Thistle to round their season off with annual tie

Second team 'keeper Ross Keracher beats Dan McArthur to a high ball.
Second team 'keeper Ross Keracher beats Dan McArthur to a high ball.

Tomorrow (Saturday) Fife Thistle will end the 2013-14 season with their annual match against former players at Balmullo.

This year, though, there will be two games played as the second side faces an over 35s select made up of former players and the current coaching staff with a 2.00p.m. kick off.

This will be followed by the first team facing the legends side which will include many players who are still playing amateur or junior football, as well as some past masters.

This game kicks off at 4.00p.m. followed by a BBQ at the Balmullo Inn and the annual end of season awards.

As the club looks to build for next season there have been some additions both on and off the park.

The club has announced that former St Andrews United players Stephen Clark and Duncan Caithness have joined.

Clark will become co-manager along with Colin Murray with Mark McShane continuing as assistant manager.

Caithness joins as player/coach along with Craig Halley.

The duo bring a wealth of experience from the junior game and will prove a massive asset to the Balmullo side.

Already, six new additions have been made to the first team squad for the 2014/15 season.

Club captain Andrew Robertson said: “Away from the playing field things are moving on well for the club with planning approval finally granted for the new changing pavilion which will help in our goal of growing as a community club and in our aim of setting up under-age teams.

“This will be enhanced by the start of work on the long awaited floodlit multi-use games area which will give Balmullo facilities which will be the envy of many others.

“On the playing side, we are hopefully gearing up for challenging for silverware after a few disappointing seasons and, with the addition of the second team last season, we have been able to increase the involvement of younger players.

“This will lead to a stronger club in the years to come.”