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Scottish Junior Cup Semi Finals
Saturday 12th April

Irvine Meadow 2 v 1 Hurlford
(Thomson 49, Miller 80)

Irvine Meadow take a narrow one goal lead to our second leg tie Scottish Junior Cup semi final clash against Hurlford United.
Meadow found going tough in the first half against a strong Hurlford team. Their goal came through a terrific long range strike by McKenzie. Hurlford had chances to add to their tally but could not take any luckily for Meadow. Meadow came out much stronger after the break with the turning point being a Mark Thomson free kick from 20 yards flying past Ally Brown into the bottom corner to equalise. Meadow were on the ascendency for most of the second half without creating too many clear cut chances. The second goal came from another free kick this time from Darren Miller who was over 30 yards from goal. His shot hit off the post and went in with massive cheers from the large home crowd.

Meadow still have it all to do in the second leg as no doubt Hurlford will be pressing for an early goal. Massive game on Saturday so hoping to see a large Meadow faithful at Hurlford to cheer us on!

Scottish Junior Cup Semi Final
Saturday 19th April

Hurlford v Irvine Meadow (2.30pm)

**No away goals. If scores are level after 90 minutes then straight to penalties!**

Scottish Junior Cup Quarter Finals
Saturday 29th March
Irvine Meadow  1 v 0 Bo'ness United

Meadow made it into the semi finals of the Junior Cup after a dramatic encounter in front of over 1250 supporters at Meadow Park. The home side started the brighter and Darren Miller had a shot well saved by the Boness keeper. The breakthrough came after an excellent turn by Shaun Fraser who beat his marker then ran towards goal. His well measured pass found the onrushing Gary McCann who slipped the ball across the six yards box where Maxwell could not connect but Darren Miller came in at the back post to slot home. The celebrations were huge from the home fans but knew still had a lot to do. Paul Maxwell had a dipping 40 yard shot beat the Boness keeper but went just wide of the far past. Boness did not create too much to trouble Meadow but it certainly would be likely to change come the second half.

Boness got back into the match in the second half with Steph Hall in fine form to tip over the bar from a free kick. Then with less than 20 minutes to go Boness got a controversial penalty as Mark Staunton was adjudged to have fouled Robert Sloan in the box. Boness fans celebrated but this proved short lived as Steph Hall made a wonder save with his legs then palmed the follow up wide of the post. Late on Shaun Fraser of Meadow received his marching orders for a second bookable offence. Meadow held on for a massive win over the East Region big guns.

Meadow now play Hurlford United in the Scottish Junior Cup semi finals over 2 legs.
Saturday 12 / 13 April @ Meadow Park
Saturday 19 / 20 @ Blair Park, Hurlford.

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 15th March

Petershill 2 v 3 Irvine Meadow (Maxwell, Fraser, Halliday)

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 22nd March

Irvine Meadow 1 v 0 Largs Thistle (Fraser)

Saturday 8th March

 Irvine Meadow 3 v 2 Auchinleck Talbot
(Darren Miller, Maxwell, Halliday}

Irvine Meadow moved into the Quarter Finals of the Ayrshire Cup with a superb win over Auchinleck Talbot. The first goal was a 25 yard strike from Darren Miller that had Leishman in the Talbot goals helpless after 23 minutes. Meadow doubled our lead after a great finish from talismanic striker Paul Maxwell just 3 minutes later. Halliday made it two goals in two weeks after a break by McCann on the right the ball fell to Berto who smashed home from 6 yards. 

Talbot as expected made changes at the break and during the second half but took a spill by Meadow keeper from a inswinging corner for Talbot to sneak a goal. It was 3-2 on 87 minutes as a wonder strike from James Latta made it a nerve wracking finish for the second week in a row for Meadow supporters and management but we hold on for a great victory over top of the league Talbot. Meadow had a number of star performers particularly in the first half and match was enjoyed in front of another 500 plus crowd.

Scottish Junior Cup 5th Round Replay
Saturday 1st March

 Irvine Meadow 4 v 3 Penicuik

    Irvine Meadow booked their place in the Scottish Junior Cup Quarter Finals after a seven goal thriller. Penicuik started the game well and had a couple of early corners that were dealt with by the Meadow defence. The Cuikie went ahead on 8 minutes with a great shot by Ryan Gay went over the wall from a  free kick which saw Marc Twaddle booked. Meadow then started to get going and equalised in 15 minutes when a good passing move from a throw in move saw the ball passed back to Thomson who 25 yards out  hit a great shot into the bottom right corner which gave Bejaoui no chance in the Penicuik goal. In 25 minutes Meadow took the lead when a good move down the left saw the ball flicked onto winger Gary McCann by Paul Maxwell who took a touch before drilling the ball home. Two minutes later it was 3-1 when a flick on by Shaun Fraser saw McCann break into the box, take a great touch and score with a terrific shot.

HT: Meadow 3-1 Penicuik.

    The second half got off to a great start for Meadow when they were awarded a free kick on the edge of the centre circle. Staunton took it quickly spotting Hallidays ckever run into the box and he scored with a right foot flick over the keeper. That should have been game over but massive credit to Penicuik who came back into the game and in 57 minutes a cross into the box was powerfully headed home by Brigain to give Penicuik hope. Three minutes later it was 4-3 when Meadow failed to clear the ball which fell to Barr for Penicuik on the edge of the box and he scored with a well placed shot through a sea of bodies.

    Play swung from end to end with both keepers making saves but Penicuik were reduced to ten men as their defender Young was booked twice in three minutes midway through the half, both for fouls on Fraser. It may well have been Penicuik down to nine men just a few minutes later when Gay their number 8 tackled from behind on Darren Miller but he was lucky to be shown just a yellow card. Meadow pushed forward and had one effort off the post and another off the line as they went for the killer goal. Gary McCann also missed his hat trick as the ball bobbled just as he was about to strike and went over the bar.
However, Penicuik held out and pushed forward as the clock ticked down but the Meadow defence stood firm and the final whistle was greeted with great celebrations from the Meadow faithful. A great game for the neutrals and massive credit to both teams. All the best to Penicuik in going for the East Premier title while Meadow now have a quarter final against Boness or Rutherglen/Girvan to look forward to.

Irvine Meadow vs Penicuik 1.3.14
Irvine Meadow team Hall, Darroch, Twaddle, Stanton, Campbell, Thomson, McCann, Miller, Maxwell, Fraser, Halliday
Subs: McLaren, Caddis, Sideserf, Bristow, Shepherd

Penicuik: Bejaoui, Ross, McDermott, Young, Cunnison, Lister, Killin, Gay, Millar, Barr, Montgomery
Subs: McPartlin, Harris, Meikle, Brigain, Hill

Saturday 22nd February
Penicuik 0 v 0 Irvine Meadow

Penicuik 0 v 0 Irvine Meadow

Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup 1st Round
Saturday 8th February
Irvine Victoria 0 v 3 Irvine Meadow

Meadow won the local derby in Ayrshire Cup 1st Round with a reasonably comfortable 3-0 win. Vics did have some chances to go ahead in the first half but could not work Hall in the Meadow goals. Shaun Fraser put the Dow ahead after good build up play and pass by Maxwell found Fraser in the box who slotted home after 30 minutes.
Meadow took until 62 minutes to seal the win after a Halliday corner was headed home by midfielder Mark Thomson from close range. Meadow made a couple of substitutions with next weeks Junior Cup 5th Round match in mind as Shaun Fraser, Gary McCann were allowed to come off early with Caddis and Sideserf on in place. It was Ryan Caddis who got the final goal as a dangerous cross was hit off their own post by a Vics defender then Caddis steadied himself to make it 3-0. Both of Meadow's new signings started the game - Andy Brand at right back and Wullie McLaren in midfield and both will be good additions to our squad for Penicuik game and rest of the season.

