Loan Watch

Development squad midfielder Ben Eardley started as local junior side Greenock recorded a dramatic 2-1 victory at East Kilbride Thistle with goals in the 88th and 91st minutes.

Ben played just over an hour on the right-hand side of midfield at the Showpark before making way, and Nock gaffer Tommy Molloy was pleased with the 17-year-old’s debut.

Molloy, a former Ton youth player, told “Ben played an hour wide right midfield against East Kilbride. He almost scored at 0-0 and did very well.”

Fellow midfielder David Anderson made his Johnstone Burgh bow as a 40th-minute substitute in an eight-goal thriller away at Vale of Clyde in the Central District Second Division.

Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, who played right midfield and created a number of goal-scoring opportunities, his side were on the wrong end of the 5-3 scoreline.

Striker Scott Miller‘s second Clydebank appearance wasn’t quite as a successful as his first. The teenager came off the bench with 10 minutes remaining at home to Beith on Saturday as the Bankies lost 2-1.

Elsewhere, Jamie McGowan was an unused substitute for Troon in their 4-1 victory against Largs Thistle, while Lewis Strapp was cup tied and missed Elgin City’s 2-0 win against Bray Wanderers in the Irn-Bru Cup.


Image: Gary Bradley