In a game where we saw all four seasons at New Tinto Park, Barrhead and Rossvale were involved in an entertaining affair to see who could progress to the Scottish Cup U21s final.
Things started slowly for both teams with Barrhead looking slightly stronger than Rossvale in the opening stages of the game, but no chances seriously threatened either goal.
As the game approached the half hour mark the first big chance came for Barrhead with Joseph Manderson striking well from the edge of the box, the ball was heading into the top corner of the goal however Rossvale keeper Stuart Goodfellow saved brilliantly to prevent Barrhead from taking the lead.
The resulting corner from Malcolm McDonald saw Barrhead come painfully close again when Dylan Stewart's header came crashing off the post. However, Rossvale's resolve broke down when the ball came back into the box just seconds later and Goodfellow failed to catch, leaving Dylan Stewart with the opportunity to finish this time, sending Barrhead 1-0 up.
Rossvale started to come back into the game after this as they looked for an equaliser, with a shot from John McCrae going just over the bar, however they were unable to score before the first half came to a close.