Scottish Colleges conceded late on to surrender a 1-0 lead to draw 1-1 with English Colleges at Gateshead International Stadium in Newcastle.
The first half began with few chances for either side. Both sets of defenders did well to stop any meaningful efforts on goal, until the 39th minute where the Scots took the lead through Scott Alexander (Dumfries and Galloway College). Paul Caughey (New College Lanarkshire, Cumbernauld) pounced on a loose ball and threaded a lovely pass through to Alexander who took time to compose himself then fire across the keeper into the left hand corner.
The score-line remained the same with few chances for either side, despite a good call for a penalty against Scotland’s skipper, Ryan Cherrie (New College Lanarkshire, Motherwell) just before the half time whistle. English Colleges would count themselves unlucky to be behind at the break.
Unlike the first half, a number of good chances were created in the second half. English Colleges wasted a few good opportunities mid-way through the second half with Thomson (New College Lanarkshire, Motherwell) in Scotland goal coming out on top.