Midlothian walking football team play first match

Midlothian Walking Football Team - Back Row / Left to Right'Andrew Waith / Eric Platten / Eddie Henderson / Peter Collins / Bob Blaikie / Stevie McDonald / Peter Frame'Front Row / Left to Right'John Hislop / Kenny McDonald / Pud Ramage / Viv Wallace / Glen Milne
Midlothian Walking Football Team - Back Row / Left to Right'Andrew Waith / Eric Platten / Eddie Henderson / Peter Collins / Bob Blaikie / Stevie McDonald / Peter Frame'Front Row / Left to Right'John Hislop / Kenny McDonald / Pud Ramage / Viv Wallace / Glen Milne

The Midlothian over 50s Walking Football team took part in their first challenge match last weekend in Prestwick, against Caledonian.

Three 20 minute games were played between the sides with Midlothian losing all three, 2-4, 4-5 and 1-5.

Walking football player, Peter Collins (81), said: “I think it’s a wonderful thing for older men to get out there. Everybody likes to play football and once you get used to slowing up a wee bit it’s really terrific.”

Read more on this story in the July 25 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.