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We’re game for Fair and Gala

George Simpson memorial trophy with players,fair queen and gala queen

George Simpson memorial trophy with players,fair queen and gala queen

The ages-old Linlithgow and Bo’ness rivalry was evident at Newtown Park on Sunday when footballers battled for the George Simpson Memorial Trophy.

Teams of over-30s football fanatics have been playing for the trophy for a few years now, with the proceeds helping to swell the coffers of Bo’ness Children’s Fair Festival and Linlithgow Gala Day.

Bo’ness won last year’s fixture and retained their hold on the impressive trophy this year, winning 2-0 at Newtown Park on Sunday.

The fixture raised £700, which will be split evenly between Linlithgow Gala Day and Bo’ness Children’s Fair Festival.

It was co-organised by children’s fair events convener Tom Burns in Bo’ness and David Paterson in Linlithgow.

Tom said: “We’re all delighted to have raised such a fine sum for the two organisations. Our thanks go to everyone who attended and helped organise the game, including Bo’ness United for allowing us to use Newtown Park.

“Thanks also to the Simpson family for allowing us to play for the Memlorial Trophy.”

Tom urged younger footballers to consider turning out for the sides in coming years and to keep the competition healthy!

 

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