It is disappointing, though perhaps not surprising that our league, for the second consecutive season has been ended prematurely due to Covid-19. Last week, every club in the league was presented with a recommendation from the league board, that would see final league positions awarded on a ‘points per game’ basis. Clubs had until Sunday to offer comment on the recommendation.
With full contact football suspended until 17th May at the earliest and given the circumstances surrounding last season’s conclusion, we felt that the recommendation to confirm Kelty as champions at this stage was not only deserved, though would also give the league the best possible opportunity to be represented in the SPFL playoff match, ensuring the integrity of the pyramid system.
To that end, we offer our full congratulations to Kelty Hearts, their staff and supporters.
The finalisation of the season confirms our final league position as 12th, having gained 13 points from a total of 14 games. Despite the ever increasing competition within the league, it is disappointing that we have failed to find a level of consistency and performance that we would have hoped for at the start of the season. It is particularly disappointing that we have been unable to take 3 points from any team above us in the league this season.
Injuries to key players at the start of the season, coupled with a tough opening fixture list did not help, though it is now important that we learn from the past season and look towards next with positivity and hope as we turn towards recruitment and promotion of the app.
We have always set ourselves apart, championing the club as innovative, ambitious and forward thinking. Now is the time, more so than ever to show what the club is about as we look to gain some momentum and grow the community after what has been a frustrating last two seasons.
Special thanks to our fans, who like others have suffered from not being able to attend games this season. Your continued support and enthusiasm remains crucial to the success and the future of the club.