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Pollok players score three in Scottish International warm-up

Pollok’s international contingent were amongst the goals last night as the Scottish Junior national team rounded off their warm up program ahead of next weeks Umbro tournament with a 7-0 win against Renfrew.

Midfielder Bryan Young wore the captains armband for the international side as fellow midfielders Ross Brash and Gary McCann also started the match for Scotland. Mark Sideserf was named on the substitutes bench.

A first half Ross Brash header to put Scotland 2-0 up was later followed in the second half by another header, this time by Bryan Young, which put the Scots 5-0 up. Gary McCann capped off a fine display with a curling effort in the 88th minute.

The Umbro tournament featuring Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man starts next Wednesday with a programme of 3 games over 4 days. Scotland’s final match against the Isle of Man will take place at Newlandsfield on Saturday 14th October with a 2:30pm kick off.

The full list of fixtures and venues are as follows;

Matchday 1 – Wednesday 11th October – 2:30pm

Rep of Ireland v Isle of Man (Somervell Park, Cambuslang Rangers)

N.Ireland v Scotland (McKenna Park, St.Anthonys)

Matchday 2 – Thursday 12th October – 7:00pm

Isle of Man v N.Ireland (New Tinto Park, Benburb FC)

Scotland v Rep of Ireland (New Western Park, Renfrew FC)

Matchday 3 – Saturday 14th October – 2:30pm

Rep of Ireland v N.Ireland (McKenna Park, St.Anthonys)

Isle of Man v Scotland (Newlandsfield Park, Pollok FC)

Pollok trio in national team action

Scottish junior squad. Photo: @scottcam67

Three ‘lok players were involved in Scotland’s first warm up match last night for the forthcoming Quadrangular Tournament. Mark Sideserf and Bryan Young both started the match whilst Gary McCann made an appearance as a second half substitute, replacing Clydebank’s Phil Johnston at half time. Ross Brash is also in the squad.

The match, against Linlithgow Rose, finished 5-1 to the national team. Although the Pollok contingent were not amongst the scorers, Bryan Young assisted the first two goals for Talbot’s Graham Wilson. Dean Hoskins (Bonnyrigg), Nicky Docherty and David McKenna (both Beith) completed the scoring for Scotland with Blair Batchelor getting the Linlithgow goal.

The national team will continue their preparations with a match against Renfrew on October 4th. The Quadrangular tournament takes place between the 11th and 14th of October.