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Caledonian League Select Lothian & Edinburgh Select
Honours were even in the Caledonian League Select’s first competitive fixture, played against the side representing the East of Scotland’s leading amateur association.
Conditions were perfect at Dalziel Park and both sides rose to the occasion producing a highly competitive game laced with attractive football.
Understandably, the early exchanges were mainly in the midfield areas. However, both sides soon settled into fluent patterns of play and the attacking football they produced was of a high calibre.
Both sides forged a number of half chances in the first half, but defences were solid and clear openings were at a minimum. Craig Marshall in the Caledonian goal saved well either side of half time, the first block ensuring the sides were locked at 0-0 at the interval.
After 61 minutes, David Grant sent the Caledonian League into a 1-0 lead with a real opportunist goal. Grant harried keeper Nisbet as he scampered to deal with a ball played down the middle. Grant reaped the reward with the keeper’s attempted clearance ricocheting back off the striker into the net.
Lothian & Edinburgh had threatened on several occasions, squandering a number of good chances. They were deserving of their eventual equaliser. A quick counter down the Caley right saw them break into the box and finish with aplomb to make it 1-1 after 75 minutes.
Both sides pushed for the winner but failed to create any clear openings with the 1-1 final score line a fair reflection of the evening’s game.
Caledonian League: Craig Marshall (Giffnock North), Mike McKenzie (Strathclyde University), Stuart Mitchell (Milton), Scott Wightman (Strathclyde University), Andy Duff (Hamilton FP), Mark Shanta (Giffnock North), Paul Statter (Milton), Niall McClure (Doune Castle), Jamie McDonald (Dalziel HSFP), Sean Heaver (Doune Castle), Sam Gray (Cambria), Gary Close (Dalziel HSFP), David Grant (Milton), Alan Inglis (Doune Castle), Gary Preston (Dalziel HSFP), Mark Taylor (Milton)
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.