Hurlford Boys Club celebrated a dramatic win in the Liz Ogilvie Under 14 Cup Final, and coming from two goals down to beat league champions Crosshouse will make victory taste all the sweeter.
In a highly competitive match Crosshouse seemed to have gained the upper hand, but the match turned in a five minute spell before the interval, as Hurlford forced an equaliser to gain the perfect half time boost.
Hurlford had the first opening on 5 minutes, Barry Davidson testing Rian Smith with a powerful run and shot.
At the other end Crosshouse looked dangerous every time they got striker Owen McGinty on the ball. After forcing a free kick save from Lauchlan Kirkland on 16 minutes, McGinty opened the scoring 4 minutes later.
Another free kick was awarded from 35 yards, and David Morrison's spectacular effort crashed off the bar, with McGinty on hand to bundle the ball home from close range. The champions had their noses in front.
Hurlford sought to get back in the game, and their best route to goal seemed through the runs of Davidson and Denver Bolland, but without really forcing a save from Smith in the Crosshouse goal.
The league champions soaked it up and seemed in full control, extending their lead on 29 minutes. This time a corner from the right caught the Hurlford defence napping as Jamie Montgomery headed home at the far post for number two.
The game could have been beyond Hurlford on 35 minutes as Jordan Moffat passed up a glorious chance with a free header in the box from Morrison's free kick.
Then, all of a sudden the game took a dramatic twist on 38 minutes, as Hurlford got themselves back into the match. An early through ball caught out the Crosshouse defence, and Bolland brought the ball down in the box to fire a low composed shot past Smith. The fight back was on.
It was enough to energise Hurlford, and they pushed forward as the half came to end. And sure enough, right on half time they were back on level terms. Adam Campbell fed the ball through to Lyon Kerr down the left, and his squared cross fell to Bolland for the easiest of tap ins. Hurlford might not have wanted the half to end but went into the break on the front foot.