Crayons win Plate competition at Grange Easter Festival


Carnegie played in the Grange Easter Mixed Festival at the weekend. Last year the Minions won the event,  this year the team dressed as Crayola crayons. This year the event was run a bit differently, 8 teams entered and everyone played each other on the Sat. Carnegie Crayons played some nice hockey but found it difficult to adapt to the grass playing surface. The team started well losing out narrowly  1-0 to the Beerguts then managed to beat Mark’s all stars 3-0. A loss against East vets 1-0 followed by 3 draws against Watsonians, Obantoberfest and The Eagles  and winning the final game 2-0 against Stockbridge mafia. The results put the Crayons in joint 4th place but due to goal difference they were out of the cup competition and playing for the plate. After food and a disco at the Grange club, the team were up bright and early and ready to go. Crayons won the first game against Stockbridge Mafia 3-0, lost 4-1 to Mark’s All stars and drew with Watsonians. The results were good enough for the Crayons to make the final of the Plate competition v Watsonians. In a close encounter the Crayons were 1-0 winners thanks to a goal from Dougie (one of our borrowed players from Oban). East vets won the cup and Duncan Ruzzak won the running penalties competition. Ladies Club Captain Gail Hunter said ” the great weather helped make it a fantastic weekend. The tournament was well organised and matches were all very friendly and teams had a laugh. The team did well to win the plate as they played a few matches with only 9 players. The team have been invited through to the Oban annual mixed 7s tournament in May.