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Irvine Meadow Youth Speakers night 
Saturday 25th March
Cost £25
Starts at 6.30
3 course meal 
Auction with 4 ball at Dundonald and Glasgow warriors hospitality. 
Speakers include Niven Rennie, Bill Leckie and MC John Watson 
Please contact James on 07715 434351 to book your table /seats. Thanks!

McBookie West Region Super First Division
Saturday 18th March

Irvine Victoria 4 v 1 Irvine Meadow (Black)

Photos kindly provided by Robert Ritchie

Irvine Victoria 4 v 1 Irvine Meadow

Transfer News

Irvine Meadow can confirm the signing of midfielder Chris McKnight. Chris was previously at Cumnock and Troon.
We have also recently signed Joe Young from Saltcoats Victoria who is a young pacy forward player. We can also confirm signing of William Wells ex Maryhill and Cumnock, he is a wide midfielder or forward. Three additions to our team to help us push in busy schedule and important games over next three months.

Saturday  11th March 2017
McBookie West Region Super First Division

Clydebank 0 v 1 Irvine Meadow
                             (Carson penalty)

Photos kindly provided by Robert Ritchie
and Gordon McCreath

Ben Carson celebrates the winner while the Bankies keeper kicks out at the post!
Photo by Robert Ritchie 

Meadow celebrating last minute winner v Clydebank
Photo by Robert Ritchie

Robert Ritchie photos

Clydebank 0 v 1 Irvine Meadow ‎‎(Robert Ritchie pics)‎‎

Gordon McCreath photos

Clydebank 0 v 1 Irvine Meadow ‎(Gordon Mccreath photos)‎

 Saturday  4th March 2017
West Region Super First Division

Irvine Meadow 1 v 0 Blantyre Victoria (Boyd)

 Match Photos kind courtesy of Robert Ritchie

Irvine Meadow 1 v 0 Blantyre Vics. Robert Ritchie photos

Match Photos kindly provided by 
Gordon McCreath

Irvine Meadow 1 v 0 Blantyre Victoria ‎‎(Gordon Mccreath photos)‎‎

Team Development Draw 

Team Development Draw

This will replace the 100 Club where we currently have 64 supporters paying £10 per month to support the team. The newly revamped team development draw all money raised will go towards strengthening our first team squad. There is also a Monthly prize of £50 per month. All supporters also get 1 share for each £50 they contribute. We would like to encourage supporters to take part in the team development draw to help provide an increased budget for our management team for next season to further improve our squad.

If you are already in the 100 Club your £10 per month standing order will continue and you now have the chance to win £50 each month. It is hugely important if as many supporters can join the draw and support the team. 
We are aiming to get 100 supporters to join by end of the season so please spread the word.

Support the Meadow!

There will be a meeting for Shareholders on Sunday 26th Feb at 1pm in the Social Club.

The purpose of the meeting is to update Shareholders on the transfer to the new structure, financial update and report on activity of CIC since last meeting. Lots of good news and information to share.

This will be followed by a Supporters meeting at 2pm that will be attended by the management team who will provide a progress report, update on future plans and answer suppoerters questions.

A good turnout is requested for both meetings which will be informative for Shareholders and supporters.

Saturday 11th February
New Coins West of Scotland Cup 2nd Round

Pollok 1 v 0 Irvine Meadow

Pollok v Meadow. Robert Ritchie photos

Saturday 4th February
McBookie West Region Super First Division

Irvine Meadow 2 v 0 Shotts Bon Accord (Carson penalty & Black)

Match Report by Gary Anderson
Photos kindly provided by Robert Ritchie and Gordon McCreath.

With some players unavailable, Meadow made a couple of changes to the lineup. McLennan moved up to the right hand side of midfield with Strachan replacing him at centre back. Cripps started up top with Boyd as the team looked to close the gap at the top of the table. 
Shotts started off looking sharper, producing a number of opportunities early doors. Number 11 had all sorts of space to run at the home defence before hitting a sweet strike which forced a good save from Newman onto the post. A mistake at the back called Newman into action shortly after with another great stop.

