Musselburgh Windsor managed to salvage a point in an enticing 2-2 draw with Hillfield Swifts played at a freezing Pinkie High School.
The game started at a fiery pace from both sides, eager to get the early upper hand. A tempo that was nearly impossible to keep up throughout the whole match.
Once the play had settled, it was the away side who took control and created the first opening.
Daniel Adam, who was to be the attacking focal point for Swifts all afternoon, turned inside neatly before threading a slightly over-weighted pass into the impressive Takudiwa Siva to latch onto. His first time shot to close to the keeper though, who read the situation well and closed the angle.
A lot of territorial play ensued during the opening 15 minutes as both sides battled for limited chances and possession.
Following a number of half chances; a free-kick from Swifts’ Adam and a dragged shot from Windsor’s Mathew Combe, Swifts took the lead on 17 minutes.
It was Brogan Proudfoot with the goal, cutting inside and back onto his favoured right foot to blast a shot above the helpless Fraser Machray in goal, after receiving a great pass from Owen Gray.
The lead was deserved from Swifts but it provoked a reaction from Musselburgh and they started to impose themselves in the game more on the back of conceding.
Their reward was an equaliser on 30 minutes. Swifts cleared the box of an attack only to see it lobbed back in over the top for Robbie Martin to run onto a slot it underneath the goalkeeper from a fairly narrow angle.
Without really creating much Windsor had found themselves level but their concentration dropped immediately after, when they conceded in the 33rd minute.
Following a scramble on the edge of the box it was inevitably Adam who it fell to and he struck a powerful first time shot into the top corner from 18 yards.