Looking back on their 2012-2013 Jimmy Marshall Cup campaign, Hillington AFC demonstrated their prowess when they were confronted with penalty-kick shoot-outs – winning in three successive rounds – Including the Final against Oban Saints, writes Tom Scott.
Two divisions separated the pair. Oban had finished third top of the Premier set-up won by Postal United.
Hillington were Premier 2 runners-up (only four points adrift) behind Champions Campbeltown Pupils, who put 13 wins and 5 draws together over 18 games.
On the subject of penalty-kicks, Hillington and Quarter-Finalists Aitkenhead Thistle shared six goals, and the former won 5-3 on spot-kicks.
The Semi-Final, ironically against Campbeltown, finished 1-1, but again Hillington players held their nerve with penalties to go through 3-2.
Somervell Park hosted a goalless Final with Oban Saints, and remarkably the dreaded penalty-kick ordeal surfaced again, but Hillington AFC responded brilliantly 5-4 and collected the silverware.