Ex Falkirk FC starlet courts trouble at Stirling university

Connor Hogg is to appear in court again on December 2
Connor Hogg is to appear in court again on December 2

A former Falkirk FC footballer has admitted his part in ‘egging’ a student accommodation kitchen on a night out at the University of Stirling.

Connor Hogg (19), who is the son of former Manchester United and Hearts defender Graeme Hogg, went to the university’s Geddes Court halls of residence to meet a girl but ended up sleeping in the communal kitchen with pal Andrew Finnegan (18), from Grangemouth, in March this year, Stirling Sheriff Court was told.

The pair ended up throwing eggs and washing up liquid over the walls and mixed ice cream with Buckfast.

They were discovered the next morning when they opened a sleeping female student’s door, apparently in the hope of finding the girl Hogg thought he was meeting.

The student, Eilidh Mackenzie (18), and another girl, went to get help, and on returning with a porter to the kitchen, found that Hogg – who was a midfielder with Falkirk’s under-20s squad – and Finnegan had both left.

The pair pleaded guilty to committing a breach of the peace by entering the kitchen and the doorway of Miss Mackenzie’s bedroom uninvited, throwing eggs and washing-up liquid, and pouring ice cream into the pan of tonic wine.

Sheriff Gillian Wade QC deferred sentence until December 2 and ordered Hogg, who was not present in court, to attend. She also called for a criminal justice social work report.