Cumbernauld Colts produced a stunning performance at Ochilview Park to secure the Under 14s Central League Cup by beating Motherwell FC Community Trust 5-1.
It looked set to be a very entertaining game on a cold Sunday morning in Stenhousemuir, with both sides coming into the match on good form. Motherwell are well in the hunt for the Under 14's Central League title and Cumbernauld have only lost one game all season.
Despite this it was a slow start to the game, with both teams trying to get a sense of how the other played, meaning that chances were few and far between in the opening stages.
Motherwell were the first to strike the ball in anger towards goal after five minutes when a shot by Lewis Simpson was fired well over the bar.
The Well came a lot closer on the 12 minute mark when a corner found its way to Luke Mitchell who was left all on his own but could only send his shot wide of the goal.
Two minutes later the Colts had a chance of their own to get excited about when Jamie Connelly was played through on goal. The striker tried to place his shot underneath 'keeper Jason McCorquodale's legs only for the Well stopper to save with his feet.
Both sides were reall starting to create chances and the Colts made one count on the 26th minute when the ball bounced into the path of Ciaran Clark after a great run from Jon Millerick. Clark set himself and fired a half-volley into the net for the lead.
Cumbernauld started to take control of the match and five minutes from half-time had a great chance when a cross-cum-shot from Joseph Bevan nearly got a toe poke from a teammate only to go behind for a goal kick.
Motherwell were dealt a hammer blow one minute from half-time when Cumbernauld doubled their lead when a great one-two between Bevan and Clark opened up the Well defence for Bevan to send his shot under the keeper and into the net.