Newman making a first half stop
(Robert Ritchie Photo)

Irvine Meadow began to fight their way back into the game with both Muir and Boyd finding space in the Shotts box. It was end to end action as both sides looked for the opener. Black was causing all sorts of problems for the away defence, as he came close to scoring with a good hit from outside the box. Carson later whipped in a brilliant freekick which Boyd seemed to have knocked in but the Shotts keeper somehow managed to keep it out. 
With only a minute remaining in the half Carson played in a dangerous corner on top of the keeper, which saw Begley clatter into him. The referee blew his whistle to what was expected to be a Shotts freekick but stunned fans as he pointed to the spot, for what he deemed to be a push on Begley. Carson struck it well leaving the keeper no chance to prevent Meadow taking the lead. 

Photos from Begley being pushed for penalty and Carson getting set to make it 1-0
(Robert Ritchie photos)

Graham Muir (Gordon McCreath photo)

Medda started the second half looking a much better side, as their play began to pick up. Some stunning build up play down the right flank tore the Shotts defence apart. The ball fell to Mcrea in plenty of space but his shot was too weak to trouble the keeper. 
It looked to be 2-0 when Boyd rose well to guide a brilliant header into the top corner but the linesman was quick to raise his flag for offside. It wasn’t long before the second goal was scored however. After a poor clearance from the Shotts defence, Black found himself with time in the box, hitting a low driven shot into the corner of the goal to round off his great performance. 
Shotts looked defeated as the game died out in the final fifteen, the only real chance coming from a defensive error by the tiring away side, with Black coming inches wide after going through on goal.
All in all a decent performance from Medda as they seen off yet another side at Medda park. Yoker remains the only team left in the league that Meadow have yet to face in what will be a tough match. 

Ben Black and Lee McCrea celebrate after Blacks goal to make it 2-0

All ten outfield players celebrating winning goal.
Photo by Robert Ritchie

Meadow showing great team spirit
Photo by Gordon McCreath 

Meadow Line-up: 1) Newman 2) Hannah 3) McCrea 4) Starchan 5) Begley 6) Carson 7) McLennan 8) Muir 9) Boyd 10) Cripps 11) Black
Subs used: Murray for Cripps, Browning for McLennan, Cuthbertson for Boyd
Match Sponsors MOTM – Ben Black
Fans MOTM – Andrew Strachan
Next Match – West of Scotland Cup – Pollok (A)

Meadow 2 v 0 Shotts Bon Accord ‎‎(Robert Ritchie Photos)‎‎

Irvine Meadow 2 v 0 Shotts ‎(Gordon McCreath photos)‎

Saturday 21st January
                  Scottish Junior Cup 4th Round                     

Carluke Rovers 1 v 0 Irvine Meadow

Irvine Meadow went out the Junior Cup after ten men of Meadow lost a goal two minutes from time. It was a tremendous strike by Lewis McDougall for Carluke to put Meadow out the Scottish Junior Cup. The Dow were down to ten men from 13 minutes after Lee McCrea was very harshly adjudged to have brought down a Carluke attacker as a last man when attacker just looked to cut across him.

Meadow created a host of opportunities in the first half with Boyd hitting the bar and Madden putting over when should have hit the target after a flowing Meadow move. In the second half Carluke kept Shaun Newman in the Meadow goals busy but Meadow also had opportuntes mostly from dead ball positions until the devastating goal a couple of minutes from time put Meadow out somewhat undeservedly after battling well with ten men for 77 minutes of the game.

Photos below by Robert Ritchie from the Carluke game

Meadow v Carluke. Robert Ritchie photos

Saturday 14th January
McBookie West Region Super First Division

Irvine Meadow 3 v 0 Cumbernauld United
(Black,Carson & Willet)

Irvine Meadow 3 v 0 Cumbernauld. Robert Ritchie photos

Meadow 3 v 0 Cumbernauld United. Gordon McCreath photos

Saturday 7th January
McBookie West Region Super First Division

Shettleston 1 v 1 Irvine Meadow 
(Boyd penalty)

Match Report by Gary Anderson
Photos by Robert Ritchie
For the first match of 2017, Irvine Meadow travelled to second in the league Shettleston in what looked to be one of their toughest games of the season. Cripps was introduced into the starting x1 to replace the injured Carson, with Madden starting in the midfield also. Meadow started in a 4-3-3 this time as they looked to grab a good three points.

It was a good start from Meadow as they enjoyed most of the play. It was an uneventful first half however, neither side creating much of a problem for the opposing keeper. Shettleston’s only real shot at goal was a long freekick struck straight at Newman. Black hit a powerful strike at the opposite end but it was a routine stop for the keeper.

