Doonhamers ready for Scottish Youth Trophy final

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The young Doonhamers training in Carlisle ahead of the final Photo: ITV Border

Nine goals, two sendings off, a fire scare and a victory for the Doonhamers.

Queen of the South's 5-4 victory over Dundee United was certainly a dramatic night.

Two goals behind with just over a quarter of the game to go Stuart Rome's side looked dead and buried.

United had taken the lead through Ryan Gauld after just eight minutes.But the Dumfries side were level after 21 minutes when Paddy Slatterly bizarrely scored direct from a corner.On the half hour mark Gauld put Dundee back in the lead and they would come to regret a number of near misses before the half time interval.Due to the fire alert, the second took almost an hour to resume, but the Doonhamers ere the stronger for the delay. Lewis Todd rattling in a 25-yarder after 49 minutues.Thomson then added two more for Dundee and Queens were back under the cosh.But the stubborn visitors got back in the game with eight minutes left when Slatterly shot high into the net from 25 yards.Then the tide really turned.Park was hauled down by Craig Bell in the box and the home defender was red-carded, Dumfries skipper Scott Hooper blasted home the penalty to take the tie into extra time.A minute before the end of the first period of extra time with Gavin Reilly scored the winner.United were reduced to nine men when John Soutar was shown a second yellow.

A last minute save from goalkeeper Jim Atkinson wrapped up the tie.

Now Stuart Rome's side face Celtic on Monday to cap a tremendous season for the squad.