Inverness claim first major title with Scottish Cup victory

James Vincent seals dramatic win with late goal against Falkirk

Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s James Vincent  scores their second goal during the Scottish Cup Final against  Falkirk at Hampden Park. Photo: Graham Stuart/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s James Vincent scores their second goal during the Scottish Cup Final against Falkirk at Hampden Park. Photo: Graham Stuart/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

 

Inverness 2 Falkirk 1

James Vincent

Caley Thistle striker Marley Watkins scored a deserved opener in the 38th minute as the Premiership side dominated.

However, the Bairns came storming back after the break and Caley Thistle defender Carl Tremarco was handed a straight red card by referee Willie Collum for a ‘last man’ tackle on Blair Alston.

When Falkirk defender Peter Grant levelled the scores with a header from an Alston free-kick it looked like as if it could be Falkirk’s day but Vincent, on for Ryan Christie in the 72nd minute, secured the Highland club’s first major trophy when he notched from close range after goalkeeper Jamie MacDonald had parried a Watkins shot.

It was another record for John Hughes’s side who had already qualified for Europe next season for the first time due to their third-place finish – the highest since they were formed in 1994.

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