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Notable among the LL fixture list is that Selkirk have a midweek game at home to Dalbeattie on August 23rd at 7:45pm and their games throughout December-January are listed at 3pm instead of 2pm.

This means their plans for floodlights - which were first announced a good number of years ago now - must finally be coming to fruition.

Indeed quick search online brings up some details of the scheme in the papers of a funding application:
http://councilpapers.scotborders.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=3238


Dalbeattie having fitted floodlights at the turn of the year...

dalbeattie-star-lights-4.jpg

...this would leave 3 unlit clubs in the shape of Civil Service, Vale and Whitehill.

Beyond lighting Spartans are installing turnstiles. EK building second grandstand. Good to see non-league facilities continuing to improve.

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Meanwhile news of upgraded lights at Gretna:
 



First competitive run-out at home to Vale of Leithen in a fortnight by the looks of it.

EDIT: That'd be strangely appropriate actually as a few years I recall they'd 2 games abandoned due to floodlight failure, both v Vale?

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1 hour ago, newcastle broon said:

Any reason why Dalbeattie are playing Uni of Stirling tomorrow night and no Saturday afternoon? 

Star asked before start of season not to have a home match on Saturday 12th August as it is the towns Civic Day which would mean access to Islecroft would be problematic to say the least. Fixtures came out with Star v Uni of Stirling on Friday evening.

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10 hours ago, Ross O'Neri said:

Star asked before start of season not to have a home match on Saturday 12th August as it is the towns Civic Day which would mean access to Islecroft would be problematic to say the least. Fixtures came out with Star v Uni of Stirling on Friday evening.

Thanks Ross. 

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Sometimes theres more than just putting up lights at a ground imo...id be surprised if ww have lights anytime soon. The first issue is cost, the 2nd issue is winter night games will do nothing to improve the annual issues with the pitch. A third petty issue is location of Ferguson park..it would not only be the pitch required to be illuminated it would be a lot of surrounding area which again cause issues....

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8 hours ago, magoo said:

Sometimes theres more than just putting up lights at a ground imo...id be surprised if ww have lights anytime soon. The first issue is cost, the 2nd issue is winter night games will do nothing to improve the annual issues with the pitch. A third petty issue is location of Ferguson park..it would not only be the pitch required to be illuminated it would be a lot of surrounding area which again cause issues....

So what's yer solution then?

Sell the whole lot!  it'd certainly put ww on an even peg wi the rest of the LL and beyond. 

WW Ferguson Park and its assets are probably worth a lot more than you think. 

Night games under lights would nae even be a problem, floodlights as much as I'd love to have them are only used an average twice maybes three times a season in the LL anyway so don't think there be that much more damage to the pitch than there is just now. 

In the meantime there's nae chance of promotion (floodlights)  or an instant fix anyway so we are where we are. 

Its just finding a sugar daddy to fund it cause I'm 100% certain the club have tried all channels available....

 

 

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Selkirk-Dalbeattie on Wednesday postponed, apparently something to do with the lights. Anyone know anymore?

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15 minutes ago, afca32 said:

Selkirk-Dalbeattie on Wednesday postponed, apparently something to do with the lights. Anyone know anymore?

They aren't ready yet.

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45 minutes ago, Macca1875 said:

Flood lights installed. Waiting on Scottish power to connect them.

Pass the blame eh ... 

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I'm sure you could have found a Gala ned to do the job for you, he would have by-passed the meter for you too... :lol:

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Bump. In the end Selkirk's lights were never cabled-up and now the rest is history...

Minor footnote in the appendix of Lowland League history upcoming: Tuesday night's games at Civil Service and Vale of Leithen may be the last-ever midweekers played by natural light.

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On 28/07/2019 at 19:11, HibeeJibee said:

Bump. In the end Selkirk's lights were never cabled-up and now the rest is history...

Minor footnote in the appendix of Lowland League history upcoming: Tuesday night's games at Civil Service and Vale of Leithen may be the last-ever midweekers played by natural light.

Could certainly have done with them towards the end tonight at the Strollers. They are well on track to have them in for next year.   

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