A bright but blustery day at Olive bank in Musselburgh was the venue as Rossvale Thistle booked themselves a place in the Scottish cup final. The team from Bishopbriggs were boosted by a large following who weren't shy in showing their delight at the full time result.
The ‘home’ side Musselburgh Windsor did give a good account of themselves and despite having two or three good spells of pressure during the match they simply couldn't get past the solid Rossvale defence, boosted by an excellent goalkeeper.
The early stages of the game were very well contested, with both sides trying to get the ball on the ground and play from the back. A few early chances followed with Paul King coming close for Rossvale before a long range attempt from Sean Gilroy, the Musselburgh wide man, sailed high and wide despite initially looking like it may test Graeme Milne in the Rossvale goal. Rossvale came very close to opening the scoring when Jack Crumlish smashed the ball against the post as he got a sight of goal.
The agony for Thistle was short lived though as Paul King opened the scoring, the striker who had already threatened made no mistake in finishing when he was played in one on one with Windsor's Marc Aitken.
The opening goal gave Rossvale a major advantage and they came close again as a header from Aiden Wisely was blocked on the line by Gary Howie. Musselburgh had a similar chance at the other end before they almost equalised through Christopher Robertson who had his shot well saved by Milne.