Currie Star were looking to build on their form from the first division against Edinburgh City as the two teams were matched up together in the Bob Bankier Trophy. Edinburgh City have had less league joy, only managing two points after seven games. Another challenge came in the form of their goalkeeper who was starting in goals for them for the first time.
The game kicked of with a very energetic start as Sean Watt made a promising cross into the box from the left wing to the back post where Dominic Kane took the ball on the half-volley only to see his shot go over the bar.
After just seven minutes Currie took the lead as Jackson Barker played it to Kane on the right wing. He then crossed to Watt at the far post who finished his first time shot into the bottom right corner of the net.
Edinburgh started to get into the game and use their possession well. Steven Nicolson hit the ball high in the air towards the Currie box from a volley. A defender headed the ball out, but only as far as David Campbell. He hit a hard strike from the volley but Cameron Heohle managed to save it easily for Currie.
The home side went back onto the attack as Kane made a great drive into the box from the right, beating a few players before his shot was deflected behind for a corner.
Currie's next chance was supplied by full-back Donnie Campbell who made an overlapping run on the right wing. He was given the ball before crossing it in to McGovern who tried an ambitious overhead kick, making good contact with the ball but sending it over the crossbar.
The home side came close again as Ross had the ball outside the box on the right wing. It looked like he tried a cross but the ball ended up hitting the crossbar before being safely cleared.
Nicolson had the next opportunity as Shaun Picken passed the ball to him, whilst making an overlapping run. Nicolson went for the shot that had an outside bend, but it didn't bend enough and the ball ended up going wide.
Picken made the next chance as he whipped the ball into the box from a long range free kick. Josh Dancaster had an attempt of a header, but Heohle managed to catch the ball and ended the play for the half.