After helping his side earn a 2-2 draw against Nairn County on Saturday it was a double celebration for Huntly’s Lewis Ingram who turned 21 the same day.

Speaking after the game, the midfielder felt his side could’ve taken all three points.


“I think we’re a bit disappointed that we didn’t get the win in the end, we lost two poor goals in quick succession and the players think we could’ve taken all three points but a draw against a good side like Nairn is a good result for us. Our attacking play is good and we’re linking up quite well, you can see the link-up play from Ian Cruickshank up front that’s given us something different in attack.”

After the management team said in recent weeks they’d give youngsters a chance, the Gartly-based player is one who has received more playing time after featuring in Huntly’s last four matches.

“I was a bit disappointed in some of the games I’d come on to not get some more time but that’s my first league start of the season having started in the Scottish Cup tie with East Stirlingshire. I know I had to wait but I happy once I got the start and to play the full game.”

With a number of players on loan to junior clubs, the former Deveronvale and Buckie Thistle player has admitted his own loan move to former side Lewis United has been beneficial to his own game.

“I’ve been playing well this season out on loan which important and It’s a massive benefit to be playing every week. If you’re sitting on the bench week in week out you can lose your sharpness. Playing week in week out helps you get that back and it makes a difference when you are called back up for their first team.

The work we are doing out on loan including myself, Joe Burr and Cooper Brown and Lewis United is being fed back to the Huntly management which is important.  At lot of us who are at junior clubs get the chance to play against each other which makes for an interesting affair.”

Huntly recently finished their Aberdeenshire League fixtures this past Monday with a 2-1 defeat to Aberdeen University. Having captained the under 20s side for most of the season, Lewis is pleased with how they’ve performed.

“The under 20s have had a fantastic season and we’ve gave a good showing against a number of teams. There are players there who can progress; the first team management will take in those games to have a look at us so it’s good for us to show them we can put on a performance.”

overall record (2013/14 - present)
  Start Sub Bench Total Scored
Highland League 17 20 27 64 0
Aberdeenshire Cup 0 0 2 2 0
Aberdeenshire Shield 0 2 0 2 0
Scottish Cup 1 0 3 4 0
League Cup 0 1 1 2 0
Overall 18 23 33 74 0