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Double winners Broxburn United celebrate success

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This year saw Broxburn United 2001s crowned the South­ East Region YFL Second Division Champions for 2014/15, adding to their fantastic league cup victory.

Speaking to Youth Football Scotland, Broxburn head coach Terry Irvin expressed his delight at his side's double this season. "The team have exceeded our expectations this year. Winning the League Cup as well as the league. Our aim was to get promotion at the start of the season, but to win in the manner which they did was fantastic," Irvin said.

The manager pointed towards three specific results as being crucial factors in deciding the league title. "We played Polbeth Dynamos towards the end of the season and we scraped a narrow victory," Irvin said. "I think the nerves were very evident but they got the result in the end. Also a couple of victories against Broxburn Badgers gave the boys the confidence to push on."

The team's effort on the training pitch has been a key factor to their success on the park this season.

"The difference between this season and the last is that has been that the player's have recognised that if they train and played hard then the rewards would come. Their never give up attitude has pushed them on so much," Irvin said.

"Whilst there were some fantastic indivual performances over the season, a massive emphasis was put on winning and losing as a team, and the boys duly delivered"

"As a coach they have been a joy to work with. If a defender made a mistake then the strikers would do their upmost to cancel things out, and if the strikers were missing sitters then the rest of the team would be blocking everything defensively."

However, the manager was not getting too carried away when looking towards next season's ambitions. "Next season our first aim has to be to keep ourselves safe in the top league. If however the boys can continue to progress as they have this season then you never know what can be achieved," he said.

Congratulations to Broxburn United 2001s on their league triumph this season!

Gregor Kerr | YFS South East Region Journalist
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