A top-class strike from Tinashe Mugwanda secured the Under-16s West Region Cup for Giffnock SC as they overcame East Kilbride FC 2-1 at Petershill Park.
A clinical finish from Greig Stewart early on gave EK a priceless advantage. However, 20 minutes later Giffnock were level through Jay Shields as the sides headed into the break level.
And as Giffnock continued to exert pressure in the second half, the game would be won through a wonder goal from Mugwanda on 56 minutes.
The first opening of the game came when Mugwanda laid off Shields outside the box after good build-up play, but the captain saw his low shot trundle wide.
It was a strong opening from Giffnock, who were controlling possession and creating openings. Michael Garrity nearly found Cole Wilson with a cross, whilst Garrity himself had a low drive from 25 yards well held.
Yet, despite the positive start, EK stunned Giffnock with a goal from their first real attack. Terrific strength and hold-up play from Ben Richford allowed him to lay the ball into the path of the advancing Stewart. Stewart saw Daniel Smith come off his line and buried it over him superbly for 1-0.
Giffnock looked to reply immediately, and had a flurry of free-kick opportunities that ultimately came to nothing. Sam Ghoul and Finn Kelly were looking lively down the right, but EK were seeing things out well.
Ohoran Markie blazed over after creating an angle for himself, before Drew Garry and Matthew Connolly combined for the former to have an effort beaten away, as Giffnock looked to snatch an equaliser before the break.
Yet for all of their domination, EK gave Giffnock a short reminder of their own capabilities on the counter. A quick attack saw Richford have a low pop at goal that could only be parried. It was half-cleared to Alistair Murray, who returned it in for Blair Rossiter, who somehow clipped an effort off the bar from close-range.
You wondered whether EK would rue that big miss, and it turns out they would just two minutes later. Garry found space down the right and spotted the run of Shields on the box. After collecting, Shields turned superbly on the ball before curling past Dylan Orr and into the net.
The rest of the half would largely peter out, with both sides happy to get in level and not risk any further damage. Rossiter's free-kick from 20 yards that went wayward aside, there was no danger before the break.