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Latest update 28/01/2023: -

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  • Ashfield crashed to a frustrating 2-1 defeat at the hands of Kilsyth Rangers in the West of Scotland League Division 2 this afternoon (28/01/23). A lovely winter`s afternoon and a big playing surface should have ensured a classic Football game in what was a crucial League encounter for both sides, however the `field were unable to continue their excellent form and fell to a very hard working Kilsyth team. The hosts closed down Ashfield at every opportunity & took a 2-0 lead early on in the Match & despite trying in vain the `field did not get any joy from their hosts until the latter stages of the Match with the woodwork denying the visitors a point with the last kick of the ball. Match Report and Pics to follow in due course.

  • Ashfield and Glasgow University served up a cracker of a Match this afternoon at the Stepford Football Centre, 1500 Edinburgh Road, Glasgow in the West of Scotland League 2nd Division. After a whirlwind start by the visitors it was the `field who took the game by the `scruff of the neck` and ran out comfortable winners in the end with the Uni scoring their 3rd Goal in stoppage time. It was a great advert for the League & both teams deserve enormous credit however it is Ashfield that now move into 2nd place in the League with this 4-3 victory. Match Report and Pics now on.

  • Ashfield produced a tremendous performance for the second week running in Ayrshire, this time knocking out Premier Division outfit Troon in a great West of Scotland Cup Tie at Portland Park this afternoon (07/01/2023). The Match finished 2-2 after 90 minutes with the home side equalising in the last minute however the `field `dusted themselves down` and rattled in 5 wonderful penalties to secure a 5-3 victory on penalties. The `field after putting on a great first half showing went in at the interval 1-0 down & were also reduced to 10 men with Jim Mulvey being controversially sent off. Goals from Craig Young and Bobby Barr had Ashfield ahead before being pegged back. Match Report and Pics now on.

  • Ashfield travelled down to Dalmellington, Ayrshire yesterday (31/12/2022) to take on Craigmark Burntonians in the West of Scotland League Division 2 and produced a tremendous opening half hour to take a commanding lead in this top of the table clash. Goals from Bobby Barr, Greg Burns & Jonny Black had the `field 3-0 up within this period against a very good Craigmark outfit. The second half was an even affair with the `field defending well and went back up the A77 to Glasgow with a valuable 3 points. Match Report and Pics now on. FT Craigmark 1 Ashfield 3.

  • Ashfield progressed through to the 2nd Round of the West of Scotland Cup after winning 4-1 against Lugar Boswell Thistle last Saturday & will now play Premiership outfit Troon FC in the next Round on Saturday 7th January 2023 - Kick-Off 1.15pm.

  • Michael Oliver & his Assistant Jamie Broadfoot have `taken over the reigns` from Paul Maxwell & Ryan Dakhill and are planning ahead for the coming Season with training resuming on the 18th June 2022 and Pre-Season Friendlies starting on the 13th July 2022 (See below).

  • At this time of the Season we have to say our `Goodbyes` to some Team Members who have moved onto pastures new. As announced this week, our prolific scorer from last Season Ryan McManus will be joining Rutherglen Glencairn, John Barr will be joining Blantyre Vics, Jack Crumlish will be joining Petershill, Anton Byrne will be joining Glasgow United and Brogan Daly will be joining Kilbirnie Ladeside. We wish them well & thank them for their contribution to the `field.

  • Our Pre-Season friendlies are all in place now ahead of the start to the West of Scotland Division 2 Campaign in late July. We have games against:-

    • Wed 13/7/22 - Home to Petershill - KO 7pm

    • Sat 16/7/22 - Away to West Park Utd - KO 2pm

    • Wed 20/7/22 - Home to Port Glasgow - KO 7pm and finally

    • Sat 23/7/22 - Away to Girvan - KO 2pm

    • Wed 27/7/22 - Home to Newmains Utd - KO 7p

 

  • Ashfield`s winning goal v Petershill in Pre-Season Friendly - 13/7/22 - See below

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  • Ashfield completed their final Conference B League game of Season 2021-22 with a narrow 1-0 defeat to Thorniewood United at Robertson Park today (30/04/22). The home side made a confident start to the Match pinning the `field back & were rewarded on 14 minutes with the opening goal. The game was evenly contested for the remainder of the half however Ashfield dominated the 2nd half for long spells but however found chances difficult to come by against a well marshalled defence. In the end this result ensures Ashfield finish the Season in 7th place with a very positive Goal average.

