LEE PUTS TEAM ON TOP TIER

Wishaw squad’s top scorer helps them clinch pro­mo­tion and league ti­tle prize

Wishaw Press - - SCHOOL NEWS - Ben Ra­m­age

Wishaw High School For­mer Pupils have cel­e­brated an in­cred­i­ble sea­son which saw them scoop the league ti­tle and clinch pro­mo­tion.

The side won the league for the sec­ond time by six points from their near­est ri­vals Gart­cosh United, earn­ing pro­mo­tion to the Cen­tral SAFL Premier Di­vi­sion in the process.

The win is ex­actly seven years on from the club lift­ing the Scot­tish Amat­uer Cup, and com­pletes a huge turn­around af­ter nearly fold­ing two years ago.

As­sis­tant man­ager Pa­trick Crawley said: “This is the sec­ond time the club have won the league and it’s been ex­actly seven years since the club won the Scot­tish Am­a­teur Cup.

“The club was nearly go­ing out of ex­is­tence two years ago, due to poor per­for­mances and not get­ting enough play­ers to at­tend games mean­ing hav­ing to pull play­ers in ev­ery week - in­clud­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers.

“The club will now play in what is re­garded as the best am­a­teur league in Scot­land.”

Wishaw High School For­mer Pupils are run by a group made up of three com­mit­tee mem­bers; Davie Muir, sec­re­tary Gavin Tor­rance and Gus Boyle.

Man­ager Harry Had­den is as­sisted by Crawley and Tam Mader as coaches.

Crawley added: “This is the first year my­self, Harry and Tam have been in­volved in the club and we de­cided to strip it back to the bare bones and pro­mote some youth play­ers.

“Namely, Lee Had­den who scored 29 goals and has just scooped our player of the year and top goal scorer.

“He was the cat­a­lyst be­hind us win­ning the league.”

Hot shot Lee Had­den scored 29 goals this sea­son for WHS for­mer pupil and scooped Player of the Year prize Prize team WHS For­mer Pupils who won the Fosters Cen­tral Di­vi­sion 1B ti­tle

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