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Undefeated season for excellent Raith Rovers

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Raith Rovers Girls have achieved what few teams manage to do and have not only won the East 15s League, but have won every single one of their league games.
 
22 games, 22 wins and a goal difference in the triple figures, this has definitely been a season to remember for the team from Kirkcaldy, who have won the clubs first ever league title.
 
They started the season in fine form with a derby win over Dunfermline Athletic and followed it up with an impressive 3-0 away win against Letham. These results very much set the tone for how Raith were to play for the rest of the season as they continued to dominate and eventually finished 17 points ahead of second placed Forfar Farmington Falcons.
 
Youth Football Scotland caught up with Rovers' coach Harry Wyper for his thoughts on an incredible season for his girls.
 
"The girls are proud to be league champions for 2017 as it is the first league title in the clubs history.
 
"As we had finished 3rd in the previous season we set them a task to go and win the league  which they did with 22 wins out of 22 which was above our wildest dreams, they didn't play brilliant football some weeks but the determination to win was there for all to see.
 
"The bond between the girls last season to help each other on and off the pitch was great to see as it is not all about football, it's a way of life.
 
"Losing our second League Cup Final in a row was difficult to take as we let ourselves down with our usual slow start which i think the occasion got the better of them.
 
"Next season we are moving up to u17 level as 3 out of 15 girls have to move due to age . The girls wanted a new challenge and to stay together as a team."
 
It will certainly be interesting to see how Harry's team deals with the jump up in age group, but going by what happened last season, it certainly looks as though they are ready for the challenge.
 
Congratulations Raith Rovers Girls and best of luck for next season.
 
Last modified on Wednesday, 06 December 2017 14:28
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