It could be argued that the weather conditions came away with all three points in the encounter between Scotia FC and Edinburgh City, however it was the away team who managed to triumph by five goals to one over their opponents. The wind played havoc with the game making it difficult for the boys to play some decent football, and standing at the touchline you could be forgiven for thinking that there was a hurricane sweeping through the south side of Edinburgh.
The goal came relatively early on through a sweeping strike from number three Craig Liddle. He had positioned himself out on the left wing and eventually the ball found its way to his feet and despite the tight angle he somehow managed to find the bottom right hand corner to put his side 1-0 up.
Although Scotia FC had fallen victim to conceding an early goal, this did not hinder their positive approach to the match and they continued to probe for the equaliser that would get them on level terms.
Liddle was proving to be a handful for Scotia FC to deal with, and a long-range strike into the wind swirled agonisingly wide. Scotia were soon to respond to the ambitious effort with a move of their own.
Jordan Bowie was slipped in on goal by his teammate and as the keeper rushed out to meet him, he poked the ball past him and unfortunately for Bowie past the post also. It was another effort that was inches away from finding the net.
Another spectacular effort was dished out once again from Liddle as he had a crack at goal from roughly the same position as his last effort. This time the shot flew to the opposite side of the goal, but the result was the same. Just wide and out to safety for the Scotia FC goalkeeper.
Despite the two close shots from Edinburgh City, it was Scotia FC who would get the goal just before half time seeing them in t the break level. Flynn Andrew burst through on goal and did not make the same mistake his team mate had. He calmly fired the ball past the keeper and into the bottom corner. A neat finish.