  • Ryan McManus - It was good to see Ryan McManus, our Centre Forward getting the recognition he deserves by being included in the `Team of the Season` for this Season for Conference B - Well done Ryan !

  • With effect from the end of the current Season 2021-22, Manager Paul Maxwell will be stepping down as Manager to concentrate on building the Ashfield Academy. Assistant Manager Ryan Dakhill will also move on at the end of the Season. We are delighted to announce, following an excellent response for the vacant position, that Michael Oliver will take over as Ashfield`s Manager for next Season. Michael has an impressive c.v. and is current Manager of a very successful Harestanes AFC. Michael will be joined by his Assistant Jamie Broadfoot  - Welcome to the `field Gents !!

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Other Ashfield News:-

  • Latest - 23/4/2021 - It is with great sadness that the Club report of the sudden passing of our former laundry & hospitality lady Cathy McArthur. Cathy was a shining light amongst our Club for over 10 years. Our condolences go to Cathy`s family. R.I.P. Cathy.
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  • It is with great sadness that we report the passing of life long Ashfield Supporter Joe Shevlin.  Joe passed away peacefully on Sunday night (12/5/19) surrounded by his family. Joe and his son Paul have been ever present at the Ashfield Matches home and away and his last Match he made was the long trek down to Muirkirk only a few weeks ago. As his son Paul said that at least his last goal he saw was an Ashfield goal and it was a cracker from Billy Stevenson. R.I.P. Joe. Joe will be fondly remembered amongst the Ashfield faithful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Above - Gordon Passmore`s 35 yarder against Dunipace in a 2-0 win at Westfield Park, Denny in the 2005-06 Season helping Ashfield to the Central League Division 2 Title)

 

PLAUDITS FOR PASSMORE AS HE DECIDES TO HANG UP THE BOOTS AT THE AGE OF 40

The club can confirm that Gordon Passmore will retire at the end of this season at the age of 40.

Gordon announced his retirement this week after discussions with the management team and felt that it was only apt that he finishes up his playing career to focus on his youth coaching with Cumbernauld Colts, where he has enjoyed coaching in the academy side for the past 2 years.

‘Passy first signed for Ashfield in 2005 under then manager Stevie Rankin, whom he captured from Cumbernauld Utd. His career highlights at the ‘field include winning Players Player of Year in 2005/2006 and then winning the Central League Division 2 title the following season. Passy continued his spell with the club for a further five seasons where he achieved promotion from the Central League Division 1 in 2008/2009 and then helping Ashfield win the Super First league and secure promotion to the Super Premier league for the first time in 2010/2011. Passy then ‘retired from football to focus on his family before being persuaded to come back last season by the now manager Paul Maxwell.

Manager Maxwell added his compliments for Passy….

“Gordon Passmore deserves every plaudit and commemoration that comes his way after his decision to retire. He is Mr Reliable when it comes to playing and I know it might sound cliché but he is one of the most genuine and nicest guys I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. It will be sad not to see him around the club anymore but on the other hand it is an absolute credit to Passy for continuing playing. His wonder strike against Dunipace around 13 years ago is still clear in my memory but it is even his recent performances that still stick out at the ripe old age of 40. We played Neilston in the Scottish Cup this season, a team that is two leagues above us may I add, and when we fought back to lead the tie I remember the last 20 mins performance from Gordon where he was absolutely immense and helped us see the game out to win. People will always talk about goals and creativity when winning games but Passy has modestly been an unsung hero on a continuous basis for Ashfield. He’s had an incredible junior football career, particularly here, along with spells at Cumbernauld Utd and Dunipace. I only hope we achieve promotion this year to allow Gordon to have a good sign off on his career. That said, I wish him all the best, I’m sure his wife Linda and their boys will be delighted to see Dad around more often. Good luck for the future Passy."

