Lomond’s future is in injury time

Cameron Page
Cameron Page

The final whistle may soon be blown on the survival of one of Falkland’s longest established sports clubs.

Following a mass player and coaching staff exodus at the start of last season, Lomond Victoria have been left in limbo.

The club, founded in 1946, was unable to field a side for any fixtures and withdrew its participation in the amateur leagues.

However, the club’s secretary, Cameron Page, is refusing to give up on his side just yet - and is hoping to force its history into a bit of extra time.

Mr Page is appealing for anybody in the area who would be interested in being part of the club set-up at any level, to get in touch.

He said: “Our manager left at the start of last season and then a lot of the players went as well.

“The sad thing was that he told the players before he told me.

“A lot of the players were friends off the park as well and wanted to stick together so all went off and joined clubs near-by such as Greig Park Rangers.”

The result meant the club failed to play throughout the 2013-14 season and its last competitive game was a cup final against Pittenweem Rovers, which they lost 3-1 at the end of the 2012-13 season.

The footballing bodies allowed the club to keep its pitch, which it has a 25 year lease on.

Sadly the ground now lies empty each Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

“The biggest problem was that, for the past two or three years, it was only really myself who was at the club,” added Mr Page.

“We’ve had some very good teams in the past, the last team was very good, and we want to get there again.”

The club does indeed have a celebrated history, having won the Kirkcaldy and District AFA three times in the 60s and once in the 80s.

The league success also includes a title win in the Fife AFA league in 2010/11.

The same season they won the Peter Omand League Cup.

Lomond Victoria are no stranger to silverware, wrapping up the McEwan’s Fife Amateur Cup in 1997/98, and the Fife Free Press Cup in 1964/65, 1966/67, 1970/71, amongst other wins.

If you’d be interested in joining Lomond, please call Mr Page on 01337 857282.