For Dundee West, the goal was simple. Three points would all but wrap up the Watson McInally league title. However, Lincraig had a different idea.
Dundee West had won the first encounter between these teams by two goals to one earlier in the season. And, despite falling behind twice, the league leaders found themselves level early in the second half. From here, Lincraig striker Jack Whyte, scorer of his side's second goal, would go on to steal the show, netting a further four times as his side ran out victors.
Despite a bright start from Dundee West, it was Lincraig that took the lead after just five minutes. Lincraig won the first corner of the game, and from the set piece defender Ross Easson volleyed the ball past West goalkeeper Samuel Ross.
It would take until the 18th minute for Dundee West to seriously worry Kian Stewart in the Lincraig goal. Paul Hutton with a good effort from the top of the box that went just wide of the target. Hutton managed to get two more shots away from similar position, but again with no success.
After 25 minutes, Dundee West were level. Hutton, who had threatened the Lincraig goal just moments before, struck the ball into the bottom corner. A well hit shot, but one that Stewart will feel he could have done better with.
Just moments after the equaliser, Lincraig were almost back in front. Following a quick throw-in, Robbie Walsh cut the ball back, but the oncoming Jason Murphy could not make contact with the ball. Dundee West were next to threaten, Ben Miller sending his effort just wide.
Dundee West created the final chance of the half. A long ball caught out the Lincraig defence, allowing Ben Rodger in on goal. Lincraig goalkeeper Stewart did well to smother the ball, and the danger was cleared.