Eleven-a-side debut for gay football team

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SCOTLAND's only gay football club are preparing for their first 11-a-side game tomorrow.

The Edinburgh-based HotScots FC now boasts 75 members, less than a year after it was set up.

They are going to take on Haddington Select in a friendly match at Aubigny Sports Centre.

Chairman and founder Kevin Rowe said: "This will be instrumental in our preparation for the Gay World Cup in August.

"By playing local teams, we can break down barriers surrounding homophobia in sport and dispel a few myths that gay people and football simply do not mix."

A Haddington Select spokesman said: "It's all football at the end of the day, and there's no reason why it can't be enjoyed by everyone."