It was a joyful day for East Fife Youth Academy last Sunday as they beat Bayside 2001 4-0 at Treaton Park to lift the Spring Cup.
A double from Adam Davidson, as well as strikes from Cameron Ross and a stunning free-kick from Jordan MacKenzie saw East Fife over the line in an entertaining cup final as Star of Markinch.
The first opportunity of the match went the way of Bayside as they hit a stunning strike from outside the area, which looked to be heading directly into the top corner, only for Fifers 'keeper Kyle Moran to produce a stunning save.
The opening stages were rather tense as both sides were perhaps unwilling to take too many risks for fear of making a mistake and losing their chance at a trophy. East Fife were perhaps having the better opportunities, though Bayside were defending strongly, not allowing their opponents any time to fire off shots.
Adam Davidson was looking the most likely to break down the Bayside defence and had fired a few shots over the bar in an effort to test Bayside 'keeper James Webb.
The Fifers had their best chance just shy of the 20-minute mark when Jordan MacKenzie was played through. However his touch was too heavy and Webb did well to get ahead of the striker and clear the danger.
Davidson nearly had his side in front a minute later when he fired a shot in the six-yard box towards goal, only to incredibly have it blocked by one of his teammates.
Bayside were struggling to really test Moran in the East Fife goal and could only muster a free-kick on the half-hour mark. It was taken by Mitchell McGonigal and it was fired over the bar.
East Fife finally made the breakthrough on the 43rd minute when they were awarded a penalty after an East Fife forward was brought down in the box. Adam Davidson stepped up and made no mistake, sending the 'keeper the wrong way and giving his side a crucial lead going into half-time.