Following Hutchison Vale's triumph over Tynecastle in the Under 14 final, the same two teams took the stage again at the Under 15 age group. A stunning game of football was settled by penalty kicks, with Tynecastle holding their nerve to lift the South East Region cup. The teams had been tied at 4-4 following extra time.
The match began at a high tempo and it wasn't long before the opening goal. A foul was committed inside the Tynecastle penalty box and Kyle Hunter went for power over placement, smashing the ball straight down the centre to put Hutchie a goal to the good.
Tynecastle didn't dwell on the early set back and set off in search of an equaliser. The boys in maroon were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the box after a lungbursting run forward by Deschamp McDelling, who was causing constant problems for the Hutchie defence. Skipper Murray Rose had previous for cup final free kick heroics, having netted in a recent final against Spartans and Tynecastle stadium. He stepped up and fired the ball over the wall and into the far left corner of the net.
Tynie could have taken the lead on the half hour mark. Robbie McPherson made a strong run down the right hand side and crossed the ball towards McDelling who had a chance for a free header. However, the header bounced into the ground and didn't pose a problem for Hutchie keeper Patrick Martin.
With the interval approaching, Vale began to make more inroads into the game they themselves could have taken the lead. Hunter could have added to his earlier goal, but couldn't find the target from the edge of the box.