‘Team Of The Week’ – Scotland u20 4/4/17

 

TOTW – Monday 3rd April

So this is my first bash at a TOTW feature. I’m going to try and do this as often as possible. I’ll also try and include players that fall under the age limit of the relevent league (u20s in Soctland’s case) and avoid including older first team players as best as possible.
If anyone would like to contribute to ‘Team’ or ‘Player’ of the Week  from any other youth/reserve leagues that take their interest, (ideally the English Reserves and u23s) then please get in contact via twitter – @TomasPhillips84

Greg Hurst (St. Johnstone)
The 19-year old from Stirling grabbed 2 goals in an unexpected 5 goal thriller against a strong Dundee United side this week. The Tangerines included five first teamer’s, two of which were playing at the back trying to look after Hurst who signed from Stirling Albion in September 2015.
Greg Hurst POTW

Oli Shaw (Hibs)
Scored 2 in a game where he, like Hurst, faced older Dunfermline defenders with first team experience, ended 3-0 Hibs. Makes it 25 goals far this season, impressive at any level.

Fraser Murray (Hibs)
After being called in for the firsts at the weekend, he popped up with a goal for the 20s to cap off a good week for the youngster.

Ryan Porteous (Hibs)
Clean sheet against a far more experienced Dunfermline front line of Paton and Reilly. The entire Hibs back line deserve to feature here to be honest, but Porteous takes the credit.

Conor O’Keefe (St. Mirren)
Scored and assisted in a one sided affair at Links Park, 3-0 v Dundee.

Ryan Tierney (Hamilton)
Picked up a goal in a dominant 4-0 away win at Rugby Park.

Ross Cunningham (Hamilton)
A controlling midfield performance at Rugby Park, grabbed an assist too.

Shaun Want (Hamilton)
Led his side back to the leagues summit with a solid 4-0 away win. Interestingly the first time this season a 20s side has left Rugby Park with a clean sheet.

Rico Quitongo (Hamilton) 
Solid clean sheet away at Rugby with captain, Want. As always, provided an attacking threat too.

David Brownlie (Ross County)
Despite being down on the shot count and enduring long periods of pressure from Inverness, Brownlie was at the centre of ensuring his side kept a clean sheet.

Mark Foden GK (Ross County)
Faced long periods of pressure from a dogged Inverness side who were close to causing an upset. This would have been the case if it wasn’t for Foden between the sticks. His side went onto win 1-0 at the death to keep Ross County in the title race.

Keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming ‘Player Of The Week’ feature too!

All the best, Tommy

@TomasPhillips84

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