Bra Replacement Tournament
Firstly, can we thank Graham Conkie, John Michalik and Graham Small of England L.X for pulling this together after the Covid problems with Bra.
Two Thistles mixed age teams took part in the Saturday event: Thistles White and Blue. The white team had a mixed day, winning the first game against 'Midlands 65s' two one with goals from Jim Watson and Rob Campbell. The next game was against England LX red and a much tougher game, although Thistles more than held their own and were unlucky not to have at least drawn the game. They won 2-1, again a goal from Rob Campbell, the captain. One of the goals for LX was scored by a 50 year old player, but sometimes we need to be a bit flexible to make teams up for these informal events. Thistles Blue report to come, although they lost their two games.
Saturday Team Lists
|Scottish Thistles Blue||Scottish Thistles White|
|Kit: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Blue Socks||Kit: White Shirts, Blue Shorts, Red Socks|
|Ian McCreath (Capt)||Rob Campbell (Capt)|
|Neil Macrae||Graham Conkie|
|Steve Laux||Alan Murray|
|Martin Fuller||Ian Pett|
|Graham Dick||Peter Klein|
|Keith Raper||Donald Dunbar|
|Paul Finch (GK)||Keith Quinney (GK)|
|Andrew Evitt||Alan Bain|
|Duncan Mitchell||Alan Parker|
|Brian de Mattos||Jim Watson|
|Ian Lynch||Neil Ward|
|Ian Dunbar||Paul Docherty|
|Tony Walker||John Michalik|
|Andy Cooper||Ian Chitty|
Saturday evening was spent at the Newport rugby Club with a really good BBQ produced by Quinney. Keith Quinney is a goalkeeper of note (and volume) and a very good chef. We all enthusiastically watched the football on the big screen and consumed some beer and very generous measures of red wine.
Sunday we were split into four mixed squads involving various of the LX Lionesses ladies teams. Point of note: LX ladies said they would be delighted if one day soon our own Scottish Thistles Ladies attend tournaments like this.
Ian Pett's half Thistles Blue
Ian McCreath's half Thistles White
Photos for these teams are not able to be shown due to time travel not will have been invented like we should have will take photos in the future, yesterday. (Comment by Ian McCreath)