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Thistle clinch title after amazing late run

Written by  Jason Adair
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Galloway Thistle YFC Under 13s
East End BC Under 13s
Competition: Dumfries & Galloway YFDA
Venue: Newton Stewart
Date: 08/05/2012
Tuesday night in Newton Stewart saw a very large crowd gather to witness a tremendous advert for D&G youth football with both teams producing some great football.
Thistle were at one point 15 points behind East End this season but with games in hand. In the last 2 weeks they were forced to play 7 games in 13 days and to take the title they needed to win all 7. With great determination and some unbelievable fighting the Newton Stewart team pulled off 7 great victories to deservedly be crowned Champions.
This game got off to a flyer with Thistle going ahead after 7 minutes through top goalscorer Marc Whyte. With a large away support cheering on East End they came back into the game and equalised 5 minutes before half time.
Half Time: Galloway Thistle YFC Under 13s 1-1 East End BC Under 13s
So with the half-time score at 1-1 it was the visitors who came out with all guns firing and went ahead in the 45 minute only to be pegged back level 60 seconds later when Whyte was pulled down in the box. The striker got up and took the spot-kick himself to get the leveller for Thistle.
This goal changed the game altogether cause as has been proven this season on umpteen occasions, if you get in front of Thistle they come back even stronger.
50 minutes gone and it was that man Captain Whyte who got his teams 3rd and unbelievably his 26th goal in his last 7 games. This goal just spurred Thistle on even more and 2 minutes later Thornton rose high above the visitors defence to bring the title to Galloway Thistle.
Indeed Thistle could of scored a few more but the woodwork and the keeper stopped them.
Full time saw massive celebrations from all the boys and their parents as Thistle became league champions for 2011/12.
Saturday sees Galloway Thistle play in the league cup semi-final at home to Lochar Thistle.
Full Time: Galloway Thistle YFC Under 13s 4-2 East End BC Under 13s
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