Nothing each at half time was a fair reflection on the game as neither side managed to find the upper hand. Meadow came out the superior team in the second half however. 
Black came close early on, skipping past 3 players and sending the ball just wide of the post. There were also a number of shouts for handball in the Shettleston box shortly after, as the ball struck a defenders arm high in the air.
With 15 minutes remaining Begley came close to an opener, flicking on a corner kick behind him, with the ball hitting the underside of the bar and flashing across goal. Shettleston came close also, number 9 nodding the ball down to 11 who was inches from tapping in.

A shocking tackle from the Shettleston’s centre back saw both himself and Boyd go down injured. After the two made a swift recovery the referee bizarrely booked what looked to be the incorrect player. After a short discussion with the linesman he booked the centre back also.

With 10 minutes remaining the game looked to be heading towards a goalless draw, until Boyd managed to touch the ball away from the Shettleston defender and get brought down in the box. With Carson missing, Boyd stepped up himself and slotted the ball into the corner for a deserved Meadow lead.

Boyd scoring the penalty

It looked as if Meadow were going to see the game out until a comedy of errors from the linesman and referee in the final minutes led to a Shettleston corner. Driven into the box, it ricocheted off McLennan and Newman before ending up in the back of net, to everyone’s disbelief.

It was a disappointing result in the end for Irvine Meadow, who were robbed of the 3 points. They look to return to winning ways next Saturday at home to Cumbernauld. 

Meadow Line-up: 1) Newman 2) Hannah 3) McCrea 4) McLennan 5) Begley 6) Cripps 7) Madden 8) Muir 9) Boyd 10) Willet 11) Black
Subs used: Strachan for Cripps, Vernon for Willet
Fans MOTM – Lee McCrea
Next Match – Cumbernauld (H)

Photos kind courtesy of Robert Ritchie

Shettleston 1 v 1 Irvine Meadow. Robert Ritchie photos.

Tuesday 3rd January. Festive Friendly
Ardeer 0 v 3 Irvine Meadow
 (Vernon penalty, Dolan & Boyd)

Photos kind courtesy of Robert Ritchie

Ardeer Thistle v Irvine Meadow. Robert Ritchie photos.

100 club & Christmas Hamper winners

100 club Christmas draw winners. 5 x £100!! 
1. Stuart Conway. 5. Jim McNeil. 38. David Given. 42. Stewart Griffiths. 
44. William Henderson. 

Christmas Hamper winner was Robert Cowan!!

Well done folks! Have a great Christmas to all

McBookie West Region Super First Division
Saturday 17th December

Irvine Meadow 1 v 1 Petershill

Photos kind courtesy of Gordon McCreath

Irvine Meadow 1 v 1 Petershill

McBookie West Region Super First Division
Saturday 10th December

Girvan 3 – 2 Irvine Meadow

Meadow Goal scorers: Boyd and Carson penalty

Match Report by Gary Anderson 
Photos by Robert Ritchie & Gordon McCreath

Girvan v Irvine Meadow. Robert Ritchie photos

Girvan v Meadow. Gordon McCreath match photos

    After progressing through to the next stage of the Scottish Junior Cup, Meadow looked to continue their unbeaten streak. Their opponents sat mid table, playing less games than anyone in the top half of the League standings. On paper it looked to be tight competition between the two sides. It was a lively start to the game with both sides creating chances. Carson tested the Keeper early doors with a freekick but it was saved with ease.

With just under ten minutes played it was the home side who took the lead. Meadow failed to clear a corner, resulting in a goalmouth scramble in the six-yard box, resulting in Auld tapping the ball past Newman. Only a few minutes later Girvan were attacking the Meadow goal again, this time rattling the post with a powerful strike. Irvine Meadow responded well however, both Browning and Begley coming close to scoring an equaliser.

It looked as if the home team were going to double their lead when Newman spilled a powerful shot from outside the box. The ball fell straight to the Girvan forward who managed to sky the ball from only a few yards out. With ten minutes to the half time break, Meadow grabbed an equaliser. Carson played a great ball over the top, and with Boyd beating the keeper to it, he slotted the ball into an empty goal.

After conceding, Girvan looked shaken and Meadow made sure to take advantage. Boyd managed to find himself some space through on goal, where he skipped past the Girvan keeper, who took him clean out with a late challenge. The referee was quick to point to the spot and brandish a red card to the Girvan number 1. Carson stepped up and sent the makeshift keeper the wrong way giving Meadow the lead.

