Dunipace Juniors defeated AC Oxgangs 1-0 in a tense South East Region Cup final in Dunbar.
AC Oxgangs started the match strongly, and came close to opening the scoring within 10 minutes. An early corner from the left side was half cleared to the edge of the area where Harvey Blackie hit a first-time shot on goal, only to see the ball clear the crossbar.
Minutes later, the Edinburgh side appealed for a penalty when Murray Cockburn fell in the box under pressure from the Dunipace defence. The referee said no and the game continued with both sides working hard to take the lead.
Oxgangs thought they were about to take the lead when Blackie played in Murray Cockburn but a last-ditch tackle from Mark Black prevented the goal. It livened up the Stirlingshire side, who started to control the game more, looking a more threatening outfit.
Dunipace should have broken the deadlock a few minutes later. Conlyn Comrie’s free kick found Andy Meade but his header went wide of the target. As the half wore on Dunipace took the initiative, continuing to cause problems at the heart of the opposition’s defence. Erik Mitusch went on a mazy run down the left before teeing up Sean Brown his shot was saved comfortably by keeper Robbie Brown.
After continuing to persevere, Dunipace were finally rewarded with a goal five minutes before the break. Comrie whipped in a free kick from the right which completely deceived Robbie Brown in the Oxgangs goal and found the bottom right corner.