Mark Tait (Tattie) made his 200th appearance for the Edinburgh University 1st team against Heriot Watt on Wednesday the 23rd of November. This is a very rare achievement accomplished by only a handful of people ever to play for Edinburgh University. The derby match itself was a closely contested affair eventually finishing 1-1. Heriot Watt took the lead early in the second half courtesy of a deflected free kick before club captain Tim Rawlinson equalised from a corner. Edinburgh University unfortunately finished the match with nine men after Dan Gerrard was given a second yellow card and Steffan Ross had to come off after falling awkwardly but the team showed plenty of grit and determination to hold on for a draw.
Mark is in his fifth year of a medical degree including Pharmacology Honours completed during his intercalated year between 2nd and 3rd year. He is currently playing for his sixth season at Edinburgh University and is on course to achieve the all time appearances record for the University which currently stands at 215. Not only has he competed in a amazing number of matches he has also performed to an exceptionally high standard, recently receiving full blues from the university for outstanding sporting performance. He a is hugely committed member of the club and has represented Scottish Universities since his 3rd year and recently captained the squad.
He is a credit to the club and will undoubtedly make a fantastic doctor when he graduates. Edinburgh University Association Football Club would like to thank Mark for all his efforts at the club. With still over half a season to go hopefully he can help steer the side to more silverware.