Celtic sucker-punch robs Black Watch

Campsie Black Watch 21s v Celtic BC. Scottish juvenile cup final. Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie. CBW goal celebration. 30.4.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Campsie Black Watch 21s v Celtic BC. Scottish juvenile cup final. Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie. CBW goal celebration. 30.4.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

CAMPSIE Black Watch made history at the weekend – but endured last-minute heartbreak.

The Lennoxtown club appeared in their 14th Scottish Cup final on Saturday.

They would have won their 10th Scottish Cup if they had beaten Celtic BC at Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium.

It looked grim after they went a goal down, but in the 93rd minute the dream was rekindled when Jamie Darroch headed in a dramatic injury-time equaliser.

However, a wonder goal from Celtic sweeper Simon Marriot directly from the restart left Black Watch down and out and ensured there would be green and white ribbons on the famous trophy.

Black Watch haven’t won the cup since 1991 and lost finals in both 2006 and 2009.

Gutted coach Tony Findlay sighed: “I think we’d have taken it in extra time.

“We didn’t play well in the first half and Martin Storey made some excellent saves to keep us in the game. But we recovered and were getting stronger as the game went on.”

See this week’s Kirkintilloch Herald for a full report from the game.

HAPPY ... FOR NOW: The players are pictured celebrating the goal (with a fan) shortly before the sucker-punch from Celtic.