Fourth time lucky for promoted Bluebell

Dundonald Bluebell players celebrate winning promotion to the East Premier League after a 1-0 win over Stoneyburn on April 26, 2014
Dundonald Bluebell players celebrate winning promotion to the East Premier League after a 1-0 win over Stoneyburn on April 26, 2014

After knocking on the door for the last four seasons, Dundonald Bluebell have finally clinched promotion to the East Premier League.

A nervy 1-0 victory away to Stoneyburn on Saturday secured second place in the South Division behind champions Edinburgh United, and automatic promotion for the Archie Wyse’s side.

Dundonald Bluebell supporters celebrate winning promotion. April 26, 2014

Dundonald Bluebell supporters celebrate winning promotion. April 26, 2014

Bluebell agonisingly missed out on promotion last season by a single point, but after reaching the last eight of the Scottish Cup for the first time in their history earlier this season, the club is now heading for the Premier League.

Dundonald traveled to Stoneyburn with an injury ravaged squad knowing that three points would see them promoted.

The opening stages of the match were tense and it wasn’t until midway through the second half that Dundonald got the goal they craved.

Wallace saw his shot rebound off a defender to Young who hit the ball into the corner of the net, much to the delight of the large travelling support.

Stoneyburn about made the visitors pay for failing to increase their lead when they hit the bar with a shot from the edge of the box.

There was more nail-biting more the visitors in added time when they were reduced to ten men when Main was sent off for bringing down the centre forward as he was about to run on goal.

Despite the red card, it was a foul that his manager and supporters were glad he had made.

The full-time whistle sounded shortly afterwards leaving Dundonald to celebrate promotion following a season to be proud of.

Bluebell have one more league fixture to fulfil, away to Crossgates Primrose this Saturday.