William Turner Challenge Cup Final

Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld

Doune Castle ...... 0

Giffnock North 0

(Giffnock North Win 3-1 on penalties)

DOUNE’S last game of the season ended in cup final disappointment after they lost a dramatic penalty shootout.

The Castle enjoyed the better of the regulation 90 minutes. However, Giffnock keeper, Craig Marshall was in top form. Time after time, the North goalie denied Doune, including with one incredible stop late in the match.

Doune enjoyed the better of an entertaining first half. Ryan Duncanson and Lukasz Duszynski both came close with efforts that slipped past the post. Craig Marshall also made good stops from Paul Statter and Colin Burke.

The second half followed the same pattern in a closely contested tie. Doune restricted Giffnock mainly to long-range efforts. Steven Fotheringham dealt well with any balls played into the box. Craig Marshall made several more good stops.

After 67 minutes, Marshall pulled off a superb save that was to prove crucial.

Sean Heaver latched onto a diagonal cross from the right. As the ball dropped into the left side of the area, Heaver unleashed a flashing volley from 16 yards that seemed destined for the far corner of the net. Marshall threw himself full-length to his left and managed to fingertip the ball onto the inside of the left hand post. The ball cannoned rebounded well clear.

Neither side managed to break the deadlock in regulation time as the game moved straight to penalties.

Giffnock scored with the first kick, tucking the ball into the right hand corner as Steven Fotheringham dived in the opposite direction. 0-1

Jonny Burns hit Doune’s first kick but saw Craig Marshall dived to his left to push the ball away. 0-1

Steven Fotheringham produced a fantastic save to his left to save Giffnock’s second effort. 0-1

Alan More drew Doune level drilling the ball well beyond Marshall into the left hand corner. 1-1

Giffnock scored with their next effort with a perfectly placed kick into the corner. 1-2

Dylan McGowan struck the next Castle penalty. Marshall dived to his right to save comfortably. 1-2

Steven Fotheringham pulled Doune back into contention with another marvellous block. 1-2

Chris Ogilvie tired to chip Marshall but the keeper read his intentions and easily pushed the ball over. 1-2

Giffnock took full advantage blasting the final kick high into the net to win the cup. 1-3

Doune Castle: Fotheringham, Burns, Feaks, Duncanson, More, McClymont, Statter, McClure, Duszynski, Burke, Ogilvie Substitutes: Heaver, McGowan, Innes, Scott, Tervit