Yoker Athletic management duo Peter McKenna and Tommy Montgomery saw their charges finally put in the kind of performance they’re capable of on Saturday as the Whe Ho’s first team eased to victory over Greenock Wanderers.

In the pouring rain at Holm Park, Yoker ran out comfortable winners after some challenging results in early pre-season fixtures, with the squad now striving to stay match fit for when the season finally begins.

It was a good weekend all round for Yoker, with the club’s under-20 development team also chalking up a win on Saturday before the under-17 and under-16 teams both triumphed on Sunday.

The under-20 development team ran out 3-2 winners at Garscube against Westerlands AFC – a result and performance which gave manager Steven Robertson plenty of encouragement as he saw his side get more much-needed game time in the legs as well as another victory.

On Sunday, meanwhile, Yoker’s under-17s had an early start as they lined up against Thorn FC – and the Yoker youngsters continued their run of good form with a comfortable 4-0 victory. 

Coach Alan Auld was delighted to see his boys keep up their good run as they get set to play their opening match of the new league season.

A fantastic weekend for the club ended on Sunday afternoon when Holm Park hosted a local derby between Yoker’s under-16s and Clydebank FC’s under-17 side.

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On paper it looked a strong test for Yokers new U16’s side taking on a team a year older than themselves – but it turned out to be a ‘stroll in the sun’ for Yoker as they eased to an emphatic 4-0 victory.

They even had the luxury of a penalty superbly saved by Clydebank’s keeper to stop the scoreline being higher. 

Head coach Shona Crawford was afterwards full of praise for her young side as they showed what they are capable of.

Shona has set a high bar for her team this season and the boys look to be responding well.

Whilst there was still a few issues with a small number of people turning up to try and watch these matches the club wants to thank the majority of people who took on board their plea last week to fans, parents, friends and the local community not to attend the ground due to the coronavirus guidelines.