THE attention of most of the Scottish football world may be on Germany right now, but Rhu Amateurs were back in action on home turf at the weekend as they hosted the Craig Scott Memorial Cup.

Played between Rhu and a team of former Dumbarton Riverside youth players who won the West of Scotland league and cup double way back in 2003-04 , before some of the current crop of Rhu players was even born, the match was held in memory of a much-loved and highly-respected coach from the Dumbarton youth team, who died suddenly six years ago.

Rhu raced into a 4-0 lead before the Riverside boys tuned back the clock by responding with two goals of their own, ensuring a competitive game until the last few minutes when Rhu scored their fifth and put the game to bed.

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However on this occasion the football was secondary as it allowed the Riverside team a chance to come together to remember and pay respect to their teammate and friend, Scotty, who sadly passed away in 2018, along with his family and friends who were watching on the sidelines.

After the game it gave everyone an opportunity to have some hospitality in the clubhouse, for the Riverside players and wider family to reminisce, talk of their good friend and share stories of their past glories.

A Rhu spokesperson said: "A great day was had by all and it was a fitting tribute to 'Scotty'.

“Rhu would like to extend a vote of thanks to the family of Craig Scott, Stevie Molloy and his Riverside team, and all who attended to make it a great day.

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“Also a special mention to young Ethan Molloy (15) for playing the full game for Riverside and to 13-year-old Zak Tait for making his debut in goals for Rhu in the 2nd half. Both were superb.

“Thanks also to referee Michael Sharkey. Until next year...”