Leith Athletic match postponed

This was supposed to be the first ever match report (following the Evening News’ error-strewn version last week) on this blog to follow the fortunes of the mighty Leith Athletic in the Foster’s Central Scottish AFL Premier League.

However, our match with Colville Park, from Motherwell, was called off on the Friday when a pitch inspection determined the surface unplayable due to heavy rain.

I suppose we can’t really argue that Tam Currie (former player and now committee member and groundsman extraoirdinaire) should have done more to make the pitch playable because the Hibs match at Easter Rd (just a few hundred yards away and with a full-time ground staff) was also deemed unplayable. So neither the Big Leith team or the Wee Leith team got to play at the weekend (I’ll let you decide which is which).

Instead, we settled for a game of 5’s at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange where I’m delighted to say that my team (the reds) were critically acclaimed for playing the most attractive and exciting brand of football on the day. Unfortunately we were let down on a few occasions by some goalkeeping malfunctions including a notable error from the self-proclaimed Franz Beckenbauer of Leith, Mikey Stewart.

Other notable highlights from the day include:

  • A bleary-eyed Rory Stewart turning up at 2.20pm, just 10 minutes before the session was due to end.
  • A rare appearance from PC Steven Herd (aka the Mannequin) who managed to escape his police training regime at Tulliallan to remind us all what a handsome bugger he is.
  • A complete lack of tantrums or hissyfits from Churchie (team manager) although this was partly down to the fact the he managed to choose himself supposedly the best team, including the only goalkeeper.
  • Scotty “Hotshot” McAuley passed to a team-mate.
  • Mikey Stewart lobbed Scotland’s number one amateur goalkeeper, Iain Gordon, in 5-a-side goals.
  • A shockingly indecisive refereeing performance from Matty Hutchison. I suspect the SFA will be on the phone to offer him a job soon.

We are due to play Buchanan Thistle at home this coming weekend in the league. With us sitting just three points off the top of the table and with a game in hand, it is a vital match.

I’m desperately hoping it will be on, partly because we need to keep the games coming thick and fast but mostly because I couldn’t stand being on the same team as Moaning Mikey Stewart at the Corn Exchange again.

Roll on Saturday…………………


2 Responses

  1. All good players moan mate. I was actually better than usual. I am just sooooooooooo stressed just now. Ha ha.

  2. To be fair, I was lying on the ground when he “lobbed” me. Still, I was on the winning team.

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