GLASGOW, England — Inverness Caledonian Thistle captured the Scottish Cup for the first time on Saturday, beating second-tier Falkirk 2-1 in the final thanks to an 86th-minute winner scored when the team was down to 10 men.
A match between two unlikely finalists burst into life in the 75th minute when Inverness, which was 1-0 up at the time, had left back Carl Tremarco sent off.
Falkirk equalized in the 80th minute through Peter Grant and looked the more likely winner, only for James Vincent to pounce on a rebound and score from close range.
Inverness beat Scottish champion Celtic in the semifinals and finished third in the Scottish Premiership. The club was formed in 1994 following a merger of Inverness Thistle and Caledonian, and started off in the fourth and lowest tier.