Rain causes pain on the football pitch, but Lenzie festival continues this weekend

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THE 27th Lenzie Youth Football Festival continues this weekend, with a busy few days of action.

Saturday morning sees the “Fun Fours” kicking off at 10am and there will also be a “beat the goalie” competition.

At 1pm the officials/parents will take part in an adult seven-a-side competition, with the ex-19s squad competing to win the competition for the second time.

On Sunday, commencing at noon, it is the Soccer Sevens festival for 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 age groups.

Finally, to finish the festival, there is the Primary Schools Competition with 12 local teams taking part on the Monday – commencing at 1pm.

Meanwhile, heavy rain on Saturday meant severe disruption.

For the first time, every session on the Saturday – 11-a-sides for 1998 age group – had to be cancelled due to the heavy rain and flooded pitches. It is being rescheduled in early August

However, the 1999s section got played on the Sunday, with the trophy won by a very talented Milngavie Wanderers side, who defeated Greyston Rovers from Dumfries 3-0.

Greystone did well winning two of their three section games.

Rosebank lifted the Plate in a really exciting final against Lenzie, scoring two very late goals. Lenzie were twice ahead, but Rosebank came storming back. The referees awarded Lenzie’s pacy winger Mark McMeachan the player of the tournament award.

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