Historic day at Grangemouth for new club

Falkirk Juniors
Falkirk Juniors

A PIECE of both local and junior football history will be made at Grangemouth Stadium this Saturday.

That’s the inaugural fixture for newly formed Falkirk Juniors FC when they play their first game with Central League First Division champions Kilsyth Rangers providing the opposition.

The big kick off for the new juniors is at 2 p.m.

After being granted membership to both the SJFA and the East region FA their committee have made good progress as the look forward to their first season in the junior ranks.

Manager Terry Aikman and his assistant David Marshall have had their squad in training for three weeks and are keen to get into action with three other challenge games against Oakley United, Linlithgow Rose and Steelend Vics to complete their pre season perparations.

To follow Falkirk Juniors F.C., supporters and interested parties can track the club’s progress with regular updates online at www.fjfc.co.uk, following the club on Facebook and of course in The Falkirk Herald.

Falkirk Juniors’ Committee would like to extend a special thank you to Mark Lejman and Michelle Walker for their work in creating the club’s website and relevant artwork.

Meanwhile, Dunipace and Camelon Juniors will also play the first of their pre-season challenge matches this Saturday.

The ‘Pace travel to take on Livingston United at Station Park while the Mariners, who have made five new signings to date, including former Shire player Derek Ure, take on Clydebank at Carmuirs Park. both games kick off at 2 p.m.

On a sadder note Camelon Juniors’ president Jock Wardrope has been admitted to hospital after taking ill on Monday. The many friends of the 80-year-old, both within and outwith junior footballing circles, will wish him a speedy recovery.