16/09/12 v St.Johnstone Legends at Guildtown
Andy Dick (c); Ally McNaught, Allan Mackenzie, Allan Lennox, Calum Colquhoun (Gary Duncan); David Blair, Robert Shimmons (Danny McFarlane), Paul Joyce, Alan Galindo; Adam Walker, Scott Macrae
To celebrate 25 years of football between ourselves and St.Johnstone supporters we travelled to Guildtown just outside the big city.
Saintees had managed to round up some of the old guard whilst we went with our usual side with our Legends watching on the sidelines.
Amongst those watching was our All Time Top Scorer Jazza “Paul” Stormonth who was attending his first game since a serious works accident in February. As much as he enjoyed the game Jazza was only in the travelling squad for the mince rolls in Ormonds and the banter.
Saintees were putting the nets up when we arrived and their squad was: - Colin Heller, Kevin Heller, Stewart “Elvis” Reid, John “Dunc” Rebbeck, Gav Stewart, Barry Gordon, John MacDougall, Graham Twaddell, Graeme Buchan, Stevie Taylor, Les Muirson, Eric Laing, Brian Campbell, Paul “Chubb” Neil, Davie McPhee, Craig Taylor and Gav McDonald. Oh, and Crossers, of course, who couldn’t resist playing his usual game for a Saints team.
Our Management duo of McNaught and Kelly went with a usual 4-4-2 line up which saw Andy D in goals; a back four of Ally, Al, Lenny and CC; Boab, LHD, Paul and Gee in the middle and Sebo and Adam up front.
On the bench was Danny for the first time this season and he joined debutant Gary Duncan, another from our feeder team, the Spicy Pappers.
Waiting for a call up were Fat Martin and Mister C but sadly it never came.
There was a large difference in age between the teams (with the exception of Wee Al for us) but that wasn’t apparent as it was a hard fought game with both teams giving their all.
The game got off to a farcical start as Graham Twaddell and wee Les Muirson both limped off within thirty seconds of kick off but the rest of the players lasted the course.
LHD gave us the lead just before half time when he finished off an excellent counter attack but a back post header from Dunc Rebbeck earned Saintees the draw.
Both sides passed up great opportunities (sitters) to win the game but Danny McFarlane saw his close range effort cleared off the line by Perth legend John Crosbie and Kev Heller headed over from a couple of yards at the other end.
A deserved draw in the end and then it was on to the main action of the day, the pub.
Once we got back to