Andrew MacDonald reports on the weekend action for our U20 players out on loan at clubs across Scotland.
Camelon’s Ross Cameron was in superb form on Saturday, as he scored two goals in a 3-1 home victory over Forfar West End. The forward showed his desire for the first goal, as he dispossessed a defender before coolly slotting the ball past the opposing goalkeeper.
Cameron then showed his quality by striking the ball into the top corner two minutes after his first goal from 35 yards out! U20 skipper Ryan Lockie also played the full game and defended capably at centre-back. The Mariners are back in action next Monday, where they’ll be looking to strengthen their ambitions of a top-six finish in the East Region Superleague.
Winger Justin Watson was on the goal trail for the second game in a row, as he scored Shotts Bon Accord’s only goal in a 1-0 win over Port Glasgow at home. Watson ran on to a ball played across the edge of the box, which he expertly curved into the bottom right corner. Taylor Evans played 80 minutes in this one and performed his central midfield duties to his usual high standards. Shotts have the potential to finish in the top six of the Central District First Division if they win their games in hand.
Ronan Fallens and Connor McMullan (pictured) had a successful weekend, as they helped their Cumbernauld Colts side progress to the Lowland League Cup final after defeating Stirling University 3-0. Fallens kept another clean sheet as he pulled off some excellent saves, handled the ball well and was quick off his line to clear impending danger. McMullan played the final 20 minutes and caused further problems for Stirling Uni as he looked to take on opponents. Colts play Selkirk in the final next Saturday.
Centre-back Dillon Young has had a terrific couple of games with Wishaw. On Saturday, Wishaw thrashed Lesmahagow 5-0 then defeated Shotts Bon Accord 6-0 on Monday. Young was a rock at the heart of the Wishy defence in both games; his quality was a huge reason for his team keeping consecutive clean sheets. Wishaw will decide their own fate as far as what position they finish in the Central District First Division. They have played at least 10 games less than teams around them!
After a disappointing 5-0 defeat to league challengers Benburb on Saturday, Marc Innes and Luke Martin both featured in Thorniewood United’s 3-2 victory over Glasgow Perthshire at Robertson Park on Monday night. Both players gave a typical hard-working performance for their side as they bombed up and down the pitch. Thorniewood look set to close out the season battling to avoid finishing bottom of the league in the Central District First Division.