We’ve been remiss in keeping you up to date with the progress of our under 20s squad, so let’s put that right now.
In the past 4 weeks this new squad has recorded victories against the 2nd and 3rd place clubs in the league. On Friday, they played against a good Dunipace team and, despite the appaling weather conditions as Storm Erik passed overhead, the prospect of a local derby gave the watching crowd an entertaining night.
The first half was dominated by some fantastic football from Camelon and our lads got their reward by going 1 nil up thanks to a Marcus Boyce goal.
The second half was all about Dunipace trying to force their way back into the game and they seemed favourite to score next. But thanks to some excellent pressing play forcing a defensive error, Marcus Boyce was there again to get his and Camelon’s second goal of the night.
Dunipace continued to try to break through a very well disciplined Camelon team but another error, this time from the Dunipace keeper, allowed Sam Colley to get our third goal of the night.
Our lads continued to be on top of the game but credit must be given to Dunipace who didn’t give up, and were rewarded with a goal following some good play that finally broke our defence down. Following that, the game became very scrappy and with 70 minutes on the clock, Dunipace made it 3-2.
But Camelon really showed their growing development and maturity on the park to see the game out and secure the 3-2 victory.
Overall, this match was a great advert for under 20s football from the two local teams.
It’s been great to see some of the under 20s coming through to first team training and being part of match days as well. One of them, Jack Frame, was rewarded with 10 minutes on the field in last week’s first team match and made a good impression.
We wish the players and coaching staff in the under 20s continued success.
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