Transfer News
Irvine Meadow welcome two new Players to the Club.
Defender Andrew Brand ex East Stirling and Willie McLaren midfielder from Airdrie.

Scottish Junior Cup 5th Round 
Saturday 15th February
Penicuik v Irvine Meadow (2.15pm)

Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup 1st Round
Saturday 8th February
Irvine Victoria v Irvine Meadow (1.45pm)

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 1st February
Irvine Meadow 0 v 2 Cumnock

Meadow's long unbeaten run came to an end at home to Cumnock. Meadow will be left disappointed they did not take their chances and Cumnock punished them with two expertly taken penalties by ex Meadow defender Kris Robertson. Meadow could have been one nil up early on as Paul Maxwell dragged a good chance wide after 15 minutes. Meadow had further chances in the first half from a Darren Miller shot but could not get past the excellent Ally Semple in the Cumnock goal.

Cumnock started the second half brightly and within two minutes were one nil up as Sideserf fouled in the box. Kris Robertson went to the keeper's left and Cumnock were ahead. Meadow had McCann through on goal but he did not have enough on his shot to get past Semple and the rebound was cleared off the line. It was Cumnock who then went further ahead as Jamie Darroch took down Cumnock attacker what looked to be just outside the box but the penalty was given. Again Kris Robertson took it this time firing high into the Meadow goal to make it 2-0 to Cumnock. The 'Nock held on to a well deserved win while Meadow have Twaddle, Darroch and Sally now looking very doubtful for next couple of weeks after injuries.

Scottish Junior Cup 4th Round Replay
Petershill 0 v 2 Irvine Meadow
                                (Fraser, Maxwell)
Irvine Meadow went into the last 16 of the Junior Cup after goals from Shaun Fraser and Paul Maxwell gave Meadow a deserved win over Petershill. There were few chances in a tight and tense first half. Petershill had a long range shot well smothered by Stephen Hall but both keepers had little to do for the first 45 minutes. Meadow had some threateninf set pieces with Maxwell, Stuanton and Twaddle causing problems in the Petershill box but little came of the chances.

Meadow started the second half brightly with Shaun Fraser having a shot well saved within 30 seconds of the restart. Peasy were threatening on the break through McGladrigan who had a great chance go wide after a quick attack. Meadow started to cause problems on Petershill right through McCann and it was his run then cut back that found Shaun Fraser who steadied himself before passing by the Peasy keeper to make it 1-0 after 71 minutes. Meadow were now full of confidence and another move down the left wing found Maxwell who back heel flicked the into the net. It was an outrageous piece of skill and a bit of luck. This second goal sealed the game with Meadow looking most threatening to get a third through catching Peteshill on the counter.

There were no further goals but Meadow will be delighted to go into the last 16 which will be made tomorrow (Sunday 1pm) in Cumnocks Social Club.

Saturday 18th January
Scottish Junior Cup 4th Round

Irvine Meadow 2 v 2 Petershill
(Maxwell, Fraser)

Irvine Meadow had to settle for a replay after a controversial equaliser from Petershill's full back Hadden mean Meadow face a trip to Springburn on Saturday 25th January. Petershill started the brightest but McCann had the best chance for Meadow as his shot went across the face of goal. After 8 minutes Petershill's keeper McNeill had to go off with a bad injury as Shuan Fraser collided with him in a race for the ball. Jamie Darroch had to clear a Petershill shot off the line with Peasy causing Meadow problems at the back. However it was the home side that went in front after good pressure from Shaun Fraser on Petershill defence lead to ball breaking to Maxwell who clipped the ball into the net after 25 minutes. Meadow had chances through a Darroch header from a free kick but could not find a second goal before half time.

Meadow doubled their lead on 51 minutes as a sweeping move found Maxwell on right of the Petershill defence who crossed perfectly for Fraser who fired into the side of the net from 12 yards. Meadow were dominating the game with Halliday having a shot cleared off the line when had the net gaping. Fraser had a great chance to get his second goal but he sent his shot wide of the post when one on one with sub goalkeeper White. Petershill managed to get back into the match on 68 minutes as substitute Paul Woods scored from close range. Two minutes later the controversy started as Staunton went down injured with the referee looking over him and play seemingly stopped the Peasy full back fired over Shepherd who was checking on his injured team mate. After consulting with his linesman the referee gave the goal much to the disbelief of everyone in the ground. Meadow had to play the last five minutes with ten men as Fraser got a second yellow for a foul. Meadow did manage to see out the draw and now go to Petershill for rhe replay.


Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 11th January

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 1 v 3 Irvine Meadow
                     (Sawyers)                            (Maxwell, Fraser, McCann)

Irvine Meadow continued our impressive league form with a comfortable win over Rob Roy at boggy conditions at Adamslie Park. Meadow started the game in impressive fashion by going one goal head as a McCann cross found Maxwell in the box who headed past the Kirkintilloch keeper after only 8 minutes gone. Rob Roy then started to get more into the game as a header came crashing off the Meadow post after 15 minutes. The Roy had more chances to get back on level terms as they hit the bar from close range after a well worked move. Darren McGeouch made a last ditch tackle in the box as Rob Roy were looking to shoot. Meadow caught Rob Roy with a sucker punch on 43 minutes as another McCann cross from the right found the impressive Shaun Fraser who turned the ball into the net. Meadow were delighted to go in at half time two nil up as Rob Roy had plenty chances to equalise but could not find the net.

Meadow started the second half in the ascendency with Shaun Fraser having a curling free kick well saved by Roy keeper. Meadow made it 3-0 as Gary McCann's curling corner from left found the back post and went straight in off the post. Shaun Fraser was very lively for the Meadow throughout and when his well timed tackle on Rob Roy centre defender then pass to Maxwell it looked harder to miss for the big striker but unfortunately the ball got stuck in the grass and the keeper smothered the ball. Kirkintilloch did get a consolation goal as Wullie Sawyers header found its way past Shepherd. As the game drew to a close the Rob Roy number 16 who came on as a subsitute late on managed to pick up a second yellow card for a silly challenge. Another good win for Meadow who will be looking forward to the challenge of Petershill in the fourth round of the Junior Cup next week!

Meadow Team: Shepherd, Darroch, Sideserf, Staunton, Twaddle, Darren McGeouch, McCann, Darren Miller, Maxwell, McCann, Halliday.
Subs used: Thomson & Sally.

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 4th January

Pollok 1 v 2 Irvine Meadow 
                  (Fraser & Maxwell)

    Irvine Meadow extended our unbeaten run to 9 games with a hard fought 2-1 win over Pollok. Meadow started 2014 in impressive fashion after 10 seconds McCann made the Pollok keeper pull off a save from a move straight from kick off. From the resulting corner Meadow went 1-0 ahead after 37 seconds as Shaun Fraser headed in Halliday's corner from six yards out. Meadow had the better of the first half and had a further chance through Chris Hall to double the lead after good build up play involving Maxwell who cut it back to Hall inside the box but unfortunately the shot went well over. McCann was also through on goal but from a tight angle could only hit his shot straight at the Lok keeper. Meadow dominated the first half but could not find a second goal and also had the impressive Chris Hall substituted after a heavy challenge from ex Meadow player Chris McGowan. Ryan Caddis came on for the injured Hall on 36 minutes.
    Pollok started the second half of much better than the first half and after only a minute had got back on level terms with a shot from Wullie Howie from 20 yards placed passed Shepherd in the Meadow goal. After this goal there were chances at both ends for Pollok and Meadow. Shepherd had to look lively to a couple of Pollok shots but dealt well with them. Caddis himself created a great chance after 50 minutes after run through Pollok defence but his shot went wide. Meadow then had a big penalty claim turned away when McCann was fouled in the box after 61 minutes but nothing was given. McCann and Fraser were causing some problems for Pollok with their pace and energy but could not find a goal. On 70 minutes Ryan Caddis was given a straight red for violent conduct going head to head with Pollok's number five. The Pollok player was only given a yellow but was his second yellow and also sent for an early shower. As the game was coming to an end Darren Miller intercepted a wayward Pollok pass and sent Fraser down the left wing with McCann supporting, Fraser then crossed for Paul Maxwell who headed in the winner with a powerful header beating the Pollok keeper on 88 minutes. Meadow brought on Buchanan for impressive McCann to hold on for the win. Meadow are now 3 points ahead of Auchinleck but Talbot have 3 games in hand.

