Charity football scores £2,000

Participants in a charity football match posed for a photo before the kick off on Friday night.
Participants in a charity football match posed for a photo before the kick off on Friday night.

AROUND £2,000 was raised by a charity football match at Gayfield on Friday in the annual encounter between Danny’s Dinosaurs and Hamish’s Hasbeens.

Both sides were enhanced by ex seniors with Dougie Scott, Steven Tweed, Ralph Brand and man of many clubs Danny Powell turning out for the Dinosaurs.

The Hasbeens were bolstered by players Gordon Dunn, Kevin Tindal and assistant manager of title winning Arbroath, Stewart Petrie.

The Dinosaurs were out to avenge their 1-0 defeat from last year but in an entertaining match, superbly refereed by Andy Kennedy, the Hasbeens ran out comfortable 6-0 winners.

Man-of-the-match Ian Greig grabbed four goals with one each for veterans Kevin Tindal and Andy McFarlane.

The match would have been much tighter if the Hasbeens ‘keeper Dunn had not pulled off a series of excellent saves.

Even a cameo appearance by Sye Webster could not save the Dinosaurs. However the real winners on the night were the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool and The CAFE Project’s Street Games for All, which is set to benefit from the cash raised.

r Pictured are the teams at Gayfield before kick-off.