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GADYFL Under 19's Division two mid-season review

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This year's Glasgow and District under 19's division two is nearing its winter break and is almost halfway through its season so this would be a perfect time to review what's already happened so far and try and predict what has still to come from this very exciting and open championship race. With it being most, if not all, of these teams first year at nineteens it has been a huge step up for the players. A lot of the teams making up this year's 16 team league were part of last years under 17's second division the likes of Third Lanark, Easthall, Argyle Athletic, Glasgow Thistle and West Park which means these clubs know a bit more about each other than others when the league began.
Results wise this far no team has really stepped up and proved there the team to beat and are strong favorites, with all the teams at the top slipping about at some point so far. Sitting top right now are a very strong Drumchapel Amateurs side who may have been placed top dogs in this league by anyone who may have watched them beat the so called 'big teams' in last years GADYFL 17's division 1, although the Drum haven't been as dominant as maybe some would have thought having being defeated by another one of their title rivals Third Lanark and also dropping points away to Rossvale Milan who held them to a 0-0 draw.
There are many teams chasing Drumchapel at the top and hot on the their tails just 2 points behind are newly formed Vale of Clyde who have only kept one clean sheet the whole season and again have dropped a few points losing at home to Drumchapel and drawing with rivals Rutherglen Glencairn in an action packed 4-4 draw. Rutherglen Glencairn, West Park and Third Lanark are the other 3 strong title contenders at this halfway mark with all three sides picking up points along the way and also all sitting with two games in hand over the top two.
Surprise package West Park have been going about their business rather quietly and slowly moving up the table with one freak slip up away to Crookston who beat them 6-2 but still if West Park win both their games in hand they could leap frog above Vale of Clyde and in to 2nd only 1 point behind leaders Drumchapel.
In the second half of the season there are still some massive games to look forward to which could totally blow the title race upside down some of these games to look out for include Rutherglen Glencairn vs Drumchapel, Vale of Clyde vs Third Lanark and West Park vs Vale of Clyde. Already there has been so much drama in this league and if it carry's on we are guaranteed a title race that will definitely entertain us, who will be the team crowned champions in 2014 you ask? Your guess is as good as mine!

Forde McGhee | YFS West Region Journalist
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