Dundee Rangers overcame Carnoustie Panmure to win the J Bolton Cup after a dramatic cup final. Following a largely uneventful first half, the game burst into life at the start of the second period, with 3 goals in 10 minutes seeing Rangers take a 2-1 lead. Following a late equaliser from Carnoustie, the game went to a penalty shootout that saw Dundee Rangers emerge victorious.
Both sides started the game well. Rangers' Robert Gibson managed to work some space at the top of the box, but couldn’t get a clean shot away.
After 15 minutes, Carnoustie goalkeeper Aidan Robertson was called into action, tipping Jamie Goodfellow’s shot over the bar.
Moments later, Robertson was tested again. This time the goalkeeper did well to keep out Matthew Gorrie’s effort. The Carnoustie ‘keeper was keeping his side in the cup final.
As the half went on, Carnoustie began to grow into the game. The boys in blue managed to win consecutive corners halfway through the opening period, but couldn’t break the deadlock.
As half time approached, neither side managed to create a clear-cut opportunity. Goodfellow managed to turn a volley from Gorrie towards the Carnoustie net, but Robertson made a comfortable save. The sides went into the changing rooms level at the break.