Lenzie YC U14s won the 29th Blackpool Festival Trophy after playing seven games in two days at St Anne's pitches. The East Dumbartonshire team spent three days at the Ian Mitchell event and visited the Pleasure Beach and the Waterpark during their stay last week.
Day 1 saw the LYC face top LFDA side Claremont BC & gained a hard 1-0 win with a Ross Elliot goal following great footwork by McConnon. Next up was local side Dyke House Spur and another hard game saw a fair 1-1 draw scored by Thomson. The last game of the day saw Lenzie lose to Cowdenbeath Academy BC side the Blue Brazil who reached the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup this year.
Day 2 had The LYC needing goals and in the first game they came out 3-0 winners against another local side Lytham FC with two goals from Thompson and another from Tucker. Game four saw the tournament favourites St Anne's line up and a very big strong side however Lenzie stood their ground and for some strange decisions should have won a game that ended 0-0.
This time the boys showed better form and a great move between Craig, Cameron, Kinnell and Thomson saw Ross Elliot get the decisive winning goal.
The LYC found themselves a goal down after five minutes but a superb equaliser from Craig had the game heading for the dreaded penalty but with three minutes on the clock a pass from keeper McQuillen,Cairney to Inglis saw the ball land out wide to Ross Elliot his turn and cross fell to Thompson who coolly chipped the ball over the keeper from 6 yards to send his team mates and large following of parents, friends and family in raptures.