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Football Fundraiser Kicks Off In Dalbeattie

A charity football match between Dalbeattie businesses ETB Technologies and BSW Timber has raised over £800 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sunday 20th August saw teams from both businesses along with supporters gather at Islecroft Stadium for a highly anticipated match. The weather was dry and warm and the pitch was in perfect condition for the 2pm kick off.

The first half was action packed with goals coming from both sides of the pitch including an unfortunate own goal into the BSW net. As halftime was called it was all level at 3 all. The second half saw BSW timber score twice in quick succession to take an early lead. However team ETB rallied and were able to close the gap with two more goals of their own. By the time referee Jim Thomson blew the final whistle ETB had managed to take the lead with 7 goals to BSW’s 6.

ETB Technologies have been fundraising all year for Macmillan Cancer Support and have already raised almost £5000 through a series of events including a skydive, Tough Mudder challenge and coffee morning. The money raised from donations on the door at the football as well as a tombola and lucky squares draw takes that total to well over the £5000 target for the year. BSW Timber also made a generous donation towards the charity as part of their contribution to the event.

Everyone at ETB would like to thank both teams for their efforts on the pitch, it was a very entertaining match and all the supporters had a great time. Thanks are also required for Dalbeattie Star for use of the stadium, our referee Jim Thomson and to everyone who gave time or donations towards the event.