Bannockburn Silverware On 50th Anniversary

Nine Goals, Extra-Time and a Man of the Match Award for a hat-trick hero on the night – all part of Bannockburn AFC defeating Oban Saints 6-3 to lift the Alona Hotel West of Scotland Amateur Cup at Hamilton in 2019, writes Tom Scott.

Another excuse for breaking open the champagne was ‘Burn recording their fifth West Cup success in 50 years of playing Amateur Football!

Surprisingly, the half-time score line was 0-0, but within a minute of the re-start Man of the Match Steven Knox fired Bannockburn ahead. Saints’ reply was swift and telling with goals via Lewis Cameron and Cammy Hill.

Burn struck with counters from Knox (65 mins) and Ryan Weir two minutes later before a composed finish by young Oban sharp-shooter Hill forced the rip-roaring cup-tie into extra-time.

Bannockburn’s experience proved crucial, and Darren Walker, Knox (the hat-trick), and David Grant rounded off the evening. Steven Knox was named Morris Toner Trophy Man of the Match.

Trophy presentation.  Harry Bruce follows his father, Harry Senior,  in  lifting a National Cup as the Bannockburn captain.

Harry Bruce leads team out with one of the mascots for the evening, Kelvin Campbell.
Left to Right: Kenny ‘‘Kendo’ ‘ McLellan (missed pen in game), Captain Harry Bruce with the trophy and Man of the Match Steven Knox.
Long shot of Steven Knox and his hat -trick goal.
Steven Knox celebrates scoring in a 5-1 win over Semi-Final opponents St Patrick’s FP.

The Alona Hotel West of Scotland Amateur Cup.

Right back Robbie Todd gifting Winners’ medal to his little brother, Max.
Celebration time for Bannockburn AFC.
The Squad pre-match with new Club Ties   – outside main Club Sponsor, Tartan Arms.
The Bannockburn starting line-up with Club Mascots on the big night.

PHOTOGRAPHS: KINDLY PROVIDED BY BANNOCKBURN SECRETARY MR JAMES TODD.

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