Portobello CFA’s double meant they were crowned champions of the South East Regional Cup after beating Tynecastle FC at New Countess Park. Despite having their chances, Tynecastle were unable to stick the ball past star player Thomas McLean as Russell Bowers and Josh Sharkey netted one a piece to win the cup.
Portobello started the game well with various chances coming in quick succession, arguably one of their best came in the 15th minute.
Russell Bowers pass to Tadgh Flanagan-Woodhead inside the area on the right allowed the player to get a shot away. However, the effort was saved at the near post by keeper, Kyle Wilson.
They had another good chance moments later, this time from a free kick in the 18th minute.
Portobello’s Dean Coyle stepped up at the edge of the left side of the box with his shot going towards the left-hand side of the net. However, Tynecastle keeper, Wilson made himself known once more as he dived to save the effort.
Tynecastle then began to grow into the game in the last 15 minutes of the half with a ranged effort coming in the 29th minute.
Charlie Green decided to challenge the keeper with a shot from 15 yards out but the ball arrived straight at the keeper.
Despite Tynecastle looking like they were getting a grip of the game, they conceded their first of the match in the 37th minute. Portobello’s Flanagan-Woodhead and Bowers linked up once more with the former sending the player through on the right side of the area.
Bowers then sunk the ball into the bottom left hand corner giving his side the advantage going in for half time.