After another fine season from the 2004 age group, YFS takes a look at some of the top performers in our team of the season.
Goalkeeper – Rory Davidson – Kirrie Thistle
Injury saw Davidson take over the goalkeeping responsibilities at the start of the campaign, and he went from strength to strength between the sticks as Kirrie ended the season with the best defensive record in the DS Rennie League.
Defender – Dorian Ziozkolski – Celtic Boys
The big centre back’s combination of pace and strength make him one of the strongest defenders in the top flight. He helped Celtic to 13 domestic clean sheets, including their 4-0 win in the final of the Reilly Falconer Cup.
Defender – Bradley Milne – Kirrie Thistle
Kirrie’s captain brings a calmness to the centre of their defence with his ability on the ball making him a key part of their passing style. He helped Kirrie to 13 domestic clean sheets and a league and cup double.
Defender – Struan Keir – Ferry Athletic
Keir was one of the standouts for Ferry as they finished fifth in the DS Rennie League. The defender capped off a strong first season with Ferry by picking up the club’s Players Player of the Year award.
Midfielder – Jake Kettles – Kirrie Thistle
The powerful midfielder netted 30 plus goals for the second season in a row as Kirrie completed a league and cup double. His direct running and coolness in front of goal make him a handful for any defender he faces.
Midfielder – Mark Ross – Fairmuir
Ross netted over 20 times for the East Region Cup finalists as they also secured a fourth-place finish in the DS Rennie League.
Midfielder – Cameron Blacklock – Dundee West
Blacklock carried his form from 2016/17 into the top flight as Dundee West finished seventh in the DS Rennie League. Blacklock netted twice in the final of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup and ended the season with a double-digit goal tally.
Midfielder – Ryan McGregor – Fairmuir
Another key part of Fairmuir’s success this season, McGregor’s energy in the midfield made him a valuable part of their set up. He scored seven times en-route to the East Region Cup final.
Forward – Owen Boath – Ferry Athletic
It was another strong season from Boath who ended the season with 38 goals in all competitions. His tireless running and ruthlessness in front of goal have caused plenty of problems for opposition defences.
Forward – Liam Ballie – Forfar Boys
Forfar may not have hit the heights of the 2016/17 season, but it didn’t stop Baillie netting 41 goals for the Angus side. A similar return next season may see Forfar lifting silverware.
Forward – Leon Winterton – Broughty United
Broughty were one of the season’s surprise packages lead by Winterton’s goal scoring exploits. The powerful striker ended the season with 38 goals to his name.
Defender – Ben Wilson – Forfar Boys
Wilson proved to be effective at both ends of the pitch for Forfar, helping them to six clean sheets in the league, and netting 12 goals.
Defender – Jacob Sharpe – Ferry Athletic
Sharpe played nearly every position for Ferry and struck up a strong partnership with Struan Keir at the heart of the defence. He was on target nine times throughout the season.
Midfielder – Alex North – St Andrews Colts
The tenacious midfielder lead St Andrews to their first cup final victory in 24 years as they beat Maryfield United in the final of the Mac Brown Cup. His work-rate and attitude are second to none, and he was rewarded when he lifted the cup.
Forward – Aiden Law – Dundee West
Law was another member of the Dundee West squad that stepped up to the plate in the top flight. His physical prowess and scoring exploits earned him a contract with Dundee FC for next season.