Maryhill v Whitletts Victoria

We welcome Whitletts Victoria FC on Saturday for our first game of 2022.

We have pies, pints and programmes as well as our half time draw and club shop.

So why not get along to Lochburn and support your local team 🙂

Tickets available here

Pay at the gate will be available
With current covid restrictions priority will be given to season ticket holders and Eventbrite customers.

Lugar Boswell Thistle 1-2 Maryhill

Maryhill got back to winning ways in an entertaining game against Lugar Boswell Thistle, despite ending the game with ten men following Tony Etherson’s red card.

Andrew Reid put the hosts ahead but goals from Craig Patterson, who had earlier missed a penalty, and Jay McInally saw the Hill come back to win 2-1.

It was a bright start from Ross Wilson’s men with McInally firing wide inside the opening seconds of the match and with 10 minutes on the clock, they were awarded a penalty after a foul on McInally by Lugar keeper Dylan Rooney.

The forward usually takes the spot kicks for the Hill, but this time Patterson was tasked with finding the net from 12 yards, but he instead fired his effort straight over the bar and out of the ground.

Lugar fought back though and after they went close through a free kick, they opened the scoring on 23 minutes. Denver Bolland’s low shot was well pushed away by Glen Cameron, but Reid was on hand to fire the rebound into the empty net.

There was a huge claim for a penalty for the home side after half an hour when Chris Love appeared to block a shot with his arm, but the referee waved away the hosts’ claims, before the Hill broke clear and McInally saw his shot well blocked by Rooney.

Just a minute later though, Maryhill did level the scores. Ross McKenzie just about managed to stay onside before playing a great ball across the face of goal where Patterson was waiting to atone for his penalty miss by tapping home.

The turnaround was complete soon after when a bad pass out from the back went straight to McKenzie who found Kyle McAvoy, with the forward showing great feet to work a shooting opportunity and although Rooney kept his shot out, McInally was first to react to prod the Hill in front.

He should have had another before the break when Patterson picked him out in the middle, but he placed his shot wide.

After the restart, things became more of a battle with neither side really to create many clear-cut chances with a McInally snapshot and Christopher Hunter’s header as close as either side would come.

Just as the game was heading for stoppage time though, things kicked off when Etherson was sent off for Maryhill. His challenge was strong but clean as he won the ball, only for the referee to brandish him with a red card.

Love wasn’t happy with the decision, making his thoughts clear to the referee before he was pushed over by the Lugar physio, sparking a melee which involved players and substitutes from both sides. Despite the attempts from both managers to calm things down and drag their players away from the trouble, they were both also sent off in the aftermath by the referee.

Maryhill held out though to pick up three points that keep them well within touch of that all-important top four finish.

Lugar Boswell Thistle: Rooney, Wallace, Doolan, Hunter, Donnelly, Kerr, Mackin, Rocks, A. Reid, Bolland (L. Reid, 77), Hendry

Maryhill: Cameron; McEwan (Smyth, 73), Love, Etherson, Meechan; McDonald, O’Donnell; McKenzie (Martin, 81), McEvoy; Patterson (Ewart, 68), McInally

Maryhill FC Xmas Raffle

As we approach the festive season, we are delighted to launch this years Xmas Raffle with some amazing prizes.

Tickets are priced at £1 each with all funds generated going back into the club.

PRIZES:
1st Prize – £100 cash
2nd Prize – 5 bottles of spirits
3rd Prize – Signed Partick Thistle top
4th Prize – 2 tickets to a Rangers match
5th Prize – Signed Partick Thistle ball
And many more

Tickets are available in person on a matchday, through a committee member, online here, or via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Thank you and good luck

Maryhill FC Halloween Costume Competition

Maryhill FC Committee recently committed to being the best dressed committee at Maryhill 🤣. Now we’re looking to see who has the best costume this weekend as we have no game to keep us occupied.

Post a picture of your costumes and the best dressed will win 4 x 21/22 season tickets. The winner will he drawn on Monday the 1st of November. We look forward to seeing you all dressed up.

Can’t be any scarier than this lot! 🎃


50/50 Half Time Raffle

50/50 Half-Time tickets now available for our game on the 6th of November against Johnstone Burgh

Our last draw, against Girvan, saw the lucky ticket No. 38 receive £64.50.

We have added a new online payment method here with pay at the game also available on the day.
Ticket price – £1 per ticket
Minimum guaranteed prize – £30.

DON’T MISS OUT

Maryhill 4-2 Girvan

Maryhill won their first game at Lochburn Park since the end of August in an entertaining clash with Girvan on Saturday afternoon.

Mick Browne and Craig Patterson had given the Hill a two-goal lead before Jay McInally’s brace doubled that advantage and despite late goals from Mark Curragh and Finn Taylor, Ross Wilson’s side held on for an impressive 4-2 victory.

Kick-off was slightly delayed after traffic on the M8 saw players held up and the opening stages of the game were also quite slow with both sides adjusting to the tricky surface, McInally’s low effort on 16 minutes was the first chance of note.

