YOUNG footballers in Erskine had plenty to celebrate a decade ago.

In their first year playing competitive matches, Erskine Youth Football Club’s under-13s had an amazing season, winning four cups and one league shield.

As an added bonus, the Player of the Final trophy was scooped by Erskine’s Andrew Maclennan, presented by Alistair McCoist.

After experiencing disappointment in the Scottish Cup, the team rallied by heading to Preston to compete in the M&L Easter Cup.

And, in a nail-biting finish to the tournament, the Erskine kids triumphed on penalties against Lourdes Celtic.

That was the team’s second trophy of the season, providing them with a springboard for further success.

Ann Maclennan, club secretary, said at the time: “They are the first Erskine YFC team to do so in over 18 years. It was a fantastic achievement.

“The boys weren’t content with winning all that, so they set their sights on the Winton Murdoch Cup within the league and played their final against Everton the day after the EYFC tournament section games.

“They dug in deep and thoroughly enjoyed their game, winning 5-1.

“This was yet another trophy to add to the collection.

“To cap it all off, the team went on to win their tournament final against St Peter’s at the end of June, giving a total of four cups and one league shield in one season.

“The coaches are extremely proud of all the boys in the team, who work hard, play fair and entertain the sidelines every week with some fantastic football.

“They are a joy to watch and to coach.”

Ann added: “There is some hard work ahead for next season as the team have given themselves an extremely hard act to