What had the potential to be a very close cup tie ended up being anything but as Stenhousemuir produced a great performance to beat Hamilton Accies 8-0 and win the Under 15's (a) League Cup.
Hamilton actually entered the match as narrow favourites having beaten Stenhousemuir 2-0 earlier in the competition at the group stage. But as is so often the case, form can go right out of the window in a cup final.
It was Hamilton who started the brightest as well. Two minutes into the match Ross Whitelock put in a cross towards the path of Rory Fitzpatrick who could only send his shot wide of goal.
Stenhousemuir had a great chance after five minutes when Luke McAlpine was played through on goal but unfortunately put his shot straight into the arms of the goalkeeper.
That chance marked the beginning of a tense 10 minutes where each side was just trying to get control of the match after a lively start. It wasn't until the 16th minute until we had our next chance when Rory Fitzpatrick was played through for Hamilton but his shot was saved at the Stenny 'keepers feet.
The game had its first goal after 27 minutes when a corner for Stenhousemuir taken by Kyle McDougall was dropped by the Accies 'keeper, allowing Callum Wylie to poke home for the opener.
Defending corners was proving to be a problem for Hamilton and it was from another corner that Stenhousemuir had their second goal of the afternoon. The corner was drifted into Euan Arthur who had a free header to nod easily into the back of the net.
Hamilton were shaken but still trying hard to get back into the game. Two minutes later Dylan Ramage ran the length of the park but sent his long shot wide. It was a frustrating one for Kai Fitzpatrick who was perhaps in a better position to take on the shot.
Stenny's third goal came on the stroke of half-time as McAlpine rounded the 'keeper and unselfishly played the ball across to his teammate Callum Churchill to slot into an empty net.