Celtic romp to Cup win while Wimbledon reach the League

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Celtic claimed their 35th Scottish Cup with a comfortable win in the final against Motherwell at a rain-soaked Hampden.

Ki Sung-Yeung struck from distance in the 32nd minute for a sensational opener, then Gavin Gunning shook the Celtic crossbar moments later. Motherwell's captain, Stephen Craigan, deflected in a Mark Wilson shot in the 76th minute for Celtic's second. Charlie Mulgrew completed the win with five minutes remaining, confidently striking a free-kick from 20 yards out. The trophy marks the first silverware for Neil Lennon in his first season as Celtic manager, ending a turbulent season for the Northern Irishman.

South of the border, AFC Wimbledon won promotion to the Football League for the first time in their history with a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Luton at Eastlands. After a goalless 120 minutes, their top scorer, Danny Kedwell, netted the winner after the Dons keeper Seb Brown saved from Alex Lawless and Jason Walker.

The Blue Square Bet Premier play-off final boiled down to a test of nerves, with the Dons, who had finished second in the league table, six points ahead of the Hatters, coming out on top as Kedwell smashed his penalty past the Luton goalkeeper, Mark Tyler, which kick-started a blue-and-yellow party.

AFC Wimbledon only formed in 2002 when Wimbledon FC were relocated to Milton Keynes.