Three United Glasgow FC games were played over the weekend in freezing conditions in Glasgow and Edinburgh, with UGFC unfortunately finishing on the losing side in all three.
On Saturday, a UGFC XI travelled to Edinburgh to play Hotscots in the third of a three game series over the course of 2017. With the tie poised at 4-4, United were hoping to grab the win to take the trophy back to Glasgow. It was not to be, however, as Hotscots ran out 3-0 winners. On a positive note, the game was filmed by Slash Football and German Comedian Henning Wehn (you may have seen him on Would I Lie To You? and Mock the Week) was around to present the game and chat to the players in the pub afterwards. Hopefully UGFC will be able to bring the Diversity Cup back to Glasgow in 2018!
United: Hussein, Iain, Chris, Ewan, Hedi, Lawrence, Arnaud, George, Stephen, Salih, Kyle
Subs: Grant, Chris B, Zain, Osama, Boss, Taha, Paddy
On Sunday, two games beat the frost (somehow) with our Sunday Team going down 4-2 to Woodland FC at Glasgow Green with a 10am kick off! With the injured Paul Georgie live streaming the game on Facebook, people could see the icy conditions and two great goals from United as they happened - unfortunately Woodland managed 4!
United: Steph, Andrew McBride, Bobby, Dave, Gerry, Laurie, Stephen, Josh, Mark, Harvey, Andrew Macfeat
Subs: Jalal, Colin, Sammy, Nahid
Goals: Nahid, Mark
A little later, at a very frosty Springburn Park, our Men's Development Team lost 6-1 to feisty league leaders Harmony Row. Springburn Park can be cold even when the weather is not so wintry but United weren't caught cold by Harmony Row, taking the lead and matching them for large parts before Harmony Row accelerated away in the 2nd half.
United: Ben, Michele, Euan, Aref, Baha, Wael, JP, Motasim, Ussam, Rediet
Subs: Abdu, Sean
There are no games left in 2017 for our Men's teams as the GCCL takes its break for the holidays. Both sides will be looking to improve on recent results when the league comes back in January 2018!