The 2019/20 SFL-Dundee League Cup Final will see league champions Dundee Celtic battle it out with AGB Dundee West after two tense semi-finals at DISC.
AGB booked their place in the last two first of all as a strong first half set them up for a 5-3 victory over Dundee Stars.
Celtic, meanwhile, got the better of Dundee West Colts for the second week running with a 4-1 success as they target a league and cup double.
The night kicked off with two clubs separated only by goal difference in the middle of the SFL-Dundee table after 14 matches each.
But it was AGB who got off to the better start and, once they got into the lead, showed their defensive capabilities.
The opening 10 minutes was a tense affair with both sides testing out the opposition goalkeepers with AGB coming closest through Steve Brown. He rounded Stars goalie Michael Smith only to see Shaun Wilson on hand to clear off the line.
On 12 minutes, though, it was AGB who got the all-important opener as Darryl Gowans saw a long-range effort take a deflection on its way in. Two minutes later Gowans then took advantage of confusion at the back from Stars following a substitution just two minutes later to make it 2-0 after following up Scott Buist’s strike.
West were content to sit back and hit on the break as Stars dominated the ball at the start of the second period before the lead was cut on 27 minutes.
Wilson found an unmarked Scott Milne at the far post to fire his side back into the game.
However within a minute, AGB regained their two-goal lead as Graeme Dailly struck with 12 minutes left on the clock.
The foul count was adding up as tensions rose with Stars continuing to press.
Louie Anderson fired low past Rob Black in the AGB goal with four minutes left on the clock before Stars gave up their sixth foul of the evening two minutes later, giving their opponents a 10 metre penalty.
Dailly stepped up to crack the effort in off the post on 38 minutes before sealing the victory for his side in the final minute.
Stars’ Anderson struck a third for his side confidently from the spot with just seconds left as AGB committed their sixth foul but it was no more than a consolation.
AGB were hoping to see an all Dundee West League Cup showpiece but it was league champions Celtic who were the more clinical to run out winners.
Stephen Ramsay opened the scoring after just three minutes before Alex Gibb put his side in firm control another three minutes later.
There were chances coming at both ends and Colts had a golden chance to cut the deficit in half after they were awarded a first-half penalty.
Up stepped top scorer Jamie McCann but Celtic goalie Billy Hoon stopped the kick to keep his side in control.
And seconds before the half-time buzzer Gibb extended the champions’ lead with a low finish past Colts keeper David Boylan.
The young West side pushed after the restart and had another chance from six metres to start to rein in the Celtic lead after a foul was given against Hoon inside the area.
Once more the goalie stopped the kick before smothering the rebound to keep Colts out.
And skipper Dominic Duffy ran clear to finish smartly to send his side four goals clear and into the final.
Colts would finally get the goal their play deserved as John McIntosh knocked in from close in but, in the end, it was only a consolation.
That victory sees Celtic face AGB Dundee West in the SFL-Dundee showpiece League Cup Final on Thursday, March 26.