It was Edinburgh College who travelled back along the M8 knowing that they had claimed their place in the Scottish Student Sport College Cup Final after victory against City of Glasgow College at the Glasgow Green football centre in an intense, well-fought victory.
However, it was Glasgow who almost had the perfect start to the match. Douglas Macleod found himself in space and took his shot, which looked goal bound, but thankfully for Edinburgh, the shot was deflected wide.
After a shaky start, it was Edinburgh who looked the more dangerous of the teams. Sam Nhamburo tried his luck with an ambitious acrobatic volley but the shot wouldn’t trouble the keeper and it flew over the bar.
He had another opportunity to put his side ahead when he produced a lovely bit of skill, taking out two Glasgow defenders but only to fire his shot over the bar once more.
The start of the game was end-to-end football, but Edinburgh eventually broke the deadlock after 18 minutes with an unbelievable strike. Nathen Aiyegdusi picked the ball up from the right flank and smashed his shot right into the top left corner of the goal. A superb strike from the winger, who left the keeper in no-mans-land.
It was very much all Edinburgh after the goal, who continued to look the more threatening team but were almost caught out when the keeper's clearance fell straight to a Glasgow player, with an empty goal beckoning, but John Paul Conroy couldn’t find the back of the net.
That chance seemed to have spurred the Glasgow team on, who enjoyed their best spell of the game. Jamie Martin was making a menace of himself down the wing and he eventually broke free of his marker only to blaze his shot over the crossbar.
Towards the end of the half, Edinburgh found their feet again and had a great chance to double their lead. Jack Inglis flicked the ball over starting a counterattack in which Mohamed Dukuray picked it up only for Toby Macleod to lose possession in the box as he was about to pull the trigger.
But it was to remain 1-0 to the visitors at the half-time whistle. Glasgow had yet to make a real impact on the game with Edinburgh being by far the better team. The midfield ran riot throughout the half and this resulted in better chances and a superb strike for the goal as well.
Glasgow needed a big reaction for the second half to get back into the game.