Andrew MacDonald takes a look at how our U20 players fared out on loan across Scotland at the weekend.
Camelon’s Ryan Lockie had another successful Saturday as his side defeated Jeanfield Swifts 4-1 in Perth. The U20 skipper capped a fine performance with another assist, taking his tally to six for Camelon; an extremely impressive feat for a left-back. Team-mate Ross Cameron played the last 20 minutes. The Mariners’ recent form has them eyeing a top-six finish in the East Region Superleague.
Midfielder Taylor Evans was finally able to make his debut for Shotts Bon Accord as they lost 3-2 at home to Neilston. Evans had a dream debut, scoring Shotts’ second goal as he coolly slotted the ball in the bottom right corner of the net in a one-on-one situation. Agonisingly for Shotts and Evans, Neilston nicked a win with the last kick of the ball to defeat the 10 men. Winger Justin Watson also made his debut, as he played the last 20 minutes. Shotts currently sit ninth in the Central District First Division.
There was also debuts for Ronan Fallens and Connor McMullan for Cumbernauld Colts, as they took on high-flying Spartans in the Lowland League. Despite a 5-0 defeat, the pair equipped themselves well. The Colts are seventh in the Lowland League. Fallens and McMullan won’t be available for our U20 side for the remainder of the season, as they are out on emergency loans.
Declyn Cumming’s Thorniewood United side were defeated 3-2 by Greenock at Robertson Park. He played 75 minutes at right midfield and was an asset for the Wood both in attack and defence. Midfielder Marc Innes was an unused substitute while left-back Luke Martin was unavailable. Thorniewood remain bottom of the Central District First Division but have games in hand over teams around them.
Elsewhere, Dillon Young watched on as his Wishaw team reached the quarter-finals of the Scottish Junior Cup; an outstanding achievement for the Beltane Park side. Brooklyn Mair was unavailable for selection as his Rosyth team lost 3-1 away to Craigroyston. Reg McLaren’s Luncarty weren’t in action this weekend.