Linlithgow Thistle vs Edinburgh University

Cairns Cup
May 1, 2015
Score: 2 - 1

Match Report


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Linlithgow Thistle secured the League Cup with a dramatic winner in the 85th minute against an impressive Edinburgh University.

It was a lively game that flowed from end to end, and enjoyed by the supporters that attended.

With a Robb opportunity well saved by the superb University keeper in the first five minutes, it set the tone for the goalie to pull off three expert saves in this encounter.

It took until the second half for the deadlock to be broken, when a Bauros corner was headed back across the goalmouth by Mitchell for Ferguson to nod in from two yards.

When Macarthur was wrongly adjudged to be offside, when sprinting from his own half, the University gained a freekick that was knocked in from close range.

As the game entered the last five minutes, and teams preparing for Extra Time, Knox latched on to a Robb cross and blasted beyond the keeper to send the Linlithgow sidelines into delirium!

The Thistle saw out the remaining minutes and lifted the League Cup for the first time.