At the start of the season, who would have thought Fraserburgh Link-Up Under 15s would be winning the league, into the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup and also in both cup finals? Not me anyway and certainly not for Link-Up coach Colin Simpson.
A 5-2 win and a 2-0 victory against Albion were pivotal in Fraserburgh's search for the league this season, the Broch still have a trip to Westhill next Tuesday inbetween the Belmont Trophy Final against Albion this Saturday followed by an early rise 8 days later when they make the trip to Stonehaven to face the same opposition with an 11am start in the Stonehaven Youth Trophy.
Fraserburgh Link-Up coach Colin Simpson reviewed proceedings by saying "I'm absolutely delighted, it's safe to say that this a big thing not just in the Fraserburgh area but for the whole of Buchan, it's very satisfying, there has been a lot of hard work been done over the years and credit has to go to the players, they are keen, willing to learn and they get on with the work.
"We have one game left to hopefully finish the season undefeated against Westdyke, we're trying to develop players on year by year and some of these guys have been with the Broch since they were 7 years old, we've retained 85% of our players since our first competitive game away to Deveronvale a few years ago, probably the fact that we've retained players has played a big factor for us.
"We've recieved well done messages from not just teams in the ADJFA but also teams throughout Scotland, our record speaks for itself, the only game that we've lost this season is the Scottish Cup semi-final against Westwood Rovers which is good for a small town up north, the team is like a wee family.
"The guys set high standards themselves and they matured together as a squad, we have probably had only one poor game this season where the standards dropped, even when fatigue set in, the boys dug deep.
"The Scottish Cup run was tremendous and it was tremendous to get that far, on the day we just didn't take our chances, we beat Tynecastle on the way which was a great achievement, I think we've scored over 50 goals in the Scottish Cup and conceded just 9, there was a lot of travelling to do and I'm proud of the guys, at the time I was gutted, however in hindsight I felt it was the best thing that could have happened.