BUSC/Broxburn Academy yesterday took part in the Bank of Scotland Midnight League Finals hosted by the Scottish FA South East Region at Falkirk Stadium.
With the support of the school we were able to enter three teams in to the final to represent West Lothian with the categories being girl, boys aged 12-14 and boys aged 12-16. The format of the festival was five aside with groups stages to negotiate before entering any potential knock out semi finals. This task was made more challenging with teams from every local authority in fife and the lothians taking part.
After promising starts and competitive fixtures aplenty in the morning all three of the teams entered qualified from one of the top two spots and went through to the semi finals. After strong performances across the board all three emerged victorious and would partake in the finals. A great achievement.
In the finals all three teams came out firing early doors and all had a lead within the first 2 minutes. The girls went on to lose out 2-1 against a strong opponents from Midlothian but should be delighted with their performance and in particular an 8-1 semi final victory over St Mungos HS who are one of the strongest girls school teams in Scotland.
The 12-14 boys teams also came through an extremely competitive semi final against opposition but the boys were to strong and went through to the final to compete against Burntisland. In an extremely close game Burntisland edged the boys out 5-4 but massive well credit for getting through.
Finally it was the chance for the boys 14-16 team who played Penicuik in the final lookng to avenge their group stage defeat. The boys stepped up and put any dissapointment behind them to come out comfortable 4-2 winners.
Once again thanks to Broxburn Academy for supporting and in particular Mick Howley for all his efforts. Also the young volunteers who supported and most importantly the teams that tried their hardest to bring back an unlikely treble to the town.