A great final 10 minutes saw Meadow in front at half time and the home side in disarray as they found themselves down to ten men and an outfield player having to go between the sticks.

Only three minutes into the second half the ball fell kindly to Boyd’s feet after a poor save by the keeper, but he unfortunately struck the ball over the bar. Browning made way for Barbour as Meadow looked to grab another goal. Despite being a man down, it was the home side who looked more dangerous. A fine save from Newman stopping a shot from only 10 yards out kept Meadow’s lead intact.

A goal line clearance and decent save from the Girvan keeper kept them in the game. Fans anxiously looked on as Meadow failed to seal the game, missing a number of chances and eventually they were punished for it. Meadow failed to clear the ball from defence in some poor play which saw number 10 race through on goal. A late challenge from Hannah saw him go down and the ref had an easy decision to make, awarding the penalty. McCreadie stepped up for Girvan and calmly placed the ball in the bottom corner. A few minutes later Girvan were through on goal again, this time McLennan making it back just in time to touch the ball away.

The home side continued to press, with their efforts paying off. McCreadie struck a superb freekick for Girvan which rattled the post, falling straight to Patterson who made no mistake in finishing the ball, completing Girvan’s strong comeback. With just under ten minutes remaining Meadow went 3-4-3 with Vernon coming on, but Girvan stayed resilient holding out for a deserved victory. A terrible second half display saw Meadow’s long unbeaten run come to an end with a bad day at the office. The team will look to return to winning ways when they welcome Petershill to Meadow Park next week.

Scottish Junior Cup 3rd Round Replay
Saturday 3rd December
Irvine Meadow 5 v 3 Darvel

Meadow Scorers: Begley 2, own goal & Willet 2

After an eventful match which ended in a draw, Irvine Meadow welcomed Darvel to Meadow Park for the Scottish Junior Cup Replay. Graham Boyd’s appeal after his sending off in the last match was accepted, allowing him to start as Meadow’s number 9. McIntyre made his debut in goals, with Mclennan moving to left back and McCrea starting in his usual left hand side of midfield.

Meadow had an early chance to take the lead when McCrea received the ball at the back post, his shot flashing across the face of goal. It wasn’t long till the home side took the lead however. Ten minutes in, Carson whipped a corner into the back post where Begley waited. Leaping above the rest, he manged to head home the opener.

In what was a tight start, Darvel found theirselves with a great opportunity when Strachan’s poor clearance fell right in the middle of the box causing a scramble. Eventually Meadow saw the ball clear to the relief of the home support. Only a few minutes later Darvel came at Meadow again, this time managing to head the ball passed McIntyre, but the goal was rightfully ruled offside. 
Just a minute had passed, when Carson fired in a teasing freekick. The Darvel centre back mistimed his header, looping the ball over his own keeper and into the goal. Meadow looked to grab another, this time Black tapping in a goal after Boyd failed to control the ball, but the Linesman’s flag was up.
After half an hour played, the home side only looked increasingly dangerous. Boyd glided past his man out wide and delivered a stunning cross. Willet rose well and managed to head home the third. 

Carson’s deliveries were on form as he hit yet another great freekick into the box, finding Begley again. The big man rose high and headed a powerful shot past the Darvel number 1. Irvine Meadow controlled the rest of the half, as Boyd looked to grab his first of the game, coming close on a number of occasions. It was a comfortable game for the home side at half time, going in four goals up and having had plenty of chances to make it more. 

The home fans half time celebrations were silenced when only two minutes after the restart Darvel’s Orr curled a freekick round the wall and past McIntyre. Five minutes later the away side scored another after poor defending at a corner allowed Parris a tap in.
Meadow looked shaken as they struggled to get started in the second half. With little over half an hour to go Darvel won a free kick in an identical position as before. This time McIntyre managed to save the shot, but his efforts were in vain as Armour was there to slot the ball in to cut the home side’s lead to one. 

It was a nervy affair for the rest of the second half, both sides looking like they could score next. A final goal came with only a few minutes remaining. Cripps managed to cut the ball across to Willet who turned his man and curled a great shot into the far side of the goal. A sigh of relief spread around Meadow Park after what was a poor second half performance.
Meadow managed to see the game through and earn themselves a spot in the next round, where they will face Carluke, who managed to beat local rivals Irvine Victoria in the last round.

