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Watson calls time on Loco's


By David Porter

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Inverurie Loco Works have announced the retiral of a second player as Eric Watson confirmed his departure.

Eric Watson has confirmed his departure from Inverurie.
Eric Watson has confirmed his departure from Inverurie.

In a statement the club said: "Inverurie Loco Works FC are disappointed to announce the retiral from Highland League football of Eric Watson.

"Eric joined the club last season following a long and illustrious career at Cove where as captain he lifted numerous trophies and league titles, and helped Cove in his last season, to gain promotion into the Scottish Leagues.

"Eric’s decision to retire is due to the current pandemic we all find ourselves in, him living and working in a tier higher than where the club currently sits, and the travel restrictions that have been imposed.

"He also wishes to spend more time with his family.

"We wish Eric all the very best for the future and thank him for his contribution to ILWFC.

The announcement comes just two days after goalkeeper Andy Reid confirmed he wished to stop playing football with immediate effect.

The spokesman continued: "Andy has been a wonderful servant for the Railwaymen across two spells, spanning twelve seasons.

"He made three hundred and sixty nine appearances and secured eighty eight clean sheets.

"Despite the best efforts to persuade Andy to carry on playing, he remained convinced the time was right to call time on his football career. "Everyone at Harlaw Park wishes Andy all the very best."


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