Glenburn Miner's Welfare 19s saw off rivals Troon the Presidents Cup final to lift silverware yet again. This was Glenburn's second cup final victory over Troon in two weeks following a dramatic 4-3 win the week prior. This game however was far more comfortable for the Prestwick side, a victory by a score of two goals to nil enough to see them achieve glory. An early goal from captain Sean Robertson sent them well on their way, and with twenty minutes to play substitute Allan McKelvie made sure of victory with a cool finish from inside the six yard box.
Glenburn got the start they would have been dreaming of when ex-Ayr United man Robertson slid home a splitting through ball inside the three minute mark.
Ten minutes later Glenburn once again went close to scoring: from fully thirty yards Billy Anderson lashed a speculative volley that came down just too late and laid rest upon the roof of the Troon goal.
Midway through the first half the game began to become heated. Both of these teams savour victory over one another, and tackles became both aggressive and fully committed. However, there was not a tackle that I'd have deemed "dirty." Perhaps the crowd did not see it quite the same, as they soon began to rally in attempts to lift the side they were cheering on.
Twenty five minutes in and Troon registered their first real chance: the goal opened up for Mark Brown but his outside-of-the-foot strike ended up well wide.
Glenburn quickly countered through Robertson, who - after some fine individual skill - dragged his shot just wide from 14 yards.
The last chance of the first half again fell to Robertson. When he raced through one on one with Troon goalkeeper Cameron Taylor you would have bet your house on him scoring, however his shot beat the goalkeeper and trickled just wide.