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Caley Thistle travel to Tynecastle for Angus Beith benefit match


By Andrew Henderson


Caley Thistle will play Hearts at Tynecastle early next month in a benefit match for stricken midfielder Angus Beith.

The 23-year-old left Edinburgh to join the Inverness club in May last year as part of the deal that took winger Jake Mulraney in the opposite direction.

But the one-time Scotland youth international never recovered from acute hip pain from an injury similar to the one that forced tennis superstar Andy Murray to contemplate retirement last year.

Caley Thistle will play Hearts in a benefit match for Angus Beith, who was forced to retire from football.
Caley Thistle will play Hearts in a benefit match for Angus Beith, who was forced to retire from football.

Beith was unable to take the field once for Caley Thistle and in April this year announced his retirement from football after conceding defeat in his battle to recover.

At the time, the youngster thanked manager John Robertson and Inverness Caledonian Thistle for sticking by him throughout.

He said: “I have done everything possible to recover from injury and to get back playing but, reluctantly I have had to accept that it is just not possible for me to play football any longer.

“I wish the club every success this season and in the future.”

The sad blow ended what had been a promising career for the Hearts Academy graduate who had enjoyed reserve and first team action with the Jambos before his move north.

Inverness manager John Robertson described Beith’s case as “heartbreaking” but immediately vowed to help his young former charge financially by agreeing to the benefit match.

The game, slotting into Caley Thistle’s pre-season schedule, will now take place at Tynecastle at 7.30pm on Monday, July 8 with tickets priced at £6 and £3 for concessions.

A club statement said details on how to purchase tickets would be released in coming days.



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