Goldenhill Amateurs manager Stevie Dock has hailed his “outstanding” side after they sealed 14 wins out of 14 to be crowned league champions.

Gowdie defeated Alba Thistle 2-0 at Clydebank High School to take the point they needed thanks to a brace from Jamie Gallagher, who has scored an incredible 75 goals this season, including 21 in the league.

After going on to defeat Thistle 6-1 in the reverse, they now have a chance to make it 16 wins out of 16 in the Premier Division of the Scottish Amateur Football League tonight as they face Motherwell Thistle away in their final league game of the season.

He said: “It’s great to win the league, absolutely superb, the boys have done really well. The actual team has only been going for six years and they have worked their way through the divisions.

“This was their first season in the top division and they have won it. Every performance has been outstanding and it’s a great achievement to go undefeated so far.

“For both goals, Jamie had the keeper to beat. For the first one he slotted it past the keeper and for the second one he latched onto a through ball, managed to control it and dink it over keeper. The celebrations when we won were great.

“We have scored fifty goals and only let in about eight. Our closest rivals were our local rivals St Joseph’s. If we win tonight the gap will be ten points.”

The title caps a superb season for Gowdie, who also reached the Scottish Amateur Cup Final at Hampden in May before unfortunately losing out 2-1 to Shortlees in an entertaining contest.

Following their title win, they also played in the Jimmy Marshall Cup Final at New Tinto Park, but lost a 95th minute equaliser to take the score to 3-3 before losing out in the penalty shoot-out.

But victory in the League Centenary Cup Final four days before they won the league ensured Gowdie deservedly headed into the season run-in buoyed by at least one piece of cup silverware in their collection.

Gallagher was once again on the scoresheet in the Centenary League Cup final, this time bagging a hat-trick as Dock’s men defeated Alba Thistle 4-2 at Fullerton Park, the sides’ second encounter in just ten days.

Dock added: “We got to the Scottish Cup final, the Jimmy Marshall Cup and the Centenary Cup final and all in all we have played 42 or 43 games over the season.

“Even just from the middle of May until now we have played something like 10 or 12 games, over the space of just three or four weeks.

“At the start of the season I don’t think anyone would have given a wee team from Clydebank a chance of winning the Scottish Cup. It was such a great achievement just getting there, although on the day didn’t do ourselves justice.. It was always going to be a hard ask.

“But it was great to win the Centenerary League Cup, because the whole 40 teams are involved in that and it starts at the very beginning of the season in August.

“The boys also to their credit stuck by each other and won the league convincingly. They have done themselves proud.

“I would just like to thank all of our sponsors and all of the players who have been involved throughout the season.

“Next season we can’t stand still though and still need to improve. We need to go one better and do as well as we can in the Scottish Cup.”