Andrew MacDonald takes a look at how our U20 players fared on loan across Scotland at the weekend.
Forward Ross Cameron (pictured) started his first match and played 80 minutes for Camelon as they drew 0-0 with league leaders Bonnyrigg Rose. The striker was a handful for the Rose defence, as he linked up play and looked to get in behind at every opportunity. U20 skipper Ryan Lockie performed steadily for Camelon, playing the final half hour for the Carmuirs Park side. Sitting eighth and having seven games left, the Mariners have already equalled their points tally from last season.
Brooklyn Mair played 90 minutes as his Rosyth side went down 3-1 at Stoneyburn. Mair played right-back for this one and was a shining light in a disappointing defeat. The full-back is playing and training hard as he continues his positive development as a player. Rosyth drop one position to eighth in the East Region South Division with two fixtures remaining.
Dillon Young’s Wishaw played the first leg of their Scottish Junior Cup semi-final against the 2013/14 winners Hurlford United. Wishaw were disappointed to lose 1-0, as they had a perfectly good goal disallowed in the second half. Young was unfortunately unavailable for selection. The Beltane Park side will hope to overturn the deficit as they travel to Ayrshire next weekend.
Elsewhere, the Stirling Albion U20 derby between Declyn Cumming, Marc Innes and Luke Martin’s Thorniewood United and Taylor Evans and Justin Watson’s Shotts Bon Accord was cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch.
There was also a postponement in the first of a hat-trick of matches between Cumbernauld Colts and Vale of Leithen. Ronan Fallens and Connor McMullan will be back in action on Wednesday night to face the Vale. There was no match for U20 top scorer Reg McLaren, as he has been recalled from his loan spell with Luncarty.