MORTON Women were up for the cup after winning a major piece of silverware.

The Cappielow ladies' side have triumphed in the SWFL Division Two League Cup, beating Dryburgh Athletic 3-2 after extra-time at Spartans' Ainslie Park.

Midfielder Laura Darroch played a crucial role in the opening goal and secured the win with a 30-yard wonder strike right at the end with just two minutes left to play.

Team-mate Caitlin McKee scored the other for Morton as they raced to a two-nil lead before being pegged back by their Dundee-based rivals.

It is the team's second trophy in what is only their third season in existence.

Match winner Darroch said: "I've never been in a cup final before, so to go and win it is unreal.

"It was hard mentally after they made it 2-2.

"We could have folded, but we stayed tight at the back and held them off.

"Then I was lucky enough to score that winner.

"I knew I was going to shoot when it came to me, but I'm just so chuffed about the team winning, not about who scored the winner."

It was a night to remember for the team, who earned the adulation of head coach Gary Forbes.

He said: "We're delighted. It's great to go and win a trophy.

"We probably made hard work of it but got there in the end and I'm thrilled for the girls to get over the line.

"Dryburgh were great opponents and their goals were very good.

"But we did well to take back control and score a winner.

"We know Laura has that in the locker.

"She took a great touch and it was a great hit - to win a cup final in that manner is amazing."

The girls added the league cup to the SWFL Division Two West title won in 2017.

Morton lined up with Jordyn Elliot, Taylor Cumberbatch, Lucy Marshall, Lynsey Murdoch, Laura Darroch, Rachael McConnachie, Elisha Hope, Leona Boyd, Caitlin McKee, Hannah McGeehan and captain Taylor Davis.

The substitutes were Sophie McCahill, Alana Power, Nicolle Small, Leah Campbell and Seren Galliers.

Photos by Gary Bradley.