New Dundas Park, home to junior side Bonyrigg Rose Athletic, played host to the Division 2 League Cup Final, which saw Spartans FC Colts lift the silverware. They put in a very commanding performance to see off Pumas who, in truth, did not have enough about them to combat a strong Spartans side.
The opening half hour saw very few chances, with the best opportunity falling to Sean Roberts. Some good work in the middle of the park resulted in a through ball to Roberts, who created space for himself, before curling an effort towards goal. His effort was initially stopped by Spartans keeper Jamie Henderson, but the rebound fell to Evan Skelton who turned the ball goal wards, however his effort was cleared off the line.
Five minutes before half-time, Spartans had their first opportunity of the game, and with it came the opening goal.
A long free-kick from Max Sneddon wasn’t dealt with by the Pumas defender, who could only head the ball up in the air. The falling ball was met by Sam Tait who bulleted his volley into the bottom corner to put Spartans in front.
Spartans, clearly full of confidence after taking the lead, continued to push forward and on the stroke of half-time they doubled their lead.
Again it came from a long ball Spartans and Sam Tait won the initial header, he turned and chased his flick on and held off Lawrie Wilson before slipping the ball into the bottom corner to put Spartans in full control of the cup tie.