Towards the end of Saints' impressive win over Invergordon yesterday, there were debuts for two members of the club's Under 18 squad, as Harry Spence (17) and Alex Mackenzie (16) took to the field as substitutes.
The young midfielders are the latest prospects to step up and play for St. Duthus in the North Caledonian League, as products of its developing youth team. Alex, at 16 years and 20 days, goes into the record books as Saints' youngest first team player since their 2016 revival.
The Under 18s, which were first introduced in 2018 as an Under 17 wing, have signed up again to play as a guest club in the Highland Football League's North division, which includes teams from all over the Highlands and Morayshire.
The team most recently impressed in a friendly match against North region contenders Alness United which ended 2-2, Alex Mackenzie scoring one of the goals, with Johnie Beattie netting the other. They will travel to Ullapool this Saturday (June 5th) as they continue pre-season preparations ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.