Singer Community Football Club held their nerve last week as they saw off Clydeside Athletic 12-11 on penalties to win the Glasgow Colleges Football Association CTB Challenge Cup.

Singer made the short trip to Petershill Park in the north of Glasgow looking for their first piece of silverware of the season.

But, despite a fairly even first 45 with both teams digging in to cancel each other out, Singer found themselves 1-0 down when a looping header sneaked in.

The Clydebank club upped the tempo after the break as they looked for a way back into it but it was Clydeside who doubled their advantage to leave Singer with a mountain to climb.

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However, with pressure mounting on a resolute Clydeside defence, Dave Black found himself in the right place at the right time after a scramble in the box, prodding it beyond the keeper to set up a tense finale.

Clydeside, who finished just two points behind Singer in the league, were beginning to look nervy for the first time in the match which in turn resulted in Singer switching to a more attacking 3-4-3 formation.

The new set up worked a treat with Clyde now camped inside their own half as both Gary White and Declan Harvey tested their keeper.

Singer’s efforts were almost rewarded when it fell to 50-goal-a-season striker Ross Hutchison only for the Clydeside keeper to pull of a miraculous stop to keep his side’s lead intact.

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Normally a centre-back, Black was deployed as a forward late on, thrown up top in the hope that something would stick. 

And that gamble paid off at the death when the big defender showed great composure to control a zipping cross before smashing a low left-foot drive past the keeper to send it to penalties.

With 14 penalties a piece, it took two rounds of spot-kicks to separate the teams from 12-yards with Jordan Gilchrist, who missed his first effort, stepping up to fire home his second attempt to ensure Singer lifted the trophy for the second time in three seasons.

Fresh from their dramatic cup exploits and third place finish in the league, Singer are now on the look out for new players for the 2019/20 campaign with anyone interested encouraged to get in touch with Barry McColgan on 0778976870.