Kirkliston South Queensferry got this final underway and it was they who threatened first when Andrew Bradford showed good quick feet as he drove into the box but his effort was cleared. Bradford look lively in the opening stages and came close to opening the scoring on six minutes when his shot came off the base of the right post.
A high lofted ball into the Gala Fairydean box saw Josh Bain having to keep his eye on it as two opposition players closed in. Bradford came close to opening the scoring again when his well-struck shot came off the inside of the far post on nine minutes.
Slightly against the run of play Gala took the lead from a corner on the right. The ball whipped in saw Daniel Cairney control the ball and when it was played back to Matthew Roberts, he made no mistake on 10 minutes and hit a great shot from 14 yards out to find the far corner.
Gala won a corner after a good ball from Calmie found Roberts at the back post but he saw his shot deflected behind. Cairney should have doubled his teams lead but he put his header over the bar from six yards out.
Kirkliston forced several corners in succession with the best chance coming from the final corner played in by Lloyd Rohan. A long ball to the back-post area saw Bradford connect but his effort went wide of the right post. The men from down by the Firth of Forth then had a good claim for a penalty turned down when Cairney looked to have blocked off Bradford as he made his way into the box.
Cameron Quate in the Kirkliston goal found himself in the referee’s book after he came out of his box and wiped out Rodrigo Olival. A free kick on the edge of the box was played long to the back post by Wheeler which was met by Cairney, who did not connect the way he wanted and the chance was gone.
The game was now being played mostly in the midfield with both teams looking for the long ball to set up their attacks. Both teams had opportunities in the closing stages with Fraser Glass sending a 25 yard shot wide for Kirkliston, then Gala won a corner. Lewis Wheeler played in the set piece which Quate punched beyond for another corner. The same player took the resulting award and his ball into the near post was cleared.