Youth football round-up

Latest news and results from around our youth football clubs.

Under 16


Kilsyth Athletic.............................5

Central Scotland Football Association League

KILSYTH were determined to take all three points from this fixture after dropping valuable points last week and started the match strongly.

Five minutes in, some good work by Ross and Forsyth led to the ball being played in to Waters who drilled the ball home at the near post from an acute angle.

Kilsyth kept the pressure on Sygenta with the lion’s share of possession and 24 minutes in, from a corner, Forsyth’s delivery was met unchallenged by MacDonald to double the lead.

But for some good goalkeeping by Sygenta’s stopper, the score could well have been more at half-time.

The second half started in the same vein and two minutes in, keeper Whyte found Punter with a throw out and the Kilsyth captain drove on before playing a superb diagonal ball to Forsyth, who was charging down the left flank.

Forsyth took one touch and fired home to make it three nil. Whyte in the Kilsyth goal had to look sharp when Sygenta started to apply pressure in an attempt to get back into the game.

The ball fell inside the box to Sygenta’s striker whose snap shot looked goal bound until Whyte, at full stretch, tipped it around the post.

Kilsyth though re-asserted themselves and on the hour mark Ross went on a drive from the halfway line to the bye line on the right and delivered the ball into the box for Egan to head home.

Moments later, Egan had a strong drive down the right, played the ball inside to Ross at the halfway line who, in turn, released Paterson who was left one on one with the keeper and coolly slotted the ball home to make it five nil.

Kilsyth Athletic’s next match is the Victoria Clydesdale Cup Final at Falkirk Stadium on Saturday, May 14, kick-off 2pm.

The boys are looking for a good support to travel to Falkirk to cheer them on.


Dumbarton Accies.........................0

Campsie Blackwatch......................7

League match

CAMPSIE Blackwatch young striker Steven Aitken got himself a hat trick on Saturday to put his total of 60 goals so far in a Blackwatch jersey.

The home team found themselves a goal down on the fifth minute.

A well worked move down the right from Campsie, Aitken received a pass from Reid who sent O’Halloran to cross a perfect ball for Prentice to head home from six yards.

On the 11th minute McLoone sent a long ball for Aitken to leave his marker and race into the box, firing a right foot shot high into the net.

Five minutes later it was O’Halloran who put Campsie three up.

McLoone sent Reid down the right. The winger played a one two with Millar and raced to the bye line and cut back a perfect pass for O’Halloran to side foot the ball into the net.

With half an hour gone Haddow whipped in an inswinger for Aitken at the back post to volley the ball home. With two minutes left of the first half Haddow made it five for the visitors. Aitken slipped the ball between two defenders for Prentice running into the box and picked out Haddow to send a left foot shot past the helpless keeper.

After the break Dumbarton didn’t give the Campsie’s defence any problem and it was all Campsie.

On the 56th minute a corner from Haddow was met by Finlayson who sent an unstoppable head into the top corner for a great goal.

With 15 minutes left on the clock Millar and Prentice crafted out a great move through the middle.

Prentice played Reid down the right who swung the ball into the box. Kerr smacked a right foot shot only to see the keeper save. The ball fell to Aitken for a tap in, grabbing his 60th goal for the season.

Two games left for the young Watch. If they win the two games they will win the league.

Birdston Kennels MOTM: Ryan Kennedy.

CAMPSIE: Darroch, McLoone, McDowall, Finlayson, Kennedy, Reid, Millar, Prentice, Haddow, O’Halloran, Aitken, Auld, Mitchell, Cousland, Kerr.

Campsie Blackwatch 19s will play Duntocher BC away on Saturday, kick off 2pm.

Players Wanted

KILSYTH Athletic FC 1998s are looking for quality players to enhance their current squad for next season. Any experienced player interested, born in 1998, should contact Franny on 07709 708347 or Tony on 07846 777590 for more information. The team play in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth District Youth League and train and play their home matches at Kilsyth 3G sportsfield.