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 28th December

Irvine Meadow 1 v 1 Arthurlie
                                                                                            (Darren McGeough 88)    (McGregor 23)

Irvine Meadow earned a well deserved draw at home to Arthurlie after a wonder strike from substitute Darren McGeouch two minutes from full time. It was a much improved Arthurlie team to the one Meadow beat comfortably 4-0 away from home earlier this season. Meadow were out influential pairing of Mark Thomson & Twaddle. Ryan Jordan at the heart of the Lie central defence was winning a number of challenges and made it hard for Meadow strikers to influence the game until the second half.

Meadow did start the game well with McCann making the Lie keeper pull off a good save after excellent build up play involving Sideserf, Maxwell & Shaun Fraser. McCann also dragged a shot wide after good control from a diagonal ball that caught out the Arthurlie defence. Arthurlie had a great chance after 15 minutes with Shepherd pulling off a superb save to deny Dymock. Arthurlie then took the lead in 23 minutes after a cross caught out the Dow defence and McGregor headed past Shepherd. Meadow tried to get an equaliser but only caused Arthurlie trouble from set pieces with Maxwell creating problems for Arthurlie in the box. Lie had a good chance to double their lead just before half time but Staunton was quick to react then block a close range shot.

Meadow came out in the second half with a number o opportunities to equalise in the second half with Darren Miller having a shot well saved by Arthurlie keeper. Substitute Chris Hall came on in 50 minutes and started causing problems for Arthurlie from the outset. He immediately made a strong run into the box & nearly got Meadow on level terms after a strong tackle dispossessed captain Ryan Jordan but his shot was straight at the onrushing Arthurlie goalkeeper. Paul Maxwell also went close with a header from a set piece as Meadow struggled to find the equaliser. Jamie Darroch had a shot blocked by the Lie defence from a free kick. McCann and Darren Miller also had chances to equalise as the game wore on.  Just when Arthurlie were looking at taking all three points home, Darren McGeouch sent a thunderous right footer drive
high into the net to equalise. This was not the end of the action as Gary McCann was through on goal but his shot past the keeper went inches wide and Meadow had to settle for just the one point.

Meadow Team: Shepherd, Darroch, Sideserf, Staunton, Buchanan, Fraser, Miller, Halliday (Darren McGeouch 78), McCann, Maxwell & Caddis (Chris Hall 50).
Goal Scored: Darren McGeouch 88

Lie keeper saves from McCann

McGregor scores for Arthurlie

Maxwell & Buchanan challenging for header

Last ditch sliding tackle by Staunton

No. 6 Darren Miller has shot saved

Chris Hall through on goal but shot saved

Maxwell's close range header saved

Meadow celebrations after Darren McGeouch's wonder strike

Chris Hall crossing ball over late on

McCann with keeper to beat places shot inches wide

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 21st December

Irvine Meadow 2 v 0 Glenafton
(Caddis, McCann)

Meadow continued our impressive winning streak with a good win against Glenafton on a wet & windy December afternoon. Meadow had a chance after only two minutes as Darren Miller's shot from 25 yards clipped the top of the Glens bar. Soon after a corner kick from Glenafton created an early opportunity with Reilly for Glens putting the ball just wide of the target from close range. Another Glenafton shot from outside the box was well saved by the impressive Shepherd in the Meadow goals. After twenty minutes Meadow managed to open the scoring after Ryan Caddis picked up the ball in the middle of the park and ran past his marker then towards the Glens goal and drilled a low shot past the outstretched Glens keeper. The Glens did not get their heads down as a 30 yard free kick was expertly tipped past the post by Shepherd who then also done well to deal with a dangerous corner. After 35 minutes Meadow managed to make it two nil after great foot work by Caddis found Maxwell whose pin point cross to Gary McCann's sent the keeper the wrong way with a header back across goal.
Meadow looked reasonably comfortable and as we went in two up at half time.

Glenafton started the livelier of the second half with Mark Staunton clearing a Glens shot from inside the box off the line. Ex Meadow midfielder Finlay Frye along with the Glens attackers were pressing Meadow back and a Reilly 30 yard thunder bolt was brilliantly saved by Shepherd once again. Glenafton could not find a way past the strong Medda defence and could not convert any of their chances to get back into the game. For the last 15 minutes Meadow started to catch Glens on the break with the help of fresh legs of Chris Hall and Shaun Fraser who along with pace of McCann & skill of Maxwell created a few chances. Maxwell had a good shot well saved by McGarrity in Glens goals after an excellent passing move by Meadow. McCann caught the Glens defence with his pace and trickery with five minutes to go but his cut back could not quite find Chris Hall who would have had a tap in. Meadow finished the game strongly and although could not find the third goal can be delighted with another three points in the league.
Meadow are now joint top with Talbot but Auchinleck have two games in hand.

 Irvine Meadow: Shepherd; Darroch, Staunton, Twaddle, Halliday; McCann, Thomson, Darren Miller (Shaun Fraser), Sideserf; Maxwell and Caddis (Chris Hall).

Glenafton Athletic: McGarrity; McGeoghan, McChesney, Menzies, Cairns; Craig, McKernon, Frye, Marlow (Dimilta); Connolly, Reilly (Brown).

Shepherd gets down to Glens shot that hits side netting

Ryan Caddis starts his run for first goal

Caddis' shot beats Glens keeper

McCann celebrates Caddis' goal

Shepherd saving well from Glens free kick

McCann heads home for second goal

Paul Maxwell in first half

Jamie Darroch getting in front of Glens attacker

Shepherd saves from under the cross bar

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 14th December

Irvine Meadow v Clydebank Match Postponed due to high winds 

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 7th December

Kilbirnie Ladeside 1 - 2 Irvine Meadow
                                   (McCann 2)

Irvine Meadow continued our excellent winning run in a very hard fought win over ten man Kilbirnie. Meadow now go in to next weeks game against Clydebank in second place and would love to have more good support from our town to get behind a virtually entirely new team that is doing our town proud. We have 23 points from 11 league games and in Junior Cup 4th Round with the draw on Thursday.

Kilbirnie started brightest of the two teams and were deservedly ahead as a Darren McLean shot was deflected past Shepherd into the bottom hand corner of the Meadow goal after just 6 minutes. Ladeside only held on to their lead until 14 minutes as a ball through the middle was cleverly headed on by Chris Hall into the path of McCann who beat the Kilbirnie defence with his pace and then confidently placed the ball passed Kris Robertson. Kilbirnie were playing some good passing football particularly through ex Meadow midfielders David McGeown and Liam McGuiness. However Shepherd and the Meadow defence kept Kilbirnie largely restricted to long range shots with the the on loan Albion Rovers keeper managing to keep them out. 

In the second half both teams were trying to find a winning goal but Kilbirnie had an up hill task when they had ex Meadow play maker David McGeown sent out for lashing out stupidly. Kilbirnie then made a couple of changes and they looked most likely to score with McLean producing an excellent shot that was just tipped over the bar. Meadow however slightly against the run of play made the extra man count as Ladeside were caught on the counter attack through some excellent quick passing and the impressive substitute Ryan Caddis got the ball 40 yards from goal then shrugged off a couple of Kilbirnie defenders then laid off for Gary McCann to pass it into the net from 6 yards for the winner with ten minutes to go. Kilbirnie had chances to equalise including a free kick in the dying minutes again brilliantly saved by Shepherd while the Meadow team worked hard to frustrate Kilbirnie until the final whistle and gain another hard fought win for the Dow!

