THE SCOTSPURS SEVENS

 

Sunday 18th August 2013

Our first action of the new season came when Scotspurs invited us to their Sevens at the Dunfermline Academy of Sport in Pitreavie.

There were six teams taking part; Scotspurs, Montrose, Perth FFIT, Perth Saints, MacDonald Rovers and ourselves.

It was Rovers first tournament outside of our Sixes and we kindly allowed them to share our minibus to the Kingdom.

A fairly uneventful journey was concluded in bizarre style as Raymond the bus driver reversed on a duel carriageway so we could get to the pitch despite our driver knowing Pitreavie like the back of his hand.

LHD also had a bit of a journey, as he travelled up by car, finding himself in Glenrothes first of all then in an industrial estate before making it in time for our second game.

The games were being played one at a time on an outdoor seven a side pitch and we were on first against Perth Saints.

The Perth side were older than most of our team (bar two) and the difference in ages showed as we bossed the game and could have won by more than two goals.

The goals we did score came from unlikely sources, in fact the most unlikely sources you could ever imagine.

The first one was a close in rocket shot by new signing Michael “Camzo” Cameron who throughout his life had always looked out of place on a football pitch, but not when playing sevens in Fife.

The second came from that other prolific scorer, CC, who scored from all of six yards, half the distance he “normally” scores from.

There was a break till we played again and our next three games ended in defeat with only one goal scored, an LHD opener against eventual winners Montrose.

Our last game saw us again against veteran Perth opposition and we had an easy 3-0 win over Saints FFIT (Football Fans in Training) with Ally, LHD and Gary getting the goals and Player/Manager Andy Boy getting his second shut out after performing heroics in goals throughout the day.

There was food laid on in the bar afterwards but sadly no trophy for Montrose to display after they won all their games and we finished fourth above the two Perth teams.

A quick stop for a carry out then it was back to Glasgow after an enjoyable day out.

SQUAD: Andy McNaught, Calum Colquhoun (c), Allan Mackenzie, Michael Cameron, Gary Duncan, Ally McNaught, Robert Shimmons, John Crosbie, David Blair

v Perth Saints 2-0 Cameron, Colquhoun

v Scotspurs 0-2

v MacDonald Rovers 0-1

v Montrose 1-3 Blair

v Saints FFIT 3-0 Ally McNaught, Blair, Duncan

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