|Craigroyston's new challenges await|
Author: Kevin Hamilton
Alex was delighted to be at the club, and he had this to say about his team's results last year, and what's in store for Craigroyston. "I came to the club and heads were down, we had 9 games left and we were sitting in the lower parts of the table, but the team knuckled down and we managed to finish in the top half, beating Currie twice, once in the league and the other in the League Cup quarter final. The boys were ecstatic, after getting all the way to the final we were undone by poor decisions, but that's football. Next year we hope to make sure that the team is fighting fight as the move from 17's to 19's is a huge one, it's a more physical and demanding game."
Craigroyston were granted the League Cup trophy after their controversal 2-1 defeat to Redhall due to Redhall fielding a player who was too old to play in the Under 17 League Cup. Being modest, Craigroyston asked for the league to do a draw so the teams knocked out by Redhall could all compete for the trophy, but it was declined and Craigroyston were given to the trophy, who refused a presentation.
With the departure of key player Marc Milligan who left to play for Leith Athletic, Craigroyston have called in the reinforcements, signing big centre midfielder Keith Donaldson, who could play a key role in Craigroyston's title and domestic challenges next year.
MacLeod continued: "The team needs time to develop into the age group. They boys have two years at 19's and whilst instant success is great, we will have patience and look to progress over the course of the seasons."
With the new season breathing down MacLeod and co's neck's, it's an exciting time, with pre season friendlies just the beginning of a new challenge.