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Dunbeth FC Yellow vs Central Boys FA U14
The title race is hotting up in the CSFA B League this weekend as the top two face off in a crucial match for both teams.
Central Boys FA have had a season to remember, sitting at the top of the table with a perfect 11 wins from 11 games. That form has seen them take a six point lead at the top ahead of their opponents this weekend, Dunbeth FC Yellow.
The Yellows have also had an impressive season so far and are still very much in the title race, despite the six point gap and the fact that they have played one game more. A win this weekend would prove themselves as genuine contenders whilst simultaneously putting pressure on Central.
It will certainly be interesting to see how this one goes, especially with other teams still looking to muscle in towards top spot.
Lenzie YC vs Stenhousemuir FC Community U15
Stenhousemuir will be hoping to pull of a terrific result by beating league leaders Lenzie at the weekend.
Lenzie have been in fine form all season, and rightfully find themselves at the top of the league with just one loss to their record. They sit five points ahead of their second placed opponents this weekend, having played two games less.
Stenhousemuir have also had a very impressive season and will feel themselves more than capable of taking points off of the league leaders. They will also be keen to avenge their 8-3 defeat to Lenzie back in October.
A defeat for Lenzie would open the door for others, such as Balloch Eastfield and West Park United White, to put pressure on the leaders and utilise their games in hand to full effect.
North Motherwell BC vs Mossend FC U15
Another top two showdown in the CSFA sees North Motherwell and Mossend battle in the D League.
Both of these sides remain undefeated in the league and you feel something has to give if the title has to be decided. Both of these teams have been in tremendous form and deservedly occupy the top two spots.
Mossend hold top spot for now, sitting four points ahead of their opponents having played two games more and if their last encounter is anything to go by, a thrilling 3-3 draw, this has all the making to be a classic.
EKFC Blue vs Wishaw WW U17
Just five points separate the top five in the CSFA U17’s A League, and the top two in the division face off this weekend.
EKFC Blue hold the top spot in the league for now, two points ahead of their opponents this weekend having played three games more. East Kilbride have only lost three games this season however and will be keen to stay at the top.
Wishaw will be encouraged by their progress this season, and find themselves in the title race based on merit. With just two defeats to their name they will be encouraged to take on the league leaders this weekend.
With the league so tight at the top, any game between those involved in the chase has more meaning. Let’s hope these two live up to the occasion and put on a great game.
Cambusnethan Talbot vs Blantyre Victoria U13
These two sit on even footing in the CLYFA A Division as far as points are concerned so a barnstorming match is expected as the top two go head-to-head.
Blantyre hold top spot for now and have a perfect record in the league, securing six wins out of six in the league. Another win here would provide a massive mental boost as they continue their march towards the league title.
Cambusnethan on the other hand will be looking to make up ground. They remain on the even footing in terms of points, but having played one game more they will be looking for a win to take the pressure off of themselves as they seek to steady the ship of their title challenge.
It will certainly be interesting to see who comes out on top in this one.
RH: I joined Hamilton on my ninth birthday
Q: Has anyone else in your family went professional or been professional before you?
RH: My whole family enjoy football and have all played sports but no one has ever went professional with it
Q:When did you realise football was more than just a passion?
R: I always loved football. My grandad has taken me to games for longer than I can remember. It’s always been a passion I guess, there’s nothing I like more than playing football.
Q: How did you get scouted for Hamilton Accies?
RH: I used to play in school competitions with my primary and my friend at the time suggested that I should come along and play for hamilton. A few weeks later I went to training and joined in with the U9's team. I joined on my birthday so my family bought me new football boots and sports stuff, it was really special!
RH: Not at all, I loved it from the first session and couldn’t wait to go back
RH: (If your talking about first team appearance then) I made my first appearance in July 2015 against Glasgow City at Airdrie stadium. It was an unreal experience playing against internationalists at the age of 15. Even though the result didn’t go our way, it was great to get minutes in that kind of environment
RH: Probably going to Alkmaar and Amsterdam with the U17’s team. It was a great experience to play against different clubs in a different climate, it really tested us.
RH: Unfortunately the 23’s league folded. When this happened I knew I would either need to leave or try earn a place in the first team. I wanted to stay at Hamilton more than anything but sadly it wasn’t meant to be and I wish all the girls and coaching staff the best of luck for next season!
