WATCH: Scottish Futsal Cup – PYF Saltires clinch historic double

PYF Saltires became the first side to complete the Super League and Scottish Cup double after defeating TMT 4-2 in the national cup final in Perth.

The Super League champs were pushed all the way by their Glasgow opponents but came out deserved winners in the end.

First half goals from Steven Laurie and Brad Steedman had Saltires in control before Graham Finlay grabbed one back before the break.

After half-time, Kyle Ballingall made it 3-1 before Steven Finlay cut the lead once more. With seconds remaining, however, Scott Smith sealed the trophy for his side.

The 2018-19 Scottish Cup Final drew a crowd at Perth College UHI.

It was a slow burn at the start of the match as both teams played their way into the contest but it was Saltires that started to make in-roads.

And they finally opened the scoring with seven minutes on the clock as Kyle Ballingall cut across the goal for Laurie to scramble the ball across the line from a tough angle.

Then came a contender for goal of the season from Steedman as he set his sights from range and fired into the top corner with TMT goalkeeper Adam Whitelaw only able to watch it fly past him.

Brad Steedman (centre) made it 2-0 to Saltires.

The Perth side were in control but TMT weren’t ready to give in yet and grabbed a much-needed goal through Graham Finlay’s swivel and hit that found the corner with just two minutes till the break.

Smith rattled the post before the half-time break but the Super League champs didn’t have to wait too long to extend their lead as Kyle Ballingall sped away five minutes after the restart before tucking into the corner for 3-1.

Saltires (red) won 4-2 against TMT.

Their opponents weren’t going to lie down any time soon, however, as Steven Finlay smashed in a second for TMT shortly afterwards.

The Glasgow side knocked on the door but couldn’t break through their opponents before the killer blow was landed late on.

With just 17 seconds to go, Smith rounded the keeper and rolled into the net to seal victory and see PYF Saltires become the first club to retain the trophy.

Kyle Ballingall lifts the Scottish Cup trophy.

Teams: Saltires: Dow, K Ballingall, Steedman, S Ballingall, Robertson, Kennedy, Newlands, Laurie, Smith, Simpson.
TMT: Whitelaw, Cassells, Keith, Campbell, S Finlay, Hagan, Andrew, Maneely, G Finlay.

Earlier in the night, the South Select side beat their North counterparts 5-3.

Gavin Ogilvie finds the net for the North Select.