A massive congratulations to Hearts who became the first winners of the Over 50’s Glasgow Cup for Walking Football.
The event organised by Glasgow Sport was made a bit more special for everyone, when Ian Durrant (Former Rangers, Kilmarnock & Scotland) presented the cup to the Hearts team at the Toryglen Regional Football Centre on Wednesday 1st May.
A tight 1-1 final against Linlithgow Rose Maroon saw the match decided with a nervy penalty shootout and Hearts victorious.
20 teams from Stewarton to Gala Fairydean Rovers, Dundee East to Glasgow Sport, North Lanarkshire Auld Gits to Gerihatricks to name just a few, arrived bright-eyed bushy tailed to take part in the first ever Over 50’s Glasgow Cup. It was pleasing to welcome Scone Thistle and Linlithgow Rose to their first ever competition, with the latter becoming the surprise package of the day winning all their games but missing out on penalties in the Final after a 1-1 draw.
Great sportsmanship throughout the day played in the right spirit saw Alloa, KCST Northwest, Linlithgow Rose Maroon, Motherwell Community Trust, Ayr United, Arbroath, Hearts and Kirkcaldy all progress to the quarter finals after battling their ways through their group matches.
Tight quarter finals saw Alloa, Linlithgow Rose Maroon, Ayr United and Hearts victorious to set-up mouth-watering semi-finals which again brought tense matches with Hearts winning again from penalty kicks to set-up their final with Linlithgow Rose Maroon before lifting the trophy.
A terrific day of walking football in Glasgow and special thanks to organiser and WFS trustee, Matt Ramsay of Glasgow Sport and to Nicola Davidson and John Houston from Prostate Cancer UK for coming along to speak to our participants.
Click on the images below to scroll through some action shots from the day.
It was great to see our Charity partner Prostate Cancer UK at Toryglen and as always appreciate their help, engagement and support.