Scottish Youth Football Association South East were crowned champions of the Under-16 SYFA Inter Regional Cup following a 3-1 victory over SYFA South West in the final at Toryglen.
South East started the better, taking the game to South West with Murray Rose testing Dylan Jackson in the opening exchanges with a rasping drive from 25 yards. A few moments later, winger Robbie Polson dribbled his way to the by-line and sent a fine cross across goal which evaded everyone as South East turned up the pressure.
Polson was involved soon after as South East took a deserved lead; a cross from the right was flicked on by Kyle Hunter and Polson anticipated the touch, getting in front of his marker and despite his initial effort being saved by Jackson, he was alert to tap in the rebound.
South East were back in the opposition area and a double chance presented itself to Hunter; first he scuffed his volley wide of the mark then saw his snap-shot from close range brilliantly cleared off the line by Darrell Cotton.
South West responded brightly and made their way up the pitch. Their effort was rewarded with a penalty for a trip in the box; Fraser Dempsey stepped up and remained composed under pressure to equalise.
Despite the leveller, South East were still on top with Polson causing a lot of havoc and he put another tremendous floated delivery towards the back post. It was initially cleared by Jay Anderson, but it wasn't enough as Cameron Dawson headed into the empty net on the second attempt.
When South West did get forward, they looked menacing and almost took the lead in spectacular fashion with a stunning strike by Ryan Strian whose half-volley from 30 yards crashed off the bar and as Conner Cunningham looked to follow it up, Patrick Martin reacted well to stop the shot from close range.
Before half-time there were a few more efforts of note including Dawson's long range strike which drifted wide and Polson found space in the box but couldn't control his shot which ended up over the bar.