The 1st XI continued their fine pre-season form with a convincing 4-0 win over Grammar at Weigall. In blustery conditions the boys took a short while to settle and find their shape, but they gradually began to impose themselves on the game with Ben Bryant – bossing the midfield with a blend of mobility, grit and style – finding willing runners in James Spyrakis and Lachlan Millist up front, who both worked tirelessly and ended up with a goal and a brace respectively. Joe Ballesteros produced a fine performance at the heart of defence, dominating the air and snuffing out any threat offered by Grammar’s attacks through the middle. Dominic Riordan slotted in well at left back and then demonstrated his versatility later by switching into midfield and capping off his performance by beating 2 players and curling the ball into the keeper’s top left hand corner from just outside the box. New 1sts players Saxon Brown and Year 10s Colin Suvak provided solid cover in defence too to stake their claims for a shirt in the GPS season, and Tunahan Guner was his usual busy self winning key tackles and keeping things tidy in front of the back 4. There was time late on for a few tricks from the old dog Yianni Gourlas too, although this was probably not impressive enough to keep him from starting at left back for the 2nds next week against Shore. Overall, a very efficient performance from the boys, a clean sheet, and another step forward for Scots Football.