Kennoway strengthen Spanish sporting links

KENNOWAY;'Kennoway AFC (light blue) v Sorta (Spain) (red)'photo; WALTER NEILSON
KENNOWAY;'Kennoway AFC (light blue) v Sorta (Spain) (red)'photo; WALTER NEILSON
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A HUGELY successful visit was paid to Levenmouth at the weekend by young footballers from Spain - boosting already strong local sporting ties.

Squads from Kennoway have made several trips to the Mediterranean over the last four years - and more are in the pipeline - but on Saturday, Kennoway United’s under-12s took on Sorta from Majorca, welcoming the young Spaniards to Scotland for the first time.

A friendly match took place at Cotlands Park, which the Kennoway lads won 4-1 - but the occasion was purely a friendly one and more about “life experience” than anything else.

It was an occasion to remember for the European visitors - none of them had ever played on grass before!

Most of the youth squads in Spain play on 3G or 4G astorturf - so Cotlands Park was a new experience.

Kennoway United/Soccer Sevens chairman, Wayne Gilbert, and vice-chair, Willie Cunningham, said it had been an exceptionally good visit, while the chance to forge friendships and play abroad had been tremendous for both sets of players.

The Sorta lads also enjoyed a tour of Edinburgh and St Andrews during their trip to Fife.

Pictured, right, is action from the game, with Kennoway in light blue.