Academy are at home today to Deveronvale. This will be more of a test for them than the previous 4 games (all of which they’ve won) as Deveronvale are also unbeaten in their two league games this season (goals for 8 against 1) and are one of the better sides. Hopefully the Harmsworth Hill will be in our favour!
Alas, the honeymoon is over and after winning their first 4 competitive games of the season grim reality set in today.
TRF’s man at pitch-side said the game was a very physical affair, the Deveronvale lads not being fellows to shirk a tackle. Both sides ended up with ten men after Alex ‘Chopper’ Lamb, one of the Academy central defenders got his marching orders (another player that rel;ishes a hefty tackle) to be followed later by a Deveronvale player who ‘shoved the ref in the chest’.
On the positive Acadmey’s centre forward Gary ‘Chuckie’ Weir managed to find his way onto the scoresheet after recently enjoying a frustrating time of things in front of goal.
Hopefully the lads can get their chins up and bounce back.