Aberdeen’s young guns claimed national trophy glory with a 1-0 Club Academy Scotland Under-16 Cup final defeat of Hearts.
Pittodrie’s rising stars triumphed in the inaugural tournament to lift the silverware at the Balmoral Stadium, home of Cove Rangers.
Captain Lyall Booth was the Dons goal hero when netting the decisive goal in the first half.
The road to trophy glory began with group stages in February where the Reds comfortably progressed to the knock-out phase.
Aberdeen saw off Rangers 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the quarter-final.
In the semis the Reds defeated Kilmarnock 2-1 at Rugby Park.
The Dons made the breakthrough against Hearts in the 31st minute when a cross from the right was deflected into the path of Booth who slotted home from six yards.
Hearts’ Dargo was dismissed for an off-the-ball incident in the 70th minute. The Jambos were reduced to nine men when Towler was sent off with five minutes remaining.
ABERDEEN: Ritchie, Ramsay, Towler, Paterson, Livingstone, Dalglish, Booth (Dangana 65), Zanda (McIvor 90) Aikamenze, Hanratty, Leslie (Milne 71). Unused Subs: Duncan, Webster, Leiper (GK)