Meadow Line-up: 1)McIntyre  2)Hannah  3)McLennan  4)Strachan  5)Begley 6)Carson  7)Black  8)Muir  9)Boyd  10) Willet  11)McCrae
Subs used: Browning for Black, Cripps for Boyd, Seymour for Willet
(Subs not used - Vernon)

Match Sponsors MOTM – Ben Carson
Fans MOTM – Jared Willet
Next Fixture: League – Girvan (Away)

Meadow will now face Carluke Rovers away on Saturday 21st January 2016 in the 4th Round

Begley with the first goal for Meadow

Darvel Keeper caught with an own goal to double Meadows lead to 2-0

Jared Willet heading home to make it 3-0 to Meadow.

Another headed goal for Meadow to increase the lead to 4-0 before half time

Meadow 5 v 3 Darvel. Robert Ritchie Pics

Irvine Meadow 5 v 3 Darvel. Gordon McCreath Photos

Bonus Ball Results

November Bonus Ball Number 17
4 Winners. £100 each
Paula Noble
Ian Rodgers
Sandy Dean
Stacey Rodgers

To take part contact any committee or email

ETHX Scottish Junior Cup 3rd Round
Saturday 19th November
Darvel 1 v 1 Irvine Meadow

Meadow scorer: Carson penalty

***Replay Saturday 26th November***
Irvine Meadow v Darvel (1.45pm kick off)

Darvel v Irvine Meadow. Robert Ritchie photos.

Darvel 1 v 1 Irvine Meadow. Gordon McCreath photos

McBookie West Region Super First Division
Saturday 12th November
Irvine Meadow 4 v 1 Kilsyth Rangers

Meadow Scorers: Muir, Willet, Begley & Boyd

Irvine Meadow 4 v 1 Kilsyth. Robert Ritchie photos.

Irvine Meadow 4 v 1 Kilsyth Rangers. Gordon McCreath photos

West of Scotland Cup 2nd Round Draw
Pollok v Irvine Meadow. Date tbc

Meadow face the trip to play Super Premier League giants Pollok. A tough tie but one we are really looking forward to.

McBookie West Region Super First Division
Saturday 5th November
Irvine Meadow 2 v 1 Maryhill

Scorers: Carson pen & Boyd

Match report by Gary Anderson, photos kindly provided by Robert Ritchie & Gordon McCreath

Maryhill arrived at Meadow Park having won their previous four games after a poor start to the season. A win for the away side could see them out of the relegation zone and continue their strong run of form. Only seconds into the match Maryhill could’ve stole the lead as both Mclennan and Begley made mistakes allowing the away forward through on goal, but his shot was straight at Newman. The Meadow continued to look nervous as Maryhill dominated the opening 15 minutes. It had taken over 20 minutes for Meadow to create any sort of chance, Black’s low drive producing a strong save from the Maryhill keeper. Ten minutes later McLennan fired a long freekick into the box finding McCrea, who’s volley rattled the bar.

Just as things started looking up for Meadow, Maryhill’s number 10 caused all sorts of problems for the back four, winning a freekick just outside the box. He stepped up to take it and curled it brilliantly into the goal. The away team went in with a deserved lead at half time in one of this seasons weaker displays from Meadow. 

It was a cagey start to the second half with both teams having players go into the book and few chances being created. New signing Barbour made his debut up top with Boyd and with just over 20 minutes to play Vernon was introduced. With a loss looking likely, Irvine Meadow moved into a 3-4-3 in the hopes of getting an equalizer. After only being on the pitch for 2 minutes, Vernon stole the ball from the Maryhill Centre Back who instantly brought him down for a penalty. Carson made no mistake, firing it to the keepers left. With under 5 minutes to go Meadow won a freekick high up the field. Carson provided a superb ball into the box finding Boyd who nodded home for a dramatic turnaround.  The stunned away side piled the pressure for the final 5, but Meadow stayed resilient in defence earning them the victory. 

It wasn’t Meadow’s best performance by far but a late double gave them the crucial 3 points against a team on the rise.  

Meadow Line-up: 1) Newman  2) Hannah  3) Murray  4) McLennan  5) Begley  6)Carson  7)Black  8)Muir  9)Boyd  10) Willet  11)McCrea

Subs used:  Barbour for McCrea, Browning for Willet, Vernon for Murray

Match Sponsors MOTM – Stuart Hannah
Supporters MOTM – Shaun Newman

Next Fixture: League – Kilsyth (Home)