We're not quite sure whether the Johnson family are growing four leaf clovers in their back garden at present, but whatever it is, it's working. Former midfielder Lee Johnson has become a Scottish Communities League Cup winner this afternoon, as his new club Kilmarnock created a huge shock in Scottish football by defeating Celtic in the final.
In front of 49,572 spectators at Hampden Park, Johnson Jnr had been on the pitch for the majority of the game, despite being named as a substitute, with the midfielder an early change after just 20 minutes following an injury to Danny Buijs. The 30 year old even had a strong influence in ensuring that the Ayrshire side lifted the trophy for the first time. His 84th minute assist allowed Dieter Van Tornhout to head home the match winner. The BBC Sport website says of the crucial goal:
"Ben Gordon released substitute Lee Johnson on the left and his whipped cross was headed into the net by van Tornhout at the back post, the Belgian's first goal for Kilmarnock."
Lee's cup winner's medal will now be added to his FA Trophy, Conference and League Two Championship honours that he gained at Yeovil Town. He also gained promotion from League One with Bristol City along with a Scottish Premier League runners up slot with Hearts.
Comment on this News Item on Facebook
or Go back to Top of Page