After an extremely successful season for the Burnhead Colts, with the 2000s winning the league, the Loch Lomond Tournament and the Invitational Tournament, club secretary Alan Adam says that the squad is targeting another successful year going into the 2015/16 season.
"Our team had a fantastic season last year," said Adam. "We also had a good run in the Scottish Cup and were unlucky to lose out in penalties in the Central Region Cup semi-final." With such a successful year despite the near misses in the cups, it is no wonder Adam claims that "it will be difficult to better the season before".
Pre-season is well underway for the South Lanarkshire club, and with the Loch Lomond Tournament just around the corner, the club is aiming to become champions for a fourth consecutive year despite "a very competitive tournament with eight strong teams".
Adam’s squad is also looking strong for the forthcoming season. He told Youth Football Scotland that "we also had four players turn out regularly for the regional team and a player was invited to the national squad at the end of the season" alongside "four new players having a look at us". With view to sign the four triallists once "[we] make sure we are right for him", Adam believes that it will leave the club "very strong for the season ahead".
Quality opponents face Burnhead however in the league, with Cumbernauld Star, Seafar, and Calderbraes all posing a challenge to the Colts alongside teams that Adam described as "progressing well at the end of last season and who will be more competitive". The aims for the Colts are far more national however, with Adam also aware of the threat teams such as Hamilton Accies, Crosshouse, Syngenta, and Tynecastle will pose in the Scottish Cup with possible dark horses Bathgate and Drumsagard described as "a couple of teams to look out for this season".
Good luck to Burnhead Colts 2000s for the 2015/16 season!