Cumnock boss, Brian McGinty hailed his team of "legends" as they secured the club's third Scottish Junior Cup victory in dramatic circumstances.

Findlay Frye scored deep into added time as Nock edged out Rutherglen Glencairn to bring the famous trophy back to Townhead Park for the first time since 1989.

"Cup finals are all about winning," said Brian McGinty, as his team came out on top after a nervy match at Broadwood Stadium.

Cumnock Juniors win the Scottish Junior Cup

Congratulations to Cumnock Juniors FC who are Scottish Junior Cup champions after a last-minute goal from Findlay Frye to win the game 1-0👏 Here's the moment Kyle McAusland joined Bobby McCulloch in a list of players to lift the famous old trophy as Cumnock captain 🏆👇🏼

Posted by Cumnock Chronicle on Friday, 2 June 2023

Chances were few and far between for both sides, with the first half drawing to a close with little to separate the sides.

It seemed as though the second half would follow suit, but Frye had other ideas.

With the clock deep in stoppage time, the midfielder bundled the ball home from no more than a few yards out, after a Jordan Moore header hit the post and rolled across the line.

Frye's goal sent the travelling Cumnock fans into ecstasy and sent the Cumnock substitutes sprinting down the touchline like 100-metre athletes.

When asked after match how that moment felt, Frye simply responded: "Unbelievable".

Kyle McAusland became only the second man to lift the trophy as Cumnock captain, following in the footsteps of Bobby McCulloch.

While McGinty admitted it wasn't a classic match, he was understandably over the moon that his side got over the line.

Cumnock are champions!!

Posted by Cumnock Chronicle on Friday, 2 June 2023

"I'm a bit speechless still just thinking about what happened," McGinty said.

"I felt like we were going to score, but then I thought we would just run out of time.

"Rutherglen put in a phenomenal effort to keep us quiet in the second half, and when time goes on you feel like you're maybe not going to get that one chance.

"I'm obviously delighted for all the players, the staff behind the scenes and all the supporters.

"I've said that it's a generational thing, and all these people here will remember this.

"Finals are all about winning. In five or 10 years, nobody is going to remember how well we played on the night. The important thing is winning."

Like just about everyone else in the stadium, McGinty admitted he wasn't too sure about how the goal came about, but it's certainly not something he'll lose sleep over.

He added: "I saw Jordan [Moore]'s header and it seemed to spin across the line or something.

"Fin [Findlay Frye] does what Fin does and follows the ball in to make sure.

"I told the players that we need big players to come up with big moments and those two players have been massive for us.

"I wouldn't have cared who scored the winner for us, I'm just over the moon that we've won the cup."