"This is a dream come true," said FK Čelik Nikšić's Slavoljub Bubanja after his side became the first lower league team to win the Montenegrin Cup at the expense of FK Rudar Pljevlja.
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FK Čelik Nikšić have become the first lower league team to win the Montenegrin Cup after defeating holders FK Rudar Pljevlja 2-1.
Čelik poured scorn on their underdog status by taking a 10th-minute lead when defender Aleksandar Dubljević scored following Darko Zorić's corner. They doubled their advantage 24 minutes later when former Rudar captain Veselin Bojić came back to haunt his old club with an unstoppable header.
Dragan Radojičić's charges emerged after the break with renewed purpose and were rewarded when Ivica Jovanović diverted Nedjeljko Vlahović's free-kick past Zoran Banović. Rudar proceeded to dominate but squandered a host of opportunities to hand Čelik their maiden cup triumph.
"This is a dream came true," said FK Čelik Nikšić coach Slavoljub Bubanja. "We promised that we would give everything we had in these 90 minutes. Now, we will think about next season, which will be a wonderful time in the top division."