This weekend in Glasgow, one tie is capturing the imagination. Sunday morning will see Finnart take on Rutherglen Glencairn at Glasgow Green's 3G facility. Two bang in form sides competing for the same cause, with plenty of history and a local derby thrown into the mix. What's not to get excited about?
Both sides have hit the ground running in their first season of 11-a-side football. After impressing in their League Cup groups both teams were placed in the top division of the Glasgow & District Youth Football League. Despite being up against some of the strongest teams in the region, both have a near identical record with just one defeat. Finnart are ahead having played a couple of games more, sitting second in the league.
Top of the tree are Drumsagard, who boast a perfect record - including victory over both Finnart and Rutherglen. A lot of football remains in a season 2015/16 that has been hampered by postponements in recent weeks. However, whoever wins tomorrow's match (if there is a winner) would have the destiny of the league title in their own hands.
William Murray of Finnart said: "We started prepping for elevens this time last year and the progression has been phenomenal. That's down to the commitment and dedication of our players. We started off pre-season winning the Glasgow City Cup and have progressed in the League Cup, West Regional Cup and we sit second behind Drumsagard in the league."
"As a team who were average at 7 a sides, with a few additions at the start of the season, we now have a belief that we can compete with any Under 13s team we come up against. We are looking to keep the pressure on Drumsagard, and I am sure Rutherglen Glencairn will feel the same. With both teams only suffering a league defeat to Drumsagard and a cup tie that was decided on penalties this game is sure to be a cracker."
"Like before we expect an end to end game with chances at either end and we hope it's Finnart who come out on top this time around."
John McColl of Rutherglen Glencairn said: "We've been really pleased with our first season at elevens and also we're really fortunate to have such a great bunch of boys. We've played some great football at times and shown some real fight at times when we've really needed to. We know Finnart well from playing sevens and a few of the boys go to school with each other. We always enjoy the games we play against them as you know that you need to be at your best to get a result."
"Nothing will be won or lost for either team on Sunday. We sit just behind them in the league, however, we have a few games in hand and a good result for us may just perhaps give us the narrowest of advantages over them in challenging for the title."