Charity match at Gayfield

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THE ANNUAL charity football game will take place at Gayfield tonight (Friday) between Hamish’s Hasbeens and Jonny Booth’s Gowfers.

The match, which will kick off at 6.30 p.m., has free entry but there will be a bucket collection for charities Help for Heroes and Volunteering Abroad.

For the last two years, the Hasbeens have been triumphant and are hoping to make it three in a row.

They will have several ex-Lichties in the line up and will also feature Arbroath FC assistant manager Stewart Petrie, manager of Cove Rangers Kevin Tindal and head of youth at Arbroath FC Gavin Beith. The much younger Gowfers’ side will feature ex-Arbroath Vics stalwart Gav Norrie, former Arbroath and Brechin player Garry Buick and an unnamed, celebrity goalkeeper in their ranks.

Travellers cheque case to trial

ON A defence motion, a new trial date of July 12 was set at Arbroath Sheriff Court on Tuesday for Daniel Farquharson (21), 42 Marketgate, who denies charges involving travellers cheques.

Farquharson denies that on May 18 last year, at the RBS, Brothock Bridge, he tendered as genuine two American Express travellers cheques for $500, and induced an employee to give him £558.75; that the same day at the same place he tendered as genuine three similar cheques and received £841.75, and on May 20 at Thomson Travel, Abbeygate, he tendered three more similar cheques and received £841.75.

Warrant issued

A WARRANT was issued at Arbroath Sheriff Court on Tuesday for Michael David McKay (31), 187 Brechin Road.

He failed to appear before Sheriff Eric Brown in connection with an alleged assault on March 1 last year.