McGowan proud after final win

St Mirren midfielder Paul McGowan felt the Buddies fully deserved to win their first silverware in 26 years by defeating Hearts 3-2 in the Scottish Communities League Cup final at Hampden Park.

Last Updated: 18/03/13 at 11:50 Post Comment

Steven Thompson: Scores for St Mirren against Hearts at Hampden

Steven Thompson: Scores for St Mirren against Hearts at Hampden

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Goals from Esmael Goncalves, Steven Thompson and Conor Newton cemented the victory for Danny Lennon's men with goals sandwiched between Ryan Stevenson's double for the Jambos.

McGowan said: "It's unbelievable. I'm so proud of every one of the players and it's a great day. We truly deserved it.

"It's been coming for St Mirren, they're a great club with great fans and it's been a great day."

On his own performance, McGowan added: "They came and pressed us quite high and gave us a bit of trouble and so they moved me back into midfield and I helped us a lot there.

"It was a great day for us and I'm proud as anything.

"It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try and win a cup here and we've done it and made every one of the fans and our families proud. I can't ask for any more."

Thompson added: "It's pretty much indescribable really. I've been dreaming about doing it ever since we beat Celtic and I won't lie, I've not had a lot of sleep.

"I made a near-post run and made sure I was really concentrating to make a good connection with the ball - you could probably see from my face that it was a dramatic moment.

"It's just an amazing feeling and in the next few days I'll realise what it means.

"I'm a supporter too and it's been a quarter of a century since we won a cup so it means everything to them.

"It's great to be part of the history of this football club and I'm bursting with pride."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Dani Osvaldo leaves Southampton two years early

Southampton have terminated the contract of record signing Dani Osvaldo.

Slaven Bilic missing from West Ham bench for Europa League opener

Academy manager Terry Westley will be in charge when West Ham make their Europa League debut against Andorran side FC Lusitans.

Matej Vydra joins Watford on five-year deal after two loan spells

Striker Matej Vydra is back with Watford, this time on a permanent basis after signing a five-year deal to join the club from Udinese.

Mail Box

Are United Aiming Too High On Transfers?

One mailer wonders whether United are aiming a little high on their transfer ambitions. Plus, BAHs, West Ham in Europe, petty annoyances and Michu to United...

Liverpool Are Attractive To Strikers

You've got little competition and bags of service from midfield, so surely strikers would love to join Liverpool? Plus England's future, Callum Wilson handshakes and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company