GALA Fairydean Rovers defender Ciaran Greene has won the SM Media Lowland League Player of the Week award for his performance in the 2-0 victory over the University of Stirling last weekend.

The Galashiels teenager beat off some strong competition to win the prestigious award.

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Also nominated were Celtic B’s Rocco Vata who scored the opener in his side’s 2-1 win over Albion Rovers, East Kilbride’s Nathan Flanagan who scored a first-half hat trick in his sides 9-0 victory over Edinburgh University and Tranent’s Cammy Ross who scored five against Gretna in their 8-0 victory.

Ciaran wrote his name in the GFR history books after scoring  the vital equaliser in last season’s East of Scotland Cup and he has been in outstanding form all season at the heart of the Gala defence.



Last weekend win saw him awarded the Precious Windows & Doors Man of the Match award.

Then on Tuesday night he played his part in Gala’s victory over Edinburgh University which saw the side move up the table to ninth.

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Ciaran told the Border Telegraph: “I’m happy with the award but it’s more about the team winning for me. And we are on a good run with three wins on the bounce although we have a tough game coming up against Cowdenbeath at Central Park on Saturday.

“The award was for the game against the University of Stirling who are a very good side and we kept a clean sheet.

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“It helps playing alongside good players and Callum (Ferguson) has fitted right in.

“I’m really enjoying my football at Gala because the way play gives me lots of the ball at the back. And it’s good to have another Gala lad Sam (Ostle) in the team. He’s been doing well and scored a few goals for us.”

Gala boss Martin Scott said: "It's really good individual recognition for Ciaran and I've been delighted with his form this season. He's been an ever present and always gives 100% for the team which is to his credit."