Campise Black Watch again booked their place at Airdrie for the Scottish Cup final with a 2-1 win over Mill United in extra time after both sides were locked at 1-1 after normal time.
For any follower of the Under 21 game, these sides needed little introduction. Campsie Black Watch were the holders of the coveted national trophy, having won last season's final against Knightswood Juveniles following two seasons of cup final heart break. Up against them were a Mill United side who had enjoyed success in the Central Region Cup last season and had made a promising start to their first season of West Region football.
The weather brought out the crowds and the venue was perfect. Campsie started well knocking the ball about and having a good bit of success in the middle of the park but could not make any threat on the Mill United goal.
Steven Aitken made a late run in to the box and connected perfectly with his header but the attempt which looked to be flying in was cleared off the line by a Mill United defender.
Campsie had scored at least four goal in every Scottish cup tie this season but just couldn't seem to find the back of the net in the early stages of this game. As for Mill United, they weren't shy of scoring goals either, having netted 13 goals already in there Scottish Cup campaign.
The visitors from Hamilton were playing some good passing football in the middle of the park but they could not seem to break clear of the Campsie defensive line, who were happy to keep the Mill United players passing it around in the middle third.
In the 32nd minute the deadlock was finally broken. It was Jordan Mcguire who ran in on goal and slipped the ball past the last defender and knocked it past the keeper to put Campsie 1-0 up.
Steven Aitken had a great chance saved by the keeper on the 43rd minute, which kept United within touching distance.
Minutes later Mill's Christopher Brannan had a great shot come off the bar, on the stroke of half time, and this was to be the last action of the first half.