BOWHILL Rovers secured their third League title in a row against Kirkcaldy YMCA in the final league match of the season.

A victory would see them lift the Kindom of Fife AFA Premier League trophy for the second time in two years.

The game itself was a tight affair, Kirkcaldy making things very difficult for Bowhill. It was level at 1-1 at half time but Bowhill had enough left to go on and hit two goals in the second half and won the game 3-1.

The goals were scored by Barry Allan, Greg Halliday and Darren Gribbin.

Bowhill went into the game knowing only a victory would see them retain the Premier League title, with Leven Utd sitting one point clear at the top of the table having already played their final league game, leaving Bowhill to play catch-up.

But Bowhill were on a fantastic run and took maximum points from their closing six league matches, and the victory on the final day of the season made it a maximum points from final seven games, which saw them top the table by two points.

A good crowd again made their way to Wallsgreen Park in Cardenden to take in the game and see captain Darren Gribbin lift the league trophy once again.

Bowhill Rovers had the chance to make it League and Cup double last Friday when they played in the Smith & Grant Premier League Cup Final against Leven Utd at Mooreside Park, Dundonald.

As expected, it was a difficult game as the two top teams in the Premier League went head to head.

Bowhill certainly started the game on the front foot and were on top from the start. They made the breakthrough with a well worked goal with Greg Halliday setting up Gribbin to tap the ball in from close range.

The second half was more or less the same with Bowhill still on top; whilst Leven made a few changes to try and get back into the game, but Bowhill were determined to achieve a League and Cup double…

Manager Jim McGuinnes said: “It’s been a great end to the season, the Kingdom of Fife Premier League was always our main target, so to win it for the third year in a row is special, and to add the Premier League Cup was a perfect way to finish the season.

"We also targeted a run in the Scottish Cup this year, however, a narrow 5th round defeat to Colville Park who went on to win the trophy for the third year in a row, was no disgrace!

"I would also like to thank our committee who all do a great job, and help us grow as a club every year, also a big thank you to all the local companies who continue to sponsor the team!”

Bowhill Rovers Player of the Year Award will take place in The Railway Tavern, Cardenden, on Saturday June 15 at 7pm, with State of Emergency providing entertainment.