Teenagers on top form as coach eyes league title

HAWICK Youth Under-17s are enjoying a phenomenal season, writes John Slorance.

The talented teenagers have swept aside all before them, having won all ten fixtures so far.

Coach Alec Caldwell told the Hawick News: “It’s been a really good season for the Under-17s. The boys have been playing extremely well. They’re unbeaten and top of the league so you can’t ask for much more than that.

“The team has been together for four years, having moved up from different age groups.

“Last season was their first in the Under-17s, having jumped up from Under-15 football. It was a big step to take and it was a case of the boys bedding themselves into the league, but they still managed to win a cup final.

“This season they’ve come of age and it’s been great to see.”

Although there is plenty of football to play between now and the end of the campaign, Caldwell clearly has a goal in mind for his young charges.

“There are a good few games to play yet as the season is just past the halfway stage,” he said. “However, we have our eye on winning the league.

“This would be a big thrill for the players as being league champions would mean a lot to them.”

Standing in their way are main rivals Duns, who they have already defeated twice but still have another two games to go against them.

And Caldwell isn’t ruling out another run in the cup.

He added: “The league is our main aim, but it would be great to win the cup again.”