West Lothian youth football team end season in style with a hat-trick

Blackburn United’s Under-16 boys ended their remarkable season in style by winning the West Lothian YAFC County Cup and scoring a hat-trick.

United had already tasted League Cup success by beating Airdrie earlier in the season and propelled them to the title last week when they picked up the points in a clash between the two teams.

And they emerged victorious once again this weekend when they took a 2-1 win over Airdrie in the County Cup final at West Calder United’s Hermand Park.

Callum Newall had given United the lead, only for an own goal to bring the game to a square.

However, United would have the last laugh when Corey Kirk’s stunning free-kick sent them ahead for the second time as they sealed a brilliant treble success.

Delighted manager Gavin Wallace said: “Callum gave us the lead but an unfortunate own goal canceled it out before half-time.

“Corey was the man of the match and scored a great free kick to win it. We were playing against a really strong wind in the first half so we were 1-1 up. We were confident we were going to start in the second half. -time and that’s what we did.

“We dominated after the break and probably could have scored more. Myself and the rest of the coaching staff are very proud of the girls. They had a great season. »

He added: “Winning the treble at any level is a remarkable achievement, but with a 100 per cent league record
and winning both cups, I have no words to describe them.

The club enjoyed further success over the weekend as the Girls Under-16 beat Spartans to win the Regional League Cup and the Boys Under-13 lifted the Tam Agnew Memorial Trophy County Cup.

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