Eight second half goals saw Bonnybridge Youth complete a remarkable second half turn around against a hardworking Stirling City side.
They had trailed at half time to a James Ward goal but a three minute hat-trick from Ryan Waddell shortly after the restart set Bonnybridge on their way to a comfortable victory. Further goals from Kieran Morrison, Neil Mackie, Jamie McCaughey, Danny Noble and another from Waddell put further daylight between the teams in a match that had been so tight for so long.
Neither team could assert any real dominance in a first half that was hugely competitive but devoid of many clear-cut chances. For Stirling, Lloyd Grassick held the ball well and was a threat up front whilst the towering figure of Dylan Cameron at centre back made a number of crucial tackles and interceptions.
It wasn’t until Sam Eastcroft played a brilliantly weighted pass into the path of Ward that the match had its first clear cut chance. Opening his body, he confidently slotted low to keeper Gregor Forsyth’s left into the bottom corner from the edge of the box to break the deadlock and give Stirling the narrowest of halftime leads.