GFR WEEKLY UPDATE
GALA Fairydean Rovers are on their travels this Saturday when they head to Prestonpans. Preston Athletic may be bottom of the Lowland League table but they are always difficult to beat at Pennypit Park.
A supporters bus will be running to this match. Meet at the Netherdale clubrooms at 12.15p.m. for a prompt 12.30pm departure.
The cost of the return trip is just £6.
NO tickets matched the numbers 1, 7 and 16 in the weekly Gala Fairydean Rovers Lotto draw. That means the estimated jackpot next weekend is a tasty £800.
Number 51 went unclaimed so the prize in the weekly Gala Fairydean Rovers Bonus Ball competition next weekend will be £50.
The winner of the Gala Fairydean Rovers 50/50 Half Time Draw at Saturday's game v Selkirk was Jackson Cockburn who won £44.
The under 13s went down to a 4-0 home defeat against an excellent Spartans team on Sunday. Despite missing a couple of regulars GFR were confident of causing an upset after their recent good form but found themselves struggling to find any rhythm and were outplayed for large periods by the slick and well organised Spartans side. There were good performances from Joe Charlton and Dylan Ellins whilst Kerr Johnston, Dougray Seggie and goalkeeper Paddy Beatt all put in excellent defensive displays. Next up is a cup tie at home against Peebles on Sunday. Kick off at the 3G Arena is 11am.
The under 14s are away to Musselburgh Windsor Blues this Sunday in the Ian MacKay Cup. Transport times to be given at training.
A thrilling match at the 3G Arena on Sunday saw the under 15s edge out Musselburgh Athletic Whites 5-4 in a LeagueCup. Gala started well in the first half and played some attractive football racing into a two goal lead. But the longer the game went the team retreated to hold onto their lead and were put under pressure at the end. But some great saves from goalkeeper Adamo Antonacci helped the under 15s hold onto an excellent win. The Gala scorers were Owen Renton(3) and Christian Temple(2). This Sunday the under 15s host Calary Park at the 3G Arena, kick off 12.30p.m.
The under 15s Colts are away to Edinburgh City Reds. Transport times to be given at training.
The under 16s earned a hard-fought 2-2 draw away to Tranent Colts on Sunday. This Sunday the team travels to play Edinburgh South Colts. Transport times to be given at training.
There is no scheduled fixture for the under 17s this weekend..
SPECTATORS are reminded that smoking is not permitted anywhere within the 3G Arena.