Rovers complete cup double with Central Region victory

Albion Rovers under-19s celebrate winning the Central Regional Cup
Albion Rovers under-19s celebrate winning the Central Regional Cup

Holytown-based under-19 side Albion Rovers BC won the Central Regional Cup by beating Campsie Black Watch 3-0 in the final at Stenhousemuir.

Rovers dominated the game and took the lead when Conway delivered a fantastic free-kick into the box which McINTOSH got on the end of to open the scoring.

Rovers doubled their lead on 29 minutes with a superb individual effort from COGAN who glided past no fewer than five Campsie defenders before coolly passing the ball across the ‘keeper and into the far corner.

Rovers controlled the remainder of the first half and In the last seconds of the first half Banks lobbed the Campsie ‘keeper but his effort was wide of the target.

After the break Rovers again started the quicker of the two teams and went three up after 46 minutes, Neill firing a fine strike into the top corner from 25 yards.

There was no further scoring and at the final whistle Rovers celebrated adding the Central Regional Cup to the League Cup they won earlier in the month by beating Eastend 2-1 after extra-time.

The team also rounded off their season with their Player of the Year night in the Derby Inn. Trophy winners were -

Player of the Year - Andrew Shaw; Players’ Player of the Year - Stuart Conway; Parents’ Player of the Year - Martin Daley; Top Goal Scorer - David Meechan; Most Valuable Goal - David Banks; Club Person - Jordan Wilson.

The club would like to thank their main sponsor Micky Rooney from Carfin Vaults for his support.

The team will change its name to Holytown Colts YC under-21s next season. Anyone interested in joining should contact Chris on 07881 294940.