A team based at Newtown Park have written their name into the history books after becoming world champions.

The Scottish Cerebral Palsy team, based the Bo’ness venue, have pulled off the incredible achievement of winning the International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) World Championship held in Salou, Spain.

Scotland defeated Northern Ireland, South Korea and Chile to reach the final, with their only hiccup coming when they lost to Italy.

And the Scots were to face Northern Ireland again in the final, coming out on top 4-0 this time to lift the trophy. Captain Matthew Wynne opened the scoring after just six minutes to give Scotland an early lead.

Jamie Mitchell then produced a fantastic strike into the top corner to double their lead on 23 minutes before Robertson made it 3-0 just two minutes later.

Scotland then had a penalty saved just before half-time as they threatened to put the game out of sight.

Wynne then scored his second and Scotland’s fourth just after the break to make it 4-0 with a 20-yard strike.

As well as Matthew Wynne  lifting the most valuable player award, team-mate Martin Hickman took the top goalscorer accolade with seven goals in the tournament

"I don’t think I’ve seen a performance before at this level that showed that level of consistency in performance,” said Scotland team boss Bill McAdam after the final.

 “It is a real testament to the players.

“The guys were a joy to coach and they were a joy to watch. We put on a show and played with real pride. I have to thank everyone who came out to Spain to support us.”

Cerebral palsy national team lead and Bo’ness native Greig Taylor added: “Thanks to all of you for your support, to the players, the staff and the tartan army who followed us all along the way.

“Seven years ago we lost funding and faced disbandment, we are now world champions. What a feeling.”

Newtown Park is the national development centre for cerebral palsy national team and is the main venue for the team’s home matches.

And Robert Snedden, chairman of the Newtown Park Association (NPA), praised the Scottish team for their achievement.

“Everyone associated with NPA congratulates  them on becoming world champions,” he said. 

“I would also like to make the point that they are really great ambassadors for Scotland 

and the CP community. They thoroughly deserve to be world champions. 

“Well done to everyone involved.”