GALA Fairydean Rovers have dedicated their East of Scotland Cup triumph to former player Ian Frizzel who sadly passed away earlier this month.

Ian began his career as a Gala Rovers player before moving up to Gala Fairydean playing in one of best sides at that time.

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Winning silverware with both clubs as well as player of the year and players player of the year during his first and only season at Hawick Royal Albert.

A minute’s applause took place ahead of the game against Cowdenbeath at Netherdale.

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Chairman Ryan Cass also thanked everyone connected to this “amazing club” including the players management and coaching team, fans and sponsors.

Fans who couldn’t attend the game will have a chance to see the trophy when Gretna visit Netherdale on April 8.

He said: “What a day. From 2-0 down with 25-minutes to play and with 10-men for most of the match, we achieved the unthinkable.

“It shows the spirit which has been created over the last 10-years at this amazing club.

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This win is for everyone who has worked tirelessly and been involved since we created Gala Fairydean Rovers 10-years-ago.

I also want to pay huge credit to the coaching staff and players who created history on Sunday.

“The club also want to dedicate this win to Ian Frizzel who sadly passed away earlier this month. Ian was a class act on and off the park and played a huge roll in Gala Rovers and Gala Fairydean’s history back in the 1990s.

“I’d also like to thank everyone that made it up on Sunday as you created an unbelievable atmosphere and unforgettable day for the club.

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“The players were inspired with our young supporters behind the goals who sang and supported the boys from minute one.

“Our sponsors play a huge part at Gala and without their support every season , winning cups and competing in the Lowland League isn’t possible and I’d just like to thank you all for making these occasions possible.

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“We are also on course to make more history this season by making our highest league points tally which again is a huge achievement for the club, our management team and players.

“Hopefully the cup win gives us the catalyst to have a real positive finish to our league campaign.

“We also look forward to seeing you all down at Netherdale on April 8 for our next home game against Gretna.”