Leven FC lifted the Spring Cup at Treaton Park against Jeanfield Swifts Red in a physical match which saw two emphatic goals from Reece McIntosh and Coll Liddell aid their team to victory.
Adverse conditions were to play a major role in proceedings at the isolated pitch of Treaton Park as both sets of players dreamed of getting their hands on the esteemed trophy at the end of the match.
The game welcomed a very choppy start as both teams really struggled to get out of first gear within the first ten minutes of the match, with both defences standing strong. However, after a stubborn start, Leven opened the scoring in the final in the 15th minute when the ball came out from the left wing and fell to full back McIntosh who fiercely struck the ball from well outside the box which headed into the top right corner after Jeanfield goalkeeper Finlay Kennedy came so close to a miraculous save after getting a hand to it, but unfortunately for him it was not enough to prevent it from nestling into the top corner.
After going ahead, Leven started getting a firm grip on the final as Liddell later came close to putting his side two in front when his long-ranged effort went just over the bar in the 20th minute. Blair Innes was next to threaten for Leven as he managed to make some room for himself and get a shot away, which was well palmed away by Kennedy in the 25th minute.
After having a very rocky start, Jeanfield started playing their way back in the match, stringing some very tidy passes together. These smarts plays were so nearly rewarded as a ball was threaded through to Jeanfield striker Ruairidh Smith, in the 35th minute but saw his effort sail over the bar, keeping Leven ahead in the final. Cameron Macdonald quickly created another chance for Jeanfield when he got on the end of a smart lofted ball, but also so his effort sail over the bar in the 37th minute of the match.
The final chance of the half fell to Leven’s Matthew Scott who received a fantastic ball through the midfield and unleashed a great curling shot which just went wide of the post in the 43rd minute of the match and ended up being the concluding chance of the half as Leven went into the break ahead.