The second South East Region Cup final of the day was between Newcraighall Leith Vics and Tynecastle FC. Somewhere in between the end of the first game and the beginning of this the wind decided to crank up to full power, which unfortunately ruined a potentially good game of football. But credit to both players who did try to keep the ball on the deck and knock the ball around.
The only goal of the game was scored five minutes before half time, with Newcraighall striker Yrick Gallantes scoring at Dunbar once again for the Vics.
The game never came to life until 15 minutes in when Tynie's Liam McCue fed in striker Paul Smith. Vics defender Arran Bathgate matched the big striker all the way and a deft touch allowed goalkeeper Tyler McGhee to get out and clear the danger, beating Smith to the ball. This was the first time either goalkeeper was called into action.
Vics first chance of the match came on 23 minutes and it fell to target man Yrick Gallantes. John Robertson's' free kick from just outside the left side of the penalty area was whipped into the six yard box and Gallantes was unmarked in the centre of the goal, but somehow managed to miss the target completely with his header.
The game lacked that cutting edge that was required, and Smith had a free kick 30 yards out, and his coach Ian Black suggested driving the ball into the hurricane-like wind in order for the ball to swing back in towards the goal. However, Smith opted to shoot directly for goal, and the wind carried the ball high and wide of the target.
Only a couple of minutes later, the deadlock was broken and Newcraighall took the lead. A free kick was played short by the Vics, and the ball found its way to Gallantes inside the penalty area, and despite the tight looking angle, he fired the ball with some venom across Tynie keeper Aiden Black into the side netting. A wonderful effort, with the net still probably rippling in Dunbar.