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 2 Falkirk 1James Vincent
Caley Thistle striker Marley Watkins scored a deserved opener in the 38th minute as the Premiership side dominated.
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.