East End United Under 14s completed the league and cup double as they saw off Giffnock SC Napoli by two goals to nil in the Paisley Johnstone and District YFL Cup Final. Second half goals from Josh Lafferty and Alistair Taylor were enough to give East End the win in a match they bossed from start to finish.
The early exchanges were tight as Taylor and Kenny Scullion were trying to give East End an edge with clever link-up play down the right wing. At the other end, Dominic McLaughlin had a driven long free kick saved and held by Cameron Wishart.
An East End corner from Taylor caused a stramash in the box but Giffnock were able to clear. Another East End corner, this time from Shaun Rodgers was met by the head of Lee Govan but he saw his effort go just over the bar.
Taylor presented Lafferty with a great chance for the opening goal. Taylor beat two men before cutting inside, his cross was met on the volley by Lafferty but his shot hit the side netting. It was then Daniel Ferguson’s turn to cut inside for East End as he laid off Jack Lindsay but his shot went wide.
As East End started to take a hold of the game Marc Risi almost gave Giffnock and unlikely lead. A long free kick McLaughlin was cleared only as far as Risi on the edge of the box. He pulled off a decent shot but it was well saved by Wishart in goal.
An excellent crossfield pass from Ferguson picked out Scullion who cut inside but his shot could only find the side netting. East End created a lot of chances but too often failed to test goalkeeper Adam Haynes.
As the seconds counted down in the half, a dipping free kick from McLaughlin almost got the better of Wishart who managed to rearrange his feet in time to kick the ball clear for a corner. It would finish all square at the break