Broomhill BC U14s were crowned winners of the Trans World Soccer SYFA Cup on Sunday, beating Rangers SABC 2-1 in the final, held at Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium.
Two Gio Vezza free kicks, one either side of half time, were the difference as Broomhill won the coveted silverware for the first time in their history.
Club captain and two goal hero Vezza said, “I’ve never felt better, it’s the best feeling in the world. I’ve been practising free kicks a lot in training, and luckily it worked again on the day.
“We’ve not done as well as he hoped to in the league, but we still want to win every game. No team has ever progressed further than the quarter finals in the club’s history, so it’s an amazing achievement.”
Describing the mood in the Broomhill dressing room as ‘ecstatic’, coach Mark Carnegie explained: “It’s been a long season. It’s been eight games in the cup to get to this stage and we told the boys that’s all it was. We knew if we came here and played the way we could, we’d come out winners.
"We kept the ball on the ground and moved it about well. Although we scored from two set pieces, it’s a fantastic result great thing for the club.
"The whole back line did well to combat Rangers' direct approach. As long as we got the second ball we were always going to do reasonably well. When we pushed the ball through the middle of the park, it negated the long ball and took their midfield out of the game which really suited us.
"The last few minutes were obviously backs against the wall and a bit scrappy and panicked, but at the end of the day it’s a 2-1 win."
Addressing his winning side, Carnegie finished: “If you put the effort in at training, keep yourself fit and listen to what your coaches have to tell you then the football that was seen out on the pitch can be achieved. Stick in, get your head down and see what comes from it. This is what happens on the back of hard work and determination.”