The final meeting of the Fraserburgh School League saw South Park school run away with the competition and a surprise runner-up.
Beneath the leaden sky, but on a dry astroturf pitch and under the knowledgeable gaze of Fraserburgh Football Club chairman Finlay Noble, Kessock Park and Jackie Buchan’s expert team hosted the final meeting of the schools league on Wednesday evening.
South Park eventually ran away with the competition which saw a rare drop in form by last year’s winners Lochpots. The South Park team saved their best for last, taking all four games and eight points on the night to win the competition with a massive running total of 27 points and by virtue of an impressive footballing performance.
Lochpots were runners-up until the final meet when Rathen took on the role of giant-killers, holding them to a four-all draw in the most exiting match of the competition and consigning them to third place.
Rosehearty’s performance on the night, reflected their form throughout the competition, winning games against tough opposition but then, slipping and giving away goals.
Surprise team of the competition were Inverallochy, who from a slow start, improved week by week to overhaul Lochpots at the final hurdle to secure the runners-up position and the ‘most improved’ team award.
As well as an impressive technical performance, the icing on the cake for Inverallochy was their teamwork and exceptional courtesy throughout the competition to officials and other teams, thus also winning them the ‘Active Schools Fair Play Team Award’.
Active Schools co-ordinator, Paul Winter, said: “As well as bringing great credit the team, winning this award is a wonderful reflection on the coaches and parents, brings great honour to the school, and their ethos makes both watching and competing with them a shear delight”.
Prizes were awarded by Mr Noble, who, on behalf of a generous Fraserburgh Football Club, also awarded free family tickets to the best girl and best boy player in each team.
Mr Noble said he was impressed by the skills on display and was delighted to see so many children taking part with such unbridled enthusiasm, adding he looeds forward to seeing the competition again next year.