EKRR Youth came into the match in good form, as they sat top of the table with three wins from three games but they did lose a Scottish cup tie 6-1 to Drumsagard.
Wishaw only had four points to show from their first three league games but did win their last game 2-1 against Hamilton Thistle, so a tight match was expected.
The home side started off the stronger and should really have taken the lead as early as three minutes in. Ross Davie in the Wishaw goal missed the ball and Steven Richard had the goal at his mercy but somehow hit the crossbar when it seemed easier to score.
Cole Esson had Wishaw's first shot on target a few minutes later after some good build up but it was a comfortable save for Nathan McCrohon in goal for EKRR.
The match was fairly even in the opening stages as both teams sized each other up and were desperate to get a foot hold in the game. Adam Walker had another long range shot for Wishaw that was again saved comfortably by the goalkeeper.
Wishaw were the slightly better team in the first twenty minutes, dominating possession but couldn't create any clear cut chances.
Grant Sneddon was particularly impressive in midfield for EKRR, winning almost every header in the middle of the park. This resulted in a good opportunity again for Richard but his shot spun just wide of the Wishaw post after a good block from defender Mark Cairns.
The away side were restricted to efforts from outside the box and were struggling to break down the home team. After 25 minutes Esson had another strike from outside the box but it was an easy save for the McCrohon.
Both sides in fact were struggling to create clear cut chances, and maybe a goal was needed to spark each teams attacking players. It was the home side who were to break the deadlock.
EKRR took the lead after 36 minutes played. The ball was played through to Gregor Neilson just on the edge of the box and he finished terrifically past the Wishaw goalkeeper on the half volley giving Davie in goal no chance.
EKRR gained confidence from the goal and Dylan Price's great effort from 20 yards out went inches over the bar with the Wishaw goalkeeper scrambling.
The away side were still battling and it was a really tight contest. Wishaw won a free kick just before half time but Adam Lynch's effort went straight to the goal keeper.