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Airdrie Utd 2-2 Ross County

Airdrie United win 3-2 on penalties

Airdrie United
Airdrie have picked up the first senior silverware of the season

Airdrie United won the Alba Challenge Cup by beating Ross County on penalties at McDiarmid Park.

Marc Smyth scored the decisive spot-kick after four penalties were missed.

County took the lead on 59 minutes when David Nixon deflected past his own goalkeeper, but Airdrie levelled in the 80th minute through Stephen McKenna.

In extra-time Andy Dowie turned a cross into his own net to give Airdrie the lead, but Sean Higgins' headed goal took the final to penalties.

Airdrie Utd: Robertson, Smyth, Lovering (Hazley 47), McDonald, Bobby Donnelly, Nixon (Darren Smith 69), McDougall (Lynch 67), McKenna, Di Giacomo, McLaughlin, Cardle.
Subs Not Used: Noble, Hollis.

Booked: Smyth, Cardle, McDonald.

Goals: McKenna 80, Dowie 103 og.

Ross County: Bullock, McCulloch, Keddie, Dowie, Boyd, Gardyne (Winters 104), Hart, Brittain (Scott 104), Daal, Higgins, Strachan (Morrison 113).
Subs Not Used: Watt, Malin.

Booked: Keddie, Boyd, Higgins.

Goals: Nixon 59 og, Higgins 113.

Att: 4,091

Ref: C Murray.

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