Changing room chat: Have boots, will travel for a game

LESMAHAGOW and Wishaw were so keen to get their Central District Second Division football match played on Saturday that players travelled 11 miles in their strips and boots to get the game played.

An early inspection at Lesmahagow’s Craighead Park saw the game moved to Stonehouse. But the referee then decided the pitch there was not playable either. Quick thinking secured Carluke Rovers’ John Cumming Stadium, 11 miles away, and players, officials and supporters set off in a convoy of cars. “Home” side Lesmahagow won 3-0.