Craigroyston BC lifted the AC Taxi Cup at Ainslie Park with a 2-1 win over Blackhall Athletic FC. Goals from Tyler McKinlay and Max MacGillvray were enough to secure the win with Owen McMillan claiming a added on time consolation for Blackhall.
Craigroyston BC reached the final with a 2-0 defeat of Fernieside in the semi, whilst Blackhall were victorious over Edina Hibs Green 6-3 to claim their spot.
Both teams started nervously as can only be expected given this was the first time either team had experienced being in a cup final and the pitch must have looked vast at Spartans Academy.
The first chance came for Craigroyston when they were awarded a corner on the left. Christopher Bell played the ball into the back post area where Steven Pouton met the ball but his header went wide of the post.
Craigroyston then had a good chance on the 10 minute mark when Tyler McKinlay's initial shot was blocked and Max MacGillvray put the follow up wide of the left hand upright.
Blackhall had to defend a couple of corners which Craigroyston forced down the right but they could not capitalise with Pouton heading wide with his effort from the latter.
One of the best moves of the half came from Blackhall when McMillan found Craig Affleck who slid in Thomas Mackay. But Craigroyston's McKinlay denied him the opportunity to get his shot away with a well timed tackle in the box.
It looked like the deadlock would be broken on the 28th minute when Ben Hunter hit a lovely shot which looked like it was going over Adams in the Blackhall goal but the keeper grasped the ball out of the air to keep the score at 0-0.
With half hour gone neither keeper had really been forced into a save of any note in this cup final and the game was desperately crying out for a goal. The half time whistle blew to bring a pretty nervous and uneventful first half to an end.