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The David Innes Cup was played out in front of a decent crowd at the impressive New Victoria Park in Newtongrange and the crowd were rewarded with a competitive game which ended in a convincing win for Currie Star, who sealed their second cup win of the season.
The game started with a bang when Star 'A' went close to taking a surprise lead. Jack McNab clipping the outside of the post as he caught a glimpse of goal.
The game wasn't to remain level for long when a penalty was correctly awarded to Currie. It was a penalty in the 'stonewaller' category. Currie's hero from the Ian MacKay Cup final a few weeks ago Billy Nicoll converted the kick and gave his side an early advantage. Cameron Scott soon added a second goal when he volleyed in after good play by Dylan Caldwell.
Star 'A' attempted to fight back as the half went on and were unlucky not to at least get one goal back. The lively Robbie Gay came close on a couple of occasions. His closest attempt skimming the post on the way out for a goal kick.
Half Time: Currie Star 2-0 Star 'A'
The second half continued in much the same way. Currie were happy to sit in and try catch Star 'A' on the counter attack. Star 'A' backed by a big local support were trying to get men forward but they failed to create a chance of real note whilst Currie Star always looked a threat.
Gay again was the biggest threat but his luck was deserting him at the crucial time. A Dean Cameron free kick from the edge of the area was just too high in another of Star 'A''s in vain attempts.
As with all good high profile matches this game even had a pitch invader in the shape of a 2 or 3 year old lad keen to get involved in the football. Thankfully the far side referee's assistant was on hand to usher the wee lad back to his parents!!
The threat that Currie Star were posing was soon turned into goals when James Summers converted to make it three. The striker who was outstanding in the second period burst through on goal and whilst his initial shot hit the post he managed to slide in and convert the rebound. Dylan Caldwell added a fourth goal late on when his shot deflected in off the unfortunate Star 'A' 'keeper.
Full Time: Currie Star 4-0 Star 'A'