Edinburgh City were left stunned as Currie Star came from two down to snatch a late winner and to progress to the second round of the Peter O’Neill Cup at Forrester High School.
City, without a point in the league at this stage, started brightly raced into an early two goal lead; although the away side grabbed one back before the break Shane Majekodunmi.
The signs were there at the end of the first half that the second period was to be a different story - and it was, as Currie turned what was a 3-1 deficit at one point into a victory.
Billy Birks took a high foot to the face a few minutes in, as the wind blew heavily during the first half. From the resulting free kick, Ethan Johnston bent the ball around the wall and forced keeper Danny Hyslop to parry. A goal-line scrap followed before the ball was eventually turned over the line, with Georgie Jackson claiming it.
The second came on 14 minutes when a cross came over from the left was misjudged, perhaps due to the wind, by Hyslop and as a result, gifted Jack Stewart the chance: who swivelled to convert from close range.
The visitors managed to claw one back nine minutes later though. James Hunt turned smartly and found Max MacKay on the edge of the box. His shot was parried out by goalkeeper Ethan McCarthy and the ball was tappedin, despite appeals for offside, by Majekodunmi.
Bar the three goals, there wasn’t a great deal of quality in the first half. There were a few wayward efforts from distance from both sides but none to trouble the goalkeeper as the game came to half time.