Andrew MacDonald takes a look at how our Reserve players fared out on loan at the weekend.
Striker Bradley Rodden (pictured) was on fire as he led his Wishaw side to a 2-0 victory in the second round of the Junior Cup against West Calder United. Despite his team being down to 10 men, Rodden opened the scoring in the 65th minute by expertly converting a low cross. He then doubled his and Wishaw’s tally by sending the goalkeeper the wrong way from the spot. Midfielder Aaron Neill also started for the Wishy and provided stability once his side went down to 10 men.
Callum MacDonald featured in Cumbernauld Colts’ 2-0 home win over Whitehall Welfare in the Lowland League. The Reserve skipper played the final 15 minutes at centre midfield and used his dribbling and passing skills to link play with the strikers. Colts have moved up to third in the table and have a midweek game against Stirling University on Wednesday.
Defender Brooklyn Mair was on the wrong end of another agonising late defeat as his Kennoway Star Hearts side lost 4-3 to Hall Russell United in the second round of the Junior Cup. Despite the last-minute loss, Mair completed 90 minutes at right-back and was superb at using the ball efficiently and supporting his team-mates in attack. The game could have gone in Kennoway’s favour if they had not been reduced to nine men! The Treaton Park side return to league action next weekend against Broughty Athletic.
Johnstone Burgh midfielder Mitchell MacDonald was in action as his side lost 3-2 away to Annbank United in the league. It was a difficult game for Burgh as they squandered a two-goal lead and lost late on. MacDonald had a good game despite the disappointing result. He and his team-mates will look to bounce back with a win against Carluke Rovers in the West Region League Two match next week.
Elsewhere, Justin Watson was unavailable for Petershill due to a virus and Reserve coach Andy Todd is close to finalising loan deals for other members of his squad.