Day to remember for East Fife junior side
East Fife Junior Supporters Club recorded a dramatic cup-final win after a tense penalty shoot-out.
The young Methil side defeated their counterparts from St Johns, with the aid of kicks from the spot, at Warout Stadium, after the match finished 2-2 in normal and extra time.
Having lost to their opponents twice in the league, East Fife were the underdogs.
But they got off to a glorious start when, on five minutes, great work from Reece Wilson, who delivered a fantastic cross from the left, allowed Ross Mutch to slot low past the St John’s keeper.
East Fife went in at the break having dominated the first half, but were caught out early in the second by St Johns, who somehow scrambled the ball over the line after some indecisive defending from the Fifers.
There followed a fairly even second half with excellent chances at both ends and a couple of great saves from East Fife ‘keeper Dion Gear.
With less than 10 minutes left, a ball in from captain Liam Moffat was headed into the far corner by Reece Wilson, resulting in scenes of great celebration from the fans, who had turned out in good numbers to support the young team.
However, St Johns applied more and more pressure and were rewarded with an equaliser well into injury-time.
Extra time came and went and, with no further goals, it was down to penalties.
Callum Weir, Reece Wilson, Liam Moffat and Ross Mutch all scored their kicks, as did St Johns’ first three takers.
St Johns’ fourth was put wide of the post and Brenden Little scored East Fife’s fifth to win the cup.
Captain Liam Moffat then led his team to be presented with the Fife Cup.
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