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Sailing to Bute triumph

A GREAT day out was had after Thorn Athletic recorded a 6-0 victory in their historic first visit to the Isle of Bute. An early morning departure saw a group of 26 players, officials and supporters make the trip from Gourock across the Firth of Clyde to Rothesay. With the grass pitch at Rothesay Stadium…

Boxing Clever

SALTIRE Boxing gym hosted our final training session before this weekend’s trip to Rothesay. With our normal training facility at Johnstone Hub frozen off with snow the club made alternative arrangements to put the lads through their paces. It was a rigorous workout at the club – based in the former United Services Club in…

Devine Intervention

STRIKER Jordan Devine bagged a goal against Larkhall Juniors before limping off after a hefty tackle. The Thorn ace, pictured back right, was part of the Caledonian League Select side that secured a hard-fought 5-4 win but now faces a race to be fit for this weekend’s trip to Rothesay. The friendly game was the…

Club Achieves Quality Mark

THE Scottish Football Association West Region has confirmed that our club has achieved the Quality Mark Standard Award. We have been working towards this accreditation for a number of months, spearheaded by our youth development offer Derrick McMillan. This is the first step on a pathway we hope will held drive the ever-increasing success of…

Donny Doubles Up

THREE Thorn Athletic players were on the winning side as the Caledonian League Select beat Carluke Juniors 4-1 last night (Tuesday). Donny Morrison, Michael McKinnon and Jordan Devine were in great form – as were the whole squad – at Dalziel Park in Motherwell with Morrison grabbing two goals into the bargain.    It was…

Road And The Miles To Dundee

MIDLANDS AFA Premier outfit Menzieshill Rovers await Thorn Athletic in the Scottish Amateur Cup fourth round. The draw took place earlier today (November 6) at Hampden Park and we didn’t have long to wait to hear who we faced as we were the sixth team out of the hat – from 128 contenders. Scottish Junior…

Thorn Stars Shine

DONALD MORRISON and Michael McKinnon both impressed for the Caledonian League select side in a 3-1 win over Wishaw Juniors. As the squad continued the build up to the Inter League tournament Morrison acquitted himself well in the opening 45 minutes before being replaced at the break. McKinnon was also a solid performer during the…

West Of Scotland Cup Draw

THORN ATHLETIC pulled another home tie last night in the third round draw for the West of Scotland Cup. James Donnelly’s side will host Dumbarton Harp Celtic of the Greater Glasgow Premier League Third Division. They are in the same division as local sides Glentyan and Johnstone Thistle and will provide a stern test for…

Injury Boost For McMahon

STRIKER Craig McMahon is set to return to training this week after being given the all-clear by the hospital. The former Ferguslie Star player has been out for two months after being crocked in the cup win over Westerlands at the McMaster Centre. He suffered a fracture as a result of a synical tackle and…

Triple Treat For Players

CALEDONIAN League Select manager Raymond Masterton has named three of our players in his next squad. Defensive duo Michael McKinnon and Donald Morrison along with striker Jordan Devine have been picked to face Dunipace Juniors at Dalziel Park in Motherwell on Tuesday, October 27. Masterton watched the team for the first time since we joined…