FOOT­BALL

The Galloway News - - SPORT -

Re­sults for Satur­day, May 18:

Haig Gordon Cup fi­nal: Edus­port Academy 3 Up­per An­nan­dale 2.

Lad­brokes Cham­pi­onship play-off fi­nal, sec­ond leg: Queen of the South 0 Raith Rovers 0 (Queen of the South win 3-1 on ag­gre­gate).

League One play-off fi­nal, sec­ond leg: Clyde 2 An­nan Ath­letic 0 (Clyde win 2-1 on ag­gre­gate)

Fix­ture for Wed­nes­day, May 28:

South of Scotland Chal­lenge Cup fi­nal: Bon­ny­ton This­tle v Queen of the South (kick-off 7.30pm at Lorimer Park).

TH­REAVE GIRLS

Girls’ foot­ball at Th­reave Rovers never used to ex­ist but over the last few years the girls teams have de­vel­oped well, to the ex­tent that last year the un­der-13s were able to win the Un­der-13s Kirsty Howat League for Dum­fries and Gal­loway.

On Satur­day, Th­reave Rovers Youth De­vel­op­ment chair­man, Mark Ged­des, in­vited the team of 2018 U13s to Th­reave Rovers So­cial Club to an­nounce the good news. Kirsty Howat, orig­i­nally from Dum­fries and now a for­ward with Glas­gow City, gave up her time to go along and pre­sent each of the girls with a medal and the tro­phy to the team.

It was a fan­tas­tic achievemen­t the girls’ first time play­ing in any league was in 2017 when they were very much the un­der­dogs.

But, un­der the watch­ful eyes of coaches Shane Lit­tle, Ross Cun­ning­ham, Ned Shut­tle­worth and Lewis Reid, the girls have gained skills and con­fi­dence which pre­pared them for the 2018 league. The girls’ en­thu­si­asm, ded­i­ca­tion to train­ing and the pos­i­tive guid­ance of the coaches stood them in good stead for the 2018 league, the re­sult show­ing that hard work and strong teamwork pay off.

This year sees the girls mov­ing up into the Un­der-15s South West Christie Mur­ray League where they cur­rently stand fifth, com­pet­ing against the likes of Hamilton and Kil­marnock, as well as the two local Queen of the South teams and Mil­le­nium.

Th­reave now have groups of girls in U9, U11, U13 and U15, which is amaz­ing progress, all en­joy­ing their sport.

If anyone would like to join in they should go along and try. The un­der-19s train on a Wed­nes­day from 6pm to 7p, the un­der-11s on a Thursday from 6pm to 7pm and the un­der-13/15s from 7 to 8.30pm. All ses­sions are at Birk­land Road, Cas­tle Dou­glas.

Cel­e­brat­ing Th­reave Rovers un­der-13 girls team cel­e­brate win­ning the 2018 Un­der-13s Kirsty Howat League for Dum­fries and Gal­loway at Meadow Park

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