11-0 win as Kennoway crowned champions

Joy as Team Captain Paul MacBride lifts the League title trophy for Kennoway infront of a jubilant crowd.''Pic: Voodoo Kitten Design and Photography.
Joy as Team Captain Paul MacBride lifts the League title trophy for Kennoway infront of a jubilant crowd.''Pic: Voodoo Kitten Design and Photography.
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KENNOWAY celebrated winning the FAFA Premier League title for the fifth consecutive time at the weekend with a win over Newburgh.

In doing so, they broke their own record of four consecutive league titles and added a second trophy to the haul for this season so far, hitting a double-figure score in the process.

Already on a high going into Saturday’s game against Newburgh Juveniles – after a commanding 4-1 victory on Thursday over Rosyth Civil Service in the semi-final of the Fife Cup – Kennoway made light work of their disappointing visitors

From the kick-off, it was clear to see Kennoway were determined to go out with a bang, as they play their final games in the FAFA Premier League before switching the Kingdom Caledonian AFA for next season.

Their first goal came early, with a spectacularly speculative effort from Gary Ramsay beating the Newburgh ‘keeper and finding the back of the net.

From then on, it was a rout. The visitors could not match or answer the Kennoway attack and, at times, looked bewildered at what to do.

Kennoway continued to show aggression going forward and took full advantage, with Ryan Thomson in particular having his eyes set on the club record of highest number of goals scored by a player in a single competitive game.

It wasn’t long before he started finding the net, first notching up a hat-trick, then a double hat-trick, and another counter, to make seven goals – breaking the long-standing club record set by Brian Davidson many years ago.

Martyn Thomson added his name to the scoresheet to make it 10-0 in the hosts’ favour but Ryan Thomson wasn’t finished and added another before the end to take his record-breaking tally for the day to eight goals, with Kennoway triumphing by an 11-0 final score.

Overall, the performance Kennoway gave highlighted just why the amateur side think it is the right decision to move to the Kingdom Caledonian AFA next season, with a feeling they have outgrown the competition in the FAFA Premier League.

The local side has recorded no losses this season in league action.

At the end of the match, the league title trophy and winners’ medals were presented by league representative Tommy Doyle and long-time Kennoway sponsor Sandy Simpson, with much champagne-spraying in the ensuing celebrations.