its Berwick v Annan! I'm going down to Berwick with my dad for this one.Tom was coming too but after receiving a phone call on Friday afternoon about the delivery of his new shed on the Saturday he's staying at home. It will be an early start, leave the house at about 7:30am and down to Berwick for a Trust meeting at 11am. I also need to drop some stuff off at the food bank in Berwick. I don't know what to expect from this game, a 3-1 win on the opening day followed by a 4-0 defeat in the second league game away to Stirling. Then there was the 2-0 away win in the IRN BRU cup against Kilmarnock colts. Ladbrokes have both teams at 29/20 for the win.
The next home game I'll get to is the 21st of October against Montrose. There is only one other home fixture before that on the 16th of September. It that's my dad's 80th birthday party so I'll won't be able to go to that one. I'm planning a trip to Stenhousemuir on the 23rd of September with my dad, a wee "Birthday treat" for him...... there are another couple of away games that could have been on the cards, Cowdenbeath on the 26th of August and Edinburgh City on the 9th of September but these clash with other commitments.
We arrived at about 10am and dropped off our stuff at the foodbank, it was gratefully accepted. Next stop the flat in Spittal. Cup of tea here, a paper for my dad and I was off to the Trust meeting, my dad stayed in the flat for a bit then popped down to the beach to read his paper.
The meeting went well, usual trust items. I mentioned Gordon Baxters idea of a stall at the seaside festival like the Berwick Bandits speedway team had. The club could have one selling merchandise and the Trust could have one highlighting the trust and have a tombola etc. I also raised Gordon's thoughts on a scoreboard and it could be shared with the Bandits and perhaps have a sponsor to fund it. I've also been tasked with producing a poster to advertise the IRN BRU cup game against Queen of the South on the 2nd of September. Meeting done it's back to the flat to get the old boy and off for lunch.
The Cobbled Yard Hotel.
well what do you expect when it's 3 courses for £7:50......... a menu (sample menu in picture) and hotel restaurant from the 70's! Starters were soup of the day or fruit juice. We both opted for the mystery soup, a mystery because we asked twice what it was and never got a response. Turns out it was a sort of vegetable soup with pasta in it, Huge bits of penne pasta. I had fish next, it was good enough, my dad had egg and chips. He wanted Sausage, egg and chips but when we ordered he couldn't remember what the menu said so he asked for the egg and chips on the menu and it came as egg and chips. Although the menu does state strictly no substitutions or alterations... next up pudding, I had the bread and butter pudding with fresh cream, the kind of fresh cream that comes from an aerosol can. It was ok. My dad had the ice cream with fresh fruit cocktail,fresh from the can. The meal was ok just not we were expecting. The place had a odd feel , very old fashioned. Fawlty towers and rising damp type of feeling. This feeling continue as I nipped to the bathroom to be confronted with a sign telling me to go to the bar to collect the key for access..... it was an odd place and we were in and out in about 20 minutes! So it was a quick stop at the garden centre and off to the game.
well what a start, goal in a about five minutes and we were off to a flying start, sadly this made Annan angry and they gave us a thrashing 5-1. We left when the 5th goal (penalty) went in, its a 112 mile journey home so not worth hanging about. That's about all I have to say.