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First Weekends Results

Qualifying League Section A

28th July Arniston Rangers 0-7 Blackburn

28th July Tranent 6-1 Hawick R.A

Qualifying League Section B

28th July League Ormiston 0-3 Easthouses Lily

28th July Tweedmouth 0-2 Lothian Thistle H.V

Qualifying Section C

28th July Crossgates 0-0 Linlithgow Rose

28th July  Penicuik 3-1 Sauchie

Qualifing League Section D

28th July Coldstream 3-5 Haddington Athletic

28th july Dalkeith Thistle 1-0 H Watt

Qualifying League Section E

28th July Camelon 5-2 Dunbar United

28th July Eyemouth United 1-7 Edinburgh United

Qualifying Section F

28th July IHS 0-4 Hill of Beath

28th July Stirling University 1-5 Bonnyrigg Rose

Qualifying Section G

28th July Broxburn 2-1 Dundonald Bluebell

28th July Craigroyston 0-6 Newtongrange Star

Qualifying Section H

28th July Burntisland 0-3 Dunipace

28th July Preston Athletic 0-3 Musselburgh Athletic

Qualifying Section I

28th July Bo’ness 0-2 Jeanfield Swifts

28th July Leith Athletic 1-2 Oakley

Qualifying League Section J

28th July St Andrews 4-1 Tynecastle

Lottery Numbers

THE LAST LOTTERY DRAW OF THE SEASON WAS MADE LAST NIGHT ( 9th JUNE ) AT OUR PRESENTATION NIGHT.

THE PRIZE FUND OF £350.00 WAS EVENTUALLY WON BY ROSS LAMB

THE LUCKY NUMBERS WERE…1, 7 & 14

 

Ger: “It’s been an honour”

WHATEVER comes next for Ger Rossi, he’ll move on with the gratitude of everyone who loves Peebles. 

In an emotional speech after Saturday’s game, Ger revealed that himself and Allan McDonald will step down from their management positions at the end of the season.

Understandably, It was then easy to forget about the thrilling match before that though: a great 5-1 win over Eyemouth, a game that Rossi couldn’t have been happier with.

“After last week’s showing against Burntisland, where we were very poor, this felt like we turned a corner,” he told peeblesrovers.com

“We talk a lot about character in this dressing room – and this is proof that the lads have that in abundance.”

Such a win was vintage Rovers stuff, and served as a powerful reminder of how far this team has come over the past two years.

There were moments back in 2016 where it looked like there wouldn’t be a Peebles Rovers.

Rossi and McDonald, along with John Brogan, then transformed the club into something that will give future generations of footballers in Peebles hope.

A team largely composed of local lads, that could yet finish 5th, is nothing short of incredible.

“It’s been remarkable, to be honest,” he told us.

“We all know how humble the beginnings of this project was as we fought to keep the club alive.

“We inherited just two players from the previous team. We then asked our local guys to go above and beyond – and they’ve given us that.

“Today was for them. As much as they’ve had me pulling my hair out at times!

“It’s been a roller-coaster from start to finish. To a man, from beginning to end, every player has given something.”

Rovers have very much been Rossi’s life over the past few years, and he admits the end will be a tough day for him.

“It’ll be devastating to be completely honest. I said back in the beginning, when my hair was still black, that I was only there as a stop-gap,” he explained.

“Just to steady the ship and help ease in the local lads. But it’s now become more than that.

“These kids that came in are great, and that’s what gives me the most pride when I think about our time here.

“To see them go out and compete against the best in this division, and seeing the quality they have, is what makes it for me.

“Going forward, this club will only grow. I know it’s a horrendous cliche, but there isn’t just one person at this club.

“The committee have been second-to-none, and whoever comes in next is very lucky. I’ll always watch on and support my town – I’m a Rover to the end of my days.”

It would be easy to slip into sentimentality, but that simply isn’t Ger Rossi’s style.

His mind is now focused on Wednesday’s match against Tynecastle at Saughton Enclosure.

“It’s not over just yet!

“With three games left, we have to keep plugging away in the hope of getting that fifth spot.

“There’s still work to do before we can start dreaming about our holidays.”

Peebles Rovers 5-1 Eyemouth Utd

IT may have been a day where off-the field news took centre-stage, but Rovers’ thumping win over Eyemouth could spell a bright end to the season. 

READ: CLUB STATEMENT

When this Rovers team attacks, it attacks.

That’ll be the main point that fans will walk away from Whitestone thinking – after Rovers put on a five-star star showing with five-goals.

Awful tabloid headlines aside, this was a day where things really clicked for Rossi’s Rovers.

After just a few minutes of play – Rovers raced into the lead courtesy of yet another Alan McMann strike.

The advancing Jack Smith whipped in a great ball, McMath taking a touch to compose himself before coolly slotting the ball home.

Lee Zavaroni was up next to try his luck, cracking the woodwork with a powerful strike on 7 minutes.

Nothing good lasts forever though, and Eyemouth pounced to secure an equalizer on thirteen minutes – John Crawford scoring.

There were occasional moments where it looked like the game could degrade into a tight battle – Eyemouth proving to be tough opponents.

McMath was the hero again just before half-time, breaking the deadlock with a thumping header from a corner.

The second-half saw McMath complete his hat-trick: bundling the ball over the line on 53 minutes to send Whitestone wild.

Substitute David Lindsay came off the bench soon after, making a near immediate impact.

A foul on McMath in the box saw a penalty awarded to the Rovers, Lindsay stepping up to smash the ball home.

And then, in what proved to be the final kick of the game – Lindsay grabbed goal number 5.

Off the back of a tidy McEwan pass – Davie went one-on-one, and came out on top to round off the day in style.

STARS OF THE MATCH:

Big praise for Alan McMath/McMann here. We’ve genuinely lost count of the number of hat-tricks he’s had this season. Simply magnificent.

David Lindsay again showed his quality, two lovely finishes to cap off a fine performance.

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CLUB STATEMENT

IT is with the heaviest of hearts, that Peebles Rovers Football Club must announce that Ger Rossi and Allan McDonald will leave their roles as management at the end of the season.

The duo were appointed to the Whitestone Park hot-seat in Summer 2016 following John O’Hara’s departure.

With the club on the brink of extinction, the two transformed our fortunes and rebuilt the team in the form of a group of local lads.

A full tribute will be released in due course…