New junior team for area

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STAR Hearts will hope to end 50 years in amateur football by lifting silverware this Friday.

The Treaton Park side take on Cupar Hearts in the final of the Scottish Brewers Cup at Kettle Park, Kingskettle, kick off 7.00 p.m.

The match will be the last ever for Star Hearts AFC as the club is merging with Kennoway Amateurs and moving into junior football.

Both clubs have enjoyed considerable success at amateur level with Star winning more than 70 trophies since their inception in 1963, including a Scottish Amateur Cup win in 1975, while Kennoway won 17 trophies in six years before being forced into abeyance at the start of last season when an attempt to join the Kingdom Caledonian League collapsed due to a paperwork error.

The Kennoway players and management team subsequently moved to Star and plans were put in place to merge the two clubs.

An application to join the Scottish Junior Football Association was accepted on Saturday.

The new club will be known as Kennoway Star Hearts and will play from Treaton Park.