a probably deserved equaliser after a shot came crashing off the bar and Dale Moore was on hand to head in from close range. The score finished 1-1 and was another 2 points dropped for Meadow who can now best hope for third place or second place.

 McParland getting treatment early on

Mick Keenan putting pressure on Troon

Stevie Rankin looks on

Photos kind courtesy of Gordon McCreath

Team: Shepherd, Evans, Sideserf, Staunton, Twaddle, Murch, McCann, Keenan, Hall, McParl
and, Finnigan.
Subs: Halliday for Finnigan, Deas for Murch & Sawyers for McParland.

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division 
Saturday 14th March

Irvine Meadow 1 v 1 Glenafton (Evans)

Meadow could only pick up 1 point against Glenafton after a Grant Evans second half goal was quickly cancelled out by an excellent strike by Alan Kinney for Glens. Full match report to follow.

Deas trying to win the ball.

McCann on another run

Deas going for the ball.

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 7th March

Irvine Meadow 3 v 1 Cumnock

Scorers: Sawyers 2, Finnigan

Meadow got back to winning ways in the league thanks to two goals from Wullie Sawyers (below) and one from new signing Liam Finnigan. Meadow got the perfect start on 6 minutes when a Grant Evans cross found Sawyers who controlled the ball then placed the shot passed Semple in the Cumnock goal. Cumnock had a chance to equalise but a close range shot was well saved by Shepherd and cleared by Stuanton. Meadow punished Cumnock in 20 minute mark as a quick throw by Halliday found Chris Hall whose clever flicked pass was perfect for Sawyers who slid the ball in off the post to make it 2-0 to Meadow. There were further chances to go ahead as after some nice play between Hall and McCann a cross was whipped into the box but was no takers for an easy tap in. Wullie Sawyers got on to a slack headed back pass but his chip didn't have enough height to go over Semple. 

Cumnock came storming back into the match at start of second half with a free kick hitting the cross bar and shot from edge of the box cracking back off the post. They eventually got a goal back from a simple long ball by Semple going over the Meadow back line and Nock striker beating the offside trap and suspicion of hand ball to tap past Shepherd. Meadow weathered some pressure but McCann could have made it 3-1 with a great run but his shot just dragged wide. The winning goal came from another McCann run and his cross found substitute Liam Finnigan to seal the win in 83 minutes.

McCann on another run

Sawyers and Hall celebrate second goal

New signing Liam Finnigan

Next Fixture:
Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 7th March

Irvine Meadow v Cumnock (2pm)

After the game their will be a Karaoke in the Social Club kicking off at 7pm as a fundraiser for Paul Maxwell who is getting back after a serious knee injury. Free entry, all Meadow fans welcome.

Liam Finnigan Signs for Meadow

Meadow are delighted to announce the signing of midfielder Liam Finnigan from Petershill,

Mark McLennan has left Meadow and has signed for Pollok. All the best to Mark who gave his all in two spells for the club.

West of Scotland Cup 2nd Round

Saturday 28th February 

Craigmark 1 v 6 Irvine Meadow

(Scorers: McCann, Hall, Staunton, Flood, Sawyers pen & Deas)

Photo kind courtesy of Gordon McCreath.

Meadow got back to winning ways in Dalmellington with a relatively straight forward win against Craigmark. Meadow were on the front foot from the start and Grant Evans was unlucky not to open the scoring after his header crashed off the bar and rebound was saved by the keeper then had a third chance but hit the side netting. Meadow took until the 25th minute to go ahead against a well organised Craigmark side with Deas shooting from outside the box and was well saved by the keeper but McCann was able to get on to the rebound to tap home from six yards. Meadow struggled to open the gap further and had a couple of dodgy moments when Craigmark attacked.

Chris Hall taking taking on Craigmark defence

The second half Meadow got on top right from the first whistle with Sawyers doing well out wide and crossed for Chris Hall to score inside the box within 2 minutes of restart. Meadow made it 3-0 after McCann was fouled in the box and Staunton took the resulting penalty that was well saved but Staunton was first to react for the rebound and scored. The fourth came on 55 minutes where a scramble in the box from a Meadow corner fell to Josh Flood who put the ball passed the Craigmark defence on the line. 

Craigmark came back into the match with one goal on 60th minute that was hammered into bottom corner of Meadow goal. On 68 minutes any hope Craigmark had of causing an upset were finished when their number 2 was shown a second yellow for another foul on McCann as pulled him back after McCann had again bet him for pace. Sawyers scored from the penalty spot on 80 minutes as the game drew to a close then Deas rounded off the scoring after found space on the right and slammed home a sixth right on final whistle.

Mark Sideserf.

Team: Thompson, Evans, Sideserf, Staunton, Twaddle, Murch, McCann, Deas, Sawyers, Hall, Flood. Subs: Halliday for McCann, Thomson for Hall.

Photos kind courtesy of Gordon McCreath.