A FANTASTIC comeback saw Musselburgh Athletic lift the Alex Jack Cup on Sunday – and keep their hopes alive of a place in the Scottish Cup next season.

The Burgh were a goal down at the break to Oakley United but a stirring second half performance saw the county favourites win 4-2 and lift the Alex Jack Cup at Newtongrange Star’s New Victoria Park.

Oakley’s Craig Martin opened the scoring and it could have been worse for Athletic had keeper Paul Grant not saved Stuart Love’s first-half penalty.

But Burgh showed their class in the second 45 minutes, with Mathu King levelling from the penalty spot before a sublime hat-trick from top-scorer Darren Downie secured the silverware and sparked wild celebrations from the county men and their fans.

There was a late consolation goal for Oakley – who also had a man sent off at the death – but it is Burgh who are now a play-off away from a place in next season’s Scottish Cup and the chance of drawing one of Scottish senior football’s big boys.