Cavalry Park came away with a 2-1 win from a windy Meggetland against AC Oxgangs in this tight affair.
Goals from Jamie Clugston and Samer Lazin were enough to secure the win for the home side in the Tom Wilson Memorial League Cup with a solitary reply from Jamie Carrick for the visitors.
Oxgangs had the first effort of any note in the opening minutes through Alexander Lee but his effort went well wide of the right hand post then Joshua Neill showed real intent down the right side but found himself crowded out.
The game was rather quiet with both teams seemingly happy to let the game dictate the play instead of either of them taking the game by the scuff of the neck.
The home side were awarded a free kick and Jason Scott put his initial attempt into the Oxgangs wall and when he latched onto the rebound he put his second effort wide of the left hand upright.
The game really needed a spark to ignite it but the wind may have well stopped any chance of that spark arriving when with 25 minutes gone neither keeper had been forced into any real save so far.
Oxgangs had a couple of half chances when Jack Doyle tried to make contact with a Lee corner but he just failed to get his head on it then the visitors next effort came through Ben Pritchett who fizzed his shot over the bar.
The home side replied with a long distance strike from Samuel Nhamburo and then Lazin was inches away from connecting with Corey Robertson's super ball into the box.
Both sides were struggling to produce the football that they are both capable of playing and just when it looked like the half would fizzle out like a damp squid and both teams would plod into a goalless half team interval, out of the blue the opening goal of the game arrived.
Lazin out on the right found Jamie Clugson who saw his initial shot blocked but he reacted quickly to fire home from 10 yards out with a well driven shot leaving Lewis Whitelaw with no chance in the visitors goal right on half time.