Blantyre SAC Black secured the win against Milton Rovers to lift the LFDA Cup at the John Cummings Stadium.
Blantyre SAC Black defeated Cleland 6-2 to reach the final, whilst Milton Rovers narrowly beat Holytown 3-2 at the semi-final stage.
To say Blantyre started quickly was an understatement. Rhys Mallin found himself free down the right hand side almost immediately from the kick off and his powerful shot was too much for the Milton goalkeeper, giving his team the lead after only 11 seconds, which was surely one of, if not the fastest, LFDA Cup final goal ever.
Milton Rovers responded really well to the goal however and they deservedly equalised after 6 minutes through a great finish from Connor McIntyre that gave the goalkeeper no chance.
McIntyre almost grabbed his second after good work from Ciaran McKenna but his effort was well saved by the Blantyre keeper.
After 15 minutes the game had settled and was pretty level, as Blantyre were having more possession but Milton were creating the better chances.
The team in black started to put pressure on their opponents defence, winning three corners in a row but the Milton Rovers defence held firm.
After the blistering start from both teams, the game had few other clear cut chances for the remainder of the first half, as perhaps the magnitude of the game started to play in the minds of both players.
Although there was some good play and passing from both teams in the first half, the final just wasn't quite there.