After a truly epic final, St Cadocs were the ones celebrating after coming from 2-0 down to win 4-2.
Apart from the first goal, it was a very quiet first half with both teams doing a very good job in defence.
The first chance for Rutherglen came on the third minute after a short corner from Patrick Canning found Mikey McWilliams on the edge of the box who drilled in a low and hard shot forcing St Cadocs keeper Kalvin Graham to make a sharp save to his left.
A few minutes later Adam Stoddart was brought down by Luke Kelly outside the box. However, Kieran Boubekri couldn’t keep his shot on target.
Both teams number three’s (Luke McBeth and Canning) were vital to their respective teams as their crosses in the box often caused mayhem for defenders.
This was almost the case on the seventeenth minute when Canning crossed in from midfield, but Mark Taylor header over for Rutherglen.
Just before the half hour mark, some good build up play by St Cadocs was unlucky not to get a goal as a free kick from Michael Blues was crossed into McBeth who headed onto Steven Robertson, but his shot flew just wide.
Four minutes later, Rutherglen looked certain to take the lead when Matthew McGibbon was through on goal with only the keeper to beat. However, Graham managed to stop the chipped shot and a follow up shot was blocked by St Cadocs defender John Masterson.
Following this it was St Cadocs turn to be one on one with the keeper as Callum MacDonald gave Ronan Gillies the chance to put his side in the lead. However, despite beating David Farrell in goals, his shot bounced off the right-hand post. Gillies did well to chase the ball down and provide a pass through to Stoddart, but his shot was well saved by the Rutherglen keeper.
With just three minutes of the half remaining you could tell that the game had sprung into life. Some more great build-up play from St Cadocs involving Steven Robertson, Boubekri and Gilles and shot from Robertson was unfortunate not to end in a goal.
The deadlock was finally broken on the stroke of half time with a ball straight down the middle caught the St Cadocs defence off guard and allowed Mitchell MacDonald to lob the keeper and header into the net.