While I appreciate why people might think we used any means possible to get the advantage over hurlford by taking the game to a "cow field" they couldn't be more wrong. We had 3 pitches booked through out the day. All first class surfaces. Unfortunately they were all called off. We tried every astro u can imagine, as far a Kilwinning Sports club with no luck. We tried to book a couple of other local grass parks and eventually managed to book Scott Ellis. We notified Thistle and the match Sec . We then got to the park to check it and it was in that state. We cant call it off at that time only a referee can. We got one down at 3pm who said it was playable and also the match referee deemed it playable. We can maybe be accused of being nieve for booking before checking but there was no dodgy game plan involved. Neither team was able to play to their strengths but Thistle came out on top as they normally do and well played to them.
What the main issue should be is the lack of care or effort from the coucil. They have next to no grass football parks to maintan anymore and they still let them get in to that mess. Its shocking that they have the red neck to even charge for facilities like that. One day it will come to a head when there isnt enough surfaces for teams to play on. Especially in East Ayrshire