A great day for a game of football as the conditions and weather were perfect. A mouthwatering clash at the top of the First Division, with East End looking to close the gap on their opponents and league leaders St Cadocs Olympic.
The teams recently met in the league cup which ended stailmate at 1-1, with both teams looking to go one better this time around.
The game got off the mark quick as East End showed St Cadocs how threatening they were early on as Regan Williamson was played through on goal within 20 seconds, but his shot was well held by the St Cadocs keeper Steven McPhee.
Shortly afterwards Blair Lyons had a wonderful chance after a great long ball from the defence sent him on his way through on goal, he tried to then dink the ball over the keeper but he got it all wrong and the ball fell into Stuart Arkleys hands.
East End then had a penalty claim turned down as Cory Hughes was wrestled to the floor from a inswinging free kick but referee waved the play to continue.
East End were pressing well in the early stages and this nearly paid off as Antoine's ball fell to his team mate McCowan who's shot from 20 yards was held well by the confident McPhee.
East End were getting the better of the early chances as another fell for O'Donnell who sneaked in behind the St Cadocs defender to poke his shot just over the bar.
East End were playing with no fear in the first 15 minutes.
After a physical battle in the middle of the park for the next 5 minutes, St Cadocs then opened the scoring as McBeth played a neat ball through to Doherty out wide left, who cut the ball back low and hard for his team mate Blair Lyon's to smash home from close range giving the East End keeper no chance.
A massive blow for East End as they had the better of the possession in the opening 20 minutes.
After their goal, St Cadocs looked more attacking and confident as the next chance came for them as the skipper Joseph Leach's high free kick into the area was flicked on by Doherty, sending Blair Lyons threw on goal but a great stop by the keepers legs stopped Lyon's from doubling the lead and getting his second of the match.
East End then got the next chance of the match as Luke McCowan drove forward with the ball down the by-line and floated the ball into the area which was met by Andy O'Donnell from 5 yards, but his header skimmed over the bar.
St Cadocs then caught East End on the counter as Mansoor and Mcluskie had great link up which eventually led to McLuskie firing a shot from outside the area which was well saved by Stuart Arkley.
East End then used the width of the park well again as a cross from Reece Willamson was punched away by Steven McPhee who was under pressure by two East End players. There was no more real chances in the rest of the half, but East End were plugging away but just couldn't break down the stubborn defence of St Cadocs.