Hawke Jnr follows dad's path

Published: 22 Nov 2011 12:003 comments

FORMER Morton striker Warren Hawke says he is delighted to see his son follow in his footsteps by playing for the Cappielow club.

Lewis Hawke, 18, recently joined the Ton youth set-up from Linwood Rangers Boys' Club and has already begun emulating his father by scoring four goals in his first four games.

The Kirkcaldy-born teenager, who is also a striker, bagged a braced in the under-19 side's 5-1 Scottish Cup win over Clyde at Cappielow last week.

And Hawke senior has also revealed he is very impressed with the club's revamped youth system.

He told the Tele: "It's great to see Lewis follow in my footsteps by pulling on a Morton shirt. I was at the game where he scored two, so I was really proud.

"He's now scored four goals in his first four games - but it's early days and he has a long way to go yet.

"But I think he's in great hands. I've been impressed with the quality of the youth set-up, both in terms of the coaching and the players.

"Mick Rankin and the coaches Scott McKellar and David McLeod do a great job with the under-19s, and the youth system is going from strength to strength."

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  • dennyton
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    Nov 22, 20:16
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    It would be great if young Hawke has inherited his father's striking ability and we see him in the first team soon - I can imagine the chant now 'Lewis hawke, Lewis Hawke, Lewis Lewis hawke, he gets the ball and he scores a goal, Lewis Lewis hawke'

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  • sandramac
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    Nov 22, 20:57
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    It's great to see Scott McKellar and David McLeod getting some recognition at last for the excellent work they have been doing with the U19's over the past few years. Well done Warren Hawke for realising their contribution. Fingers crossed young Lewis does well. Based on Scott and Davids record to date, he is in good hands!

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  • Colsa1
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    Nov 22, 21:44
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    Great to see Hawke junior doing so well already. If he is half as good as his dad was then he will be a good player. Warren must be a proud dad.

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