The Strollers Round Up
The strollers round up gives you the latest on-going’s at Christie Gillies Park. The games have been thick and fast to the start of the season and some may say they have been weighted in our favour, but it is the way they have been given to us and accommodating a few game changes is good sportsmanship.
After a good preseason, some faces depart and new faces arrive, this season has started with some pace against last season’s top table teams, and we have done ourselves proud with the start we have had.
Civil Service Strollers v Rangers FC B Team: 3-1
Our game against Rangers was a great 3 points in the bag against a full time team full of international players. Setting the bar high on the opening game of the season was always going to be hard to maintain.
Civil Service Strollers v Gala Fairydean Rovers: 1-3
Our next game against Gala saw us be defeated in a game that we never turned up for. Manager Jardine said to the Edinburgh Evening News “I didn’t think they looked like they were going to score in the first half, so I’m really disappointed with a lot of aspects of the first goal. The second goal was a good finish and then the third one is a bit of magic”.
Civil Service Strollers v Open Goal Broomhill FC: 3-1
Moving onto the next game coming to us at pace and a home fixture against the newly reformed Open Goal Broomhill FC who are under new management and led by Open Goal podcaster Si Ferry brought a lot of welcomed hype around the game. Racing out the traps Broomhill looked like they had The Strollers under the cosh for the first 20 minutes and scoring first to put the pressure on the home team. Stepping up to the challenge The Strollers bounced back and scoring a well worked goal to make sure the three points were staying at Christie Gilles.
Civil Service Strollers v Celtic FC B Team: 0-2
A midweek rearranged fixture saw us host Celtic under the lights at Christie Gillies Park. A well organised team of full time international players who played some neat football. Strollers never let this phase them with a clear penalty claim denied, Robbie Cole missing the net and Innes Lawson missing a great chance to put goals on The Strollers side which would have shaped things up differently in the first half. Not taking our chances unfortunately came back to haunt us when Celtic found the net.
Heart of Midlothian FC B Team v Civil Service Strollers
Our next challenge comes against the league new comers, Heart of Midlothian FC B Team this Saturday 6th August at Ferguson Park with a 3pm kick off. This will be our first away fixture and we know Hearts will give us a good game.
Civil Service Strollers v Bo’ness Athletic
We arrive back at Christie Gillies Park to face The East of Scotland side Bo’ness Athletic in the second round of the EOS Qualifying Cup. Tickets are available to buy from Fanbase on Tuesday 9th August 2022 with a 19:45 kick off.
Thank you for reading The Strollers Round Up and we look forward to welcoming you to Christie Gillie Park. We are looking forward to playing our first away fixture this weekend. Follow the team and support the lads home and away!