Rossvale lifted the league cup after a very entertaining game resulted in a 3-1 victory against North Kelvin. North Kelvin started brightly spurning a few early chances; but it wasn’t long before Rossvale began to impose themselves on the game and ran into the break one goal to the good courtesy of a Thomas Callaghan finish on the stroke of half-time.
Callaghan grabbed his second of the match, doubling Rossvales advantage before Lewis Napier added a third from a free-kick. North Kelvin pulled one back though when Djalma Santos was brought down in the box, converting the penalty to give the blues hope. The task was too big though for Kelvin and the game finished 3-1 with Rossvale deservedly lifting the trophy.
The game got off to a ferocious start with North Kelvin's Santos produced a fine piece of skill before threading through Evan Hunter who raced through on goal, only to be denied by an incredible save from Blair McLelland.
The team in blue continued their spell of early pressure with Hunter working the channels and using his pace to unsettle the Rossvale defence at every opportunity.
The game was very much going in Kelvin’s favour and it wasn’t until fifteen minutes before Rossvale began to edge into the game. Michael Murphy played an excellent through ball for Lewis Napier who narrowly slid the ball past the post.
Rossvale had the wind in their sails now at a blustery Ochilview Park as Dylan Black found the ball at his feet ten yards from goal and his vicious was shot blocked by a brave header from Kyle MacFarlane.
North Kelvin were not phased by the pressure and had their best chance of the half with the ball landing at Hunter's feet from a powerful goal-kick. On the edge of the box he was denied the opportunity to pull the trigger as Johnathon Mulgrew intervened with a superbly timed sliding tackle.
The team in blue responded quickly and their pressure paid off when on the stroke of half time Ryan Harrison fed a sublime ball through for Callaghan who slid the ball past the helpless El-Saigh, giving his team a crucial lead going into half-time.