Douglas Ewart High School have really made their mark in the footballing world recently by lifting their second trophy in as many weeks.
The under-16s team have emulated their under-14s team by winning the Schools Regional Cup when they beat Sanuqhar Academy 2-1.
Martin Jolly scored in the first half to send the teams in at the break all square at 1-1 and Sam McTeir found the winner in the second half to take the silverware for his team.
Coach Ian Thomson said: “This was a great display from the boys, who should all be congratulated for their performance with the only downside being the injury sustained by young 15-year-old Lachlan Bartlett whose right leg was accidentally broken in a tackle. We all wish the lad all the best as he has had to go through several operations for his injury and we wish him a speedy recovery.”
The accident happened six minutes from the end of the match, which had to be delayed for 40 minutes to allow the emergency services to treat the youngster and remove him to hospital acompanied by his coach.
It is believed that it is now more than 10 years since the Douglas Ewart High School entered teams in regional competitions but recent success in their first year back would suggest there is a lot of young footballing talent in the area and much of this success must be down to Galloway Thistle Youth Football Club, who have brought through most players in both the teams. There are many more youngsters coming through the Thistle ranks which augers well for the high school teams of the future.