PARENTS of pupils in third year recently attended a meeting with teaching staff to be updated on progress in the new National 4 and 5 courses. At this early stage the pupils are generally coping very well with these new courses.
Braidhurst Under 14’s started the new season in fine form hitting double figures in a comfortable victory over league visitors Larkhall.
The Motherwell side took the early initiative, with the excellent Jake Hastie, ably supported by Nicholas Mullen, dominating midfield. Hastie’s pinpoint through ball to Dylan Falconer allowed the forward to lob the oncoming keeper to open the scoring in the sixth minute. It was one way traffic after that with Mullen and Hastie both scoring to make the half time score 3-0.
The second half followed a similar pattern with the home side creating chance after chance with three of the seven second half goals arriving in as many minutes.
The full list of scores were – Jake Hastie (4), Dylan Falconer (2), Nicholas Mullen, Derrick Boafour, Darren Wilson and Ross Park.
The boys can now look forward to the defence of their Scottish Cup title facing a tricky tie away to St Modans of Stirling.
The school Astroturf was upgraded over the holiday period and staff and pupils seem absolutely delighted with the new FIFA quality surface. This is being very well used with a range of football groups now established within the school. The recently introduced Elite Performance group of 20 players working with Scottish FA coach Gordon Craig have their sessions from 8.30 until 10 am each day. All other groups of School of Football players receive their sessions from Scottish FA coach Steven Hamilton and Motherwell FC coach Paul Burns.