FOOTBALL bosses have issued yellow cards in both Innerleithen and West Linton following vandal attacks.

Vale of Leithen chairman Stuart Robertson hit out this week after his refurbished dugouts at Victoria Park were badly damaged.

And officials at Linton Hotspur are set to install security cameras after incidents at their recently opened New Moor Road ground.

In Innerleithen, Peeblesshire's only Lowland League club has forked out thousands over the past two seasons to bring its ground up to required standards.

As well as extended changing facilities, a new perimeter fence and new toilet block, the club has also improved its enclosure and dugout areas.

But last week vandals broke into the ground and hacked away sections of the recently covered dugout roofs.

Mr Robertson told us: "Everyone at the club is very angry about this.

"We are all working together to take the club forward and this is the thanks you get.

"It cost a lot of money to have the dugouts refurbished and re-roofed and it will cost us again to have them repaired."

Over the past decade Victoria Park had become a hang-out for gangs of teenagers.

And officials regularly reported vandalism attacks to the police.

Additional fencing was added last year to make the ground enclosed and more secure, and the vandalism had stopped - until last week.

Mr Robertson added: "If anyone knows who is responsible for this we'd urge them to contact the police.

"We won't just stand back and allow these people to destroy our club."

Damage has also been caused at Linton Hotspur's New Moor Road in the past few weeks.

The new ground and facilities, which were officially opened in July with a match against Berwick Rangers, are a huge success story for the village.

But within a couple of weeks of the grand opening officials have discovered several instances damage to the ground and equipment.

A spokesman for Linton Hotspur said: "We are unfortunately now having to go to the expense of a camera system to deter any such behaviour in future.

"We would ask people to please be respectful when using the pitch and pavilion, and equally, please report any issues of poor behaviour in this regard to one of the committee."