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Mason Munn was a Hampden hero last night as Rangers beat Aberdeen 2-1 to secure the Scottish Youth Cup.

The 18-year-old Northern Irishman was in commanding form between the sticks for Steven Smith’s side and produced a crucial save late in the game to deny Aberdeen an equaliser.

Goals from Findlay Curtis and Josh Gentles earned the Rangers Academy side victory and Munn was delighted to play his part in the triumph – the Light Blues’ 8th Scottish Youth Cup win.

The delighted goalkeeper told Rangers TV: “It’s absolutely amazing because missing out last year, I just really, really wanted to do it this year.

“I mentioned it in previous interviews how much it meant to me to go and win it.

“I thought it was a big blow when we went 1-0 down, but we went up the other end and Findlay scored the penalty.

“And from that moment onwards, we had belief that we were going to win the game.

“I had to pull off a big save at 2-1 which meant a lot to the team, and I’m just glad that we won it.

“It’s obviously a really proud moment for myself and my family who were watching. It’s like scoring a goal as a goalkeeper to make such a big save like I did towards the end.

“It was great to make a couple of good saves because it meant a lot to the team.

“My family travelled over last year and I didn’t play. It was a bit heartbreaking for them to see me on the bench, but I played my part this year.

“I thought we deserved to win the game overall, and there was only a ten-minute spell at the start of the second half where we weren’t great, but it’s how you deal with it and I thought we handled it well.”

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