The second and third placed teams in Division 1, Spartans and Tynecastle, faced off against each other in the Jewel Miners Trophy at the Saughton Enclosure after great form in the cup from previous wins against Hutchison Vale and Musselburgh Athletic. With both teams out on a sunny Edinburgh evening, the stage was set for an entertaining cup final.
The game kicked off with chances for both teams as James Scobie came close for Tynecastle with a lofted cross into box that almost went all the way in. However, 'keeper Harry Stone was able to catch it comfortably, whilst at the other end of the pitch a scramble in the box ended in Keir Russell sliding in to shoot but falling to 'keeper Aaron Heap's hands.
Tynecastle began dominating the attack with lots of missed chances, their biggest one coming from Robbie Neave as he struck the ball from outside of the box and almost lobbing into the back of the net. The ball was well tipped over the bar by Stone awarding Tynie a corner.
On the stroke of halftime Tynecastle had the best opportunity of the game as Scott Hunter played a low cross, from the right wing, to Neave who, right in front of the goal, shot down the middle where keeper Stone was equal to it, saving it brilliantly going into halftime with both teams scoreless.