Age before beauty in charity goalfest

posted 31 Oct 2008, 12:18 by South Edinburgh Net Admin   [ updated 4 Dec 2008, 13:06 ]
The annual charity fundraiser between different generations of regulars at Gilmerton's Gardener's Arms provided another goalfest, as the old boys ran out 23-17 winners over their younger counterparts.

Described as "the best yet" by organiser Tam Robertson, the Gracemount Leisure Centre fixture was played out with no shortage of skill, with long spells of possession enjoyed by both sides.

A very evenly contested first half saw neither team dominate, with both playing cautious, accurate passing games.

Both 'keepers were regularly tested with a mix of long range efforts and carefully worked moves.  Of particular note was goalie, Peter Moan, who rose to the occasion bravely and with no small amount of ability between the sticks.

Sunday morning hangovers, an icy wind and diminished fitness levels were never going to stop this bunch of local heroes taking to the pitch to raise money for their chosen charity.

The team of organisers, led by Tam, are on course to raise over £3,000 this year after staging a series of events to raise money for Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

Karaoke nights and a Grand Christmas Raffle are planned for November and December respectively.

For more information, call Irene at the Gardner's Arms on 664 3865.

South Edinburgh Echo, November 2008