in #KillieStories July 22, 2019
Our Community Department’s Walking Football team travelled to Glasgow Green for the annual Scottish Cup looking to improve on last year’s performance.
Our side have been working hard on and off the field with participation figures rising by almost 50%, allowing the creation of an A and B Team.The format was groups of four teams playing each other twice with KCST Northwest A stormed their group in fine style with four wins, one draw and one defeat:
V Fort William 0-0 (D)
V Ayr United Somerset 1-0 (W)
V Carnoustie Panmure 2-1 (W)
V Fort William 1-0 (W)
V Ayr United Somerset 2-0 (W)
V Carnoustie Panmure 0-2 (L)
While the A team ensured a reasonably comfortable passage, the B team weren't able to progress to the next stage but the lads loved the experience and the great workout.
Buoyed by their impressive group displays, the A Team opened the scoring in the first minute of the match against Stenhousemuir to reach the quarter finals with a 1-0 win.A tight last eight clash with Gala Fairydean followed with the Killie boys edging out their opponents 6-5 on penalties.
The semi-final placed us against Hearts Community Foundation, a strong outfit who have done well at national level for a number of years. Both teams cancelled each other out and in the last kick of the ball, a Hearts player was brought down with the referee awarding a penalty. Hearts went on to score and win the match 1-0.
It was a disappointing end to a fantastic tournament for the KCST Northwest Club and we are extremely proud at their efforts throughout the tournament.