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DDYFA U15s+U16s 2016/17 Team of the Season

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The 2016/17 season saw Dryburgh Athletic U15s lift all three of the top-flight trophies, while St Murdochs U15s completed a league and cup double in the second tier as they secured promotion to the top flight.

In the U16 league, East Craigie Swifts remained unbeaten as they won the treble, and in the second tier, Riverside secured the league title and Carnoustie Panmure lifted the Chuck McGowan Cup. We look at some of the top performers from the past year in the U15s+U16s Team of the Season


Goalkeeper – Cammy Hendry – Fairmuir U15s

The politest goalkeeper in football conceded just 17 goals in 16 league matches for second place Fairmuir, the fewest conceded by any team in the league. A fine shot stopper, if Hendry can perform at a similar level next season, expect to see Fairmuir challenging for silverware again.


Right Back – Max Flucker – East Craigie Swifts U16s

The versatile Flucker was part of an East Craigie defence that kept 10 clean sheets in 30 matches. Going forward, he found the net five times in what was a fine season.


Centre Back – Rhys Beattie – East Craigie Swifts U16s

Beattie was an instrumental figure in East Craigie’s treble winning season. Strong in the tackle and powerful in the air, Beattie was part of a title winning defence that kept 10 clean sheets this season.


Centre Back – Kane Hynes – Fairmuir U15s

In a season that saw the Fairmuir defence hit with injuries, Hynes stepped in and established himself as the lynchpin of the Fairmuir backline, and picked up the club's Player of the Year award in the process.


Left Back – Daniel Ogilvie – Ferry Athletic U15s

A solid defender, and effective going forward, Ogilvie has flourished into one of the finest full backs in the league over the past season, and looks set to be even better in the coming years.


Centre Defensive Midfield – Aidan Nelson – Dryburgh Athletic U15s

Dryburgh Athletic’s answer to Scott Brown, Nelson is one of the most complete players in the league. The Dryburgh captain seems to cover every blade of grass in most matches without ever breaking a sweat. A strong tackler, composed passer and vocal leader, he is the key cog in a very efficient Dryburgh machine.


Centre Midfield – Finlay Baird – East Craigie Swifts U16s

Baird is one of the most technically astute players in the U16 league. The midfielder rarely gives the ball away and is a joy to watch. He picked up 13 goals as East Craigie won the treble.


Centre Midfield – Ross Mcnaughton – Dryburgh Athletic U15s

Midfield maestro Mcnaughton compliments the industrious Nelson in Dryburgh’s midfield. Dangerous with his right and left foot, the midfielder has contributed several goals from midfield, including a last minute free kick against Inverkeithing in the Scottish Cup.


Striker – Ewan Stewart – Dryburgh Athletic U15s

Stewart found the net 48 times as Dryburgh competed a clean sweep of the domestic trophies on offer to them this season. Fast, two footed and a threat on the air, Stewart clearly relishes big matches, as he found the net in both of their cup finals and in all three of their meetings with title rivals Fairmuir.


Striker – Keir Gardiner – East Craigie Swifts U16s

Gardiner scored 35 times in 27 matches as East Craigie went through the entire league season unbeaten. Possibly the most clinical finisher in Dundee, Gardiner's blistering pace and goal scoring prowess have caused problems for defenders in Dundee, and further afield.


Striker – Simon Sharpe – Broughty United U15s

With 13 goals to his name, Sharpe’s final goal haul might not be the highest in the league, but the importance of his goals can’t be understated. A real handful for defenders, Sharpe’s hat trick against Celtic Boys sent Broughty into their first ever cup final, and a purple patch in the final few games of the campaign ensured Broughty are playing top flight football next season.



Centre Back – Ahmed Drammeh – Fairmuir U16s

The defender had a fine season as Fairmuir secured second place in the Maryfield League.


Centre Midfield – Connor Donnan – Celtic Boys U15s

The midfielder scored 20 goals as Celtic followed up their promotion in 2015/16 with a fifth place finish this year.


Centre Midfield – Robbie Johnson – Broughty United U15s

The tenacious midfielder was key to Broughty retaining their place in the top flight and reaching their first ever cup final. An intelligent footballer with a never say die attitude that sums up his team’s spirit.


Centre Forward – Brogan Rourke – Carnoustie Panmure U16s

The dynamic midfielder was Carnoustie’s top scorer, and inspired them to cup final glory in what was an impressive season.


Striker – Lewis Knight – St Murdochs U15s

The big striker fired St Murdochs into the top flight and bagged a brace in their 2-1 cup final win over Monifieth. He’ll need to keep up his goal scoring exploits if Saints are to survive in the top league next year.


Andrew Creegan

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