‘Right final for Scots game’

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:15

'Right final for Scots game'

In last Saturday’s all-Championship clash at Hampden, Falkirk edged out Hibernian 1-0 and 24 hours later Inverness created an even bigger shock by beating Celtic 3-2 after a thrilling contest which neded extra-time to separate the teams.
Although Falkirk and Inverness certainly rode their luck in their respective semi-finals, Wright is delighted that two provincial teams will come face to face in Glasgow on May 30.
Wright’s St Johnstone lifted the cup 12 months ago and the Saints boss told The Courier: “The two communities of Falkirk and Inverness will get a lift, just as we did here in Perth.
“It is a great achievement but I know that the two managers won’t think reaching the final will be enough, they will want to win it now.
“I take my hat off to both of them because the two teams did extremely well in their semi-finals. I think it’s good for the game and it creates interest when you get results and events that surprise people.
“That is the beauty of the cup. For me, it was no big surprise that Inverness beat Celtic because they are more than capable of it and had a good performance against them the previous week.
“Last year Celtic didn’t win any of the cups and I think it’s good for the credibility of the league that the honours are spread about. Overall, it does Scottish football no harm in my opinion.”
In last season’s final St Johnstone beat Dundee United 2-0 meaning, for the first time since 1986 and 1987, that successive Scottish Cup finals have not involved either Celtic or Rangers.
And you can watch the Scottish Cup final live on Sky Sports at the end of May.

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