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Boost to club from Clydesdale Bank!

The club have just received a £500 Grant from the Clydesdale Bank via its Employee Volunteer Grant Programme. This will help support the further development of our football club in the village. 2015 is set to be a pivotal year for the club and these funds are extremely important and the club is hugely grateful.  
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Strong finish – 2003 match report: Sat 29th Nov

The final match of the Gullane Athletic 2003 team's 2014 saw them put together many of the elements we have been practising in training to secure a fine 11-7 result away to Musselburgh Youngstars. Establishing a quick 3 goal cushion in the first quarter, Gullane got their heads in front and never looked back, despite perhaps easing off the gas a little in the middle part of the match.  The high scoreline featured goals from all quarters - 5 from Myles in a memorably energetic performance, 3 from Stuart and 1 each from Dylan, Shay and Wil. Of these, two stick in the kind, being exactly what the coaches have looked for - great team goals: passed out wide from the keeper, moving the ball through the team for a…
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What a finale!! 2004 match report – Sat 29th Nov

The 2004's finished off the 2014 season with an away fixture on the 3G pitch at Dunbar Colts against a very good side.   Three down after the 1st 10 mins it looked like the players were looking forward to Santa or indeed perhaps the school xmas play!  Without the efforts of Ali in goal the score could have been a lot worse and it was already looking like the final match would be a bad day for the 04's which would have been a tragedy as all the players have really developed their skills and game awareness this year.  But not to worry, a quick reshuffle at the break and the players got their match boots on and started to play better with more accurate passes using the width of…
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Gullane 2003’s in 5 all thriller – Match report Sat 22nd Nov

Gullane 2003s were on their travels again on Saturday and were involved a 5 all thriller on a balmy morning in Pencaitland. On a sticky surface, Gullane played down the hill in the first half and after some near misses took the lead with Myles forcing the ball home under pressure from two defenders. Gullane quickly extended their advantage, with Shay slotting home after good work by Dylan and then another good finish from Myles put the Gullane geese 3 nil up at half time. Gullane played some champagne football in the first half on a difficult pitch but knew to expect a fight back from a strong and stung Pencaitland. In a game of two halves, Pencaitland did come back strongly but Gullane were resolute with Daniel putting in…
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That’s Entertainment – 2004 Match Report Sat 22nd Nov

The sizeable home support were provided with a highly entertaining game as the final home match of the season saw the 2004's host Pencaitland.  On a pitch that must be the best in the county and with beautiful bright morning conditions the biggest challenge proved to be the early start. A slow start for the home team meant the first 15 mins saw them having to defend more than attack but with Arran, Finn and Shona protecting Ali in goals supported by Angus in midfield the Pencaitland attack was rebuffed until a loose ball out of defence was pounced upon and ended up in the Gullane net.   The second 15 proved that the team had woken up with better play, with Archie and Robbie playing passes out of defence one…
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Tale of Two Halves – 2004 Match Report Sat 15th Nov

The 2004's visited Wallyford to play Musselburgh Youngstars (MYS)on Saturday morning. After heavy rain on the Friday there was some doubt on how the Wallyford pitch would stand up - but with drier overnight conditions  the game went ahead. Given the "Easter Road" like slope at Wallyford the match was played as 2 x 22mins halves as opposed to 3 x 15mins to ensure no team had an advantage. The hosts started with the slope and soon had the majority of the ball although when presented with the ball the Gullane team continued to try to play passing football, particularly with Angus picking up the ball deep and playing passes out of defence, something the coaches are keen to encourage. Further up the field, the passing play on a number…
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Things looking up at home – 2003 Match Report 15th Nov

The team chose a bright, clear Nov morning to overturn our recent home form and record a strong 7-3 win over Musselburgh. Starting where we left off last weekend, the team showed energy and determination to establish a first-half lead and never looked back. Relentless chasing and harrying by Daniel and Stuart stopped the opposition from settling down and some good combinations up front between Myles, Stuart, and Dylan were rewarded with 2, 3 and 2 goals apiece. Although Musselburgh broke through a few times, important saves by Calumn kept our lead intact and Archie and Jasmine were strong at the back, both putting in strong tackles and working well together to give extra support up front when needed. Istke's strong running up the wings was nearly rewarded with a goal; whilst Wil filled in solidly…
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The key to success : Saturday 8th Nov 2004’s Match Report.

Despite the late arrival of the Haddington key holder, once the teams got onto the pitch and the match got underway it proved a worthwhile wait for both sets of players and supporters. Credit to all the players for a great game of football. From a Gullane perspective the teamwork again was very much in evidence which continues to please the coaches. Nevertheless, despite some great individual skill from Robbie, and direct running from Archie, the first goal seemed like it would never come until one of those mazy runs from Archie ended up with Jamie steering the ball into the net. It has to be said if it wasn't for the home side's keeper, Gullane could have had 4 or 5 before the 1st one arrived.  As is the…
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Top teamwork – 2003 Match Report Sat 8th Nov

Gullane 2003's impressive away form continued with an 8-2 away win on the 3G at Haddington. A pre match virus had swept through the camp leaving the team with only 8 players but to a man (and woman) they were excellent, playing as a real team. We started the game a little sluggish and went behind early to a fine Haddington goal.  That stung the team into action with Dylan drawing the team level before a slide rule pass put Shay clear down the right with a crisp finish into the bottom right corner to put Gullane 2-1 up. From there Gullane really kicked on with Jasmine and Archie marshalling the defence, with Archie having a great run and shot brilliantly turned around the post. Daniel once again excelled as…
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