Report Lilleshall 3-4th July 2021

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.

Thistles Blue report can be accessed here.


Thistles White Capt.  Rob Campbell

Thistles White Capt. Rob Campbell

Thistles Blue  Capt. Ian McCreath

Thistles Blue Capt. Ian McCreath

Thistles White on the attack

Thistles White in action

BBQ at the Newport rugby Club.

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.




thistles mixed white

Rob Campbell's half Thistles mixed white

Thiostles mixed Blue

Peter Klein's half Thistles mixed Blue

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)