Larkhall Thistle v Carluke Rovers 25th August 2012

Todays game is at Gasworks Park where we play Carluke Rovers in the league. Kick off is 2:00pm.

Rovers had a very good season last time out, winning the Stagecoach West of Scotland League Central District Second Division and gaining promotion along with St Rochs and Lesmahagow. Everyone at Gasworks Park congratulates them on this achievement. They also had a decent run in the Scottish Cup, reaching the Fourth round before losing narrowly to Superleague Premier champions Irvine Meadow.

Although Carluke didn’t get their league campaign off to the start they would have wanted – going down to a 3-1 home defeat to St Anthonys – we know to expect a difficult game from a very experienced group of players.

We are all looking forward to a sporting encounter today between two closely matched teams.

AboutToday’s Opponents –  Carluke Rovers F.C.

Founded 1887

Ground John Cumming Stadium, Carnwath Road. Carluke

Manager Colin Slater

2011–12 SJFA Central Division Two league champions

Home colours – All Blue

Central Division 2 League Winners: 2011-2012
Central League B Division winners: 1971–72
Lanarkshire League winners 3 times
Lanarkshire Junior Cup winners 8 times
Lanarkshire Hozier Cup winners 9 times
Glasgow Junior Cup winners 1928–29

Carluke moved to their new purpose built stadium in 2010, an astroturf pitch named after one of their most famous players, John Cumming. Cumming went on to make over 500 appearances for Hears and became their most decorated player.

Another notable ex player is John Prentice, who player for Rangers, Hearts and Falkirk as well going on to manage Scotland. He also had mangerial stints at Dundee, Clyde and Falkirk.

Admission is £4.00 for adults and £2.00 for concessions. Season tickets are valid for this game and are still available from Chris Lenson or see any other member of the comittee.

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