A breath-taking top-of-the-table encounter at Glasgow Green saw Rossvale Boys Club edge out Hampden Boys Club 3-2 thanks to a dramatic late winner by Levi McIntosh in the Under 13's Glasgow and District Youth Football League.
Both teams contributed to an excellent game that maintained a high tempo throughout with plenty of passion on display.
Hampden started the brighter, taking the lead very early on in fine fashion when Shay O'Donnell surged forward on the left flank going past his marker, then fizzed the ball across goal which was side-footed home by Greg Foster.
The home side took control, looking the more likely to find the next goal and went close when Jack Auld was one-on-one with Josh Ashburn but the goalkeeper made himself big and tipped the striker's effort wide. Another chance presented itself for Hampden moments later from a corner but again the finishing touch couldn't be applied.
At the other end, Rossvale forward Jack Morrison showed some nice touches to link up with his team-mates, allowing his team to gain some possession and make their way up the pitch. On a couple of occasions the visitors tried to release the ball early to Morrison and midway through the first half it paid off when he was sent racing through on goal with only the keeper to beat and he coolly slotted the ball past Rio Gilmour.
Hampden had the better of the first half with Auld in particular causing problems with his pace and movement. He created a chance for himself, making his way into the penalty area after a quality turn but again was denied by Ashburn who expertly palmed away his well-struck effort. Hampden continued to apply pressure and were rewarded with a goal from Lewis Young who tucked the ball into the far corner after a scramble in the box.
Back came Rossvale though, determined to get back on level terms and they nearly did through Grant Johnstone who rounded Gilmour but as the attacker looked to slot the ball home, Gilmour made an excellent recovery to parry the ball away with one hand.
Auld and Ashburn were the half's star performers and their personal duel continued with the former trying his luck from the edge of the box, the ball looked destined for the roof of the net but somehow Ashburn kept it out once more.