United looked as though they were going to take complete control of the game early in the second half, particularly after Larnell Cole had rounded Dunbavin to put United two-up, but Stanley came back strongly as the half progressed. Johnstone came to United’s aid again during the second spell as Stanley went looking for a goal.
The game, and the destination of the trophy, was effectively put beyond their grasp, with nine minutes remaining, when Cole grabbed his secod of the night following smart work from Joshua King. Norwegian striker King had the last word when he cracked home United fourth goal, from Marnick Vermijl’s pass, in the final minute.
United: Johnstone; Vermijl, Fornasier, Thorpe, Blackett; Giverin (Lawrence 23, (Veseli 81)), Cole, Tunnicliffe, Petrucci, Bebe (Januzaj 65); King. Subs not used: Sutherland, Daehli.