The Christmas Cup

Arbroath Walking Football sent a team to Kirkaldy to compete in the Christmas Cup, a tournament organised by Raith Rovers Walking Football Club.

Arbroath kicked off the tournament with a 1- 1 draw against Linlithgow, the last kick of the ball resulted in a goal for Gordon (Gogs) Smith earning the draw.

The next game saw the Arbroath side win by 5 goals to 1 against Tweedvale; scorers were – Allan (Hatchet) Harrison. Gogs Smith. Kev Craib. Syd Lyndsey. And a Linlithgow OG.

The next game finished with 3-0 win for the Arbroath side against Crieff; scorers were – Ally (Bongo) Gordon (2) Wully Craib.

After some confusion with the scores, AWF finished top of their group with a +1 goal difference and would face Raith Rovers in the semi-final.

In the semi-final, the Arbroath team stepped up a gear and beat Raith Rovers by 4 goals to nil. Great result!

Arbroath faced Braehead in the final. This was a very tight match, with both teams showing why they were in the final. The Braehead side won the game by 2 goals to 1, Wully Craib scoring for the Arbroath side.

It was a great showing by the Arbroath side, and it also established AWF as one of the top teams in the region.

Impossible to single any individual out for praise; from the management and organisation to the players, this was a solid team effort.

AWF would like to thank the tournament organisers for a great day out and another very well organised tournament.



  1. David Waddell
  2. Allan Harrison
  3. Syd Lindsey
  4. Dave Scott
  5. Wully Craib
  6. Alan Durno
  7. Ally Gordon
  8. Gordon Smith
  9. Kevin Craib
  10. Derek Fullerton