Meadow have gained 6 excellent league points v Klibirnie this season and will go into next weeks league game against Clydebank on a high but wary of in form Bankies. 
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Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 30th November

Irvine Meadow 3 - 1 Petershill
(Buchanan 13, Caddis 17, Finlayson 89)

Meadow moved up to second in the Super League behind Auchinleck Talbot with a fourth consecutive win in the league. Meadow started very brightly and had a couple of early corners. Meadow took advantage of one of them as slack defending left striker Ryan Caddis in space to head home the first goal on 13 minutes. Then just four minutes later the Dow we two up as another Sideserf corner found the impressive Buchanan who headed home from close range. Meadow took their foot off the gas slightly for the remainder of the half but Shepherd in the Meadow goals had relatively little to do apart from deal with a couple of corners & tipping a Peasy shot over the bar.

Petershill started the second half more brightly and quite deservedly got a goal back through Mackie penalty as Twaddle was adjudged to have committed a foul in the box. Craig Buchanan was then substituted with 20 minutes to go due to injury with Robert Halliday replacing him. Petershill were creating a couple of half chances as Meadow got increasingly nervous as the match wore on however susbstitute Kevin Finlayson latched on to a long ball and prodded the ball past the onrushing Petershill keeper to wrap up the game in 89 minutes.

Caddis heads in first goal for Dow!

Buchanan nods in second

Darroch tackling as Thomson looks on

 Buchanan winning aerial tussle

Peasy keeper makes a stop

Mackie nets from the spot

Finlayson beats keeper to score third

 Scottish Junior Cup
Saturday 23rd November

Irvine Meadow 3 - 0 Fauldhouse United
                                                                             (Maxwell, Caddis, McCann)

Irvine Meadow moved into the fourth round of the Junior Cup with a hard fought win over East Premier League team Fauldhouse United. Fauldhouse started the match well and created chances with a short from their left back Rees Smith going over the bar. Shepherd in the Meadow goal had to tip over another shot over the bar. Meadow had chances of our own through Fraser and Maxwell but failed to get past the Hoose keeper. Both teams were evenly matched and went in goaless at half time.

Meadow started the second half much more brightly and Maxwell & Caddis were getting the better of the Fauldhouse defence. Meadow did get lucky when a Fauldhouse shot from a corner was cleared off the line by Buchanan. In 63 minutes Meadow went ahead through a terrific Thomson cross who found Maxwell who knocked it in the net from close range. A Meadow corner created the second goal in 74 minutes as Thomson's headed knock down was flicked over the line by Caddis from close range. Fauldhouse tried to get back into the match and had chance to get a goal back but failed to really test Shepherd. Shaun Fraser was sent off for Irvine Meadow for an apparent elbow. The decision seemed harsh from the referee who otherwise had an excellent game. Meadow got the third and final goal from a well worked counter attack involving substitute Darren Miller and McCann with McCann finishing off the move passing the ball into the corner of the net.

Shepherd saving in 1st half.

MOTM Twaddle in action

Buchanan jumping for header

Goal line clearance

Maxwell bundles in first goal

Celebration of first goal

Team celebrate 3rd goal

Halliday comes on as late sub

Stagecoach Super League Premier Divison

Saturday 16th November

Hurlford 0 - 1 Irvine Meadow (Thomson 45)

Ten man Irvine Meadow got another terrific three points thanks to a battling performance in blistery conditions at Blair Park, Hurlford. It was a very even first half with Meadow hitting the post early on through free kick specialist Mark Thomson as well as having a chance for Mark Sideserf that was deflected over. Hurlford had chances at the other end through the lively Kean but failed to really test Shepherd in the Meadow goal. On 40 minutes after a level and entertaining game there was disbelief from Meadow player as Chris Hall got a very harsh straight red for a tackle where he won the ball fairly. Referee very harshly adjudged him to have raised his studs, even baffled the Hurlford players. From this Meadow continued to press with ten men but found the next through unfortunate Hurlford keeper who threw the ball off his own players back and Thomson was there to finish the gifted chance right on half time.

Hurlford with the extra man advantage in the second half had the majority of the play with Stewart Kean missing a close range header. Meadow were dangerous on the counter attack with the pace of McCann, Sideserf and Fraser then Caddis who replaced McCann causing Hurlford problems at the back. Mark Thomson had an excellent 35 yard free kick that was destined for the top corner superbly saved by Ally Brown in Hurlford goal. Hurlford had a final chance with a couple of minutes remaining but Paul Maxwell miraculously got back to head it clear off the line Every player played out their skin for Meadow and was a superb team effort to keep a clean sheet and win the 3 points.

Meadow Team: Shepherd, Darroch, Twaddle, Staunton, Buchanan, Thomson, Fraser, McCann, Sideserf, Hall, Maxwell. Subs: Caddis & Darren Miller.

Latest News

Youngster Greig Mitchell has been loaned out to Ardrossan Winton Rovers for two months where he has made a goal scoring debut for the Winton. Best of luck to Greig and we are all hoping he will be back at Meadow Park ready to make an impression over the next few seasons.
Paul McGeough who was with Meadow at the start of this season has joined
 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy. All the best to Paul.

Stagecoach Super League Premier Divison

Saturday 9th November

Irvine Meadow 3 - 2 Pollok

Irvine Meadow gained an excellent three league points at home to Pollok to put Meadow up to fifth place in the league.    Meadow got off to a flying start and had a penalty after only 10 minutes after Shaun Fraser was upended in the box by McGillon who was subsequently sent off for the last man challenge. Mark Thomson stepped up to take the kick but it was well saved by Murdoch in the Pollok goal. Meadow had a chance to break the deadlock in the first half through Chris Hall but had a superb 25 yard shot fly past the post. Not too many more chances were created as both sides struggled to break the deadlock.

Meadow started the second half with added style, pace and passion. Within 8 minutes Meadow were deservedly 1-0 up through Shaun Fraser who was brilliantly set up by Gary McCann from the wing. McCann again was the thorn in Pollok's side as he drifted pass three Pollok players down the right wing and passed for Chris Hall to finish in the top hand corner. Chris Hall made it 3-0 after 61 minutes with a great run from the half way line as he danced through Pollok's defence to make the game look safe. Pollok had other ideas and got a goal back from a Diack header after some slack defending by Meadow on 63 minutes. Pollok through McGinty and Diack had greater impetus to their play and were causing Meadow some problems. On 83 minutes Pollok got their second as Meadow failed to clear a corner & Sinclair pouncing. Stephen Hall in the Meadow goal had a great last minute save to stop Pollok salvaging a point and Meadow fans, players and management went home all very happy with 3 valuable points in our tough league.

Irvine Meadow New Signing

Irvine Meadow can confirm the signing of 21 year old striker Darren Miller from Albion Rovers.

Meadow have an important league fixture against Pollok at home on Saturday 9th November (2pm kick off).

Irvine Meadow had a free week on Saturday 2nd November

The Scottish Junior Cup 3rd Round draw:

Irvine Meadow v Fauldhouse. 

Tie to be played Saturday 23rd November with a 1.45pm kick off.

Scottish Junior Cup 2nd Round

Saturday 26th October

Irvine Meadow 3 - 2 Clydebank

Irvine Meadow got the most impressive result so far this season against a strong Clydebank side. Meadow now go into the 3rd Round of the Junior Cup with a real confidence boosting result. It was Clydebank who took the lead after only 8 minutes with a low Ross McPherson 25 yard strike finding the corner of the net. Meadow less than 7 minutes later got an equaliser through a good move involving Chris Hall who played an excellent defence splitting pass to McCann who then clipped it over the Bankies onrushing goalkeeper. Meadow just a minute later on the 16 minute mark were ahead through a great overhead pass by Maxwell to McCann who beat the Bankies defence and cut back for Hall to smash home. Stephen Hall in the Meadow goal had to mark a smart block from a Bankies shot from outside the box. McCann had a great chance just before half time to make it three but his shot was straight at Bankies keeper who saved well.

