Dryburgh teams play some lovely football
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.