Team aim to drive ahead after double promotion success

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CHAMPION footballers are accelerating towards greatness after securing back-to-back promotions . . . and they celebrated by showing off their winning trophy from the back of a lorry!

Barrhill Football Club were driven around Twechar on a flat-bed truck to celebrate wining the Stirling and District Amateur Football Association second division.

The side secured promotion with 51 points, four ahead of nearest rivals Bannockburn.

They could have secured the league on April 28 with a win over Riverside.

Unfortunately, they drew that game 2-2 – setting up a nerve-jangling end to the season.

However, Bannockburn’s 2-2 draw against Bo’ness United on May 2 helped them win the title.

The last few years have seen Barrhill go from strength to strength – especially since manager James Ross took over.

Last season the side were promoted from the third division and now they have been named winners of the second division.

Ross credits his squad – who are all young players from Twechar – for the success and hopes it can continue in the first division next season.

He said: “I really have to say a big thank-you to the boys who have played brilliant this season and to the village who have really come out and supported us.

“Saturday, May 5, was a memorable day – everyone was on the lorry singing and celebrating. The players had a great time. “

Barrhill Football Club are looking forward to a players presentation on Saturday, June 9, before breaking up for the summer.

Thanks are given to David Hopkins, who ferried the team around on the lorry.

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