Bruno Davidson starred, scoring two goals and playing a pivotal role as Hutchison Vale defeated Linlithgow Rose to lift the South East region cup.
Hutchie were keen to play out from the back and in the initial stages, it seemed as if Linlithgow could cause them a few problems with their pace and power.
The chances came at both ends of the park: Kamil Spalony raced in behind the Hutchie defence to the byline but there were no takers for his ball across.
Up the other end, Davidson went close on a few occasions, mainly from distance but none too troublesome for the keeper, Matthew Wallace.
Taylor Steven had two good chances early on for Vale. The first of which was denied by a last ditch block by Callum Brown before Steven again was shut out by Wallace, who made a terrific save to keep the score level.
However the deadlock didn’t last much longer and on 14 minutes, Davidson slid Danny Chisholm in on the overlap, who in turn, squared to Sam Kilboy who fired the ball into the roof of the net from close range.
Steven went near with another long range effort and Harry McMartin had a specukative half volley caught by Ruairidh Adams before the next big chance fell. It was Lucas McGarry with the acrobatic effort but once again, Vale were denied by Wallace, who scurried across his goal to beat away.
Steven had another three or four decent chances but just agonisingly couldn’t find the net whilst Keir Brown and Aaron Waller both tried their luck but in the end with relatively tame efforts – by this point, Hutchie were firmly in the driving seat.
Vale’s control was furthered when they added their second goal on the stroke of half time. Jake Houton managed to get to the byline on the right and his pull-back evaded the goalkeeper, leaving Davidson an empty net to sweep into and double Hutchie’s lead going into the break.