Edinburgh South made it through to the final of the David Innes Cup with a narrow win over out of practice Peebles.
Due to the flooding troubles that they had suffered at the start of the year, this was the first time the Borders side had played a home game since November, and South made it one to forget for them.
With the stakes high, there was a tense feel to the match. A cagey opening resulted in a goalless first half, but the capital city side scored two early in the second.
Isam Mohammed got the first when his dangerous free kick was not dealt with, and only three minutes later Tom Gill finished well from inside the box.
Peebles rallied and came close to forcing extra-time. But they only managed to find the net once, when Aaron Russell’s corner somehow went straight in.
Edinburgh started the match brightly and Jack Ewens hit the bar after two minutes, after the productive Mohammed had recycled his own corner.
Connor Fitzpatrick had two shots at goal; one going over and the other wide of the target.
The home side felt their way into it and Michael Smith had their first opportunity. A good passing move released Lewis Swan down the right and his pull back found Smith at the edge of the box, but he pulled his shot wide.
There was little goalmouth action to speak of for the remainder of the half with much of the play taking place in midfield and a scrimmage ensuing.