Top of the table Cramond FC left it very late to take all three points with the only goal of the game against a Redhall Star YFC side which dominated most of this intense match.
Redhall Star YFC got the game underway and the first piece of action came within three minutes when Cramond FC won the first corner of the match. A whipped in ball was cleared comfortably by the Redhall defence.
Redhall were given a real opportunity to open the scoring in the sixth minute when Robbie Campbell played a super through ball and Stuart Sutherland in the Cramond goal rushed out to clear the ball, but his clearance was miscued which left the ball heading for his goal. The Cramond defender was quickest to react to the situation and got back to clear the danger.
Cramond were awarded a free kick twenty yards out and the impressive Brodie McDiarmid stepped up but was left annoyed with himself as he saw his effort go high and wide. Redhall were starting to pass the ball more and seemed to be finding their rhythm and started to really threaten the Cramond goal.
Cramond were always looking to hit Redhall on the break and this was the case when they broke from midfield. Green came out his box, some twenty five yards out clearing the danger only as far as McDiarmid who tried to play the ball over the retreating Green but the ball went just right of the Redhall goal.
McDiarmid who seemed to cover every blade of grass for Cramond drove up the left hand side and put in a superb cross but Marc Hanna headed clear.
With no real clear cut chances so far for either team and both keepers not really being forced into any saves of note, this game was still up for grabs but at this stage Redhall looked the more likely to open the scoring.
The dying seconds of the half saw Redhall’s Jack Passmore play a delightful reverse pass into the path of Salvona who was very unfortunate to find him self on the wrong end of a very tight offside decision.