Tynecastle booked their place in the John Crawford Cup Final after defeating Newcraighall Leith Vics 4-2 thanks to a strong team performance and a clinical display of finishing from striker Matthew Dillon.
The hat-trick hero netted a brace in the second half to seperate the sides following a close fought first 45 minutes that finished 1-1 at the break.
First blood went to the home side as they had started on top. A short corner seemed to be over-hit but was recovered by Jordan Daly after he had a shot from long distance that didn't trouble the keeper.
More good play from Newcraighall seen Fynlay Connor and Brandon Blair combine down the left before Blair whipped a great cross in bypassing the six yard box, unfortunately for no one to latch onto.
Early dominance was rewarded for the Vics when Blair opened the scoring in the 11th minute. A ball over the top from midfield fell into the path of the striker and he snatched it away from the keeper before passing into an empty net.
It may have been a case of taking the foot off the gas once the opening goal had been scored as Tynecastle now began to dominate possession in a fast paced match on a wet Peffermill 3G.
It was almost an equaliser minutes later as Craig Turnbull provided two excellent crosses but they failed to find a target in the box.
However they did find the leveller in the 19th minute. Dillon made something out of nothing as he outpaced the Vics defence to round McGee and take his time to slot past a recovering defender on the line.
The quickness of the pitch was dictating the game now as both sides struggled to string passes together and attention turned to winning the territorial battle.
One last piece of action was to take place as Blair turned and dragged his shot wide.
A somewhat scrappy first half but a fair result of a draw as both teams had their moments.