Former Inverleith star Adam Mackenzie jetted in from Europe with only hours to spare to help newly-promoted Western Wildcats secure a first national indoor title in their 121-year history.
Fife-born Mackenzie has been working abroad and is a key man in defence alongside Andrew McAllister and Fabian Goldie who delayed his return to Holland where he plays so he could be at the Grand Final.
Teenager Andrew McConnell slotted the game-winning penalty flick to edge Dundee-based Grove Menzieshill, last year’s runners-up to Inverleith, after the sides were locked at 3-3 at the end of normal time.
Rising star McConnell, aged 19, scored all Glasgow-based Western’s goals in regulation time.
Gavin Somerville, Western’s captain, said the inclusion of vastly experienced Mackenzie had been a big plus because of his tactical awareness of the indoor game.
Goalkeeper Somerville said: “This is our first season back in Division One indoors and now we hope this success can kick-on into the outdoor season.”
Dundee Wanderers women thrashed Clydesdale Western 7-2 in the Division One final.
Watsonians men were third in Division Two after beating Hillhead 4-2 but they failed 8-3 in the Division One promotion/relegation fixture with Dunfermline Carnegie.