Evans Already Off The Mark
Photo: U20s startlet Evans Lamboh poses with Player of the Match award at old club Harmony Row before signing with BSC Glasgow.
Mark Adams’ exciting new Under 20’s side have had only one Lowland Development League match this season, but for some in the talented squad, the season is well underway already. And for one in particular, it couldn’t have started much better.
Evans Lamboh was named as a substitute for the first team’s recent away trip to Preston Athletic, but he himself would tell you he didn’t expect to see a full hour of action. The young Glaswegian replaced captain Davie Gray with 10 minutes remaining in the first half, but in no way looked overawed or intimidated by the increased physicality of the Lowland League proper.
One dazzling display later, including a true goal of the season contender to put BSC two goals up, helped his team record a superb 4-0 victory and push back up to the top half of the Lowland League.
And Lamboh too was chuffed: “I really enjoyed my first first-team game, and I’d like to thank Craig Young, the manager, for giving me my chance.
“For me, there’s no better feeling than getting your first goal, so I was delighted to get it on my first appearance but most importantly the team played great and we picked up all three points.”
The promise of first team football will be a huge motivation for Evans and his new teammates. With keeper Joe Wilton also having a successful first team debut against Preston, and Riccardo Corrieri coming off the bench in the same game, the opportunity is there for Lamboh and co.
“Everybody in the Under 20’s squad wants to push on and become a regular starter in the first team. I’ve got my chance, so now I need to keep working hard at training, and hopefully in any future games I play the results will be as good as my first game!”
Speaking after that victory, Young praised the work done by his youth coaches, and gave a message to all in that squad:
“Mark Adams, Jamie Hamilton and Kenny Moyes have done a great job with the 20’s already. Mark’s worked incredibly hard recruiting these guys, I don’t take any credit whatsoever for that, and they’re now showing they can step up.”
The performances of these young guys today should be a marker for everybody in that squad. If you’re good enough and I’m in charge of the football club, you’ll get a chance in the team, doesn’t matter what age you are.”
Lamboh will hope to be called up again this coming Wednesday, as the senior squad head to Edinburgh to play the University. Adams U20s take on Edusport tomorrow night at Benburb Juniors, kickoff 8pm.