Having met only five days previously, Paul Lawrie Foundation and ALC Athletic faced each other again, both with the hope of picking up the points. However it was Paul Lawrie who secured their victory, winning 2-0 with goals scored by Scott Fraser and Michael Waite.
Play got underway with Paul Lawrie dominating in attack, and an early shot from Lee McAllister being caught by ALC goalkeeper Euan Rose. There were more chances, as Adam Joji shot from 35 yards, with Rose diving to the right to push the ball wide.
Continuing to press, Joji put the ball through for Ryan Gordon. Gordon took the ball forward on the wing before passing in to McAllister whose shot from 30 yards went over the crossbar. This was followed by some interchanging play from the Paul Lawrie side which saw Gordon shoot from the edge of the box only for the shot to go wide.
ALC then began to press forward through Connor Towler and Scott Kerr but neither were able to take a shot at the goal before Paul Lawrie countered through Scott Fraser who got into space before sending a pass to Joji. He was then able to cross the ball to Gordon whose shot from just inside the box was blocked by Rose.
Some interchanging play between Fraser and Arron Esson gained them territory but Esson’s shot was denied by Lewis Ifi, who swept in to help Rose. This created a chance for ALC’s Taylor McBain who drove the ball forward. He crossed the ball into space for his teammates to run on to but Paul Lawrie rallied their defences.
Following an injury to Gordon which put an early end to his game, ALC were awarded a free kick at about 45 yards. Ritchie Troup’s shot had the distance and looked accurate but Paul Lawrie goalkeeper Craig Ballentyne saved the goal.
Paul Lawrie again began to press forward with Cameron Ross putting the ball through for Joji. However, McBain used his pace to exert pressure and deny Joji the chance to take a shot at goal.
Troup then set up some interchanging play with Jay Murphy to make ground but Troup’s shot from 25 yards sailed inches wide of the goal. ALC again pressed forward and Troup this time shot from wide out to the left but nudged it wide.
Ross and Joji then teamed up once again to make the yards but neither could get the shot that they were aiming for. The team were than awarded several corners but shots by both Fraser and Joji were wide and ALC were able to clear the danger as Rose punched the ball out.
A free kick was taken by Troup from 30 yards but a header by a Paul Lawrie defender kept the ball out. They then tried again with a corner by Murphy but his shot went wide.
Waite drove the ball down the wing and sent it in to Fraser, who chipped it in from inside the box to give Paul Lawrie the lead in the final play of the half..