Erskine YFC 2
Westerton Utd 95s 2
Westerton won on penalties 4-3
West of Scotland Regional Cup Final
WESTERTON overcame youth football powerhouse Erskine in dramatic form to win the club’s first major trophy in its 13-year history - with a penalty shootout.
In front of a huge travelling Bearsden support at Petershill Park, Westerton fell behind in the first half to a well constructed Erskine move. With the scent of victory in the air, the current champions surged forward at every opportunity with the valiant visitors fighting a rearguard action.
But in the dying minutes of the game a speculative cross by Simon Davison was fumbled by the Erskine keeper for Westerton to equalise and push the game into 20 minutes’ extra time.
Westerton took the lead with a 30-yard ‘rocket’ by Andy Struthers.
With the trophy in touching distance Erskine mounted one last attack. A sweeping move from the left ended when the cross was deflected into the net by a distraught Martin Ryan to level the score once again at 2–2 and go into the dreaded penalty shootout.
With goals from Connor Anderson, Cammy McKechnie, James Khorrami and Andrew Struthers it came down to the last kick of the ball and in the most dramatic finale anyone can remember Westerton keeper Dylan Preston pulled off a spectacular save to clinch victory.