In a dream debut season for the 2002s at 11 a side level, Bonnyton Thistle swept to the Central Ayrshire YFA league title, netting an incredible 115 goals. They also won a cup at the Easter Rozelle tournament in Preston.
Manager Kenny Henderson says building a winning mentality was central to his side’s league title triumph this season.
"The team has performed well over the duration of the season. It takes great consistency to be able to win the league, and I wouldn’t want to single out any player. Everyone played their part in a tremendous season," Henderson told Youth Football Scotland.
Bonnyton finally saw off a league challenge from Tass Thistle in the last few games, and Henderson feels the February showdown between the clubs was decisive.
"We played them at home with 8 games to go. They were 8 points clear as we had some games in hand. For me it was a must win victory. We duly turned up and won the game 4-0, laying the foundation for a tremendous run in," he said.
Henderson believes the whole experience this has stood both himself and the club in good stead moving forward, adding: "I have learned to expect the unexpected managing a boys club this season, but the ambition is to keep developing the players and hopefully retain the league title, with a run in the Scottish cup next season."
Congratulations to Bonnyton Thistle under-13s, 2014-15 Central Ayrshire YFA league champions!
Video interview courtesy of Ryan Rowe.