Hutchison Vale FC left New Byers Park victorious as they netted twice in extra time to beat a tough Tynecastle FC side and win the Division 1 League Cup.
Hutchie had a goal disallowed in the first half and another effort headed off the line in the second but once an extra 20 minutes were to be played, Jamie Whitehead broke the deadlock as he netted two minutes into the run of play with Owen Renton bagging the second after 15 minutes of extra time.
Tynecastle had the opportunity to open the scoring early on as they had a chance in the 6th minute. Cameron Fraser’s run into the penalty area on the left side saw him challenge the keeper with a shot near post but Hutchie keeper, Dean Beveridge, met the effort.
Hutchie then had an effort from range in the 11th minute. Luke McLean played the ball to Fletcher Hendry who shot with right foot from outside the penalty area but the ball flew high over the crossbar. The yellow and black stripped side thought they had scored moments later but the effort was disallowed.
Hendry involved again sent through Keiron Rafferty on the right whom then sent in a cross that was met by Brandon Hunter. However, the initial effort was saved as the Tynecastle defenders cleared the ball away, only for Hutchie player, Jamie Whitehead to retrieve possession outside the area and challenge the keeper from range.
The effort was saved by keeper, Aaron Heap to the left side of goal with Brandon Hunter hitting the ball on the rebound into the net, however, the linesman flagged for offside and the goal disallowed.
With luck appearing to be in their favour, Tynecastle tried to use this momentum to gain the advantage with a chance that came in the 23rd minute. Scott Hunter cut onto his left foot in the left side of the penalty area and shot on goal but Beveridge saved the effort at the near post.
Tynecastle had another impressive chance only six minutes later. Scott Hunter played the ball from the right side of the field in the 29th minute to Cameron Fraser inside the area. Fraser then aimed for the bottom right hand corner but Beveridge rescued his side once again with a crucial save.
Tynecastle narrowly missed out on goal on the stroke of half time in arguably their best chance of the game. Scott Hunter again played a ball into the penalty box which was met with the headed effort of Steven Shore.
The keeper was beaten as the ball flew towards goal but struck the top left hand corner of the woodwork with Shore heading the rebound into the opposite side of goal, however, the keeper rushed to make the save.