Dry­burgh teams play some lovely foot­ball

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - SPORTS - BY JAMES MASSON

DRY­BURGH Ath­letic Girls U/10s and U/11s teams had a great morn­ing’s foot­ball in Dun­fermline at the lat­est East Re­gion 11s fes­ti­val.

Coaches Garry Urquhart, Fiona Ram­say, Alan Pater­son, Reece Watt and Kirsty Oliphant were pleased with the game time the girls got to help con­tinue their progress this season.

Mean­while, Dry­burgh U/12s played some great stuff in a 9-0 away win at Dundee East with Kiara Mo­ran (4), Teighan Milne (3), So­phie McFadyen and Katie Shaw the scor­ers.

Coaches Sandy McWil­liam and Bruce John­stone were de­lighted to see the girls put in a fan­tas­tic per­for­mance.

The U/13s, too, played lovely foot­ball in a fine 6-1 win at home to For­far Farm­ing­ton with Abi­gael Lind­say (3), Mor­gan Air­lie, Han­nah Marsh and a first Dry­burgh goal for new sign­ing Emily Beat­tie seal­ing the vic­tory.

The U/13s now have Kirsty Keith and Tom Po­ple as coaches for the rest of this season.

Kirsty has been work­ing with the clubs 15s in the first half of the season, do­ing a great job.

She will now con­cen­trate on ready­ing this tal­ented 13s squad for the step up to 11-a-side foot­ball next season.

Dry­burgh 15s picked up a wellde­served point in a hard fought 1-1 draw against a tal­ented East Fife at South Road.

Full-back Grace For­rester had given Dry­burgh an early lead only to see East Fife level the game be­fore the break.

Both sides had chances late on to win but it fin­ished level with a draw prob­a­bly a fair re­sult.

Dry­burgh 17s girls lost 2-1 to For­far Farm­ing­ton, also at South Road.

Both sides served up an end-to-end match with Nyla Mur­phy (Dry­burgh) and Phillipa Mc­Cal­lum and Neve Guthrie (Farm­ing­ton) the scor­ers. PERTH’S Letham set-up has pro­duced a num­ber of play­ers for the se­nior ranks and the lat­est is He­layna Dou­glas.

The 10-year-old has signed for Rangers Ladies and now, in­stead of play­ing and train­ing at Letham’s Seven Acres and at other venues in Tay­side and Fife, He­leyna is now play­ing and train­ing fur­ther afield.

She works out twice a week at Mur­ray Park as well as play­ing for the Ibrox club.

Kim Lid­dle, one of the Letham coaches, stated: “We are sorry to lose He­layna but it’s great for her that she has the op­por­tu­nity to play for an academy side at a se­nior club.

“We wish her all the best for her fu­ture and are sure she will do very well.

“He­layna sign­ing for a se­nior club is also a boost to the other young­sters at Letham as it lets them see the chance is there for them to step up if they per­form well.”

Letham have a range of coach­ing and teams which cater for girls of all ages from three up­wards.

Play­ers from all the Dry­burgh Ath­letic girls teams show they have plenty to smile about with some im­pres­sive re­sults this season.

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