The Field Turf is back in action.

Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

The Senior and Junior teams both trained on the Academy Field Turf last night for the first time this year as the thaw begins.  They could both be without a scheduled game this Saturday however as the Academy park still has a lot of ice covering a bone hard pitch and Ferguson Park in Rosewell is still under snow leaving the Senior game against Whitehill in grave doubt.

Senior co-manager Mike Lawson says –

“Having seen a very white training area at the Academy on Sunday I thought there was no chance of us training there on Tuesday. We organised alternative facilities but I was as pleased as I was surprised when Colin phoned me yesterday morning to say the Field Turf was available.  A big thank you to Sammy, Colin, Paul, Debbie, Kenny and whoever else helped us to get back home quicker than we expected.

As my wife had a message to deliver in Bonnyrigg this afternoon I popped along to Rosewell to look at Ferguson Park.  There must be at least 6 inches of snow still covering the pitch and surrounds and even if the thaw reaches Rosewell before the weekend I’d assume the pitch will be flooded long before it’s able to take a game of football again.

We will train tomorrow as if the game will go ahead but have provisionally lined up a friendly fixture on the Academy training pitch should the game against Whitehill be called off. If as I suspect out league game is postponed we will play the “Scottish Cup-tie that never happened” against Bonnyrigg Rose at 2.30 on the field turf.

Either way we’ll get back to playing football on Saturday and the players will have to be at their very best against either opposition. The supporters should also get some quality action to watch and discuss over a pint after the game.

Summer football – you’re having a laugh.”

Next Fixture

Date: 23/07/24
Opponent: Forfar Athletic
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: Premier Sports Cup
Kick off: 7.45pm

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