A team from Arbroath walking football club headed up the coast on a very sunny Tuesday morning for the Denis Law Walking Football Tournament at Aberdeen Sports Village.
This was a first time visit to the sports village for a few of the lads, it’s a very impressive place. Our particular tournament was held on the indoor 3g astroturf pitch, it’s a full sized pitch, but thankfully it was divided up into smaller sections for us auld boys.
It was a well organised tournament, we had four twelve minute games in the morning, had a lunch break, and then four ten minute games in the afternoon.
The arbroath lads had a great start, they won their first three games and were unlucky to lose by a goal to nil to a strong Alloa team.
After some refreshments, the lads came out refreshed and ready for the next four games. Again, Arbroath started well, they won the first two games, drew the third and once again, the team from Alloa proved to be the better side, winning by a two goal margin this time.
It has to be said that all the games were very close, there really wasn’t much between all the sides.
As this was their first tournament, the Arbroath side went up there not expecting much, they finished as runners up.
A great result and great day out, we will take away what we learned from this and look forward to our next tournament.
Arbroath walking football club would like to thank the organisers and all the teams for the hospitality, friendship, and the banter.
We would also like to say a massive thanks to Arbroath FC for the kits.
Darin Bell – 2
Dave Whitton – 3
Dave Milne – 3
Stuart cargill – 1
Jim Mcnairn – 3
George McKenzie. Stuart Cargill. Pete Bell. Dave Whitton. Jim McNairn.
Ray Parker. Dave Milne. John Cruickshanks. Mike Bell. Darin Bell.