Tweedvale entered two teams in the inaugural Walking Football Scotland’s Over 65’s East of Scotland League which was launched on Wednesday September 15, at the Powerleague venue in Sighthill, Edinburgh.

The tournament was organised by Walking Football Scotland and seven teams took part.

Hibs’ legend football Keith Wright joined WFS Trustee Vivian Wallace for the launch.

Tweedvale Reds started with a narrow defeat to Alloa Athletic which was followed by a 5-2 victory over Tweedvale Yellows.

In the next round of fixtures, the Reds beat Dunfermline Dynamo 4-0 whilst the Yellows suffered a heavy defeat to Alloa.

In the final round, the Yellows picked up a point with a 3-3 draw against Dunfermline whilst the Reds lost heavily to Fife Wanderers.

Afterwards Reds player Bobbie Craigie told the Peeblesshire News: “We played well today, but four games in a row without a break was too much with only one sub. Our first game against Alloa was the star of the day and was such high intensity it tired us.

“With the score at 1-1 we missed a penalty and they scored a late winner. When we played Fife we were tired and they had just had 30min break plus had 4 subs, hence the score.”

The lack of players was always going to be problem against sides with bigger squads and Mr Craigie is urging players to come forward and give the ever-growing sport a try.

He added: “We play Wednesdays 6pm at Cardrona Hotel and Fridays  at Whitestone Park Peebles at 2.30pm and we are always looking for new members.”

Ms Wallace added: “Another great start in our competitive return to play, with good weather and plenty of good skills on display. It is good to be back. Well done to all the participants and coaching staff. Once again, Walking Football Scotland would like to thank Keith for his continued support of walking football and to the Powerleague for hosting us today.”