Clydebank had the better of the play and a couple of decent chances that they failed to finish at the start of the second half before Meadow made it 3-1 through Man of the Match Paul Maxwell who from a Halliday cross directed a powerful header into the corner of the goal. As conditions worsened Clydebank got a goal back through Joe Andrew from close range with 25 minutes left. Clydebank rallied towards the end particularly after ex Meadow player Adam Strachan was introduced but did not find an equaliser. Meadow still had a great chance of our own through Maxwell whose excellent shot after a quick incisive move was well saved by the Bankies keeper.

Meadow will be proud of the performance and it was really tough that the Bankies had to face a hard away game in the early stages yet again.

McCann celebrates equaliser

Maxwell nods in third goal

Clydebank get a goal back

Maxwell nearly beats the keeper again

Stevie Rankin applauds the excellent support

Meadow celebrate our win

New Coins Automatics West of Scotland 1st Round

Irvine Meadow 2 - 4 Hurlford United

Irvine Meadow went out in the 1st Round to Hurlford United after Hurlford came from two goals down to win at Meadow Park and out Meadow out the West of Scotland Cup at the first stage.

Meadow did get off to a great start as a Darren McGeough wonder strike from 25 yards out flew into the top hand corner of the net leaving the Hurlford keeper with little chance. Meadow doubled the advantage with Paul Maxwell's driving run and final ball through to McCann was slotted home after 35 minutes. Meadow looked to be cruising but Staunton got a second yellow card after being adjudged to have simulated. It was a decision that angered the home support & management. Hurlford took advantage of the extra man before the break as a floated free kick was hit home from close range but Neil McGregor.

In the second half Meadow struggled to deal with the man advatange Hurlford had and created few chances while Hurlford added further goals through Kean, Dempster and Robertson to go through 4-2 winners as Meadow could not cope with their attacking threat with the ten men. The sending off changed the match but Meadow will be wanting to pick themselves up for the Scottish Junior Cup next Saturday at home to Clydebank.

McCann & McGeouch celebrate 1st goal

McCann's second goal past Brown

Hurlford hit the post in 1st half

McCann celebrates his second goal

Brown pulls off a save

Hall unable to do anything about winning Hurlford goals

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division

Saturday 12th October

Arthurlie 0 - 4 Irvine Meadow

Meadow put on an excellent all round performance to bounce back from last Saturday's home defeat. Meadow created chances from the first five minutes and had Twaddle hit the post with a header while another Meadow corner had a chance falling wide of the goal. Paul Maxwell who caused the Lie defence problems all afternoon created a great chance to score but his shot went agonisingly wide. He soon got on the score sheet after a cross from right he sneaked between defender and goalkeeper to prod home from close range after 17 minutes. Meadow had more pressure with Hall one-on-one with the keeper but the Lie keeper Macklin stood up to the shot and saved it for another corner. Hall did get his goal 5 minutes later on 25 minutes with a well placed header from a Thomson corner. Meadow then scored the goal of the game from a Thomson shot from all of 45 yards that caught the keeper off his line. Meadow went in 3-0 up and looking very comfortable at half time.

In the second half Meadow were still well on top but managed just the one goal through sheer persistence by Shaun Fraser who had his shot blocked by the keeper and another by defender before firing high into the net for number four. Arthurlie had a few shots at goal in the last 15 minutes to try and get a consolation but to no avail as Meadow finished up 4-0 winners against a struggling Arthurlie team.

Meadow will be hoping this will be the confidence boosting win to go onto the next two Saturdays with big games against Hurlford in West of Scotland next Saturday  and Clydebank in the Scottish Junior Cup on Saturday 26th October.

Scottish Junior Cup 2nd Round Draw

Irvine Meadow v Clydebank

Meadow draw Clydebank in a draw neither team would have wanted. The stand out tie in the 2nd Round of the Junior Cup.

Game to be played Saturday 26th October, 2.30pm kick off.

Super League Premier Division

Saturday 5th October

Irvine Meadow 2 - 4 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 

(Maxwell, own goal)

Meadow went down at home to Rob Roy with a lacklustre performance that leaves Meadow in the bottom half of the table on 8 points. Rob Roy started brightly scoring a header in only 7 minutes from a corner by Urquhart. Meadow really struggled to create many chances in the first half and Roy Roy made it 2-0 with a great 30 yard strike by Jamie Hay past Stephen Hall.  Meadow went in at half time 2-0 down and well outplayed

Meadow started the second half with more creative and attacking flair. A switch to 3 at the back and Mawell up front helped create Meadow the first goal back as Hall set up Maxwell to control a header pass the onrushing Rob Roy keeper. Rob Roy however within 10 minutes got a penalty as Thomson was adjudged to have pushed a Rob Roy player in the box. Sawyers converted the penalty to make it 3-1. Meadow again got a goal back through a Thomson free kick that was deflected in by the Rob Roy defence. Rob Roy however sealed the game with a fourth from another header this time by Morton that Hall could not keep out.

Full Time: Irvine Meadow 2 - 4 Rob Roy

Rob Roy first goal

Maxwell gets a goal back for Dow.

Thomson deflected free kick makes it 2-3. 

Scottish Junior Cup 1st Round

Saturday 28th September

Irvine Meadow 2 v 1 Scone Thistle

Irvine Meadow go into the 2nd Round draw of the Scottish Junior Cup but only after a nervy win over a battling and tough Scone Thistle team. The East Region North Division team made Meadow sweat and competed very well particularly in the second half. Meadow started lively enough creating chances in the first 15 minutes with McCann looking lively on the left wing. Meadow made the breakthrough after a free kick was conceded 25 yards from goal and Thomson scored with a fine strike into the top hand corner leaving Scone keeper with no chance. Meadow quickly doubled the lead through Chris Hall who slammed a shot from inside the box into the roof of the net. Meadow then struggled to break Scone down for the rest of the half while Thistle started to get more into the game.

Scone Thistle started to look more dangerous in the second half and after 66 minutes got a goal through good build up play on the Meadow right hand side that was finished off expertly inside the box by Charlie Fertacz passed Sheppard on his Meadow debut. Meadow made a couple of changes with one enforced as Darroch came off to be replacd by Campbell and Declan Cairney replaced the injured Finlayson. Meadow struggled to create many real chances in the second half with McCann through on goal but good defending kept him out. Scone gave Meadow support, management and players a nervy last 25 minutes as the Dow struggled to finish off Scone while Thistle had chances of their own to earn a replay. Meadow prevailed in the end but Scone were deservedly applauded off the park for their tremendous efforts. 

FT Irvine Meadow 2 - 1 Scone Thistle

Meadow scorers: (Thomson & Hall) 

Scone Thistle scorer: (Fertacz)

Good luck for the rest of the season Scone Thistle from all at Irvine Meadow.

Irvine Meadow can confirm the signings of Greg Mitchell 20 year old striker who was with Kilwinning Rangers last season and Stephen McKeown an experienced 32 year old striker & midfielder whose previous clubs include Airdrie, Ayr United, Partick Thistle and Pollok.

Scottish Junior Cup 1st Round

Saturday 28th September

Irvine Meadow v Scone Thistle (2.30pm)

Meadow take on East Region North Division team Scone Thistle from Perthshire in the 1st Round of the Junior Cup. Scone Thistle are one of the oldest teams in the East Region and are rebuilding after a year in abeyance in 2011-2012.

Get down to Meadow Park and support the Dow!

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 21st September

Irvine Meadow 0 - 1 Auchinleck Talbot

Irvine Meadow went down to our first league defeat to 2013/14 to a last minute free kick to ten men Talbot. Meadow had chances themselves particularly in the first half to get an early but unfortunately failed to take advantage. Talbot also had chances in the first half in an entertaining game with both Talbot's Leishman and Stephen Hall having to stay lively in goals.

