Andrew MacDonald takes a look at how our U20 players fared on loan across Scotland at the weekend.
Rosyth’s Brooklyn Mair played the full 90 minutes as his side were 5-0 victors at home to Kirkcaldy YM. Mair played the match at right-back; his defensive competency being a major factor towards Rosyth’s success. The Rec sit eighth in the East Region South Division as they eye a mid-table finish.
Ross Cameron played the final 20 minutes for his Camelon side as they defeated Dundonald 2-0 at Carmuirs Park. U20 skipper Ryan Lockie was unavailable for this fixture. Camelon have moved up to seventh in the East Region Superleague. Reg McLaren also got a run-out for his Luncarty side, playing the final 15 minutes as they were victorious over Dalkeith. The 1-0 win reignites promotion ambitions for the Bleachers.
U20 duo Marc Innes (pictured) and Luke Martin both completed 90 minutes as their Thorniewood United team agonisingly conceded a goal in the closing moments to draw 3-3 at home to Yorker Athletic. Innes played exceedingly well both in central and left midfield and chipped in with what he thought was a late winner for the Wood. Martin was defensively solid in his favoured left-back position. Declyn Cumming was an unused substitute for this one. Thorniewood’s form is dramatically improving and it hopefully won’t be long before they climb the Central District First Division table.
Central midfielder Taylor Evans again starred for his new Shotts Bon Accord side despite a 3-2 away defeat at the hands of Benburb. Evans assisted a goal for Shotts, as his inch-perfect through ball was finished by a team-mate. He now has a goal and an assist in his first two games. Justin Watson came off the bench for the final half hour and should be proud of his performance in an unfamiliar right wing-back position. The Bonny slip two places to 11th place in the Central District First Division.
Recent Cumbernauld Colts additions Ronan Fallens and Connor McMullan both started the 1-0 away defeat to Selkirk. The pair performed astutely in a game which was won by virtue of a deflected goal. The Broadwood side remain seventh in the Lowland League, their progress being halted after a run of five games without a win.
Elsewhere, Wishaw’s fairytale story continues as Dillon Young watched his team progress to the semi-final of the Junior Cup, defeating Kirkintilloch Rob Roy 2-0 at home. It was also nice to see U20 players Kyle Banner and Callum MacDonald included in the first-team squad against Cowdenbeath on Saturday.