Eglinton FC, based in Kilwinning, join the West of Scotland Football League


NORTH Ayrshire will have another team in the West of Scotland Football League (WoSFL) next season, after Eglinton FC had their application approved.

The team will join Division Four of the WoSFL setup for next season, having reached another milestone in their journey.

The side played together last season as Kilwinning Rangers AFC, in the Amateur Football Division 2A, having reached this level for the first time after being together at Under-19 and Under-21 level.

They will now take the name Eglinton FC, a former defunct Kilwinning youth football team that has not existed since 1936, as they progress.

The squad will largely consist of players who played for the team in the amateur divisions last year.

They will also be led by the familiar leadership team of William Shearer as manager, and first-team coaches Sammy Taggart and Stephen Forrest.

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The club officially announced their arrival on the WoSFL scene with a social media statement on Saturday.

They said: “Eglinton FC were officially accepted into the West Of Scotland Football League today!

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‘The Jousters’ are one of six new teams entering Division Four for next season, with Easterhouse Academy, Rossvale Academy, Thorn Athletic, Threave Rovers and West Park United also accepting membership applications.

They’re helping create a 12-team lower league for next year’s set-up, which will include some interesting trips – like an away trip to take on the Campbeltown pupils.

A full fixture list is set to be released tomorrow (Friday July 1) for the upcoming season.

Although the new team do know a game to come, and it’s a real baptism of fire, as they were drawn by Pollock in the first round of the South of Scotland Challenge Cup.


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