A COMMEMORATIVE football match was recently played in memory of Beith Amateurs FC legend Stevie Anderson.

The club’s season came to an end with a fitting tribute of a memorial game for Ammies legend Stevie, who tragically passed away earlier this year. And a player of the year awards night was held in conjunction with the event.

Stevie was in the very first Beith Amateurs team formed in 1977 and was involved with the club as a player, secretary, treasurer and manager throughout the years.

A great turnout of current and former players took to the field after a minute’s applause from a healthy crowd made up of former teammates and family.

His son Chris, who has also played with the team, scattered some ashes along with his sister Lynsey and her son at the side where Stevie would have stood when he was a manager and at the centre circle of the pitch that he graced so often Chris captained the red team with Stevie’s brother Graham skippering the Black and Whites along with two of his grandchildren as mascots.

It was great to see Ewan Jackson, 13, playing against his dad Michael, who was a great friend of Stevie.

Ewan beat his dad to score the winning goal as the Blacks and Whites won 9 -7.

Thanks go to Greg McMillan who refereed the game for free as the family were also raising money for the charity Brothers in Arms, withthe total to be announced soon.

The presentation of The Beith Amateurs Clubman of the year award was then presented to one of the players at the end of the game.

The trophy was, however, renamed The Stevie Anderson, Beith Amateurs Clubman of the year after his former teammate Grant Kerr came up with the suggestion.

This trophy went to young Jamie Grant, who worked his socks off and played some great football very similar to Stevie in that respect.