FORMER Scottish Junior Cup winners, Hill of Beath Hawthorn, were another of last season's East Super League teams to turn senior and join the East of Scotland League.

Haws, who won the OVD Junior Cup in 1990, will be in Conference A of the new East of Scotland League set-up and manager Kevin Fotheringham wants his team to press for the top four or five places.

Founded in 1975 as an amateur side, Hill of Beath quickly gained success and momentum before turning junior in the early 1980s. The honours kept on coming as they became regular winners of the Fife League and started to make impressive runs in the Scottish Junior Cup, before they achieved their finest hour in 1990. After defeating Lesmahagow at Kilmarnock’s Rugby Park, they brought back junior football’s biggest prize and have continued to thrive since, playing in the Super League since its formation. 

Fotheringham has freshened up his squad with the likes of young attacker Joe Kirby, joining up from Lochgelly Albert, who is a highly dangerous attacker. They also have a dangerous strike force in the shape of Lewis Elder and Daniel Watt.

But the manager is also very enthusiastic about the club's 20s squad which was created through the link with Blue Brazil Boys Club and already some of the young players have already done well for the top team.