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Longside BC look for stable season

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Longside BC had a mixed season last year, taking a while to get into the league but finishing on a high with a five game win streak.

Paul Robertson, coach of the 2001 side, said: "We started slowly, easing into the season, some playing 11-a-side for the first time, and took time to adjust to the change."

"However, we finished the season very well winning our last five games, proving that progress was made."

The end of the season came at the wrong time for the side, but they will now look to "start the season how we finished last season".

"We are aiming to finish higher up in the B League and be in contention for the league." 

Regarding last season, Paul said: "We were still finding our feet in the 11-a-side game but we are now bigger and stronger, and hope to be more of a force this season. We also hope to bring in some new players and work with the squad and provide a solid future in football for kids in the area."

Transfer talk is all the rage in Longside at the moment, with quick, attacking player Alex Keith said to be the main target for the club. 

"We haven't signed anyone yet, however we have invited some players to training over the past few weeks and are keen to strengthen the club," Robertson said.

"We have continued to train throughout the summer holidays, working on fitness and ball skills and have arranged two friendlies before the new season begins."

Good luck to Longside BC for the upcoming season!

Andrew Petrie | YFS South East Region Journalist

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