Showing posts with label Caldercruix. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Caldercruix. Show all posts

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Grasshoppers v Caldercruix - Sat 7th Oct 1876


Falkirk Herald - Sat 14th October 1876


A match between the above teams was played at Bonnybridge on the ground of the former, on Saturday last, in presence of a considerable number of onlookers, and resulted in the favour of the Grasshoppers by two goals to one. The toss being won by the Grasshoppers, the ball was kicked off by Peters, the Caldercruix captain. A brilliant run was made up to the enemy's goal by the strangers, but it was soon returned and kept there until Clarke kicked a goal for the home team. Shortly after, ends being changed, a goal was secured for the strangers by George McGuire. Both teams seemed now to play in better order, but it was evident that the home team had the advantage of their opponents, the ball being kept ringing off their goal lines, and eventually another goal was kicked for the home team by James Clarke.

Monday, 11 December 1978

Grasshoppers v Caldercruix - Sat 30th Mar 1878

Falkirk Herald - Sat 7th Apr 1878


A friendly match at football was played on the green here between the Bonnybridge Club and that of Caldercruix on Saturday last. The Caldercruix company were expected by 3 o'clock pm, but it was close on 5 o'clock before they arrived. However, they were in fine time, although the Bonnybridge team and the large concourse of spectators were somewhat out of patience at the unneccessary delay. The game began by the Caldercruix "kicking off" and then commenced the tug of war. From the appearance of the Caldercruix men, they were lithe looking fellows, and swifter of foot than the Bonnybridge men. It was thought that Bonnybridge would have a small chance with them, but the Bonnybridge team held at it manfully, and although the war was oftener on the territory of Bonnybridge than on the other side they battled their foes to put the ball through their goal. again and again it seemed as if the ball were to be sent through, and as often was it dexterously hurled back by vigilant goal-keeper; and although Caldercruix scored the first goal, it was because the ball struck one of the poles and went through the goal at a tangent in a manner that no vigilence could prevent. After positions were changed another hard tussle ensued; and this time Bonnybridge scored a goal. Time was called before anymore goals were scored, so that the match ended in a draw. Altogether the match was one of the best that has been played here, and was watched with very great interest by the onlookers, as from beginning to end it was doubtful which of the teams were best; for, although Caldercruix team were certainly swifter of foot than the Bonnybridge one, it must be said that Bonnybridge showed, if anything, the greater skill and determination. It may be added that the state of the ground and the weather were all that could be desired, saving that the latter was rather cold for the onlookers.