At the beginning of the second half, Lothian could even have taken the lead when Kyle Hogg made his way on the right wing before delivering a low cross into the six-yard box from where James Flynn took a shot. However, Paisley’s goalkeeper Thomas Livingston was able to pull off a smart save.
Paisley finally opened the scoring in the 60th minute. Kjeld McIntyre received the ball in central midfield and sidestepped a defender before playing a through ball to Kieran Macgennis, who netted from 15 yards.
One minute after the opener, Paisley grabbed the second goal and thus lay the basis for their victory. Lothian’s second goalkeeper Darren Mitchell, who had replaced Brennan minutes before, had the ball on his right foot and was standing at the left angle of the box from where he planned to pass the ball to central midfield. However, it did not reach the intended team mate but found James Lamont who hammered the ball into the empty goal from 35 yards.
Lothian did not surrender, however. After a couple of chances, they were finally rewarded for their committed performance. Again, Hogg broke through on the right wing and delivered a pinpoint cross ball which found the head of Jonathon Grotlin who knocked it in from short distance.
Having reduced the deficit encouraged Lothian to pin all their hopes on attacking the away team whenever possible and especially in the last fifteen minutes, the ten Lothian players clearly dominated the eleven Paisley players. However, Paisley’s defence was well organized and prevented Lothian from scoring the equaliser.
The decisive goal was finally grabbed in injury time. Lothian had given up defending and nearly all Lothian players were standing in the opposite half when a clearance from midfield found Thomas Collins who did not have any other opponent in front of him apart from Lothian’s goalkeeper. Collins sidestepped him, placed the ball into the empty goal and made it 3-1, which was to be the final result.