Birkenhead United have won the Chatham Cup for the second time in three years, overcoming Western Suburbs on penalties at QBE Stadium.
The hero of the game was Birkenhead goalkeeper Damian Hirst, who saved a penalty in regular time and repeated that feat in the shoot-out to deny Suburbs in their first Chatham Cup final in over a decade.
Western Suburbs proved worthy finalists and showed that many in their squad have bright futures but tonight they did not take home the prized silverware.
Chatham Cup final
FT: Birkenhead United 1 – 1 Western Suburbs 1
Birkenhead United: Alex-Connor McClean 7′
Western Suburbs: Mohamed Awad 33′
Birkenhead United win 5-4 on penalties.