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Lenzie aim to push on from mid-table finish

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Lenzie Youth Club under-14s took their spot in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth District league last season, with seven other teams challenging them for the title.

After Rochsoles, last year’s league winners, folded in December, Lenzie would have been hoping to capitalise. Unfortunately for head coach, Billy Inglis, after drawing eight out of 18 games, Lenzie found themselves out of the running for any title.

Inglis spoke to Youth Football Scotland to discuss the last season and next: "The seven teams in the league played each other on three occasions, they were all very much of the same standard, and anyone could beat each other."

"Our high in the league was beating the league leaders, Jimmy Johnstone Academy, and drawing with the third-placed Gartcairn. Both were good sides."

There was some light at the end of the tunnel for Lenzie. "We won the Blackpool Plate and the 30th anniversary Lenzie festival, both of them in 2015," Inglis said.

The head coach of the East Dumbartonshire side did not want to pick out any particular teams as league rivals for the next campaign, insisting that "probably all of our league competition [will challenge]".

Lenzie players began their pre-season preparations on the 29th of July. As well as having several bounce games in the pipeline, Inglis’s boys also have the Colts festival ahead of them, which will surely stand them in excellent stead for the season.

He also certainly feels that his team can improve in multiple areas: "[We want] better form in the CKYDL League, as several stronger teams have joined from the Central Scotland FA League."

Good luck to Lenzie Youth Club under 14s in the 2015/16 CKYDL League!

 

Gregor Kerr | YFS South East Region Journalist
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