DFP Header

Aberdeen FFIT Legends

May 27, 2019 2:13 pm Author: Aberdeen FC Media Team


After the successful completion of the first AFCCT Football Fans in Training course, recent graduates took it upon themselves to create a group to carry on the excellent work.

Aberdeen Football Fans in Training Legends, led by Bryan Bream, take part in an hour-long walk around Pittodrie and Old Aberdeen followed by an hour of football in the Pittodrie Red Blaze car park each week as a way of keeping up the fitness regime introduced during the FFIT course.

As more FFIT courses came to an end The Legends popularity and numbers began to grow leading to matches being arranged against FFIT graduates from other clubs including St Johnstone, Hibernian and Celtic.

With the FFIT community growing, official tournaments run by the SPFL were organised with The Legends becoming regular finalists!

Keep reading to find out how The Legends got on in their most recent match…

Legends v Raith Seniors | Match Report

After a couple of heavy defeats earlier this year The Legends welcomed Raith Seniors to a sunny Balgownie on Sunday 12th May.

Raith started the better of the 2 sides and deservedly took the lead after 20 minutes. This seemed to shake The Legends into life and they gradually played their way into the match and equalised after 38 minutes when Graeme McDonald scored with a powerful header.

The Legends continued to press their opponents and went in front on 41 minutes with Ricky Henderson scoring after the ball was cut back to him in the box.

Raith once again started stronger after the break and equalised in 48 minutes after some poor defending from The Legends.

Both teams continued to try and gain the advantage in the match, but it remained level until Ryan Davidson fired high into the net after 78 minutes to give The Legends a 3-2 lead. With only 3 minutes remaining Ryan Davidson got his 2nd and The Legends 4th when he broke free of the Raith defence to fire past the goalkeeper, giving The Legends a 4-2 victory.

As always, the match was played in true FFIT spirit which is very competitive but with friendliness and respect in abundance.