The two strongest Under 15 sides in regional football came together to contest this seasons cup final and all in attendance were expecting a close contest. West began the match attacking from left to right and attck was the operative word early on as the took the fight to their opponents from the off.
After only nine minutes the scoreboard had lit up fllowing superb play on the right from West's Nathan McGarvey as he whipped the ball into the danger area where Connor Baird was gratefully waiting to control before stabbing his effort past the stranded Fraser Briton before wheeling away to celebrate breaking the deadlock.
The boys in dark blue responded in fine style by putting the pressure on in their pursuit of an equaliser, soon after the opener there was a display of great vision to play in Euan Maguire up front but his left footed shot, though well struck, posed no danger to Ross Fisher as he watched the ball bounce wide.
It was almost 2-0 moments later as white shirts poured forward with both wingers joining Mark Taylor and Baird in attack and a superb move across the pitch from right to left saw the latter play in the former who lashed the ball home but the linesman had raised his flag just after the final pass to keep the difference to a single goal.
The momentum then swung back again and, following a superbly won header, South East had possesion in the final third where Maguire was able to play in Cameron Dawson but despite his twists and turns he was unable to break through the West defence which was being superbly marshalled by Niaill Herron in the middle.
At the other end chances were also coming thick and fast, no sooner had Briton got his legs to an effort from Fraser Burns after he was superbly set up by Jack Purdue than he he was turning a Nathan McGarvey effort round the post after a beautifully disguised pass from Tony Coutts.
A pattern had definetely emerged during this first 40 minutes and neither side was able to sustain any kind of pressure, South East racing back up the park to try their luck and Owen Richardson swarmed all over centre back Kalvin Warren, forcing the defender into a mistake and then cutting the ball back to the unmarked Dawson who fired straight into the arms of Fisher to the dismay of his teammates.
On the balance of play it would be fair to say that West had had the lion's share of chances heading into the break and their overall domination would be reflected in the scoreline as the minutes ticked down they won a corner that was then swung onto the head of the unmarked Mark Seggie who glanced his effort past Briton to make it 2-0 at the interval.