Former Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson has led Quinns FC to the State League Division Two championship.
Quinns clinched the title with a 3-2 win against Gosnells City at Gumblossom Park on Saturday afternoon.
“A great feeling to win it, a few of the boys have won leagues before but it’s always great when you win trophies and that’s why you play football,” Quinns keeper James Bosdet said.
“You could see what it meant to the club, and it’s there first league title so to be a part of that its really special being my first season here.
“Fair play to coaches Fergie, John, Davey and Chippy, they set out from the start of the season what they wanted to achieve with the way we play and it’s got us the title with three games to go. Now we can start to prepare for life in Division One, which is going to be tough with some great teams.”
It didn’t start well for Quinns, with Gosnells taking the lead after a good finish from Eddie Wynne Wilson. But the home side were soon level after Richard Howles was brought down in the box and Brad McDonald made no mistake from the spot.
Quinns then took control of the game with two quick second half goals. First a ball into the corner by Mike Kenny sent Howles down the right and he rolled his marker and unselfishly squared the ball to Brent Quick, who made no mistake from close range.
It was 3-1 Howles and he cut the ball back to Kenny at the back post to score. Gosnells pulled one back late through Josh Wade’s penalty but Quinns held on to win the game and the title.
“The boys are absolutely buzzing about winning the league, we’ve put in so much effort since November to get to this point about were ecstatic about achieving this for Quinns Football Club,” Kenny said. “History making moment for Quinns and we’re so privileged to be a part of it.”