Happy New Year to all supporters and visitors to Old Anniesland today we hope you enjoy your visit to this our final league match of this season.
We especially wish to send an extra special welcome to the President, Committee, coaches, players and townspeople of Hawick who have travelled to Glasgow for this fixture.
The last month has been a difficult one for then town and our friends at Mansfield Park as they were hit by “Storm Desmond” in the 1st of December. I think it would fair to say that in comparison with the coverage down South, Hawick’s plight went partially ignored as the initial storm led to more than 600 homes being evacuated. As time passed “Storm Eva” visited two days before Christmas. Leading to further flooding of business and of greater concern Care Homes for the Elderly with all the disruption and upset that causes.
In a story, echoed across the UK, the Hawick community rallied round. Naturally enough, club volunteers did what they could at Mansfield Park to protect the ground but players weren’t simply working here.
Team Coach and Teri born and bred, Nikki Walker led players to assist shopkeepers and homeowners in clearing debris. The Greens are very much a part of the community and we send our best wishes to both club and town.
But those wishes halt today at 3 o’clock when for 80 minutes the sides give battle.
This fixture has been very tight over the last few seasons and has gone the way of the home team. However, for Hawks this is the last chance to grab at 4th spot and the players are determined to take it.
Hawick on the other hand are better placed in the league and a win here would be more than helpful.
It should be a cracking match.