Crichie’s overs versus unders!

Scotland's oldest purpose built cinema, The Hippodrome at Bo'ness, will screen its first film in nearly 34 years tonight and celebrate its reopening following a �2.15m restoration. 6th April 2009. Picture by JANE BARLOW
Scotland's oldest purpose built cinema, The Hippodrome at Bo'ness, will screen its first film in nearly 34 years tonight and celebrate its reopening following a �2.15m restoration. 6th April 2009. Picture by JANE BARLOW

A charity football match raised more than £500 at Stuartfield recently.

The idea of the game came about when Stephen Owen - visiting Stuartfield from Portsmouth on holiday - heard of the dedicated community fundraising events and the appeal to go towards the Christmas lights. He suggested hosting a charity football match between the men under 35 years and those over 35 years.

With all kinds of jovial threats the gladiators clashed on a dull Saturday afternoon in November - Stephen kindly supplying the strips and with no connection to Stuartfield, Granville Levy from Nottingham, supplied the football socks.

The outcome of the battle was 9-3 to the young guns who walked away with the Crichie Inn Shield which was presented by Stephen.

Crichie Inn proprietor Susan Sykes kicked the game off and afterwards supplied food and refreshments, followed by a disco for all who took part. The total amount raised at the end of the day was £525.

The score, however, would have been very different had the ref let the over 35s bring on one of their subs - Morgan Robertson - a friendly German Shepherd who would have chased the ball all day long!