Steel: Young­sters showed met­tle

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Al­lan Steel hailed young guns Lewis Brown and Grant Dry­burgh after they helped guide East Kil­bride to the top of the ta­ble.

The Tor­rance House boss watched 17-year-old Brown land two tries in the 45-10 win away to Dalziel on Satur­day be­fore Dry­burgh climbed off the bench to notch one him­self.

It puts EK two points clear of Greenock Wan­der­ers at the West Re­gion One sum­mit, hav­ing played a game more, and Steel said: “It was a good per­for­mance from the boys, par­tic­u­larly the younger ones in the squad.

“Lewis stood out in our pre-sea­son tour­na­ment in Black­pool and he’s started ev­ery game this sea­son. His abil­ity to fin­ish is great and not a lot of play­ers have that at his age.

“That’s four times in six games he’s been our man of the match, so he’s go­ing to be a re­ally big player for us in the fu­ture.

“A lot of our young­sters are do­ing well and Grant Dry­burgh is an­other one I’ve been pleased with.

“He did re­ally well when he came on and was a stand­out with Lewis on Satur­day.

“De­spite Dalziel’s league po­si­tion, it’s is al­ways a dif­fi­cult place to go and the open­ing ex­changes were tight.

“But our dis­ci­pline was good and we showed good in­tent go­ing for­ward.

“It’s great to be top of the league, but noth­ing is de­cided at this stage of the sea­son.”

Third-place Garnock come call­ing this week­end and Steel will have to look to his young­sters again, with Ed­die Beaton, Lloyd McLin­ton and Paul Rosie pick­ing up knocks.

Steel said: “That’s three play­ers who have been ex­cel­lent for us so we’ll have to as­sess the sit­u­a­tion and come up with a plan for Garnock. They will be a tough op­po­nent and they’ve had a pretty sim­i­lar start to us.

“We’ll need to look at more of the younger play­ers, but if we can at­tack the game the way we have been do­ing this sea­son, then I’m sure we can come away with an­other good re­sult.”

De­lighted EK gaf­fer Al­lan Steel

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