Footie match on Christmas Day 1899! (forum archive)
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|Posted by CockneyTone » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:20 pm|
|Fellow Borderites,I know there are some football lovers here on the site so thought I would let you know of a match that men from the 1st Border played in at Frere, South Africa at 3pm on 25th December 1899 against 1st Battalion Inniskilling Fusiliers! The Border's won 2 nil!
|Posted by kerchi » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:48 pm||Kerchi|
In memory of
11th Border Regiment
Who died 1st July 1916.
|Not into football but that's good news. I love hearing about the sportsmanship and games played between the men. Although a few years later, having read through a few war diaries, football matches were quite popular, however, the Borders did not win them all....unfortunately. A quick search (and there were many other results) showed these:
|Posted by CockneyTone » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:06 pm|
|Chris, interesting stuff, funny that they managed to win the one with the cash prize!