RH: I guess I’ve learned not to take anything for granted. I didn’t think I’d be at Hamilton for my whole career but I also didn’t think I’d be leaving as soon as this. I love the club and all the girls so it’s sad that I won’t be able to play with them all again next season as we had a really good bond.
RH: I feel like I’ve had a really good connection with all the girls I’ve played with. Especially over the last few years moving up to play senior football, I feel we’ve all really came together and became close friends. I also had a good relationship with the first team which made it easier going up and training with them.
RH: Probably winning my first individual award this year, that’s my first award for Hamilton. It meant a lot as I knew it could be my last time with all the girls so that topped off a good night.
Q: What are you going on to do now that you have left?
RH: I’ve had interest from a few clubs so I’ll probably go and train with them in January and see where that takes me. I just want to be back playing football as soon as possible.
RH: I loved everything about Hamilton, my team mates and all the coaches. It was such a special club to be apart of for so long and I wish them every success in the future. Hopefully I might even be back one day, you never know where football can take you.
ES Galaxy kept their undefeated record in the CSFA A League intact after their 7-1 victory away to Cumbernauld Colts. Galaxy remain two points behind second placed Gairdoch United, and are 10 points behind leaders Rossvale Inter with five games in hand. There was also a narrow 1-0 win for Milton over West Park United Sky to keep themselves in the chase for top spot.
Mossend consolidated their place at the top of the B League table with an impressive 8-3 win over Albion Rovers ITC. Mossend remain undefeated in the league and hold a 13 point lead over second placed Steins Thistle. Mossend will be wary of those behind them as there are quite a few teams with games still to play in the league.
In the LFDA U13s League, Mill United earned an impressive 5-1 win away to Yett Farm to move further ahead at the top of the league table. They sit four points clear at the top ahead of second placed Holytown Colts, who have four games in hand.
Airdrieonians Real BC and Clarkston Athletic are still running each other close at the top of the CSFA A League following last weekend’s results. Airdrieonians scored a comfortable 5-0 win over Larbert, whilst Clarkston Athletic eased to a 5-1 victory away to Kilsyth Amateur Juniors. Airdrieonians remain five points ahead of Clarkston, with Athletic still to play a game in hand.
Central Boys FA claimed top spot in the B League last weekend with a convincing 8-0 win away to Balloch Eastfield. Central earned the spot after previous leaders EDFC weren’t in action on Saturday. Central Boys are two points clear at the top with a game in hand.
In the C League, Cumbernauld Colts Blue picked up a vital victory in the title race as they secured a 3-0 win away to league leaders West Park United Sky. Colts closed the gap at the top to three points and have two games in hand. The loss was West Park United Sky’s first of the league season. Rossvale United also picked up a big win to keep close to the leading pack with a 5-2 win over Stenhousemuir FC Community.
And in the D League Camelon Juniors moved up to second place and to within three points of the top of the table with a big win away to Motherwell FC CT. Leaders Garrell United however, still have one game in hand.
There were wins for all of the top three in the CSFA A League last weekend as the title race continued to hot up. Leaders Maryhill BC fought off a brave Dunbeth FC side 3-1, Professional Football Academy maintained their unbeaten league campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory over Milton FC and Scotland BC Purple played out an entertaining 5-2 win against Burnbank FC. There is just four points between the three sides at the top of the table.
Grahamston FC, second place in the C League, will be encouraged after leaders Seafar Villa Cumbernauld dropped points at the weekend after a thrilling 4-4 draw against Cumbernauld Colts. The tie did increase Villa’s lead at the top to nine points, however Grahamston still have two games in hand.
In the D League Mossend increased their lead at the top of the division with a comfortable 5-1 win at home to Moorlands. The win moves them four points clear of second placed North Motherwell BC, who did not play at the weekend, although Mossend have played two games more so far.
Drumsagard took advantage of Aston Villa BC’s slip up in the LFDA A Section to take top spot from their title rivals. Drumsagard managed an emphatic victory over Strathaven Dynamo, whilst Villa could only manage a 1-1 draw against EK Caledonian Thistle. Drumsagard take a two point lead at the top, with two games in hand.
