Carrbridge v Grantown

7.15pm  13 June 2014

Strathspey and Badenoch Welfare League, Caldwell Cup, Semi Final
Carrbridge 0 Grantown 3 (att 23)

Judging by the summer season's results so far, these two are head and shoulders above the rest in the eight-team Strathspey and Badenoch League, and Grantown cemented their status as the top side with a comfortable win at Carrbridge.

A goalkeeping error gave the visitors an early lead, and the tie was effectively over not long later following an incident which lead to the second Grantown goal. A deliberate handball meant a red card for Carrbridge, and a penalty, duly converted, for the away side.

Grantown have provisionally been accepted into the Scottish Junior FA for next season, and looked a cut above welfare football as they threatened more goals.

But the lead remained 2-0 into the second as Carrbridge, themselves likely to be playing junior football next season, under the guise of Spey Valley FC and at a different ground, steadied themselves. Although the home side rarely threatened to score, they did restrict Grantown to just one more goal.

Carrbridge (or CarrBridge or Carr-bridge depending what version of the name you choose) is a pleasant small village a few miles north of Aviemore. Not surprisingly it's main draw for tourists is a bridge, made of stone and dating from the early 1700s.

For football tourists the village pitch is beyond a car park, with a pavilion in the corner, some playground equipment to keep children occupied and a small shelter, not designed for football spectators but useful on a wet evening.









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