West End United and Donside United battled for a chance to end their season with silverware, with West End coming out on top of a hard fought under 15’s Consolation Cup Final at Balgownie Playing Fields.
It did not take long for chances to begin to materialise in the game. Just two minutes in, West End’s striker Aman Goheer raced in behind the Donside defence, but Donside goalkeeper Callum Stewart raced out to block the striker’s shot.
It was clear Donside’s high line was putting them in danger, twice more in the next twenty minutes West End players got in behind the Donside back line. Both Finn Maver and Peter Davidson were again met by the on-rushing goalkeeper Stewart, preventing them from opening the scoring.
Donside’s keeper Stewart was once again helping to keep his side in the game, Gus MacDonald’s header from a corner was held by the Donside keeper.
Donside had gotten up to the West End side of the pitch a few times, although they had not carved out a chance until about half an hour in. A free kick wide right just outside the area was delivered into a dangerous area but West End did well to clear.
Winger Maver was proving to be a threat down Donside’s right flank. The winger had the best chance of the first half, picking up a loose ball on the edge of the area, jinking past a couple of defenders, but his low shot was saved at the near post by Stewart.
The final ten minutes of the first half was hard fought but saw little in the way of chances, leaving everything very much in the balance for the final 40 minutes.