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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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Match report Sat 1st Nov: 2004s continue to impress

The 2004s welcomed Dunbar Utd Colts to Gullane's Memorial Park after a break of 4 weeks. Coach Mackie was looking to see a continuation of the excellent display the previous weekend at Musselburgh. The team welcomed back Jack C from a long lay off through injury. Dunbar always provide a stiff challenge and today was no different with Gullane starting off on the back foot but with superb defending by Arran and JJ, supported by Shona, Dunbar were kept at bay until late in the 1st period with ever improving Ali making some excellent stops and controlling his box well. The loss of a goal spurred Gullane forward and after a period of pressure Shona wheeled round in the box and smashed an unstoppable shot passed the Dunbar keeper. A couple of minutes later it was Robbie's turn to have…
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Missed chances: 2003 Match report – Sat 1st Nov

Despite a game full of good individual performances the 2003 team continued their recent record of doing much better on their travels, with a home defeat this morning to a Musselburgh YS team who took their chances. Early on, MYS scored twice to establish a lead and then endured a strong Gullane fightback without scoring again until near the end. Gullane created a large number of chances, with only a top notch performance from the MYS keeper keeping them ahead. The fightback featured strong defensive performances from Calumn, Jasmine, Archie and Dylan whilst Miles, Stuart and Shay tried their luck at the other end. Shay pulled one back for us after a nice pass through from Stuart, and then nearly evened things up with a beautifully lofted high shot which came back off the bar.…
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2004 Match Report Sat 25th

The 2004s from Gullane Athletic arrived at a windy Musselburgh off the back of an impressive run of displays that saw them unbeaten in the last three outings. Saturday would offer a test of their progress without coach Mackie to provide his unique blend of tactical awareness and inspired motivation, and the team coming off a two-week break. Odds were further against the squad when it became apparent that they would need to play two of the 15 minute sessions uphill and into the strong wind. The first period was hard fought by both teams and while Gullane struggled to make progress in the conditions Musselburgh found the visitor's defence just as challenging. The back three of Aaron, Angus and Ali gave a master-class in defending and were well protected…
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Confident return to action – 2003 match report

The 2003s got back into action with an away game vs Dunbar, who had inflicted the only defeat on the team since the summer in the home fixture. At a windy 3G pitch in Dunbar we lined up against the wind and the team were … simply fantastic! From the kick off the team passed the ball well, supported each other and led 7-1 at half time, our best half of football all season. Dunbar came back into the game in the 2nd half as we made changes but the team stood firm and we ran out 13 – 7 (I think). As always, it is not about the winning but the enjoyment of the players and the performance. Calumn was assured as ever between the sticks, helped by great tackling at the…
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Derby Delight – 2004 Match Report 4th October 2014

The final match before the October school break saw the 2004 team up against near neighbours NB Colts. Despite horrendous conditions with heavy rain and cool breeze the pitch at Gullane stood up well as did the players. The excellent passing that was evident over the past couple of weeks was again a feature of the game. We are fortunate to have a larger squad now but that brings its own problems i.e. not being able to play all the squad. The 10 that did play shared the goals amongst themselves with Archie scoring a thunderbolt with the coach demanding he pass the ball ( coach wrong again!) Cole showed an excellent touch playing up front with Jamie and Robbie combining well on the right to deliver crosses into the…
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Delayed Coach Delighted – Match Report 27 September 2014

Despite the late arrival of the team coach, the 2004s put in another excellent performance away at Pencaitland. Despite an earlier start which has in the past caught the team half asleep this week saw them bright and breezy in the 1st 15 mins with some excellent play all around. Goals were shared around the team and with Ali having a couple of good saves the team were 4-1 ahead. As ever the scoreline is not the important factor with the continued improved passing being the most pleasing aspect. Saturday saw another debut with Angus joining the team. Despite not playing for a few weeks he fitted right in and will hopefully go and enjoy his football with Gullane. The match also saw Arran and Harvey getting their 1st goals…
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Tough day at the office – 2003 Match Report

Tough day at the office for the 2003’s as we played as strong Dunbar side with a number of players unavailable. Playing with just 7 in the squad, the team really pulled together to support each other with Daniel leading from the front, back and basically everywhere. The defence played well with some great composure from Jasmine and Wil again impressing at left back, Dylan  impressing in midfield with some good tackling supported by Archie on the other side getting up and down the flank with some strong shots. Shay led the line well with some nice touches and mazy dribbling with Calumn making some great saves in goal. All looking forward to our last game before the break; away to Port Seton, Kick off time TBC Tom
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Dribbling Masterclass – 2004 match report

Saturday's match (20th Sept) saw the 2004's squad entertain the usually excellent Haddington 04's at Memorial Park Gullane. The team got off to a slow start but eventually found their passing boots and started to enjoy stringing passes together. A couple of long range efforts from Archie paved the way for what to come. Despite a good effort from the Haddington keeper he was unable to keep out a strong shot from Archie. It remained 1 - 0 until a deflected shot took the ball past from the ever improving Ali in goals. The work with his goalkeeping coach is evident with more confidence in coming out to close down attackers. The 2nd period continued in the same way with Ella spearheading the attack with the Gullane team producing some super passing movements, and one in particular where Robbie produced the…
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