Lomond looking for green shoots of recovery

Amateur football club Lomond United have been forced to live a nomadic existence over the past couple of seasons.

It’s been a difficult spell for the club, both on and off the park, but the amateurs are now hoping that a move into their own ground will help turn the tide.

Just two seasons ago the future looked bright for Lomond, with the side celebrating a promotion to Division One as well as a League Cup win over Glenrothes Strollers.

But, following that successful season, almost the entire squad moved on and left the club with only a handful of players.

Lomond had become a victim of their own success.

They managed to put together a young squad for Division One but, understandably, the side found the going tough and finished bottom of the league.

Again they had to rebuild at the start of the current season, with several local young players joining the ranks.

With only six games left in Division Two, Lomond find themselves near to the bottom of the pile.

But as the season nears its conclusion, the club is now looking to give the Falkand community something to cheer about next term.

Crucial to this is being allowed to finally move into a new home at Tyndall Bruce Park.

A spokesman for the club said: “As well as facing tough times on the pitch we’re waiting on moving into out new home in Falkland.

“The pitch at Tyndall Bruce Park is in perfect condition and which was opened by Dundee United a few years ago in a match that Ryan Gauld scored.

“However, for the last 18, possibly 24, months we have been waiting on the completion of the water connections which lie in someone else’s land.

“But there is light now at end of the tunnel.

“It looks like work is about to start and everyone is hopeful of Lomond United being back playing in Falkland for start of next season.”

The club continues to play in the meantime at John Dixon Park in Markinch.