Edinburgh v Edinburgh
After the concert a unique football match provided afternoon entertainment when a team from the fishing vessel MV Edinburgh (who kept one of the cargo holds empty on the outward journey and held daily training sessions) played a Tristan Team (from the Settlement of Edinburgh). The photograph shows the match, played on American Fence below St Mary’s School with MV Edinburgh, MV Kelso and the RMS St Helena at anchor.
tristandc.com understands the visitors won by a narrow margin not exceeding the number of their players! We also understand the FA have approached Ovenstones Ltd for details of their unique training schedule and may make an approach for the vacant England manager’s job after the World Cup.
Pictures of the:
HMS Southampton v Tristan da Cunha Football Match – held on 30th October
Picture from Mike Hentley of the salvage tug De Hong and behind MV Kelso at anchor as a background to the football match on 23rd January between a Tristan XI and an International Salvage XI with players from the USA, UK, Netherlands, South Africa and China.
Tristan’s 10-5 win has been relayed to FIFA HQ as the squad checks other countries willing to undertake away fixtures in the world’s most isolated community.
Picture right from Claire Volkwyn shows the two teams on the American Fence pitch, which is one of the Settlement’s cattle fields, used in rotation, and provides further tests for visiting players after the sloping and uneven ground have been mastered! Behind is the nearby 1961 lava flow and the promontory of Big Point.