GFR WEEKLY UPDATE
GALA Fairydean Rovers take a break from Lowland League action this weekend with a South Challenge Cup second round tie at home to East Stirlingshire. Like the home side, the Shire have had a topsy-turvy season so far - the highlight being a 5-0 win over reigning champions East Kilbride.
Gala were given a bye in the first round following the withdrawal of Wigtown and a victory would mean their furthest ever progress in the tournament.
Premier Club cards do not apply for this match. The admission prices are £5 for adults and £3 concessions.
Kick off at the 3G Arena on Saturday is 3pm.
GFR Amateurs entertain Highfields United in a Border Amateur C Division fixture on Saturday.
Kick off on the Netherdale back pitches is 2pm.
A thrilling match played in front of one of the biggest crowds of the season so far this season at Netherdale saw the under 13s go down 2-0 to Hutchison Vale Colts in a top of the table fixture. There was little to choose between the teams until the visitors scored deep into the second half. Gala were awarded a penalty minutes later but the keeper pulled off a fine save. As the home side pressed for a leveller they were caught on the break as Colts added a second.
The under 13s are away to Beechwood this Sunday in a league match.
The under 14s are away to Musselburgh Windsor Blues on Sunday. Transport times to be confirmed at training.
ANOTHER close-fought match at the 3G Arena on Sunday resulted in the under 15s going down 3-1 at home to Portobello. Gioacchino De Martino was the Gala scorer.
This Sunday the team is away to Musselburgh Young Stars.
The under 16s went down 2-0 away to AC Oxgangs on Sunday.. This Sunday the team is away to Leith Athletic Colts.
HALF TIME DRAW
Ticket number 2652 proved to be the winner in the Gala Fairydean Rovers FC 50/50 Half Time Draw at Saturday's Lowland League match versus Vale of Leithen. Brian Ellis from Innerleithen won £35.
THERE were no winning tickets in the Gala Fairydean Rovers Lotto draw. The numbers were 7, 9 and 18. That means the estimated jackpot this weekend is £1200. Tickets on sale at the usual town centre outlets and in the clubrooms this weekend before 2pm on Sunday.
The winner of the £25 prize in the weekly Gala Fairydean Rovers Bonus Ball competition with number 42 was Bruce Noble.