Hot-shot Ryan hits 100 for Newbattle

Ryan Sommerville is the first player at Newbattle Community High School to score 100 goals

Ryan Sommerville is the first player at Newbattle Community High School to score 100 goals

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A MAYFIELD teenager has become the first player to score 100 goals for his school. Ryan Somerville, a pupil at Newbattle Community High School, won a place in the school’s footballing history by notching his century in a game against Firhill High School.

And he hit the ton by scoring four times in the 7-0 victory.

The S6 striker said: “I’d scored my 99th in the same game, so it was in my head. Could I get my 100th?

“I actually thought I’d missed at first.”

The excitement of his coaches and team-mates were enough to convince him the ball was in the back of the net.

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