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The Lowland League is today delighted to announce that seven clubs have applied for membership to play in the League from next season.
The League Board will now look at all the applications over the course of the coming weeks and a decision will be made by the end of this month.
League Chairman Andrew Waddell said: “We are delighted that there has been such an interest in the League and we will now look at each application on its own merits and assess them to ensure that they will be in a position to meet the entry requirements.”
“This process will take a few weeks to complete and clubs will know by the end of April on the outcome of their application.”
Up to four clubs from the seven applications may be elected to play in the League next season. In order to qualify the Scottish Lowland Football League clubs must be assured that they can achieve a club license by May 2015. Sporting performance will also be important to ensure the quality of play in the League.
Spartans striker Keith McLeod picked up his third Colin Campbell Sports player of the month for January, taking his award tally to three.
Speaking after the announcement McLeod said “I am delighted with the award, it means a lot to be named player of the month for the third consecutive month. There are so many good players in the League so to be nominated by clubs that I am playing against makes it all the more special.”
“It’s a great league to play in all the clubs are capable of taking points of each other and this is happening week in week out. I am really humbled to receive the award and I look forward to what the rest of the season holds for us.”
Sponsor of the award Colin Campbell said, “We are delighted to be sponsoring the player of the month, Keith is a worthy winner of the award, he is a great player and deserves it. It’s an excellent league and I have seen many great players competing in it.”
Spartans chairman Craig Graham said “Keith’s a worthy winner of this award, when we told he simply couldn’t believe it. Keith’s a great all round player, he is committed to this club and we are delighted that he is part of our club.”
With all the games in League Cup Section A postponed it left four games taking place today. Continue reading “Weekend Roundup: 28 December 2013”
Stirling University went two points clear at the top of the league last night after beating bottom placed Preston Athletic. Stirling are the only club in the league to have consecutive wins after seeing off East Kilbride at the weekend. Stirling started the game very well and took the lead in the opening five minutes. Ten minutes later and Stirling doubled their lead, Stirling had most of the chances and got their third ten minutes after the interval. Sean Martin pulled one back for the home side with a terrific goal late in the game.
Gala Fairydean Rovers welcomed Edinburgh City to Raydale and both teams served up a cracking six goal thriller, all six goals coming in the second half. The home team took the lead shortly after the break, before City drew level. Both sides scored their second goal then with only minutes remaining Dougie Gair scored what looked like the winner, but in injury time Noble popped up to score to ensure a share of the spoils.
Vale of Leithen visited Ainslie Park to take on Spartans, both teams confidence was high after securing victories in the opening game of the season. The game started at a fast pace and Vale were on top for most of the first half and were rewarded for their hard work on the half hour mark when John Ross-Kerr played beat the offside trap and his ball into the box found Scott Moffat who headed home. Spartans stepped up a gear in the second half and drew level with ten minutes to go, Kevin Motion scoring from the penalty spot after a clumsy challenge.
In the other matches the Dumfries derby ended in a goalless draw between Dalbeattie and Threave, both sides had chances but neither could find a breakthrough. East Kilbride welcomed last seasons East champions Whitehill to K Park, despite chances neither side could find a breakthrough and went in at half time level. East Kilbride’s hard work was rewarded in the second half when they found a breakthrough and held on for three vital points. Borders club Selkirk travelled to Raydale to face Gretna who had been beaten by The Vale on opening day, Gretna played well and ran our five-nil winners on the night.
The Scottish Lowland Football League is delighted to announce our first fixture list, casting fixtures until February 2014.
Speaking after the first board meeting, chairperson Andrew Waddell said “We are delighted that we are now in position to publicise the fixtures for the league. We have had to work hard over the past few weeks to get everything in place and I am delighted with the progress made.”
“I would like to thank member clubs, board members and secretarial team for all their hard work and support and I look forward to the League starting.”
The Scottish Lowland Football League kicks of on the 10th August 2013 at 3.00pm.