Kelty Hearts have been topped Scottish League Two champions after a late victory over Stenhousemuir.
Ukraine midfielder Max Kucheriavyi – who’s on mortgage from St Johnstone – scored the one objective at New Central Park with simply six minutes remaining.
The Fife membership’s standing as champions was confirmed as nearest challengers Annan Athletic – who needed to match Kelty’s outcome to delay their celebrations – misplaced 4-2 to Albion Rovers.
Kevin Thomson’s facet – who have been promoted after successful the Lowland League title final March earlier than beating Brechin Metropolis in a play-off – at the moment are 18 factors clear with 5 video games remaining.
Former Rangers midfielder Thomson took over at Kelty following Barry Ferguson’s transfer to Alloa and managed to guide the membership into Ligue 1.
He advised BBC Sport: “It’s an exquisite day for the membership and town.
“It’s been a very long time coming. You’ll be able to hear it in my voice and it’s not simply from in the present day, it’s from the final eight or 9 months of attempting to uphold the requirements of the group and ensuring we’re absolutely targeted week in, week out.
“It was not simple, these boys have jobs all day, so congratulations to all of the gamers, all of the committee and all of the employees all through the season. Everybody has labored tirelessly since day the place we took up the publish.
“The gamers will recognize it and I’ll have slightly glass of wine tonight and we’ll sit up for subsequent season.”
Neil Doncaster, SPFL Chief Govt, added: “Everybody on the SPFL wish to congratulate the gamers, administration crew and administrators of Kelty Hearts on successful Cinch League 2.
“The crew has proven unimaginable consistency all through the season and this can be a well-deserved title.
“The success is all of the extra spectacular as that is the membership’s first season in Ligue 2 cinch.
“There’s nonetheless a lot to play for within the division, with last play-off positions but to be decided and I want all golf equipment concerned the very best of luck for the remainder of the season.”
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