Vandals deface Lochgilphead pavilion three days after re-opening

ropework park clubhouse

Vandals have splattered graffiti over the outside walls of the changing rooms at Ropework Park, 72 hours after the building was re-opened following an extensive six-week renovation.

Lochgilphead residents were appalled to find the front of the pavilion daubed with spray paint.

Read the full story in the Argyllshire Advertiser, April 24 2015, also available online.

No cup glory for the Dookers

Nikki MacDougall Tarbert AFC

The Dookers went down 2-1 to Rosehill Star despite Nikki MacDougall’s goal – which was unfortunately followed by a red card.

This  led to Tarbert AFC being put out of the Coronation Cup.

Full match report in the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 6 2015, also available online.

Missed chances prove costly to Red Star

Red star lochgilphead

Red Star travelled to Paisley for their Premier Two encounter on Saturday, February 14 2015, and despite creating plenty of chances could only take home a share of the points.

The game did not start well for Star as the team found themselves a goal down after 10 minutes, when a neat through ball was met by the Paisley forward who scored past the  advancing Kalache to make it 1-0.

Read the full match report in the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 20 2015, also available as

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Lochfyneside hang up their footy boots

Lochfyneside football club folds

Lochfyneside Football Club hung up their boots last week following  series of cancelled games.

The club’s chairman Jim Divers took to social media to break the news to players – barely two years after the team was reformed.

Read more in the Argyllshire Advertiser, February 6 2015, also available online from the same date.

Red Star Over 30s win for second year

red star over 30s under 30s

Saturday December 27 2014 saw the return of the annual charity match between Lochgilphead Red Star’s Over 30s and Under 30s.

In an evenly contested game it was the overs that won the honours with a 2-0 victory at Ropework Park, courtesy of a goal in each half.

read the full match report in the Argyllshire Advertiser edition of January 2 2015 (out december 31 2014) also available online at

Lochgilphead takes on St Andrew’s in Scottish Shield

Lochgilphead high school

Lochgilphead High School (LHS) welcomed St Andrew’s Secondary School to the joint campus on Thursday December 4 for the third round of the Scottish Shield competition.

Having defeated Vale of Leven and Drumchapel in previous rounds, the hosts were  feeling confident going into the game.

Read the full match report in the Argyllshire Advertiser, December 12 2014, also online at

Red Star take on old foes and come out on top

Lochgilphead Red Star 2013

Red Star welcomed old foes Paisley to the Ropework on Saturday November 29 in what usually proves a close encounter.

However on this occasion it was the Lochgilphead side which ran out winners with Docherty helping himself to five goals.

Read the full report in the Argyllshire Advertiser, December 5 2014, also available online at

Graham hangs up Lochgilphead Soccer Centre chairman’s cap

Graham Whitefield Lochgilphead Soccer Centre

The man who helped put Lochgilphead Soccer Centre on the map of footballing excellence has hung up his football boots and chairman’s cap.

Graham Whitefield has headed up the sports charity for fours years, following an eight-year stint as the centre’s secretary.

See the Argyllshire Advertiser, November 28 2014 for more. Also available online from the same date at

Lochgilphead senior boys take home schools’ tournament title

lochgilphead high school footy team

Lochgilphead High School’s senior boys retained their title in the MAKI (Mid Argyll, Kintyre and Islay) Schools Football Tournament.

But, in an event typically dominated by Lochgilphead and Campbeltown students the four trophies available for juniors, seniors, boys and girls headed home in different  directions.

For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, October 31 2014, also available online at

Tarbert builds on impressive start to the season

tarbert FC

Tarbert bagged another five goals for the second week in a row in a  seven-goal thriller.

They welcomed the Argyll FC outfit from Alexandria to Cil Andreis looking to build on their impressive start to the league season which saw them score five against Renfrew the previous week.

Read the full match report in the Argyllshire Advertiser, October 17 2014, also online at

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