Glasgow Junior Preview – 24.02.18

Most recent wins are shown from left to right and league wins – draw – losses.

5-4-3 21/20 LLWWWW Pollok 16/5 Glenafton Athletic WLXLXL 6/4 4-3-3

The sides battled out a 1-1 draw at Loch Park back in late September and since then Pollok have produced the better of the league results. The fourth placed Newlandsfield side have won four, drawn one and lost one to Auchinleck (in the Scottish Cup a fortnight later as well) in the league since, whilst seventh placed Glenafton have lost two, drawn one and lost one.

4-2-5 9/4 LWWLWW Irvine Meadow XI 9/2 Petershill WXWWLL 4/7 12-2-1

Peasy continue to set the pace at the top of the league and are twenty-four points ahead of Medda, although the Meadow Park side have four games in hand. Medda were beaten 4-0 when the played Peasy in September but have won their last two league games, despite losing almost a couple of month’s worth of matches to the weather beforehand. Peasy have only lost one of this seasons league games and taken 38 from a possible 45 points on offer.

0-5-8 3/1 LLLLXX Maryhill 9/2 Cumbernauld United LWLXXX 4/9 4-2-4

Maryhill find themselves struggling at the foot of the table and have yet to record a league win. They managed five draws from seven earlier in the season but have now lost all of their last four. United are mid table with fourteen points from ten, they’re unbeaten in their last five league games with three wins and two draws. But those five games stretch all the way back to late September, and they’ve only played one league game in last three months.

2-3-10 9/2 XLLWLL Shettleston 6/1 Troon WWLWLW 1/4 8-3-3

Troon spanked Town 5-2 earlier in the season and things haven’t improved much for Town since then, they’re third from bottom with nine points from fifteen games. Since beating Darvel in October, they’ve picked up five from a possible twenty-four points. Troon are fifth and eleven points behind Peasy with a game in hand, they lost to Medda on the opening day and have only lost to first and third place Peasy and Renfrew in their next thirteen league games.

11-1-4 20/23 WWWXLL Benburb 15/4 Neilston Juniors WXXWWW 13/8 8-2-3

After leading for much of the season, Bens are now a couple of points behind Rossvale in second place after playing an extra match. They narrowly beat Neilston 2-1 at Brig O’Lea and after a poor spell that conceded ground to Vale, have won their last three in the league. The Farmers Boys are eight points behind in third place but with three games in hand. Since losing to Bens they’ve lost just one of their last nine in league, 2-1 to leaders Rossvale.

4-0-6 21/20 LLLLWX East Kilbride Thistle 4/1 Glasgow Perthshire WWLWXX 4/6 5-2-6

After a reasonably good start that saw them win four of their first six league games, Thistle’s league form has fallen away dramatically, and they’ve lost their last four. Benburb are in quite the opposite situation after making a poor start and losing their first five, they’ve now lost only two of their next nine. They’ve won five of those and drawn two with both the defeats coming against the top two sides, Benburb and Rossvale.

2-0-8 9/2 LLLLLL Lesmahagow Juniors 6/1 St. Roch’s LWXWLW 1/4 7-2-3

‘Gow are second bottom with only six points from ten games, they’ve lost all of their last five league matches shedding twenty-two goals for four scored in the process. Candy are fourth, thirteen points behind leaders Rossvale but still with three games in hand. They’d been on a good run since defeat by Wishaw in September, losing only to Rossvale in next seven until defeat to Glasgow Perthshire last weekend.

4-2-10 11/4 XLWLLL Dunipace 5/1 Ashfield WLLWWW 4/9 9-1-7

Third from bottom Dunipace are fourteen points behind third from top Ashfield with one game in hand over the Glasgow side, who themselves are three points off top place. After the sides drew 1-1 in October, Dunipace won three back to back, they’ve since won one of five. Ashfield went on a five-match league winning streak from November through to January, February has seen them lose two from three.

0-0-12 8/1 LLLLLL Newmains United 7/1 St. Anthony’s WWWLWW 2/17 10-1-4

There’s not much that can be said about Newmains other than they’ve yet to earn a league point and they’re rooted to the bottom of the table. They’ve scored eleven times in their twelve matches and conceded seventy-seven. Ant’s hammered United 7-1 early on in the season, they’re now three points ahead of Gartcairn in first place having played a couple of games more. Recent form has seen them win seven of their last nine.

6-1-9 13/8 WLLWWL Vale of Leven 4/1 Vale of Clyde LLWLWL 5/6 6-1-5

Vale of Leven were beaten 4-2 when they paid a visit to Fullarton Park in September, both clubs have nineteen points but the Tin Pail have played four times less. Recent form has seen Vale of Leven win three of their last five, whilst Vale of Clyde have won three, lost three of last six league games including heavy defeats in their last two.

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