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Caledonian League Select Symington Tinto
The newly formed Caledonian League Select side won their first fixture, a convincing win again First Division side, Symington Tinto, played under the lights at Dalziel Park in Motherwell.
Manager Raymond Masterson and team coach Robert Philliben were delighted with their team’s showing and also praised the attitude and commitment of all the players in the squad.
Understandably, in the early stages the Select side took time to settle into a fluent pattern. Gradually, however, the players developed an understanding of the manager’s preferred system and they began to gel with their new team mates.
As the first half progressed, the Select started to move the ball around well against a well organised Tinto side, who were always dangerous on the counter attack.
The Select led 1-0 at half time with a close-range finish from James Aitkin of Strathclyde University.
During the second half, the Caledonian League side started to click into fluent gear and dominated the later stages with some impressively crisp passing play. A resilient Tinto defended stoutly and always looked to hit on the counter attack. But well worked goals from Andy Grant (Milton), Gary Preston (Dalziel HSFP) and Andy Duffy (Hamilton FP) sealed a deserved 4-0 win.
Caledonian League Select:
Craig Marshall (Giffnock North), Mike McKenzie (Strathclyde University), Andy Grant (Milton), Mark Shanta (Giffnock North), Paul Statter (Milton), Scott Wightman (Strathclyde University), Gary Close (Dalziel HSFP), Niall McClure (Doune Castle), Andy Duffy (Hamilton FP), Mark Flynn (Cambusbarron Rovers), James Aitkin (Strathclyde University), Darren Morgan (Cambusbarron Rovers), Gary Preston (Dalziel HSFP), Sean Heaver (Doune Castle)
Tuesday 10th March - Caledonian League V Lothian & Edinburgh Amateur Football League at Dalziel Park - Kick Off 8.00pm
Application for Membership 2015-2016
The Caledonian League is currently seeking expressions of interest from ambitious, well-run clubs who would wish to join our League from the start of next season, 2015-2016 .
The Caledonian League moved to a pyramid structure from the start of this season.
A Premier Division is supported by 2 equal, First Divisions whose winners will secure promotion.
We wish to increase the number of teams competing in the First Division.
In the first instance, interest should be communicated, by letter or by email, to our League Secretary
Iain Cowden: 29 Arrowmsith Avenue, Knightswood, Glasgow G13 2 QQ
(0141 575 8507 (H); 07989623190 (M)
Interested clubs should provide contact details and a resume of their club's history and achievements, as well as details of their home ground.
All applications will be acknowledged.
In the meantime, our website provides additional information about the Caledonian League.
The Caledonian League is proud of its rich history and reputation as one of Scottish Amateur Football’s most prestigious and successful organisations.
The principal aim of the Caledonian League is to promote the amateur game. We seek to achieve this by providing our member clubs with the administrative and playing framework, and the direction and support that will allow them to participate in a thriving, sporting and competitive environment.
All clubs in membership of the Caledonian League are well established. They have clearly demonstrated they are well run and committed to the principles of Fair Play and fellowship.
One essential criterion of membership is that clubs must have first class playing facilities, which may be grass, or the latest and well-maintained artificial surface.