History in the making for Dalkeith football coach

Dalkeith High, Football coach Steven
Dalkeith High, Football coach Steven

More used to teaching history than making it, a passionate new football coach at Dalkeith High School has taken his unbeaten charges to the brink of league and cup success.

Falkirk man Steven Wilson (25) took up his post at the Midlothian school last August, combining his passions of history and football.

The squads under his stewardship – S1 and S3 boys – have set a formidable record; both remain unbeaten having played 18 matches between them.

The first year boys need just one point from their remaining two league matches to be crowned Mid and East Lothian Schools league champions. In what was dubbed a league decider, they hammered rivals Lasswade High 0-7.

The S3 side meanwhile, travel to Prestonfield Park – the home of Linlithgow Rose – to play Dunfermline High School in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup.

Steven told the Advertiser: “I’m delighted with the spirit in both squads. I couldn’t ask for more – they are a really nice bunch of kids.

“They have a great ethos when they are together. Seeing them on the football field and also in the classroom has helped me to develop a close relationship.”

Read full story in the March 29 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.