Last minute equaliser

The walking football carnival arrived at Gayfield yesterday to promote the game to the masses. Although it was a bit chilly, the sun shone and the wind remained calm.
We were up against Carnoustie again, the previous game at Gayfield had ended in scoreless draw (probably due to the postage stamp sized goals).
For this match, we were provided with seven-a-side goals, this made sure that both keepers had some work to do this time. The short game ended in a 1-1 draw, super Davie Whitton grabbing a last minute equaliser against a very good Carnoustie team. To cap a great day, Arbroath beat the visitors 3-0.
Thanks to Brian Cargill and Arbroath FC for setting it all up.Thanks also to the Carnoustie lads for a great game.

Many thanks to the Portcullis for their hospitality and great stovies last night.
Last but not least, thanks to Sye Webster, not only for leaving his double denim outfit at home, but for organising a great night out for the lads.

Night oot.

Our presentation night out has been arranged for Saturday 18th November (the same day we play at Gayfield).
It will be a sport/general knowledge/music quiz night and will be held in the portcullis at 7.30 for an 8pm start.
If you would like to enter a team with your mates’, that’s absolutely fine, the more the merrier. If you have no mates’, don’t worry, teams will be sorted out on the night. The cost will be £2 a head (money raised going toward the club funds). Prizes have yet to be announced. Rumours that Sye Webster will be buying the winning team a drink each have yet to be confirmed. Although, given that Sye is tighter than Dick Campbell’s waistcoat, it’s highly unlikely.

I’m too young for that

Nearly everyone I’ve spoken to about coming to play walking football already have a picture in their head. It’s usually an image of old men shuffling along at slow speed, old duffers miskicking the ball and having to stop for a blast from the oxygen tank. Because of this image, they usually say “I’m too young for that” (bear in mind that these people are 50 or over).
Well, I can confirm that the image they have is utter nonsense, it’s actually a very hard game to play. It can also be very physically demanding. The passing has to be more precise, and keeping yourself from running is harder than you think. Much like any other sport, you get out what you put in.
We have players of all standards and ability at the club, ex pro, ex junior and the ex Saturday and Sunday amateur players. We also have players who stopped playing due to injury. The one thing they all have in common is that they all come back.
If you fancy giving it go, get in touch. We don’t want you to come and watch, we want you to come and play. Give it a go, you’ve nothing to lose (except maybe a few pounds).

‘kin hell! I thought this was going to be easy
– Walking football player after their first game