HISTORY will be made tomorrow (Sunday) when Ormiston Football Club play their final game at their current home.

The East of Scotland League side will welcome Leith Athletic for the last game at their current Recreation Park home on Sunday.

The club has played on the pitch, off the village’s Meadowbank, for more than 30 years but will move – only a matter of metres – west to allow for the redevelopment of the park.

A new pitch is already in place, with a new pavilion given planning permission by East Lothian Council earlier this month.

John Greenhorn, the club’s secretary, was hopeful that they could find someone to sponsor the new ground, which would be named after them in a manner similar to Arsenal’s stadium – Ashburton Grove – being known as the Emirates Stadium.

He added: “If we cannot do that, then we will have to come up with a name, which we would do at some point.”

Ormiston reached the Scottish Junior Cup final in 1989 when they were still playing in the junior leagues as Ormiston Primrose, and lost 1-0 to Cumnock in that match.

Ormiston Primrose merged with Pencaitland Football Club in 1999 and subsequently switched to the senior ranks.

They currently sit ninth in the East of Scotland League.

Ormi still have three games left this season after Sunday – against Stirling University, Tynecastle and Coldstream.

However, each of those is away from home, which means work can start on the construction of the new facility within a matter of days.

The pavilion will not only be home to two changing rooms but also a changing room for the officials and have a medical room and storage for equipment.

Mr Greenhorn, who was involved with Pencaitland FC before the merger with Ormiston Primrose, said: “It will be a much more attractive facility than the current one for a kick-off. The plan is to get it up to Scottish Football Association (SFA) licensing standard, which means a fair bit of work, such as the pitch being enclosed.

“Once we get the work done, we can apply for the SFA licence, which would give us the option, if a team was to win the East of Scotland League, to be promoted to the Scottish Lowland Football League. It would also give us entry to the Scottish Cup.”

This weekend’s game kicks off at 12.15pm, with the club hoping for a decent turnout as it is part of the Groundhop weekend, which sees games scheduled at staggered times in a bid to attract neutrals.

Preston Athletic play tomorrow (Friday) evening, with Eyemouth kicking off early on Saturday and then a choice of three games in the East of Scotland Football League getting under way at either 2.30pm or 3pm.