Kinneil run out victors

160612 Boness fair over 30s football tournament
160612 Boness fair over 30s football tournament

DRIZZLE failed to dampen spirits at the 11th Fair Cup over 30s football tournament at Douglas Park in Bo’ness last Saturday.

Kinneil A Team - organised by Chrissy Middleton and Derek Mulholland - were eventual winners, beating Grange B 2-0 in the final.

In keenly contested semis, Kinneil A triumphed 1-0 over Incomers B thanks to an Alan “Pidge” McLean goal.

Grange B were comfortable 3-0 winners over the Public A with goals from Colin Fraser and a double by Daz McLellan.

The final was a classic with some hefty challenges, scything tackles and verbal sparring interspersed with great footballing skills.

Two superb late goals from Stephen Wotherspoon and Jamie McLean against six-man Grange saw Kinneil presented with the Ian Reid Memorial Trophy by Fair Queen Erin Meikle for the first time.

Stephen made it a double celebration by lifting the Colin Duncan Memorial Trophy - from Colin’s daughter Caitlin - for player of the tournament.

In a new ladies challenge match, Bo’ness East (Grange, St. Mary’s and Public schools) beat Bo’ness West (Kinneil and Deanburn) 2-0, courtesy of Lorna Angus and Kelly McGowan goals.