Craigroyston BC 2003 took part in the ESF Festival of Football over the weekend. Playing in a total of four games against teams from up and down the country, Craigie started well chalking up a 3-1 in their first game against Blantyre.
In the second match against Dundee West, Craigie flew out the traps coming in 3-0 at half time, with a Dundee player injured in the first half and no substitutes Craigroyston offered to take a player off and play six against six to allow the Dundee player a rest, a great show of sporting friendship. But it was Dundee who commanded the second half and took the game 4-3, however the two teams have already been in touch to play a two games friendship match at each ground.
Craigie once again dominated their third game on Saturday when they played Port Glasgow winning 3-0 although some great saves from both keepers ultimately ensured this result.
In the final game of the day Peterhead and Craigie held each other to a 2-2 draw and bringing a close to the first day of football.
The final morning of football was pouring down with rain, and in the first match Craigie started slow, allowing Duloch to take advantage. At half time Craigie were down 3-0 and needed to picked up. They performed much better in the second half against a team who had dominated the tournament but the game finished 5-1 to Duloch who were a very good team indeed.
In the final tournament match Craigie took on Rowallan and the match and once again Craigie performed the way they can and took the game 3-1. The boys ended the tournament winning three, drawing one and losing two.
These weekends are not all about the winning and the tournament was successful in team bonding, fair play and much more...even the team anthem will be something we will always remember. The clubs team picture for the weekend can be viewed on Facebook and any likes would be greatly appreciated (to help the club win a new set of kits).