The Under 17 final saw Wolves take on Strathaven Dynamo. The kick off was delayed due to the previous match going all the way to penalty kicks, which would possibly have made the players from both sides that bit more anxious.
The match started with neither team really creating any chances. A long ball style adopted in the opening exchanges of the match. However, after the first 10 minutes, both teams started to play with the ball on the ground. Due to the passing football, Strathaven thought they had opened the scoring. Macaulay Kennedy played a lovely ball through to striker John Devine, and the he finished superbly through the legs of Wolves keeper Ross Adamson, but the stand side assistant referee had the flag up. A very tight call from my angle, it has to be said.
Neither team created any clear chances, until Strathaven took the lead. A corner swung in from the left, Kevin McAteer leapt the highest and bulleted his header into the back of the net. 1-0 Dynamo.
Not long after, Wolves almost levelled the scores. Chris Kelly played a lovely give and go with Kieren Johnstone, before bursting through on goal. 1 on 1 with the keeper on the angle, he fired low, but Michael Duffy in the Strathavan goal stood firm to push the ball wide.
The last chance of the first half fell to Strathaven. A free kick 20 yards out on the corner of the penalty area was swung in towards the front post, but flew just over the crossbar.