The Ramsden Cup final had it all. Last minute goals, missed penalties, a sending off and even a pitch invasion.
But unfortunately it was not a fairy tale ending for Partick Thistle at Braidwood Motor Company Stadium, Livingston on Sunday, when Queen of the South lifted the cup in a thrilling 5-6 penalty shoot out after a goal a piece in extra time.
QoS keeper Lee Robinson was the hero of the game, clawing away a Conrad Balatoni shoot-out spot kick to seal victory.
After 90 minutes of goal less uninspiring play Nicky Clarks headed a rebound past Thistle keeper Scott Fox on 101 minutes.
Tension then boiled over for Thistle’s Aaron Muirhead when he was sent off for headbutting Chris Higgins after missing a penalty awarded for a foul on Christie Elliott by Marc Fitzpatrick.
As the extra-time minutes ticked away Kris Doolan levelled the score to take the game to a penalty shoot out.
There was a short delay as Doolan’s late goal prompted a pitch invasion from jubilant Jags fans, but it was shortlived as QoS went on to lift the cup in a game that had turned into a real battle of nerves and wills.