Victory For Younger Side In Boxing Day Football Match

football Garrison Field sign 2It was a victory for the younger players again in the traditional Boxing Day football match on the Garrison. The day after Christmas, under 35’s take on the more mature footballers – ‘The Old Dribblers’ – in a festive football fixture.

And youth beat experience on Friday, with the younger side gaining a 10–2 victory.

Player Steve Watt says it isn’t the most formal of matches – at one point there were 16 players on the pitch!

Steve says the older footballers are advised to take advantage of a rolling sub system and some play for a few minutes, as they might not be fit as they think are.

In previous matches, footballers have sustained injuries that have required medical evacuation to the mainland. There were no serious incidents this year but three players did pull muscles, with one injury sustained during the warm up and another two during play.

The two sides compete for a pottery plate dedicated to the memory of Alan Greenlaw.

It was presented to his son, under 35s player Liam Greenlaw, by his mother Angie in the Scillonian Club after the match.