Meadow had an early injury in the second half to Staunton who was replaced by Declan Cairney as Meadow re-shuffled. Talbot then started to have the better of the game even after going down to ten men with their number 3 shown a second yellow card for hand ball. Paul Maxwell for Meadow did have a header hit the Talbot post from a quick Thomson free kick. Talbot won it in the 89th minute with a last minute bullet free kick from Pettigrew that took a deflection and left Hall with no chance. Meadow had a couple of penalty appeals turned away by the ref one in injury time and Talbot held on for three points.

 McCann tussling for ball with Talbot defender

Hall making a good first half save

Milliken beat to ball by Stephen Hall

Maxwell hitting the post with a header

One of handball incidents

Pettigrew's free kick winner

Next Fixture:

Irvine Meadow v Auchinleck Talbot (2pm)

Meadow face league leaders Auchinleck for the first time this season. Please come and show your support for our new players who have gained 8 points from 4 league games so far. Season tickets are still available. 

Irvine Meadow 1 - 0 Kilbirnie Ladeside
Meadow produced a hard fought win over Kilbirnie on a wet September's afternoon. An early free kick from Mark Thomson was enough to beat Kilbirnie. Meadow went down to ten men in the second half as Shaun Fraser received a second yellow card for dissent but Meadow managed to contain Ladeside to a couple of long range strikes and further efforts going wide.
A good 3 points for Meadow who now face Clydebank away on Saturday. The supporters bus leaves Meadow Park at 12.30pm with spaces still available. Come along and support the Dow.


Largs Thistle 1 - 1 Irvine Meadow

Darroch tries acrobatics with Finlayson challenging

Staunton makes excellent headed clearance

Thomson shoots in first half

Euan Lindsay rounds keeper for Largs' goal

Chris Hall scores equaliser

Irvine Meadow came away from Barrfields with a point thanks to a late strike by Meadow substitute Chris Hall.
Meadow had chances in the first half through Thomson volley and Sideserf but neither tested the Largs goalkeeper in a warm but quite blustery late August day. Largs also threatened through lively James Marks but failed to really test Stephen Hall in the Meadow goal in a quite forgetable first half.

Both teams came out more in the second half with Shaun Fraser volleying over from close range after a sustained Meadow attack. Meadow had a strong claim for a penalty as Largs defender handled in the box as Chris Hall flicked it over his head but fortunately  for Largs nothing was given. Number 11 Euan Lindsay for Largs got the break through with 13 minutes to go as he wrong footed the Meadow defence and rounded the keeper to put the Thistle in front. Meadow dug deep for the last 10 minutes and had Chris Hall to thank for the equaliser with McCann bursting run and pass finding Hall on the edge of the box and he found the corner of the net to get a deserved draw for Meadow.

Meadow Team:
S. Hall, Darroch, Halliday, Staunton, Thomson, Stokes, McCann, Fraser, Finlayson, Maxwell, Sideserf.
Subs: Chris Hall, Darren McGeouch, Cairney

Irvine Meadow retain annual Marymass trophy 2013

Irvine Victoria 0 - 1 Irvine Meadow

Meadow squad & management

Shaun Fraser on ball with Mark Thomson alongside.

Mark Sideserf

Maxwell chasing down ball.

Gary McCann

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 17th August

Glenafton Athletic 1 - 3 Irvine Meadow
(Maxwell 2, own goal)

Irvine Meadow got off to an excellent winning start to get our 2013/14 league campaign underway. After less than 4 minutes Meadow had gone ahead through a Paul Maxwell headed shot into the inside of the post. Glenafton however quickly equalised a minute later after a shot was not dealt with by Meadow defence and Glens pounced onto loose ball to fire home. The game was pretty even for most of the first half with Glens having a couple of opportunities to go infront through ex Meadow player Frye but did not manage to find the target. Meadow started to create more as the first half came to an end with McCann's pace on the wing causing anxious moments in Glenafton defence and it was his shot on 43rd minute after cross ball from left that the Glenafton keeper could only save with his legs and fell to Maxwell who pounced clinically to add his and Meadow's second goal just before half time.

In the second half Meadow got the decisive third goal through a dangerous Sideserf cross that Maxwell was again lurking in the area with McCann and the unfortunate Glens defender miss queued his clearance and went into his own net. Meadow now with a two goal advantage looked more confident and were a threat on the wings through McCann and Sideserf with Maxwell posing problems for Glens defence through the middle. Glenafton had their chances to get back into the game though but hit the post with a 30 yard screamer and some good defending by Meadow kept the two goal advantage until full time whistle to earn Meadow our first three points.

Full Time: Glenafton 1 - 3 Irvine Meadow

Meadow Team: Corr, Darroch, Halliday, Staunton, Thomson, Darren McGeouch, McStay, McCann, Sideserf, Fraser, Maxwell.
Subs used: Finlayson, Paul McGeough.

Murdie McKinnon & Stevie Rankin celebrate opener

McCann & Maxwell celebrate first goal

Glenafton get quick equaliser as first shot saved by Corr

MOTM Maxwell jumps for header.

McCann takes on Glens defence down right wing

Maxwell tucks away his 2nd goal

Sean Fraser tries acrobatics

Mark Thomson wins header as McStay looks on

Maxwell setting up Finlayson

Meadow's third goes in off Glenafton defender

Finlayson shoots wide
Corr beaten but hits woodwork

Halliday crosses ball from left

Corr catching ball under pressure from Armstrong

Glens fans let off smoke bomb 

Sideserf makes important tackle

Irvine Meadow will be running a supporters bus to Glenafton for our first away league game of the season. 
The bus will leave at 1pm sharp from Meadow Park / Wilson Avenue.
2pm kick off.

League Cup Results

Darvel 1 - 6 Irvine Meadow

Ardeer Thistle 0 - 7 Irvine Meadow

Irvine Meadow 0 - 4 Kilbirnie Ladeside

Irvine Meadow 2 - 2 Hurlford United

Irvine Meadow held a minute silence at Saturdays game against Linlithgow for two ex Meadow players Colin Macadam & Jimmy Hodgson. Our sincere condolences go to their families & both are very fondly remembered at Meadow Park.

Ardagh Glass League Cup Group Stage

Irvine Victoria 0 - 5 Irvine Meadow 
(Cairney, McStay, Chris Hall, Staunton, Maxwell)

Irvine Meadow got off to an impressive start to their defence of Ardagh Glass League Cup. Meadow fielded 14 new players on Monday nights game with five different players scoring! The opening 15 minutes were scrappy with both teams struggling to get a foothold in the game. Meadow then started to trouble the Vics defence and on 20 minutes Declan Cairney got the ball on the left flank cut inside the Vics defence and fired a brilliant effort into the top hand corner leaving the keeper no chance. Meadow extended their lead on 28 minutes after Ryan McStay's tremendous free kick found the top right hand corner of the net.
Meadow were now well on top and played some good passing football on a difficult pitch. Meadow went into half time with a 2-0 lead.

At the start of the second half Vics created a few more chances but rarely troubled Stephen Hall in goals. A few reckless challenges saw bookings for numerous Vics players with their number 10 sent off for a high two footed lunge. Meadow finally got the killer third goal on 78 minutes with Chris Hall racing clear of opposition defence and slotting past the goalie into the net. The impressive Mark Staunton got on the score sheet as he ran from the half line and after clever one-two with substitute Maxwell he passed it into the net. A minute later right on full time Meadow got their final goal by a wonderful lob from the impressive Maxwell.

Full time: Irvine Meadow 5 - 0 Irvine Victoria

Irvine Meadow season tickets are again frozen at only £45 for adults and £22 concessions. Complementary pie and bovril or soft drink of your choice also included.
This is great value for money and gains you entry to our 11 league home games.

