Westerton United celebrate winning league title

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Local boys club Westerton United FC 2001s won the Glasgow and District Youth Football League title on Sunday at Colquhoun Park, Bearsden beating Busby.

The result sees the team finish with only 2 defeats out of the 18 matches played - 14 of which have resulted in victory.

An impressive 75 goals, the best in the division, have been scored, whilst at the other end, the team has conceded just 16 again, the best in the division.

The Glasgow League is renowned as one of the hardest in the country and despite injury crises and the eventful Scottish weather the team always put in a great effort.

Coach Derek Mclean said: “To win a league title takes hard work, dedication, commitment, attitude, allied with great skill, flair and talent. These boys have it in abundance. They are the best bunch of boys I’ve ever had the pleasure of coaching, not only talent-wise but really well mannered young gentlemen. A pleasure to coach and be around.”

The team also boast the impressive record that every single outfield player in the 19 man squad has scored at least once this season. A feat which itself is an extremely rare occurrence at any level. Westerton have been lauded by fellow coaches, referees and parents alike for the free flowing attacking brand of football they play. The coaching team of Mclean, Gordon Clarke, Roddy Chapman, Jack Robertson and Fraser Clarke are now looking forward to June’s League cup final against Dumbarton United where the boys will aim for a treble.