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Beath clinch title after dramatic title race

Written by  Gary Cunningham
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beathhuddleBeath High School Senior football team became league champions on Friday 19th April. Up until the final week of the season 4 teams (Beath, Madras, Inverkeithing and Woodmill) all still had a chance of winning this year's crown. With Woodmill beating Inverkeithing on Wednesday 17th it meant that the winner of Friday's game would be named champions. A draw would see Madras winning the league.

In an extremely tight game both teams were doing everything possible not to concede the first goal, with nerves and excitement forcing mistakes from both sets of players. Half time came and went and still no-one looked liked scoring that crucial title winning goal. With the game heading towards a goalless draw Beath earned a corner with only 7 minutes remaining. The powerful inswinging corner was met by substitute Kearyn Hicks who bulleted a header past the oncoming Woodmill 'keeper. With Beath now on ascendency full back Jordan Brown found himself alone in the box and slotted it home, under the 'keeper, to make it 2-0. With only seconds remaining and Beath trying to run down the clock in the Woodmill half Ryan Cowie managed to wriggle free and side foot it into the bottom corner of the net to kill the game. With the sidelines in disbelief the final whistle blew to be met with jubilation from Beath players, staff and fans on the touchline.

Mr Steven Thomson, president of the Fife School's Football Association was on hand to present the team with their winners medals and the Fife Schools' League trophy; the first time Beath have won the competition in a couple of decades.

"Friday was a great advert for school's football and obviously I am delighted for the boys. They have worked so hard and been committed throughout the whole season. All the training sessions have definitely been worth it. The boys had a couple of defeats in their last 2 games and I was worried about how they would respond in such a tight and important game but to their credit they raised their game, worked so hard for each other and the last 10 minutes sums up the ethos these boys have created. I'm so delighted for Beath as we have always been there or thereabouts in the years I have been at the school but to now say we have a team of league winners is absolutely fantastic. I am proud of each and every one of them."

Beath High School Senior squad: Shaun Hunter, Jordan Brown, David Mason, Connor Galloway (captain), Andrew Stark, James Bowman, Josh McPhie, Scott Morrison, Scott Goodwin, Ryan Cowie, Reece Sawers, Dylan MacKenzie, Lewis Hynd, Ryan Barry, Paul Maxwell, Kearyn Kicks, Luke Fleming, Ross Ellis.

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