Division 2 league winners Fernieside locked horns with runners up Currie Star in the final of the Division 2 League Cup. Currie were out for revenge with their opponents already being crowned league champions, but they didn't get off to the best start. Fernie striker Charlie Adams put his side 1-0 up after only 8 minutes, but powerhouse forward Mark McGovern leveled the scores on 17 minutes with a low shot across Reece Sneddon. The game needed extra time and penalties to decide the fate of the trophy, and with the shootout going to sudden death, Currie scored their 7th to put all the pressure on Fernie, and the pressure got to them as Brice saved Gardiners' powerful penalty to give Currie the cup.
Both teams were struggling to find their feet early on, with the strong breeze and constant drizzle causing the ball to zip around the pitch and out of play more often than not. However, the first effort on goal produced the first goal. Brendan Ogg's chip over the top to striker Charlie Adams was perfect, and this allowed him to use his pace to glide past Jack Blaney and Liam Hutchison in order to round onrushing keeper Charlie Brice and slot home to put Fernie 1-0 up after only 8 minutes.
Currie almost responded immediately. Calum McDonald played the ball into the feet of Mark McGovern, the striker turned superbly to get away from Lewis Gormley but dragged his shot wide of Sneddons' post.
In an almost carbon copy of his previous chance, McGovern did level the score. McDonald with the chipped ball to the strikers feet, he turned Gormley and fired low across Sneddon into the far corner, despite the claims for offside from the Fernie players. 1-1.
Currie were having a strong spell in the match which they would of been looking to take their chances in. A series of shots over and wide of the goal frame meant the players were getting frustrated with themselves. The closest Currie came to taking the lead was through a long range effort from Hutchison. The centre half picked up the ball on the half way line, drove forward and smashed his effort inches over the crossbar from 25 yards out.
Big forward McGovern was proving a real hand full for the Fernie defenders, with his pace and power he was causing all sorts of problems. On this occasion, he was able to nimble his way past Gormley and fire towards goal, but strong hands from Sneddon pushed the ball round for a corner. The corner came to nothing and was claimed well by the keeper.
Just before half time, Currie came close to going in front. McGovern forced another save out of Sneddon, and the resulting corner taken by McGovern met the head of the late arriving Lewis Conner, but he couldn't keep his header down as it sailed over the bar.
That was to be the last action of the first half, as the teams headed towards the dressing rooms at Saughton to keep dry from the rain.