Scottish Challenge Cup final: Dundee United beat St Mirren 2-1 at Fir Park
Last Updated: 25/03/17 3:37pm
Thomas Mikkelsen scored a second-half winner for Dundee United who edged out St Mirren 2-1 in an exciting Scottish Challenge Cup final in Lanarkshire.
The Danish striker was on target 16 minutes from time when he powerfully headed home Simon Murray's cross from seven yards.
The Terrors from Tannadice had opened the scoring in the 37th minute thanks to Tony Andreu's clinical 20-yard volley which flew into the bottom right-hand corner of Billy O'Brien's net.
However, the lead lasted barely a minute as the Saints deservedly drew level, after Gary Irvine's low cross was met by Rory Loy who carefully directed the ball beyond keeper Cammy Bell from 12 yards.
In an end-to-end contest at Fir Park, Murray fired the first chance of the match narrowly wide in the 10th minute while Lewis Morgan's cross was deflected against a post by Loy shortly afterwards.
Morgan and Andreu also had efforts before Bell saved superbly from Kyle Magennis to keep the game goalless.
However, two goals in quick succession changed all that before half-time and Mikkelsen rose to the occasion to head United back in front on 74 minutes.
Ali Coote and Alex Nicholls had chances to extend the advantage during the closing 10 minutes but United had already done enough to collect their first piece of silverware in seven years.