Gordon took a moment to speak with the social media team and said…

“I just want to say I’ve had a great time being back with Ashfield for the past couple of years and really enjoyed being back playing at junior level again. I’ve played 8 years all in with Ashfield and they have been the best footballing years of my career and this probably wouldn’t have happen if it wasn’t for Maxi coming back to the club 2 seasons ago. I would like to thank him for asking me to come back. 
The club are at a crucial time of the season at the moment with us fighting for 3rd spot so I’m really hoping the lads can pull together and manage to get promotion. For me it would end my football career on massive high and would give me great memories in years to come and for the team it would be a great achievement. 
I would like to thank the management Maxi, Ryan, Daks and Millsy and wish them all the best with taking Ashfield to where they should be and would also thank the lads for making my time here brilliant and wish them all the best with the club. 


Mon the field!"

Good luck GORDON PASSMORE, Ashfield FC LEGEND!!!

  • It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of former Club President Michael McGuigan. `Auld Mick` was an ever present at Ashfield over the years and a terrific servant to the Club. It was very fitting that Mick attended our most recent home League game only 2 weeks back to cheer on his beloved Ashfield and see some old faces.

  • Mick will be fondly remembered among the Ashfield faithful.

  • R.I.P. Mick

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  • Club Statement:- We are delighted to announce that Paul Maxwell is the new Player/Manager of Ashfield F.C. Paul will be ably supported by Ex-Ashfield Midfielder Ryan Cairley who will join the Club as Assistant Manager. We wish them both well........`mon the `field !!

  • Club Statement:- It is with great disappointment that Robert Docherty has stepped down from his role as Ashfield Manager due to personal circumstances. `Doc` has been a terrific ambassador for the Club in the past three Seasons on and off the park. Despite a big improvement last season, the Club didn`t quite manage promotion which would have been aptly deserved for `Doc` and his Staff`s efforts. It goes without saying that the biggest achievement in Docs reign has been the creation of the Ashfield Academy with now over 150 kids involved from age groups 5 to 15 years old.

  • Whatever happens next for Robert, we wish him all the very best. A terrific Coach, ambassador and Manager, the most obvious however a terrific guy and gentleman. All the best Doc and thanks for all your endeavours.

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  • It is with great sadness that we have to report of the passing of our Club Treasurer Jim Ross. Jim was a magnificent servant to Ashfield Football Club and had been involved for over 60 years. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this sad time.

  • Please note that Jim`s service is at Glasgow Crematorium, Tresta Road, on Friday 29th June, at 10.30am. Friends and family are respectfully asked to wear black and white for his beloved Ashfield F.C. to celebrate his life and loves. No flowers please.

  • The Club are delighted to confirm that Club Captain & Coach Paul Maxwell has achieved the SFA C License Coaching Accreditation. A great achievement for Maxi which will add value to our coaching set up from academy to senior level. Well done Maxi !

  • Ashfield finished their 2017-2018 Central League Division 2 campaign off (21/4/2018) with a 1-0 win at Westfield Park, Denny defeating Dunipace by 1-0 courtesy of a Kris Griffin strike on the 46th Minute to ensure the `field finished on a very respectable 35 points. This was a game that the `field dominated and should have been well out of sight however found themselves hanging on in the final minutes to ensure victory. The `field were up against a very determined Dunipace Team who defended resolutely in the first half however succumbed to a solo effort from Griffin at the start of the second half. Paul Maxwell must have been wondering what he needed to do to get on the scoresheet, firstly being denied by a wonder save in the first half and then by the underside of the cross bar in the second.

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