Petershall Villa v Calderglen

11am  5 August 2017

Strathclyde Saturday Morning Amateur League, Cup Qualifying Group 9
Petershall Villa 0 Calderglen 6 (att 25)

This season's Strathclyde Saturday Morning League kicks off with a series of mini leagues to determine qualifiers for its knock out cups, although for some reason there was just this single match today before the rest get going over the next week.

Both Petershall and Calderglen play among the league's three second tier divisions, but there was a gulf between them as the visitors scored three in each half for a comprehensive win. They looked a good side and are likely to do well as the season progresses.

Petershall weren't helped by having to play the last 25 minutes with just 10 men due to injury, although the game was already well of sight by then.

The venue was an artificial pitch at St Ambrose High School in Coatbridge. I'm no stranger to 3G and 4G pitches in schools, but the facilities at St Ambrose are remarkable. There are six pitches, all of them enclosed and four with all-weather surfaces.

Petershall used 'pitch one' with has dugouts and a fenced off area along one side, shared with 'pitch two', for spectators to stand.

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