Mossend met St. Peters in the fifth round of the Scottish Youth Cup in what proved to be an exciting and enthralling game of football, with both sides desperate for victory to get into the later stages.
Both teams came into the match with 100% records in their respective leagues, but something had to give in this cup tie in Belshill.
The away side started off strongly, and on a slick but firm pitch began to play some nice football straight from the kickoff and before Mossend had really started they were behind.
After some good build up play involving Chimwemwe Goma, the ball eventually broke to Thomas Haggarty who finished well to give St. Peters the lead after only two minutes.
The Paisley team were dominant in the opening stages and Mossend goalkeeper Adam Brown made some good saves to keep the lead down to one.
With their first real attack of the match the home side created a wonderful opportunity to level the match, but Martin Lockhart's effort smashed against the crossbar.
That chance gave Mossend the belief that they were well in the cup tie and they started to take charge of the game, winning three corners in a row and creating chances as a result.
The home team scored a deserved equaliser after 27 minutes. Mark McQuade was played clean through via a deflection from a St. Peters defender, and he fired the ball past Declan Shaw to make it 1-1.
Mossend goalkeeper Brown continued to make some smart stops as St Peters began to create chances again after conceding, but they couldn't retake the lead before the end of the first half.
Goalscorer McQuade went down injured just before halftime and couldn't continue, meaning John O'Hagan had to replace him in what at first seemed to be a blow, but instead resulted in being a game-changer.