In the First Team’s match against Dundonald Bluebell, manager Gordon Herd once again turned to the Under 19s to boost the squad, with a couple of players unavailable. So Keir Young returned to the line up having been on the bench against Jeanfield Swifts, and was joined by Alistair Stewart.
Both were happy to be part of the team and gain experience from match day training and being part of the squad. But with a couple of minutes of the match left, the manager called on Keir to get his number 16 shirt on in order to take to the field. Keir joined the defence as we survived a final couple of minutes of attack from the visitors.
So it may only have been a couple of minutes, but this marked a momentous moment in the Camelon Juniors family of teams as an “under 19” debuted with the first team. We’re serious about creating a clear pathway for players with the option to bring them into the first team if and when they’re ready. Today evidenced that perfectly. Well done lads.