PGLS 5 A-side Football

On Sunday 28th May the inaugural Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire 5 A Side tournament took place at Little Kerse playing pitches where 16 teams took place.

Lodge Carron No 139 took part but unfortunately they failed to win a game but showed some promise for next year with a bit of training.

The semi finals were fought out by Lodge Bannockburn Bruce & Thistle No 312 against Lodge Dolphin 911 and Lodge St John Slamannan No 484 Against Lodge Mid Calder No 272 who took part to make up the teams.

The final was contested by Lodge St John Slamannan No 484 against Lodge Dolphin No 911 which St John Slamannan No 84 were the outright winners.

The Referee for the final was Bro Charlie MacVicar, Affiliate Member of 139.

A big thank you must go to the organisers of the days event namely Bro Alex Muir PM Lodge Polmont No 793 & Bro Andy Goodwin RWM Lodge Zetland No 391 for a job well done.

After the final we sojourned to Lodge Zetland for the trophy presentation and a very welcomed buffet and some refreshments with thanks for the setting out the hall and preparing the buffet and serving in the Bar to Bro Nicol Scobbie PM and his wife.

The presentation of the trophy was made by the RWPGM Bro Alastair T Marshall to Bro Graeme McComb IPM of the winning team Lodge St John Slamannan No 484.

The days event raised a magnificent total of £1100 which will be split between Maggies Centre at Forth Valley Royal Hospital and the PGL 275th Anniversary.

A big thanks to everyone who donated a prize for an excellent raffle. A very good day was had by one and all.

Photos of the award ceremony from the 5 a side competition congratulations to Lodge St John Slamannan No 484.