Killie stun Celtic with final victory

Sun, 18 Mar 17:28:35 2012

Dieter Van Tornhout became an instant Kilmarnock legend when his late winner against Celtic at Hampden secured Killie the Scottish Communities League Cup for the first time in the club's history with a 1-0 victory.

The Belgian striker had replaced Gary Harkins in the 73rd minute and 10 minutes later he dramatically headed in a cross from fellow substitute Lee Johnson, who had come on for Danny Buijs early in the first half, to give the Ayrshire side a famous victory.

It was Killie's sixth attempt at winning the final and there were wild scenes of jubilation when the final whistle ended a dramatic afternoon at the national stadium.

Kilmarnock's win, helped by a great display from goalkeeper Cameron Bell, also scuppered Celtic's hopes of a treble - but it was a day for Ayrshire rather than Glasgow.

The final minutes were fraught and there was time for Bell to make a double save, first from Georgios Samaras and then Kris Commons.

 

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