Matt Meechan’s long throw-ins have caused problems for opposition defences throughout the campaign and almost paid off soon after that McInally chance, with Patterson seeing his header held by David Markey.

After 34 minutes the deadlock was broken by the hosts, with a corner not cleared properly allowing Paul O’Donnell to fire it back goalwards. His strike came back off the post before bouncing around the six-yard box and eventually being turned home by Browne.

Girvan almost hit back immediately when Grant Richmond let fly, but his shot was tipped onto the bar by Glen Cameron in the Hill goal.

Two minutes later the ball was in the net at the other end once more with Meechan’s long throw this time leading to a goal with Patterson’s glancing header bouncing into the far corner.

It was three straight from kick off as the away side gave the ball away in midfield to Kyle McAvoy who drew in the defence before playing the ball out wide to Roland Smyth who showed great composure to square for McInally to tap home.

The visitors weren’t out of it though and were only denied a goal back before half time thanks to another two good stops from Cameron. His first was a fantastic diving save to push Richmond’s effort around the post before standing tall to deny Robbie Hannah after a good move from Girvan.

Within eight minutes of the restart, Maryhill would make it 4-0 with McEvoy involved once again. After winning the ball back with a crunching tackle in the middle of the park, he clipped it over the top for McInally who, with the option of Patterson in the middle, instead sent a low shot across into the bottom corner.

Girvan were given a lifeline just after the hour mark when Curragh was brought down in the area by Meechan and he stepped up to fire the spot kick into the net.

The Ayrshire side had the last say as well when substitute Taylor knocked the ball home late in stoppage time but ultimately the points would stay in Glasgow.

Maryhill: Cameron; Browne, Love, Etherson; Smyth, Stevenson, O’Donnell, Meechan (Martin, 67); McAvoy (Gray, 61); Patterson, McInally (Long, 83). Subs: McArthur (GK), McEwan, Martin, Gray, Ewart, Long

Girvan: Markey; Jeanes, J.Taylor, Condon, Mossie, Orr, Hannah (Love, 81), Balfour (Millarvie, 57), Curragh, Richmond (F.Taylor, 70), Kerr. Subs: Gibson, Brown, McLelland

Maryhill Flag Launch & Gala Day

If you are not attending the Muirkirk match then why not join our friends at Maryhill Burgh Halls for their Flag Launch & Gala Day.

In addition to the Live Music & Entertainment, Vintage Vehicles, Navvies Barge, Performers and Balloons, Maryhill FC will be opening our doors for a tour of the ground so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Location: Maryhill Burgh Halls
Date: Saturday 2nd October
Time: 11am – 4pm

Maryhill 1-2 Arthurlie – South Challenge Cup

A positive performance wasn’t enough for Maryhill as Arthurlie secured their place in round two of the South Challenge Cup after winning at Lochburn Park.

Jay McInally put the Hill ahead midway through the first half, but goals from Tam McGaughey and Nadeem Zeb saw the visitors turn the game around to win 2-1 and earn a trip to Benburb.

It was a quiet start to the game with Lee Roulston’s wild effort the only half chance of note in the early stages. There was almost a debut goal for new Hill signing Robbie Ewart when he got on the end of McInally’s pass but a last gasp challenge saw the ball cleared.

On 25 minutes though, Maryhill did take the lead with a great diagonal ball from Jack Easdon finding McInally who controlled well before clipping the ball over James Scott into the net.

Ewart then tried his luck immediately after the restart as the hosts aimed for a quickfire second, instead it was Arthurlie who would equalise eight minutes later. A good run from Zeb ended with a ball across goal which Luke Martin looked certain to clear before losing his footing, allowing McGaughey to fire home from close range.

Maryhill were given a big boost on the stroke of half time when the ‘Lie were reduced to ten men. As the loose ball fell for Jack Gray, Jorden Leyden dived in with a straight leg and saw his studs catch the Hill midfielder, with referee Chris McLaughlin left with no option but to produce the red card.

Despite being a man down, it was Arthurlie who were the better side after the break and kept Glen Cameron busy in the goal, with saves from Gary Smith and Roulston keeping the Hill level.

With 18 minutes to go however, the ten men moved in front as Maryhill only half cleared, allowing Zeb to send a low shot across into the bottom corner.

Maryhill pressed for an equaliser and had a couple of shots blocked before claiming for a penalty when McInally went down in the box, but the referee wasn’t interested and it’s the Conference A leaders who will travel to New Tinto Park in the second round.

Maryhill: Cameron; O’Donnell, Love, Etherson, Martin; Smyth (McLaughlin, 54), O’Neill, Gray (Meechan, 54); Easdon, McInally, Ewart (Browne, 73). Subs: Black, Clark, Wallace

Arthurlie: Scott, Nolan, Ramsay (Mackay, 54), Pearce, Macneil, Roulston, Carroll, Leyden, Smith (McLaughlin, 81), Zeb, McGaughey. Subs: Gebbie, Chalmers, Kerr