FORTH WANDERERS 3 LESMAHAGOW 0
The Wanderers got back to winning ways this evening, defeating Lesmahagow 3-0 in the Clydesdale Cup semi-final at a wet Kingshill.
Forth were a goal ahead at the interval after a fine finish from the impressive trialist striker, but chances were created and spurned at both ends in an entertaining 45 minutes.
A Kristopher Dick penalty early in the second half gave the Wanderers a two goal cushion before Taylor Scott completed the scoring to send Forth through to face Lanark in the final at Moor Park on Monday.
The Wanderers would like to extend a warm welcome to goalkeeper Martyn Meek who has signed on at Kingshill. At Gartcairn last season, Martyn has also played with Newmains, Vale of Clyde and East Kilbride Thistle.
Welcome aboard Martyn !
Season tickets are now available for 2016/17 and despite the fact we have two extra league games, the price remains the same as last season. This is in recognition of the tremendous backing the team received from the supporters during our successful title challenge.
The cost for 13 League games and the 2 home Sectional League Cup ties is £45/£22.50 – a £30/£15 saving on walk up prices. Tickets are not valid for the Scottish/West/Central Cups where the gate is shared.
Tickets can be purchased at any of the forthcoming pre-season friendlies.
The opening fixtures have been released and can be viewed on the fixtures/results page. The Sectional League Cup begins with a home match against Larkhall Thistle on August 6th, while the league campaign gets underway with a visit to Neilston Juniors on August 27th. The Clydesdale Cup match against Lesmahagow will be held at Kingshill on July 26th.
A belated welcome back to Jason Corbett who has returned to the Wanderers after a season with Thorniewood United. Jason spent the end of last season on loan at Kingshill and memorably scored the injury time winner against East Kilbride which guaranteed promotion.
The club are offering match sponsorships (£50) and match ball sponsorships (£25) to raise funds for what promises to be an exciting season in the Central 1st Division. A great opportunity for businesses and individuals to show their support as we continue to drive the club forward both on and off the park. Interested parties are asked to contact Alan McCormick for further details through Facebook or by phone on 07738682714.
As in previous years, player sponsorships will also be available once the squad has been finalised.
The club are delighted to announce that Barry McGeechan, Taylor Scott and Gerry Ward have agreed contract extensions to keep them at the club until June 2017.
Barry scored 9 goals in 22 starts and one substitute appearance last season and also won both the Young Player of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year trophies. Taylor scored 6 goals in 12 starts and 14 substitute appearances while Gerry made 9 starts and 2 substitute appearances in an injury hit season.