Andrew MacDonald reports on how our U20 players fared on loan at Junior clubs across Scotland this weekend.
U20 captain Ryan Lockie completed 90 minutes as his Camelon side defeated league challengers Penicuik Athletic 1-0 at home. The left-back put in an impressive defensive display and was one of the main reasons why Camelon kept a clean sheet. The Mariners remain mid-table in the East Region Superleague.
Brooklyn Mair played the full game for his Oakley United side in a 3-2 victory against Edinburgh United in the capital. Mair – who played right-back – was consistently winning the ball and using it efficiently. The win over high-flying Edinburgh enabled Oakley to move up two places to ninth in the East Region South Division.
Alberto Vezza came up against two of his U20 team-mates in the shape of Luke Martin and Justin Watson as Carluke Rovers defeated Newmains United 7-0 in the Central District Second Division.
Vezza played the final half hour and managed to influence proceedings like he’s been doing in development matches by laying on an assist. Martin and Watson were both good on the ball despite the scoreline as the pair completed 90 minutes. Carluke rise to fifth in the league, whereas Newmains remain rooted to the bottom.
Thorniewood United’s Declyn Cumming played right midfield as he completed 90 minutes in his side’s 3-1 loss at Glasgow Perthshire. Cumming was an influential presence in attack and defence. Midfielder Marc Innes played the final 30 minutes of the game. The loss sees fellow strugglers Glasgow Perthshire create a five-point gap over Thorniewood at the bottom of the Central District First Division.
Elsewhere, Reg McLaren watched on as his Luncarty side were defeated 3-2 by Kinnoull. The loss sees Luncarty slip to fourth in the East Region North Division after being in a prominent position in the table. Dillon Young was unavailable for Wishaw’s 2-0 win over Yorker Athletic while Callum MacDonald has been recalled from his loan spell with Camelon.