KILSYTH Athletic FC 2003s are looking for a goalkeeper to play in their team. They currently play in the CSFDA League on a Saturday morning. Any child born in 2003 and interested in playing in goals for the team please contact John Brady on 07801 216869.

LENZIE Soccer Academy are looking for boys born in 2005 and 2006 to join an exciting new soccer school. Boys will take part in twice-weekly coaching sessions from fully qualified Level 4 SFA coaches, then develop into soccer four and sevens teams in the coming seasons ahead. Training sessions will all be structured around the following – dynamic warm-up, fast feet, developing technique, drill and small-sided games. New Nike training kits will also be available to boys on arrival. For full list of details, please contact Chris on 07595 822485 or e-mail

LENZIE Youth Club 2006 Academy are recruiting future prospects now. Parents or guardians can contact the team head coach on 07818 096752. Lenzie now have over 12 teams from 2006s to 1994s and all coaches are SFA trained and disclosure checked by SYFA. Training during summer is at Lenzie Academy playing fields, Boghead Road, Lenzie G66 4SP.

CUMBERNAULD Colts FC Boys’ Academy have limited coaching opportunities for children born in 2005. All coaches hold SFA coaching qualifications and are enhanced disclosure checked. If interested in joining please call Sam Brown, development coach, on 01236 451173 or Stewart McKenzie, chairperson, on 01236 780668 or e-mail

CUMBERNAULD Colts FC Girls’ Academy are looking for players born in 2002 to 2000. All coaches hold SFA coaching qualifications and are enhanced disclosrure checked. If interested in joining please call Sharon on 01236 616750 or Graham on 07738113325.

CUMBERNAULD Colts FC Girls’ under 13s are looking for players born in 1999 to 1998. All coaches hold SFA coaching qualifications and are enhanced disclosure checked. If interested in joining please call Sharon on 01236 616750 or Graham on 07738113325.

CUMBERNAULD Colts FC Girls’ under 15s are looking for players born in 1998 to 1997. All coaches hold SFA coaching qualifications and are enhanced disclosure checked. If interested in joining please call David on 07919 228004. Find out more about the regions SFA Quality Mark Community Level Award club at

CUMBERNAULD Colts 1999s are looking for established players to strengthen their squad for their first competitive season. If interested contact David on 01236 457184.

JBM 96s can look back on what has been a very competitive season playing in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth League. The team would like to thank sponsor Universal Decorators for providing rain jackets for the boys. The club are looking forward to next season and would welcome anyone interested in playing for the team to contact Ian on 07769 696701.

CUMBERNAULD Star BC will be holding trials for boys born in the year 2002 on Friday nights at Oak Road astro pitch from 6.30pm until 8.30pm. Coaches are enhanced disclosure checked and also hold SFA coaching certificates. Training is from 6pm to 8pm in St Lucy’s Primary on a Tuesday and from 6.30pm till 8.30pm at Oak Road astro pitch on a Friday. Games are played on a Saturday morning in the Central Scotland League. If interested please contact Pat Clarke on 07935 776549 or just go along to Oak Road on a Friday night between the times stated.

CUMBERNAULD United under-17s require two experienced central defenders. Boys born 1993 to 94 are also required for next season’s under-19 league. If interested contact Tam Kimmett on 07514 356097 or Tommy Foley on 07900 557593.

QUEENZIEBURN FC are looking for boys born in 1998 to enhance their team for next season. Also looking for goalkeeper. Contact Ray, 07873 890657 or Dot, 07890 333120.

CAMPSIE BLACKWATCH 19s will be holding trials soon for next season’s squad. Contact Jim on 07950 387222.

CUMBERNAULD Colts Amateurs FC are looking for experienced coaches to join their team for next season. Games will be played on a Sunday morning in the Sunday Central AFL. If interested in joining please call Raymond Innes on 07824900119.