Referee Norman Brown's whistle kicked off the game between Heriot-Watt 5s and Stirling University 6s at the outdoor artificial pitch, within the Oriam complex.
The first attempt of the game came from Stirling. Their midfielder Lewis Knott took a pop shot from the edge of the box but he couldn't find the target. Shortly afterwards Watt hit back on the counter, but they couldn't find a way past keeper Kieran Macleod.
Stirling managed to get into Heriot-Watt’s box from some good passing play and winger Joe Thomson was brought down after some good dribbling in the area, Callum MacKenzie stepped up to take the penalty and he placed it bottom left but keeper Aidan Shearer made a phenomenal diving save and kept the game at 0-0.
Good pressure from Joe Thomson saw Stirling win a throw-in in an advanced area. The ball was given to striker McKenzie from the throw and he chipped it up and hit the ball on the volley with his back to the goal. The ball dipped and went in, a wonderstrike to open the scoring.
MInutes later MacKenzie and Stirling doubled their tally. A lovely lobbed ball found its way to the striker who cut inside and hit the ball with the inside of his foot from just outside the box. The ball curled round the outstretched Shearer and went in top corner. Another great strike and 2-0 to Stirling.
Watt were determined to hit back and they did, shortly before the break. Kyle Rennie won the ball on the halfway line and some good passing play lead to a run from winger Donald McIntyre. His shot deflected off the goalie and in to reduce the deficit.
Both sides had a couple of half chances in what remained of the half, but neither goalkeeper was called into action, as the half came to a close.