Each season ticket bought makes a difference to Irvine Meadow.
Season tickets can be purchased at any home game. Just contact any committee member at the gate or in person. 
Also season tickets can be ordered by contacting by emailing:

Irvine Meadow can confirm the signing of midfielder Ryan McStay who was at Ayr United last season.

Irvine Meadow 2 - 0 Linlithgow Rose

 Irvine Meadow defeated East of Scotland Champions 2-0 at Meadow Park.
It was a terrific battling performance by Meadow who round off their pre season well and with the competitive games starting on Monday at Irvine Victoria.
Linlithgow had a very good away support for an early season friendly and nearly went ahead on a couple of occasions but chances either blazed over bar or good defending by Meadow kept them from finding the net. Meadow played some nice football and threatened down both flanks. Meadows goal came from a Halliday cross that the Linlithgow keeper struggled to deal with due to pressure from Meadow and the ball fell to trialist Winters who scored from 10 yards right on 45 minutes.

In the second half a Thomson free kick for Meadow hit the outside of the post. While Linlithgow had chances but only troubled Stephen Hall on a couple of occasions one from an expertly taken free kick tipped over the bar. Meadow played some excellent football and made chances throughout the second half. Meadow did not get the killer second goal until a last minute penalty after Declan Cairney was brought down in the box after an excellent Meadow attack. Thomson stepped up and cooly slotted home from the spot to finish the game 2-0 to Irvine Meadow!

Pictures from Saturdays game courtesy of Linlithgow Rose's facebook:

Irvine Meadow are delighted to announce new sponsors for the upcoming season: TOA Taxi's Irvine
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Final friendlies before the Ardagh league cup games start on 
Monday 5th August (Away to Irvine Victoria)
Full fixtures and kick off times can be found on following link:

Saturday 3rd August
Irvine Meadow v Linlithgow Rose (2.30pm)

In Proud Partnership with The Kings, Irvine

Wednesday 31st July

Irvine Meadow v Vale of Clyde (7.45 pm)

Irvine Meadow 2 - 5 Partick Thistle under 20s

After a bright start by Irvine Meadow they were defeated by Partick Thistle under 20s. Meadow got off to a great start with Declan Cairney firing past the young Thistle keeper at the near post after a good move by Meadow. The second goal for Meadow came from a Halliday corner with Finlayson flicking the ball home from close range. Meadow looked to have the game won when McCann was brought down in the box and Chris Hall stepped up to take the penalty. Unfortunately for Meadow his spot kick was easily saved. Before half time Thistle drew level with two well worked goals.

The second half the young Thistle team were well on top as their fitness and quality told in the final third. Thistle went on to score 3 goals in the second half although the Meadow keeper was struggling with an injury was a deserved win.

Partick went on to win the tournament by beating Motherwell under 20s 3-2.
Motherwell had defeated St Mirren under 20s 4-1 earlier on Saturday.

Meadow went on to draw the final game 1-1 with St Mirren. The goal again coming from young Declan Cairney.

    Declan Cairney passes home Meadow's opening goal.

Stephen Hall makes first half save

Kevin Finlayson

    Gary McCann on the ball

Kevin Finlayson flicks second goal in.
(Declan Cairney jumping and Craig Buchanan in background)

Gary McCann wins penalty

Sean Fraser on the ball

Stephen Hall beaten.

Mark Thomson booked

Mark Campbell clears

Irvine Meadow can confirm signing of Craig Buchanan of Giffnock Amateurs. He played at centre defence on Saturdays win at Blairgowrie. We can also confirm signing of Darren McGeough who was at Greenock Morton last season

Irvine Meadow defeat Blairgowrie 5-0 in our first of our pre season games. Five different scorers including Mark Thomson, Gary McCann & Declan Cairney amongst the Meadow scorers. A good run out for the new boys and a few trialists played as well for our management to look at more closely. All the best to Blairgowrie for the rest of their season.

Irvine Meadow friendly cancelled for Kilwinning Rangers for Monday 22nd July.
Next games are our annual summer tournament on Saturday 27th & 28th July v Motherwell, St Mirren and Partick Thistle teams.

Fixture and kick off times will be announced soon.

Irvine Meadow will be running a bus to Blairgowrie away friendly on 20th July. To book your seat for only £10 return please go on to our message board or contact or Lyn McFarlane.
We then have games against Partick/St Mirren & Motherwell in our annual summer tournament on Saturday & Sunday 27th & 28th July as well as an away friendly v Kilwinning Rangers on Monday 22nd July.
For full friendly fixtures check out fixtures at side.

 Irvine Meadow start their defence of the Ardagh Glass Cup in a tough group with Premier League opposition in big spending Hurlford & Kilbirnie Ladeside along with local rivals Irvine Vics and ever improving Darvel & Ardeer.
    Irvine Meadow have been drawn at home to Hurlford in the West of Scotland Cup 1st Round.

Irvine Meadow 2013/14 squad as of 4th July 2013.
More tba over summer.

Irvine Meadow can confirm the sigining of 21 year old ex Alloa midfielder Gavin Stokes.

Mark Campbell, Robert Halliday, Paul McGeough, Declan Cairney, Mark Staunton, Gavin Stokes
Mark Sideserf, Jamie Darroch, Gary McCann, Mark Thomson, Chris Hall, 
Stephen Hall(GK), Shaun Fraser, Paul Maxwell.
Management team and some of the new signings will be at Meadow Park this Saturday 21st June 2013 for photo session. Fans most welcome with social club open from 1pm and players will arrive around 2pm.
Karaoke and buffet at Meadow Social club at night with karaoke from 9pm.

Irvine Meadow further signings:

Gary McCann
Mark Thomson
Chris Hall
Stephen Hall
Shaun Fraser
Paul Maxwell

Transfer News and player update: Saturday 15th June

Stevie Rankin and Murdie McKinnon met with number of Players this afternoon to discuss their future with the Club .Following Players will be leaving Irvine Meadow:

Brian Hewitt
Neil McGowan 
Chris McGowan
Zander Ryan
Willie Kinniburgh
Richard Reeder
Mark McLennan - signed for Pollok
David Hamilton
Liam McGuinness
Gareth Turner - signed for Troon
Findlay Frye
Chris Strain
Adam Strachan
Richie Barr - signed for Pollok.

On behalf of the Committee and the fans we thank all the Players for their contribution over the years to Irvine Meadow and wish them all the best for the future.

Talks still ongoing with Michael Wardrope

Mark Campbell and Robert Halliday have signed new contracts with the Club.
New Signings confirmed so far -

Paul McGeough from Campsie Black Watch
Declan Cairney from Campsie Black Watch
Mark Staunton from Stranraer
Mark Sideserf from Shotts
Jamie Darroch from Ashfield.
More signings will be confirmed Monday/Tuesday next week, Thanks to everyone for their patience.
Lets get behind our new Management team and give them our full support.

Stevie Rankin meets the support

Stevie Rankin and his management team met the Irvine Meadow support on Saturday 1st June in the Meadow social club. Stevie and his coaching team outlined his plans for the future at Meadow with a younger, hungrier squad mixed with current experienced players. He answered many questions the supporters posed to him and impressed the support with his vision and optimism for the future.

Saturday 27th April
Stagecoach Super League Premier Division

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 0 - 6 Irvine Meadow
(Barr 4, Campbell, Hamilton)

Irvine Meadow destroyed a lackluster Rob Roy at Adamslie Park thanks to an excellent all round team performance that edges Meadow closer to safety but with two massive midweek away games against Cumnock and Beith that will require points from to lift Meadow away from danger zone.

Meadow opened the scoring within 3 minutes thanks to a superb through ball by McLennan that was well struck on the volley by Ritchie Barr to make it 1-0 to Meadow. Meadow had the upper hand and looked comfortable at the back and creating openings with Strachan in particular causing Rob Roy all sorts of problems down their vulnerable right hand side. Meadow made it 2-0 within 20 minutes after a headed from Campbell was expertly dummied by Chris Strain that left Barr one one one with the keeper and he cooly slotted home to put Meadow ahead. Rob Roy very rarely threatened in attack apart from odd corner. Meadow were happy going into the second half two goals ahead but knew were as comfortable just a few weeks ago at home v Rob Roy and let a two goal lead slip.

