Youth Update

A busy month for the youth sides here at Palmerston!

The under 16's continued their development with a 4-0 win over Montrose in a one sided game, a hard fought point against a physical Alloa side in an entertaining 3-3 draw, the only defeat for the young team was a closely fought contest in which the Doonhamers lost 1-0 to a Falkirk team. However, they finished the month strongly with a 3-1 victory over Elgin. The side are in action tonight against Threave in a friendly at Palmerston.

The under 18's have had a mixed month as they began with a 7-0 hammering from Montrose at Palmerston. However it was a result that sparked the rest of the month into life as the team remained unbeaten for the remainder of the month. A 2-2 draw against Chris Burkes Kilmarnock side followed in which the boys were unlucky not to win the game, then the boys won their Scottish cup tie 4-1 at home to Inverurie Loco Works to see them progress into the last 16, in which we will face Airdrie at Palmerston with match details to follow. A trip away to Falkirk saw a determined performance and a fantastic defensive display, the game finishing 1-1 with a Callum Hill goal. A midweek friendly agaisnt Carlisle United saw the young u18 side win 3-2 in what was a competitive game for both clubs and a worthwhile exercise. To round off the month we finished with a 4-0 victory over Elgin at Kinross in a one sided affair. The young team are improving in multiple areas but still a long way to go in the season, however the progress is pleasing.

The reserves have had a tough month with 2 defeats in the reserve league cup to both Ayr United and Kilmarnock. The young reserves have had several key players injured, with Andrew Oram, Greig Frame, Euan Ross, Peter Mendy and Niall Rogerson with first teamers Ben Johnstone and Ross Irving a all missing games this month due to illness, injury or featuing with the first team, however this has allowed several of our 2007 squad to gain invaluable experience at a very good level. Games vs Upper Annandale in a friendly resulted in a comprehensive victory for the young side as well as progress in the Potts cup defeating Dalbeatie Star 6-3 in a game of two halves, in which we have been drawn at home to the winners of Upper Annandale and Creetown.