East Lothian Charity Football Match

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The “Allstars” under the captaincy of David Shaw-Stewart met up on Gifford’s village pitch on a frosty Sunday in December to do battle against the “Gin Slingers” presided over by Leonard Harper-Gow in the annual clash of the titans.

In what turned out to be a match of surprisingly high standard the superior experience of the Allstars shone through to ease them to a 8-2 victory but not without some valiant defence from the Ginslingers under the viciferous direction of their captain and in particular the goalie who defied any hint of age by diving around his goal mouth like a man possessed.

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The annual match is a game of youth (sons….or daughters!!!) and experience (dads) with one or other being on the pitch at any one time. The varying tactics are interesting to watch as some such as the Harpers prefer to play a full half each whilst others such as the Leggates go for a quick ten minute burst each alternatively. Either way the Dads look knackered by the end and the boys have hardly broken sweat!!!

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Afterwards we all repaired to the Goblin Ha’ Pub in Gifford for a well earned drink and light lunch before the prize giving as Leonard sportingly handed over the annual trophy to David and his team whilst promising to take revenge next year as his young growing team flourishes and gains experience during the year.

Well done guys, again a hugr thank you for choosing HFT again this year as your nominated charity.

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