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  • Rob Fairburn



GALA Fairydean Rovers enter new territory this Saturday when they travel to play Kelty Hearts in a Lowland League fixture. The Fife outfit won the East of Scotland League last season after moving over from the junior ranks and have made an impressive start to life in Scotland's fifth tier. They currently sit joint top of the Lowland League table alongside last season's champions Spartans.

The match will also mark former Rangers and Scotland captain Barry Ferguson's first game in charge of Kelty. GFR will be hoping to build on their recent run of good results so an intriguing contest is in store.

A supporters bus will be running to the match departing from the Netherdale clubrooms at 11.45am. The cost of the return journey is just £6.


For stay-at-home supporters, Gala Fairydean Rovers entertain Hawick Legion Rovers in a Border Amateur C Division fixture at the Netherdale 3G Arena on Saturday. Kick off is 2pm.

2006 SQUAD

The under 13s were again in good form with a 5-2 league win away to Lothian Colts on Sunday. This Sunday they are heading back up the A7 for a Challenge Cup tie away to Leith Athletic Colts. Transport times to be confirmed at training.

2005 SQUAD

The under 14s defeated Beechwood 6-1 away on Sunday. This Sunday they are at home to Haddington Athletic in the Willie Bauld Cup. Kick off at the Netherdale 3G Arena is 11am.

2004 SQUAD

The under 15s recorded a fine 5-2 league victory away to Bonnyrigg Rose on Sunday. Controlling the game impressively, Gala played some excellent football throughout and were comfortable winners thanks to a hat-trick from Aidan Purves and two goals from Kerr Johnston. No game this Sunday due to the League Cup semi-finals.

2003 SQUAD

The under 16s went down 7-1 away to Longniddry Villa in a first division fixture on Sunday. No game this Sunday due to the League Cup semi-finals.


There were no winners in the Gala Fairydean Rovers Lotto draw at the weekend. The numbers were 4, 12 and 18. That means the estimated jackpot this weekend is £400.


JACK Allison was the winner of the Gala Fairydean Rovers Bonus Ball competition with number 49 which earned him £25.

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