St. Mungo’s have been crowned Forth Valley Schools Champions after overcoming St. Modan’s in a back and forth match at Stenhousemuir’s Ochilview Park.
It took penalties to separate the two sides after an unfortunate own goal and a superb finish from Paul McIntyre twice cancelled out goals from St Modan’s Martin Sanda and Callum Kerr.
It was a cruel way to end an entertaining final that was played out in front of a loud and boisterous St. Modan’s support.
Their travelling fans were rewarded early when Martin Sanda bundled home an early corner to give them the lead their positive start merited.
However, their joy was short lived as St. Mungo’s first corner created havoc in the St. Modan’s box, eventually getting turned in of an unfortunate defender.
As both teams looked to get the ball down and create openings, clear-cut chances from open play became few and far between. St. Modan’s looked the more likely to make the breakthrough but it wasn’t until the end of the first half when Callum Kerr fired home that their efforts were rewarded.