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2001 ADJFA teams prepare for kick off

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The 2001 age group promises to have one of the most exciting title races since this age group started competitive football in the North region. Lewis United won the league for the first time at this age group last season whilst Banks O’Dee Albion will be working hard to get the league trophy back to Spain Park and Westdyke also have a plan in their locker as well.
We gathered the thoughts of Banks O’Dee Albion and Westdyke ahead of the new campaign and here is what they had to say.
Albion coach Aggie Gray said “Disappointed to lose out on the league last season however we have strengthened in good areas and feeling optimistic.
“It is a big season for us, we are looking to get the league back and also have a decent run in the Scottish Cup, we need to compete better with Lewis United, the games later on last season were very evenly matched between the teams. “
Westdyke coach Kevin McDonald says his boys are quietly confident for the season ahead, he said this “The lads have worked hard in pre-season and we are quietly confident for this season.
“Hopefully we can build on the success over the last couple of years, we have maintained the majority of the squad and took in a couple of fresh faces, we are putting our faith in the lads to go and achieve good things.”
Culter and Glentanar have been promoted from their respective leagues and will play in the A league this season.  I think Culter will surprise a couple this season.
In the B league there are a couple of decent sides in that league. I fancy Colony Park this year though, they have just came up short in the last few years and now I think this is their time. Deveronvale another team who will be looking to gain promotion ahead of Under 17s.

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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