Two quickfire goals by Kilwinning Rangers turned the P&JDYFL Division 3 Final on its head as they ran out champions against a strong Glasgow East side at King George V Park in Renfrew.
A Kieran Irwin penalty in the first half put Glasgow in the driving seat, but Kilwinning turned the game in their favour with two quick goals from Billy McGinn and Ryan Strain. Sean Davis completed the scoring late on to secure the trophy in a very entertaining match for the neutral on a sunny day in Renfrew.
Kilwinning had the first real opportunity of the match when Strain hit a long shot that looked to be heading in before curling away from goal at the last second. Strain nearly opened the scoring again five minutes later when his glancing header from a corner went just wide.
Rangers struck the woodwork just before the 20 minute mark when Davis hit one on the half-volley only to see his effort cannon off the crossbar and cleared from danger by the Glasgow defence.
Glasgows first real sight at goal came shortly after but Daniel Zekaj's effort from just outside the box went flying over the bar. Shortly after they hit the woodwork themselves as a corner from Darren Burns hit the top of the crossbar on its way behind.
Kilwinning were having the better opportunities in the match but crucially weren't making any of them count annd Glasgow took full advantage when they were awarded a penalty on the 36th minute. Irwin made no mistake from the spot, firing into the top corner leaving 'keeper Drew Kiefer no chance.
Kilwinning were nearly level within two minutes when a snapshot by McGinn had to be well saved by Sean Twigg, made all the more impressive considering he was playing with an injury to his back.
The last chance of the half fell to Kilwinning and the crossbar was playing a major role again, this time keeping out Jamie Cook's free-kick.