- TWO SCOTTISH TEAMS FINISH IN THE TOP THREE
Scotland’s leading personal injury and employment firm, and proud sponsors of the Scottish teams competing in the Coalfields Regeneration Trust Home Internationals Football tournament, have praised the efforts of the two Scottish teams involved.
The two teams representing Scotland, from Kelloholm in Dumfries and Galloway and Tranent in East Lothian, came in the top three at the tournament held at Cardiff City’s Sports complex on Saturday 5 November.
The lads from Kelloholm lost a closely fought final with England 2-0 but their keeper Kevin Roy was crowned player of the tournament. The second team representing the Scots, from Tranent in East Lothian, came third.
The teams at the tournament were cheered on by former England manager Terry Venables.
Partner at Thompsons Solicitors, Bruce Shields, who travelled to Wales for the event said:
“Congratulations to the lads involved, both Scottish teams did really well. For both of them to come in the top three was a great achievement. They did Scotland proud.
“It was hard to see Kelloholm lose the final in that way. They dominated the match and deserved to take the trophy. Their keeper Kevin Roy really deserved the player of the tournament award. He was absolutely outstanding.
“Thompsons Solicitors is delighted to support the Midnight League Finals and the Home Internationals.
“Thompsons Solicitors has enjoyed a very close relationship and history with Scotland’s mining communities.
“We will always stand shoulder to shoulder with Scotland’s coal mining communities, and will provide the legal support they need, whether it’s injury caused by a road traffic accident, injury at work, industrial illness or industrial disease, as well as employment law issues. “These tournaments are fantastic initiatives to support Coalfield communities and get kids on the pitch and out of trouble.”
Nicky Wilson, Scottish Trustee of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust said:
“Everyone agreed that the football on display was the highest we’ve seen in the seven year history of this event.
“It was a great experience for all the lads, and Kevin richly deserved his Man of the Tournament Award”.
“Representing your country at any level is a great honour and the whole weekend was a fantastic experience for the boys.”