Kirkcaldy delight as unbeaten youngsters claim the Scottish U12 Cup

Kirkcaldy Redskins added the Scottish U12 Cup to their league title success with a 5-2 victory over Kilmarnock Tornadoes on Saturday.

The Redskins opened up a three-goal lead at the end of the first period, before Kilmarnock fought back to make it 4-2 by the second buzzer.

Kirkcaldy grabbed a fifth goal in the final session to complete an impressive victory at Fife Ice Arena.

Coach Marty Simpson said: “We had a few weeks to prepare for this game and the team executed all we had worked on perfectly.

“The effort that was on show on Saturday showed how much they wanted to win and it’s what we’ve come to expect from this group week in, week out.

“We have such a young team and ran short-benched all season, yet we were still able to have a really successful year.

“I’m very proud of this group who have one more game to look forward to and we hope to keep our good run of form going and finish the season with another victory.”

Kirkcaldy are unbeaten in both the league and cup this season, with a draw against Dundee Stars the only point they have dropped during the campaign.

Coach Paul Shevlin believes the players’ willingness to learn has been the key to their success.

“Myself and Marty are absolutely delighted for the kids to achieve winning both the league and cup and doing it undefeated,” he said.

“It goes to show the effort, attitude and commitment some of these kids put in to achieve such a feat.”

(Image permission: Andy Lee)