Birchtree v Twynholm

6pm  11 June 2017

Stewartry Sunday Amateur League, Clive Harris Memorial Cup, Quarter Final
Birchtree 10 Twynholm 1 (att 18)

I don't usually watch Sunday league football, but the Stewartry League meets my criteria by having a summer season, and south west Scotland is a nice place to spend a Sunday.

This cup tie's 6pm kick off was a curiosity, with two other matches scheduled for the afternoon, but it fitted in well on the back of a weekend in Cumbria, and gave us time to visit some bookshops in Wigtown before heading to Dalbeattie.

The Birchtree is a Dalbeattie hotel, and its football team plays at Colliston Park. It's a pleasant park with a war memorial, bandstand, boating lake and children's playground, as well as a football pitch and adjacent changing rooms. It's next door to Dalbeattie Star's impressive Islecroft Stadium.

The evening was a stroll in the park for the home side, who scored five times in each half for a very easy win. Twynholm's solitary goal was a good one, but came in the second half when the tie was already well out of reach.

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