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Stirling sink Glasgow to reach Hampden Shield final

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It was a comfortable afternoon for the University of Stirling on Wednesday as the students ran out deserved 2-0 winners against Glasgow University.

A more clinical second half showing means the Uni can look forward to a trip to Lesser Hampden for the final of the Queen’s Park Shield.

Stirling capitalised on a fast start after the break when Jamie Penker reacted quickest to give the hosts the lead. Captain James Berry sealed the comfortable win late on with a well-placed effort.

Head coach Chris Geddes said: “I’m delighted for the boys. Not every year you get to a final so it’s definitely something to look forward to. The boys were good today in a hard game.

“It’s a final so anything can happen and it will be a really tough game against whoever makes it.”

Stirling were looking to build on last Sunday’s League Cup win and from the first whistle the Uni were in control.

Good chances were spurned by Louis Kennedy and Jason Jarvis in the opening 45 minutes as the first’s tried to breakdown the visitors.

Just eight minutes after the break though Stirling were up and running. Substitute Calum Rae got his shot off in the box but it was deflected towards Penker, and the striker fired into the far corner.

With five minutes left the skipper got into the box and his left footed effort found the inside of the post and the back of the net to seal Stirling’s spot in the final.

The result capped a perfect day for Stirling’s football teams as the two’s eased past Strathclyde University’s first team to win the BUCS 2A title.

At the same time Stirling University Women reached the final of the She Can She Will Cup. Goals from Lindsey Blues, Rachel Sullivan, and Holly Watson secured a 3-0 win against St. Andrews University.

University of Stirling: Godik, Thompson (Rae 45’, Stokes 70’), Burrows, Taylor, Bainbridge (Service 87’), Berry, Doan, McGale, Jarvis (DeZoeten 80’), Kennedy (McArthur 62’), Penker

Featured Image Credit: Stirling University FC

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