ST PETER the Apostle High School secured a dramatic victory in the Glasgow School’s FA under-14 League Final beating John Paul Academy 4-3 on penalties, finishing 2-2 after extra time.

John Paul Academy broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark with a powerful header from a corner kick. Jack Bowie prevented a second goal from John Paul Academy with a fine save just before half-time.

St Peters made the full use of the slope shooting downhill in the second half with Leeroy Shannon testing the Maryhill school’s goalkeeper from range early on.

The side from Drumry introduced David Neil into the game and he had a couple of long range efforts just wide of the John Paul Academy goal.

Academy were a threat on the counter attack in the second half but it was the side from Drumry that had all the momentum.

Jack Cairns levelled for the Clydebank side with around 10 minutes remaining to send the game into extra-time. Towards the end of the first half of extra-time John Paul Academy scored from a 20-yard free-kick to take a 2-1 lead.

Great combination play in the midfield allowed Rosie McQuillan to cross for Martin Reid to equalise four minutes from time in the second half of extra time.

St Peters scored four out of their five penalty kicks with Leo Boylan saving one and the final John Paul Academy kick was thumped over the bar. The team now compete in the Lisbon Lions trophy this week at Toryglen for the privilege of playing in the final at Lennoxtown.

ST PETERS: Jack Bowie (Leo Boylan), Ronan Kelly (David Neil), Mark Craig (Captain), Scott Cooper, Lewis Denison (Martin Reid), Jack Cairns, Leeroy Shannon, Ewan Harris (Rosie McQuillan) Ryan Kelly (Ross Campbell), Max McElney, Sean Keegan.

Man of the Match: Scott Cooper.