Meadow started the second half very well and with a corner just a few minutes after kick off made it 3-0 as Mark Campbell rose to head home from 6 yards out. Meadow continued to threaten throughout the second half and scored the fourth from the penalty box as another dangerous corner was hand balled clear by Rob Roy and referee correctly awarded the spot kick. Barr took the ball and passed it to keepers left to get his hat trick after around 60 minutes. By this time Meadow had 3 points in the bag and was only a matter of how many. Again it was a dangerous corner this time from Halliday on the left with Hamilton heading it into the net with 76 minutes gone. Meadow wrapped up the 6-0 win with Barr again running free of Rob Roy defence beating their offside trap and rounding the despairing Rob Roy keeper and walking it into the net.

FT: Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 0 - 6 Irvine Meadow

Barr's second goal

Barr celebrates

Campbell on the deck headed home third

Barr makes it four and his hat trick

Hamilton heads home for five!

Barr completes the scoring as Rob Roy keeper looks on

Some of Meadow support

Saturday 20th April
Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Irvine Meadow 1 - 0 Ashfield
(Neil McGowan)
 Irvine Meadow edged out Ashfield in a closely fought encounter at Meadow Park. Neil McGowan's goal bound deflected shot was enough for Meadow to win the game and get Meadow a much needed 3 points in the fight for Premier League survival.
Wardrobe was in outstanding form in the first half as he kept Ashfield from scoring with some fine saves. Meadow were more threatening as the nervy match wore on and managed to grab the 3 points.

Saturday 13th April
Stagecoach Super League Premier Division

Irvine Meadow 0 v 1 Glenafton (2pm)

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 30th March

Irvine Meadow 3 v 3 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

Meadow let a two goal advantage slip in an exciting game where the both defences looked very vulnerable at the back. Rob Roy took the lead against the run of play after a defensive mix up in the Meadow defence let Rob Roy in to take the lead. Meadow soon got a deserved equaliser as Gareth Turner was fouled in the box and Adam Strachan converted the spot kick. On 37 minutes Meadow took the lead after a spell of pressure leading to another Meadow corner and Rob Roy's keeper punched the ball into his own net. Meadow took the lead after a great pass by Chris Strain let David Hamilton in on goal to calmly pass by the Rob Roy keeper to have Meadow take an impressive lead over Rob Roy.

In the second half Meadow did not come out and play and within 10 minutes of the restart Rob Roy had got a goal back with a Lindsay cross allowing Bradley two get Rob Roy back in the game. Rob Roy then deservedly equalised as Meadow's defence were caught out down the right hand side by Lindsay. Meadow managed to hold on as Rob Roy squandered a couple of chances to win the game in an enthralling encounter for the neutral but leaves Meadow needing to start picking up wins if want to stay in the top division.


Irvine Meadow 2 - 0 Clydebank

Irvine Meadow got back to winning ways in the league with a deserved 2-0 win over the Bankies. Meadow had to play with ten men for almost 60 minutes after Finlay Frye got sent off for two yellow cards after 35 minutes.
Meadow got off to a terrific start and nearly took the lead from a Mark Campbell header after just 5 minutes but was well saved. Meadow did take the lead after 11 minutes after a poor pass out from Clydebank keeper Hamilton found Meadow's on loan signing John Neil who played a ball through for Barr who composed himself to finish past the keeper to make it 1-0. Clydebank had chances themselves including a headed chance from 6 yards that somehow missed the target and a well worked free kick that also missed the target when looked likely to equalise. As it went to half time Meadow were happy to hold out for the lead.
In the second half Meadow nearly doubled their lead from another Neil pass finding Barr whose shot beat the keeper but went inches wide of the far post. Slack play by Clydebank allowed Strachan to nick the ball and play a pass to Barr who stayed onside and passed it through Hamilton's legs to make it 2-0 to Meadow. Clydebank had more of the play with ten men but Meadow looked more likely to score again. There were no further goals and Meadow are now up to 8th in what is a very tight relegation battle.

Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Saturday 23rd February
Arthurlie 2 - 2 Irvine Meadow
(Barr 2)
After last weeks disappointing exit from the Junior Cup at home to Cumnock. Meadow were looking to bounce back in the league. Both teams are very much in the relegation battle and a draw did not suit either team although Arthurlie will be the happier of the teams as they were 2-0 down at half time thanks to an excellent finish from Richie Barr on 27 minutes after excellent build up play involving Frye and Strachan. There was suspicion of hand ball in the build up but did look unintentional. Meadow got the second goal with a Barr penalty after a Frank Gibson shot came off an Arthurlie defenders arm. Meadow were 2-0 up at half time but did lose Mark Campbell from centre back and Reeder came on with Zander Ryan puished to centre back alongside the excellent Chris McGowan.
Arthurlie came on in the second half and got two goals in a 10 minutes spell in 54 and 64 minutes. Both goals came from headers that the Meadow defence should have dealt better with. Both teams had chances to win the game with Arthurie keeper coming to the rescue from a close range Hamilton shot and a Barr hit that kept Meadow out. Neither team could find a winner and the game finished 2-2 with both teams firmly in the relegation battle.
Next up for Irvine Meadow is a tough home game v high flying Clydebank. 3 points is a must.
Support the Meadow - Saturday 1st March. We need all the backing possible at this tough time!
Barr slots first goal away
Barr makes it 2-0 to Meadow from penalty spot
Strachan through on goal but misses
Barr unable to get winner
Hamilton close range shot saved
Another Meadow shot saved in 2nd half
Arthurlie hit the post in 1st half

   Photographs courtesy of Robert Ritchie    

 Chris McGowan shot saved
McGowan shot saved

Kinniburgh scores headed first goal
Kinniburgh headed goal
McLennan thumps cross bar in 2nd half



McGuiness slots home 2nd goal

McGuiness hits 2nd goal
McGuiness & McLennan

Wardrobe 2nd half save
Wardrobe saves well



Stagecoach Super League Premier Division
Pollok 0 - 2 Irvine Meadow (Frye 54, McGuiness 80)
Irvine Meadow got their first win in the league since October after an enthralling match against Pollok to move Meadow up the league table in the relegation battle. The first half had no goals there was plenty of goal mouth action with Irvine Meadow's Wardrobe making smart saves as well as missed chances.  Meadow had chances of our own through Richie Barr hitting the post by an outstanding volley as well Chris McGowan putting his header straight
 at the keeper from close range.
Meadow opened the scoring from an excellent goal from new signing Finlay Frye who latched onto Zander Ryan's superb assist to take the ball into the box then powered a drive from an angle right into the top hand corner. The travelling support were delighted to see Meadow take the lead in a league game. Pollok had their chances to equalise but a combination of good shop stopping from Wardrobe and poor finishing meant Meadow kept then increased their lead on 80 minute mark from a passing move involving six Meadow players with ball switched from left to right and after Barr turning in the box the ball fell to McGuiness after a Pollok challenge he smoothly passed one defender then slotted the ball right into the corner of the net.
Passing of Irvine Meadow 1973 legend Hugh O'Brien
It is with great sadness we post the passing away of one of Irvine Meadow's greatest players. He is best remembered for his winning penalty in the 1973 Scottish Junior Cup Final. Hugh was living in Canada and all our thoughts are with his family and friends. We have passed on our condonlences to his familly.
Hugh loved the Meadow and still kept up with how we were doing.
Please check out Former Irvine Meadow Players at link on side for more information on Hugh as well as supporters tributes to him.
There will be a minute's silence before the game with Glenafton on Saturday for Hugh O'Brien.

Irvine Meadow 2 - 0 Ashfield

West of Scotland Cup Winners 2011/2012