In the B Section, leaders Eddlewood Red were held to a goalless draw by Holytown Colts.
Burnbank FC took advantage of their game in hand to close the gap at the top of the CSFA A League to just one point after their narrow 3-2 victory over Kilsyth Athletic. The win sets up what looks to be a two horse race between Burnbank and leaders Gartcairn for the title.
West Park United Gold moved further clear at the top of the B League table, thanks to an impressive 4-0 win away to Milton Rovers. They are being closely followed by Jerviston FC, who secured a 2-1 victory over Steins Thistle, and Maddiston Minis, who were not in action last weekend.
Clackmannan Community Rovers closed the gap on C League leaders Blantyre Victoria Blue with a good 5-2 win over Strathaven Dynamo. West Park UNited Navy also closed the gap with a 4-2 win away to Bo’ness United. Blantyre still maintain a five point lead at the top of the table.
Notre Dame Navy missed an opportunity to put some distance between themselves and second placed FC Kirkwood by dropping points in a 2-2 draw at home to Rosebank United. The slip up allowed Albion Rovers ITC to pull themselves closer to the top with a 4-2 win over Rossvale Madrid.
Falkirk FCF Blue maintained their 100% record at the top of the CSFA A League table with a 3-1 win away to Gartcairn FA. The win moves the Bairns into third place, just three points behind leaders Wishaw WW with three games in hand. Clyde SOF also moved within touching distance of Wishaw after an emphatic win over Bridgend BC.
In the B League Dalziel BC’s lead at the top of the table grew with a convincing 5-0 win at home to Seafar Villa Cumbernauld. Dalziel now hold a five point lead at the top ahead of second placed Dunblane SC. Elsewhere in the division, Sauchie Juniors earned their first league win of the season after an impressive performance in their 3-1 win against Stirling Albion JA.
Blantyre SA Black moved to within eight points of LFDA U17s League leaders Claremont with their big win over Dalziel Black. Blantyre still have one game in hand over the table toppers to play.
In the CSFA A League, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy and Glenvale AFC continued to battle with each other at the top of the table with convincing wins. Kirkintilloch stayed in top spot with a stunning 8-0 win over Cambuslang Rangers, whilst Scottish Cup champions Glenvale kept pace with a 7-1 win away to Rossvale FC Thistle. Just six points separate the two, with Glenvale having two games in hand, and with Clydebank also in the mix, this league is set to go down to the wire.
Milton increased their advantage at the top of the table, but were made to really work for the result after securing a 2-1 win over a motivated Lomond FC. Stenhousemuir FC Community closed the gap at the top with a 3-1 win over Dunblane SC. Milton move five points clear ahead of Third Lanark and six ahead of Stenhousemuir.
Bo’ness united continued their dominance at the top of the C League with a convincing win over struggling North Kelvin United. The win, along with Rangers Sabc’s 6-3 win over Bridge of Allan, maintains their 11 point lead at the top.
June saw the launch of a new Grangemouth based grassroots sports club, LK Galaxy, a club that will look to combine the professionalism of the past and the contemporary values needed for the future.
The club was formed by a set of administrators and coaches who have over 25 years’ experience running and coaching in both the grassroots and professional game.
With a new modern constitution which places the focus will be on allowing the players, coaches and parents to take an active role in the development of the club both on and off the pitch.
Based in Polmont at Galaxy Little Kerse which is referred to as “Home of Community Football” and one of Scotland’s largest football centres, LK Galaxy will hope to support six different squads with up to 100 players taking part.
Initial age groups have been confirmed as: U21s, U17s, U16s, U13s and 2008s. The club is also keen to develop in line with interest from other age groups, with already a registered amount of interest in 2014s and 2013s.
The club plans to lead with modern values that place transparency at the top of the list for parents and coaches. A spokesman for LK Galaxy FC commented on these values, saying, “We’ve all been in the game a long time and we see around how much harder it is to run clubs at grassroots. Legislation, compliance and funding are all getting more difficult to manage. Everything needs to be out in the open in open forums and a there’s a chance for all to contribute. Regular parent communication will be key”
A forthcoming LKTV channel is already in the planning and receiving lots of interest from media students to launch as part of the 2019/2020 season.