17/04/14 - Martin Kelly Memorial Game
at Toryglen Football Centre (indoor)
Irn Bru v Hoops
Irn Bru: Alan Galindo, Allan Lennox, Gordon Mulholland, Scott Macrae, Ross Dunbar, Graeme McQuarrie, Stuart Waugh, Gary Duncan, Robert Shimmons(c), Michael Cameron, Scott Kilpatrick, Stefan Taylor, Danny McFarlane, Christopher Havlin, Paul Mullaney, Steven Durnin & David Blair
Hoops: David Stewart, Allan Mackenzie, Andy Dick, Calum Colquhoun, Craig McKenna, Sean Connolly, Ally McNaught, Martin Harvey, Adam Walker, Alan Raeburn, Stephen Fox, Andy McNaught Snr, Ally Dick, John Crosbie, Stephen McGilp, Joe Mullaney (c), Gordon McCallum, Jack Davidson, Andy McNaught jnr & Iain Campbell
The second Memorial Game for Martin took place indoors at Toryglen and we had 37 people playing between both teams.
The teams were sort of spread between old and young and it was an excellent game which the Irn Bru team won 3-0 but the Hoops had more than enough chances to score a few goals themselves.
Everybody got plenty of time on the pitch and the Hoops team used their experience to always make sure they had a man advantage in the second half with first twelve then thirteen players on.
For the last five minutes everybody was on the park with the Centre filled with noise that was more suited to excited children than “mature” footballers !
Ross, Sebo and Lenny scored the goals and we had four keepers during the game with Andy Boss and Lenny donning the gloves in the second half for the Hoops and Irn Bru.
Great to see so many people turn up to remember such a wonderful person and we also had Raph from London in the stand along with the Legends that are Fergal, Moony and The Crosshill Goal Machine. Thanks also to Jim Carberry for giving up his time to referee for free
Hospitality took place in the JB McAlpine Pavilion at Lesser Hampden where we re-presented our Player of the Year awards and also held a raffle in aid of Epilepsy Scotland.
A cheque for £770 had been sent to the charity after another excellent day and evening in memory of Martin.