Andrew MacDonald reports on a busy week of action for our U20 players out on loan at clubs across Scotland.
Both Taylor Evans (pictured) and Justin Watson were in dominant form for Shotts Bon Accord on Wednesday night, as the pair played their best games so far in a 5-0 win over Forth Wanderers. Evans scored twice, one of his goals being a volley from the halfway line! Watson also bagged a fantastic brace and assisted one of Evans’ goals. The midfielders were also in action on Monday, as they suffered a 5-1 defeat at the hands of St Roch’s.
Ross Cameron and Ryan Lockie starred for Camelon, despite losing 4-1 at the hands of Linlithgow Rose on Wednesday April 25. The duo were responsible for Camelon’s goal as Lockie played a precise ball over the top for Cameron, who knocked the ball past his marker and coolly slotted into the corner. The pair also featured in Camelon’s recent defeats to Penicuik and Bo’ness United.
Cumbernauld Colts goalkeeper Ronan Fallens kept a clean sheet as his side progressed to the semi-final of the Lowland League Cup after a 2-0 victory over Gala Fairydean Rovers. The U20 shot-stopper now has three clean sheets for Colts. Connor McMullan was involved on Wednesday night as he helped his team secure sixth place in the Lowland League, after a two-goal comeback to draw 4-4 with Vale of Leithen. Cumbernauld have a minimum of two fixtures remaining this season.
Defender Dillon Young was in action on Monday and Wednesday for his Wishaw side. It was disappointment on Monday night, as they went down 6-1 to title-challenging Benburb. The centre-back put in a solid performance on Wednesday as Wishaw picked up a handy point in an away clash with Glasgow Perthshire. Young will be a busy man until the end of the season, as the Wishy are still due to play more than 15 fixtures!
It’s also been a busy week for Thorniewood United’s Marc Innes and Luke Martin. They’ve each accumulated over 250 minutes of football throughout the last week. The Wood have suffered defeats to Shettleston in the West of Scotland Cup and Forth Wanderers and Rossvale in the League. The Robertson Park side drop back down to the foot of the table in the Central District First Division, but have plenty games in hand.
Elsewhere, Brooklyn Mair has played his final match for Rosyth, as he featured at right wing-back in a 1-1 draw away to Harthill Royal. The draw means it’s likely Rosyth will finish in 10th position in the East Region South Division.