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  • Rob Fairburn



THERE should be plenty of fireworks at the 3G Arena this Saturday(November 5) when Spartans visit for a Lowland League fixture.

Premier Club cards apply for this match. Otherwise the admission charges are £5 for adults and £3 concessions.

Kick off at Netherdale is 3p.m.


Due to East Kilbride's progress in the Scottish Cup, the Lowland League match against Gala Fairydean Rovers scheduled for Saturday, November 26, has been postponed and will be re-arranged for another date.

The home game against East Stirlingshire which was due to take place last Saturday will now take place on Saturday, December 3, kick off 3p.m.

The 2 for 1 special offer from the Elgin City Scottish Cup tie will be valid for this match. Please bring along the voucher which was handed out at the Elgin game.

Forthcoming fixtures for Gala Fairydean Rovers are as follows: Saturday, November 5 kick off 3p.m. v Spartans(home); Saturday, November 12, no fixture; Wednesday, November 16 kick off 6.45p.m. v Vale of Leithen(home); Saturday, November 19 kick off 2p.m. v Dalbeattie Star(away);

Saturday, November 26 no game; Saturday, December 3 kick off 3p.m. v East Stirlingshire(home); Saturday, December 10 kick off 3p.m. v Edinburgh University(away), Saturday, December 17 kick off 2p.m. v Whitehill Welfare(away), Saturday, December 24 no game, Saturday, December 31 kick off 3p.m. v Hawick Royal Albert(home).

2004 SQUAD

In front of a large crowd at the 3G Arena, the under 13's overcame a strong Steins Thistle side from Bonnybridge 3-1 to progress to the 4th round of the Scottish Cup. Gala took the lead on 25 minutes with a fine Damien Konowalski finish before Paddy Beatt saved brilliantly from the spot to keep the home team ahead at the break. The impressive Tor McGillivray made it 2-0 shortly after the restart before Steins pulled one back after being awarded a second penalty. Konawalski proved a constant thorn in the side of the Thistle defence and added his second on 60 minutes to restore the two goal cushion. Steins pushed hard after this and only some some heroic defending from the back four of Dougray Seggie, Kerr Johnston, Aaron Milburn and Gregor Collins along with inspired goalkeeping from Paddy Beatt kept them at bay to the finish. Massive credit to the whole team who gave everything they had and showed fantastic team spirit. Full team : Paddy Beatt, Gregor Collins, Dougray Seggie, Aaron Milburn, Kerr Johnston, Cameron Riddle (Gary Flinn 50), Tor McGillivray, Callum Gray, Jack Niven, Damien Konowalski, Ross Moffat (Evan McConnell 40).

The under 13s are at home to Beechwood FC in the Lothian Buses Cup this Sunday, kick off at the 3G Arena is 11a.m.

2003 SQUAD

The under 14s drew 2-2 against Edinburgh South CFC at the 3G Arena on Sunday. This Sunday the team are away to Tynecastle in the Willie

Bauld Cup. Transport times to be confirmed at training.

2002 SQUAD

The under 15s Colts lost 4-1 to Edinburgh South CFC at the 3G Arena on Sunday afternoon with Harry Green netting the Gala goal.

This Sunday the Colts host Edinburgh City with a 12.30p.m. kick off at the 3G Arena.

The under 15s travel to play Bathgate Thistle in the South East Region Cup.

2001 SQUAD

The under 16s recorded an impressive 2-0 win against Blackhall Athletic at the Public Park on Sunday afternoon. This Sunday the team play Edinburgh South CFC at the 3G Arena, kick off 2p.m.

2000 SQUAD

The under 17s lost out 4-3 in a seven goal thriller against Musselburgh Windsor at the 3G Arena on Saturday. Andrew Callow, Lewis McGill and Aiden Burke were the Gala scorers.

This Saturday the team hosts Peebles in the Victor Paris Bathrooms Cup. Kick off on mthe Netherdale back pitches is 2p.m.


Pauline Shaw won £1,000 on the weekly Gala Fairydean Rovers Lotto draw with numbers 3, 11 and 20. The estimated jackpot this weekend is £250.


Bruce Noble was the winner of the weekly Gala Fairydean Rovers Bonus Ball competition with number 42 which earned him £25.

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