360 Sports clients Seb Ross and brother Ethan both put in an impressive showing for Aberdeen under-20’s last night as the Dons beat St Johnstone 1-0 at Glebe Park.
17-year-old Seb netted the winner for the young Dandies after an excellent run and cross from younger brother Ethan down the right-flank. The pair received acclaim from coach Paul Sheerin in the aftermath of the clash where he praised his players for ‘doing what they do best.’
The win moves Aberdeen 20’s up to fourth in the Development League standings with eight points from a possible 15.
On Ethan’s contribution, Sheerin told Aberdeen’s website: “I’ve been desperate to get Ethan in the team because of these kinds of situations. He’s only 16 years old so he has got plenty of time to get stronger. In terms of his ability and what he sees in the game I was confident that when it breaks to him that he would make the right decision and that proved the case.”
Sheerin also spoke about Seb, saying: “Seb does what he does best. He gets himself on the end of things. He’s got a real knack of just getting himself in the box from midfield and finding space, but his composure once he’s there is really good.
“Stepping up from 17’s level to the 20’s is never easy, but we know from the lower levels that he’s done that and he’s always scored goals throughout. I think at times last year because of the make-up of the team he was played a bit deeper, but this season we’ve allowed him a bit more freedom to get forward and we are all reaping the benefits of that.”
Well done, lads!
Blog by Mark Hendry for 360 Sports Consultancy