The second of the four finals at Dunbar was Hutchison Vale taking on Tynecastle, a fixture seen many times before on this showpiece occasion. Tynie took the lead through Daniel Purves’ deflected effort only 9 minutes into the game.
The first goal came from a quickly taken Tynie throw in from Aaron Wilson, which was given to Cameron Mills. A flick from him fell to Daniel Purves, and his effort was deflected over the Hutchie goalkeeper and into the net. 1-0 Tynie.
Hutchie came close 20 minutes in to levelling the scores. A corner swung in met the head of Steven Mackay, but his header was just wide of Jordan Browns’ post.
A free kick from Euan Anderson almost got Hutchie back on levels terms. A 25 yard free kick hit low forced Jordan Brown into a smart save to divert the ball wide and away to safety.
10 minutes before half time, Mills worked his way into the Hutchie box, knocked the ball past the Mackay and appeared to be fouled by the big defender. However, referee Paul Taylor waved away any shouts for a penalty. From my angle, there was contact.
Tynie almost double their lead through Andrew Lickley. Daniel Purves worked the ball onto his left foot down the left hand side, and fired low into the box towards Lickley but the big midfielder couldn’t get his feet sorted to get a good connection on the flick towards goal.
That was that for the first half and Tynie took a well deserved lead into half time.