The 2016/17 season saw Forfar Boys win an historic quadruple, and Dundee West complete a league and cup double in the second tier. We look at some of the top performers from the past year in the U13s Team of the Season.
Goalkeeper – Kyle Shand – Forfar Boys
The Forfar keeper hasn’t been the busiest stopper in the league this season, but when called upon there is a calmness about him that suggests he’s in control. With 13 clean sheets to his name, clearly Forfar’s success isn’t just down to their prolific forwards.
Centre Back – Hal Webster – ACSC
Despite suffering a nasty injury midway through the season, Webster developed into one of the most complete defenders in the J Clenaghan as ACSC finished runners up to Dundee West. Webster contributed to four clean sheets, and bagged four goals, including a 30 yarder against Douglas on his return to injury.
Centre Back – Sean Munro – Forfar Boys
Possibly the shortest centre beck in the league, Munro is also one of the best. A strong tackler and clever footballer, the Forfar defender looks set to go from strength to strength in the coming seasons.
Centre Back – Aidan McKelvie – Kirrie Thistle
McKelvie’s impressive form this season has seen him get his shot at a pro-youth set up, and he certainly has all the attributes to succeed at that level.
Right Midfield – Rui Gordon – ACSC
Gordon found the net 15 times and set up 18 goals as ACSC finished second in the J Clenaghan League. Having formed a formidable partnership with right back Callum Falconer, he will be hoping to carry his form into next season.
Centre Midfield – Liam Baillie – Forfar Boys
Baillie was a key part of Forfar’s quadruple winning side. An intelligent passer of the ball that offers a goal threat from midfield, he ended the season with an overhead kick in the Ross Ballantine Cup final against St Andrews.
Centre Midfield – Jake Kettles – Kirrie Thistle
Kettles found the net 30 times as Kirrie secured a fourth-place finish in the Café Royale League. The skilful midfielder has been praised by many of the managers in the U13 leagues.
Left Midfield – Harrison Taylor – Ferry Athletic
The Ferry man is comfortable in numerous positions on the pitch, and is clearly an intelligent footballer. One to look out for in the coming seasons.
Centre Forward – Jay Lawson – Ferry Athletic
The diminutive attacker is one of the most technically astute players at the age group. A confident runner with the ball, and capable of unlocking the most resolute of defences, Lawson helped Ferry to a cup final in their first season at 11-a-side.
Striker – Dominik Naglik – Forfar Boys
Naglik scored 69 goals as Forfar won the quadruple. Pacey, two footed and an intelligent footballer, Naglik is very much the complete striker, and has caused issues for every defender that he’s faced this season.
Striker – Aidan Law – Dundee West
The powerful striker fired Dundee West to a league and cup double in his first season at 11-a-side. He will not be phased by the prospect of facing the top defenders next year.
Goalkeeper – Jordan Walker – Dundee West
Walker was a key figure in Dundee West’s double winning squad, conceding just 29 goals in 18 league games.
Midfielder – Luca Snee – Dundee West
The Dundee West captain had a fine season as he led his side to a league and cup double. The combative midfielder capped a fine season with a thumping strike in the final of the Brown Cup.
Striker – Owen Boath – Ferry Athletic
There aren’t many strikers as industrious as Boath. The Ferry man doesn’t know the meaning of “lost cause” and has formed a fruitful partnership with Jay Lawson that looks set to excel in the coming seasons.
Striker – Kyle Yule – ACSC
Yule had a fine season for ACSC as he scored 30 goals, averaging over two goals a game, after signing from neighbours Arbroath Lads.