After an unsettled week of changeable weather, the sun made a welcome appearance for the second annual Stirling City National disability tournament at King Park, Stirling.
Eight teams geared up for day with two grading games each before the teams were split into divisions for a further 4 competition games which would decide where the honours would lie.
This was a very competitive tight group with plenty of good football on show for the spectators. Despite finishing bottom with no points the Stirling City A team were no pushovers and a lack of goals proved costly.
Highland and Lothian were evenly matched and played out 2 entertaining draws. It was a tense finish and in the end it took only one goal to separate them to give Highland United top spot.
Another tight division, which also entertained the gathering crowds as the goals flowed. Drumchapel showed great spirit and determination to continue giving their best but were unlucky to not record any points. A number of narrow victories determined the standings and it was Monroe House from Dundee who saw off their rivals to record 4 impressive victories and take the plaudits.
The race for 2nd was again decided by only one goal as Stirling City C pipped Edinburgh All Stars to the silver medals with Stirling City B taking 4th spot.
Special mention must go to the players who travelled from far and wide, the games were played in good spirits and the standard very high throughout.
‘Beat the All Stars Goalie’ was a hit with the spectators and was eventually won by Scott Knight after a tense play off.
Thanks go toall the club's supporters, Active Stirling, Forth Valley Disability Sport, the Central Sporting Partnership, Castle Beck who generously sponsored the trophies for the day and McDonalds who provided orange juice for the thirsty players.
Finally special thanks must go to all the volunteers whose help beforehand and on the day ensured the day ran very smoothly and was enjoyable for everybody involved.
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