DOUBLE hero Kevin Adam ended nine years of personal agony when he helped Irvine Victoria land the Marymass Trophy for the first time in 11 years.

But their joy has been tempered with the news that defender Pete Woods suffered a broken wrist following a challenge.

Fans' favourite Adam said: "I am delighted with the result. I have been nine years at the club and this is the first time I've got my hands on the trophy. Going 2-0 up put us in a good position.This is the strongest squad we have had since I came to here and hopefully we can bounce right back and get promotion to the Super First Division. The defeat against Winton was a wake-up call."

Wood was taken to hospital after appearing to be pushed by Aaron Connolly late in the first half and landing against the perimeter wall.

Vics boss Stevie Wilson said of the injury: "Woody was forced against the wall, he hit the back against the wall and has a broken wrist."

He was encouraged with his team's display and said: "This has been coming and we fully deserve the win. There was a spell in the second half when they scored their goal after Davie Adams missed a chance and the save from Chris Lamb in the second half was a turning point. I can't praise the players enough."

He was disappointed at Meadow's actions at the end and said: "I was a bit annoyed at the final; whistle when Ross Wilson was desperate to get his team in and I asked him to have a bit of respect to stay out because any time we get beat we stay on the park. He's has a moan but his own players have refused to go in."

Meadow boss Ross Wilson said: "We were in the ascendancy and Irvine Vics scored. The linesman didn't spot a clear handball from Kevin Adam for the second goal but our player failed to track the run. The first goal was a mistake from us. Fair play to Kevin and Sean, they scored great goals. Our players are baffled about the penalty, Ryan Carnwath said he didn't touch him. In the second half we were the only team who played. But we have bigger fish to fry, the league is our priority.

Hitting back at claims he didn't want to wait around at the end he said: "Stevie has a go at to me. This is my first Marymass game, I never knew we were meant to stay."

Both sides won on Monday, Meadow defeating Shettleston 2-1 and Vics winning 4-1 at Lugar.

Ross Wilson said: "We had two players injured and others who have come back from holidays. No-one will remember in April or May how poor a performance it was from Irvine Meadow, they'll just remember the three points. Last season it took five games to register three points."

Stevie Wilson said: "We have come back strongly from the Winton defeat and that was a good win on Monday night."