OVER £1,000 was raised at Gayfield on Friday night when Hamish’s Hasbeens beat Jonny Booth’s Gowfers in the annual charity football match.
Both teams had quality in their ranks with Lichties’ assistant manager Stuart Petrie and ex Gayfield stalwarts Kevin Tindal, Gavin Beith and Neil Thomson starting for the Hasbeens.
Meanwhile other ex Arbroath players Garry Buick and Barry Sellers, who was keeper for the match, featured in the Gowfers line up.
In front of a healthy crowd the match started with the more experienced Hasbeens having most of the possession. The game sprung into life in 15 minutes into the second half when the Hasbeens were awarded a penalty which Ian Greig slotted passed Sellers.
The Gowfers responded 10 minutes later with Gav Norrie converting after a nice build up, just as a draw looked on the cards.
But Ian Greig broke free and rounded the keeper to slot home a well deserved winner.
In the final minutes the Gowfers pushed hard for a leveller but the Hasbeens were in full command by this time and finished with 2-1 victory.
After the game in Gayfield’s new bar, presentations were made to Gav Norrie who was man of the match for the Gowfers while Gavin Beith was awarded man of the match for the Hasbeens.
The cash raised on the night and this will be split equally between Help for Heroes and Volunteering Abroad.