Andrew MacDonald takes a look at how our U20 players fared on loan across Scotland at the weekend.
Thorniewood United were 2-1 victors over Carluke Rovers in the first round of the Central League Cup. U20 duo Marc Innes and Luke Martin (pictured) both completed 90 minutes for the Wood.
Innes played the No 10 role and was heavily involved in the winner, as his shot from distance was parried by the opposing goalkeeper for a team-mate to tap in. Martin performed well in an unfamiliar left wing-back role as he bombed up and down the pitch all game. Declyn Cumming was unavailable for this game.
Full-back Brooklyn Mair completed 90 minutes as his Rosyth side triumphed 2-1 over Easthouses Lily. Mair played the full match at right-back and gave a typically solid performance. The young defender is learning from his experienced Rosyth team-mates as every week passes. The Rec move up one place to seventh in the East Region South Division after their win.
Ronan Fallens registered his first clean sheet for Lowland League outfit Cumbernauld Colts, as they defeated Dalbeattie Star 2-0 at Broadwood. Despite not having a great deal to do, the keeper performed his distribution and catching duties efficiently. Connor McMullan was an unused substitute for this match. Back-to-back wins for the Colts see them chasing a top-five finish.
Defender Dillon Young played the final 15 minutes for his Wishaw side as they defeated Port Glasgow 3-1 on penalties away from home in the first round of the Central League Cup. Young nearly scored a winner for his side in extra time but his effort from a set-piece was unsuccessful. Wishaw have a busy end to the season ahead, with a minimum of 23 matches still to play across league and cup competitions!
Shotts Bon Accord duo Taylor Evans and Justin Watson both played the full game as their side were defeated 4-1 at home by Gartcairn Juniors in the Central League Cup. Watson made his first start for his new team as he continued to learn his trade in an unfamiliar right wing-back role in the first half, before moving to right wing in the second half. Evans looked to influence proceedings from the centre of the park and was vital for his team going back and forward.
Ross Cameron played the second half for Camelon as they lost 3-2 to Broughty Athletic at Carmuirs Park. The forward looked to take the game to Broughty by using his speed and dribbling. Ryan Lockie was an used sub for this one. The loss means Camelon slip back down to eighth in the East Region Superleague.
Luncarty’s game away to Arbroath Vics was postponed so it was a day off for U20 top scorer Reg McLaren. It’s also been refreshing to see U20 players Kyle Banner, Callum MacDonald and Alberto Vezza named in recent first-team squads and Banner started against Edinburgh City on March 27.