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  • Rob Fairburn



GALA Fairydean Rovers are heading to the capital on Saturday to face Spartans in a Lowland League fixture. After the disappointment of two recent postponements, Gala will be keen to return to action and face a tough game with Spartans on an impressive run of results.

Kick off at Ainslie Park is 3pm.

Please note, there is no supporters bus for this match.

And there are some mouth-watering matches coming up with Hawick Royal Albert the visitors to the 3G Arena on Saturday December 30, before the home match against Selkirk on Saturday, January 6, both matches kick off at 3pm.


GALA Fairydean Rovers Amateurs are now on a festive break after an impressive first half of the season. Their next fixtures are away to Tweeddale Rovers in the Waddell Cup on Saturday, January 6 followed by a trip to play Berwick Colts on Saturday, January 13.

2005 SQUAD

The under 13s recorded a 2-0 win over Kelso in the Lothian Buses Cup at the 3G Arena on Sunday. Scorers for the home team were Harry Fowler and James McLeod.

2004 SQUAD The under 14s progressed to the final of the David Innes Cup with a thumping 6-0 victory over Dalkeith Thistle at the 3G Arena on Sunday. A scintillating opening goal that started with goalkeeper Ryan Gibson playing a 1-2 with full back Jon McLean set the tone for the game with Dalkeith unable to cope with Gala's quick passing and movement. The goals came from Finlay Wheelans (3), Finn Douglas (2) with Cammy Riddell adding the sixth late on. Credit to the whole Gala squad for rising to the occasion and producing a great team performance.

2003 SQUAD

Sam Derrick scored all five goals as the under 15s defeated Arniston Rangers 5-3 in a league match at the 3G Arena on Sunday.

2002 SQUAD

The under 16s went down 5-2 to Spartans FC Reds in a league match in Edinburgh on Sunday.


There were no winning tickets in the Gala Fairydean Rovers Lotto draw on Sunday. The numbers were 3, 5 and 13. The draw now takes a break for the festive period. But when it resumes on Sunday, January 7, there will be an estimated jackpot prize of £1600.


Ian Macdonald was the £25 winner in the weekly Gala Fairydean Rovers Bonus Ball competition with number 14.


A one-off bonus ball competition in aid of Gala Fairydean Rovers Amateurs funds was staged at the weekend with Darren Smith winning the £300 prize and the other half going towards the running costs of the club's Border Amateur League side.


The Gala Fairydean Rovers annual Christmas Raffle will be drawn by Braw Lad Greg Robertson in the clubrooms on Wednesday at 6.30pm. Please return any unsold raffle ticket books to the clubrooms this weekend as there is a keen demand for them and only a limited supply in circulation.


The annual Ian Hume Memorial Shield match between select sides from Gala Fairydean Rovers and Gala Houtspur will take place at the 3G Arena on Wednesday, kick off 4pm. All proceeds will go towards the Borders branch of Parkinsons UK.


Gala Fairydean Rovers FC would like to wish all the club's supporters a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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