Gala Fairydean Rovers vs Edinburgh City FC


Match Info

Date Time Competition Season Full Time
June 28, 2018 7:45 pm Friendly 2018/19 90'


Nether Rd, Galashiels TD1, UK


Gala Fairydean Rovers1Loss
Edinburgh City4Win

Match Report

A cracking summer’s evening in the Borders saw James McDonaugh’s new-look City squad get it’s first run out. The majority of the new signings were involved with the exception of Robbie McIntyre and the match was played in a very competitive manner from the off, with both sets of players putting in some full-blooded challenges.

City struck first with a great low drive into the corner from debutant Allan Smith, who looked extremely lively, with powerful direct running throughout. City doubled their lead with Smith’s second, capitalising on a goalkeeping error near half-time.

The second half saw both sides making wholesale changes, with City giving a run out to a number of u20s, along with Dylan Burns and the returning Zack Karadachki, the latter having been out for nearly a year with a serious knee injury. Despite the changes City kept their quality high and extended their lead when Blair Henderson converted a penalty ten minutes into the second half. Gala played their part in this match and got a consolation goal of their own through Chris Mitchell, however City restored their three goal advantage when Graham Taylor converted a cross ball superbly into the far corner.

Overall an excellent start to the pre-season preparations, a number of very positive performances and a couple of really good finishes too. Of the absentees, Josh Walker is still recovering from some treatment on a knee injury that troubled him last season, while Robbie McIntyre, John Dunn and Calum Hall are yet to return from holiday.

Next up is another Lowland League outfit in Whitehill Welfare at Ainslie Park this coming Saturday.

Man-of-the-Match: Allan Smith

Our pre-season began with a promising 4-1 victory...

Gala Fairydean Rovers


Edinburgh City

1Calum Antell Goalkeeper
2Craig Thomson 17 Midfielder
3Gareth Rodger Defender
4Andrew Black Midfielder
5Conrad Balatoni 15 Defender
6Brad Donaldson Defender
7Allan Smith Forward
8Marc Laird 16 Midfielder
9Blair Henderson Forward
10Danny Handling 14 Midfielder
11Luke Kennedy 11 Midfielder
12Matthew Shaw Defender
15Mark Tennant 5 Midfielder
11Graham Taylor 11 Midfielder
16Dylan Burns 8 Midfielder
17Zdravko Karadachki 2 Midfielder
14Keiran Stewart 10 Defender
21Fraser Morton Goalkeeper

Sporting Director: James McDonaugh

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