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Post by Hughie » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:45 pm

Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
August 20, 1943

Davy Woodside

Saltcoats Victoria has had many fine players since they were instituted in 1911-12, but they have been more famous for half-backs than any other club. Davy Woodside, although long since finished his playing career, went abroad several years ago, still, his powerful half-back play reh mains fresh in the memory of all the old Vics, faithful.

He was a strong player who never eased off during the ninety minutes play, and no matter how strong were the opposition he could always give a good account of himself. Every game was played in earnest by Davy, and head or feet he could prove the master, but it was when the ball was in the air he was best for he seemed to be able to jump that bit extra for a hall and seldom was he beat for a ball in the air. Davy Woodside was a popular player home or away, and he certainly did a lot to uphold that fine half-back play which Saltcoats Vics, were famed for, and he left behind in Saltcoats memories of his sportsmanship.

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Re: Local Sportsmen's Gallery

Post by Hughie » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:27 am

Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
October 26, 1945

George Higgins

When Dreghorn Juniors were a power in Ayrshire football they reared many fine players. The officials didn't jump about like some officials, they just made their time and got their man. When they signed George Higgins they did a good stroke of business. He was a player that had fine control of the ball and was a source of worry to the opponent's defence. His body swerves provided the spectators with laughter, and applause for its cuteness

George was a hot favourite and a real goal-getter. A 90 minutes man who did more to blend a forward line than any other player. His carpet passes were neat and well-timed. His connection with Dreghorn will long be remembered as one of the players that kept Dreghorn well to the forefront in junior football. It is now many years since he hung up his boots but years do not deceive those who knew his worth.

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