Unbeaten Arran shine in youth football tournament

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An unbeaten Arran select team of S1 and S2 pupils took the honours in a four team tournament at the Ormidale Park in Brodick last Saturday.

Playing in a friendly competition against Eastwood Juveniles and two teams from Campbeltown FC, Arran High School outclassed their opponents and took the overall trophy in the 11-a-side matches where they were unbeaten in every game. Indeed Arran only conceded two goals due to the brilliant performances of  goalkeeper Liam Bremner.

In the final Campbeltown B faced Arran with Campbeltown opening the scoring, but Arran quickly equalised with a strike from Joe McHugh, who excelled himself throughout the tournament. After half-time Arran managed to score another, from player of the tournament Gregor Crichton, who directed the ball right into the bottom right hand corner of the net. Arran from there on in held a fairly comfortable 2-1 win.

Captain James Reid did a brilliant job to score two goals throughout the whole tournament despite being in a centre back position throughout the game. Sid Townsend managed to bag a goal for himself in one of the earlier games, and Pawel Gren also added to his score sheet with a strike in the top corner.

The Brodick FC young duo Kyle McNicol and Lachlan Campbell did a fantastic job in the midfield holding the ball up throughout the games and young McNicol got a goal for himself too. Jack Gillingham managed to get on the score sheet too.

Coach Ross Dobson, who was assisted by Finlay Aherne, said: ‘Well done to all of the teams that took part: Eastwood Juveniles, Campbeltown A and Campbeltown B, and a massive well done to the brand new Arran High School S1/2 team. They have proven themselves to be a great bunch of footballers for the Arran League to look forward to in future years. Congratulations to all of the teams for their fantastic and solid performances and we hope to play many more matches in the near future.’

Arran’s James Reid scores in the last minute against Eastwood. 01_B25football01

The Arran High School S1/2 team celebrate after winning the trophy. 01_B25football

Joe McHugh goes on a mazy run. 01_B25football