THEY may have been overrun by nine goals to nil by a far more experienced Spartans outfit last weekend, but Selkirk FC’s under-19s squad did the town proud, writes Fiona Scott.
And, considering the Souters didn’t have an U19s side eight weeks ago, manager Ewan McGregor and his team were encouraged by the start and are keen to take things forward.
He told The Wee Paper: “It was always going to be tough against Spartans.
“Most of their team have been playing together since they were 14 years old, whereas our boys have just had a few weeks. They also had a good few 19-year-olds involved, while most of our lads are just 17.
“We are very much in the transition stages at the moment, but I was very proud of the boys last Sunday and feel they did themselves and the town proud. We have a healthy squad of 16 at the moment, with two more looking to make a start in the next couple of weeks, so we have plenty to work with over the remainder of the season.”
For the record, Spartans’ scorers were Lewis Hawkins (2), Craig Newall (2), Harvey McIntosh, Sean Stewart, Alex Imlah, Matt Underhill and Haydn Crane.
This Sunday the under-19s have another tough task when they travel to play league leaders Tynecastle.
z Having been without a game since the beginning of December, Selkirk’s first team are keen to get tomorrow’s match at Craigroyston played. After being sidelined for several weeks through injury, Jason Inglis is hoping to be fit for the 1.45pm kick-off.