In the second half Holyrood stepped up the class, passing back and forth, smooth and quick. All Saints were barely able to get a touch and after Keiran McGrory’s shot was blocked the rebound bobbled to Graham who put it under the goalkeeper from 10 yards out to make it 4-0 on the 44th minute.
All Saints get their chance at retribution with a Liam Brown freekick out on the left, he stepped up to take it and Michael Malloy rose well to win the header, it fell to Alan Campbell who got in behind the line. Many offside claims that might have had merit; but Campbell took it well with an overhead kick into the back of the net to make it 4-1 48 minutes played.
Holyrood quickly responded, making sure that any comeback was stopped before it gained traction. It was 5-1 after Mark Sheridan got on the end of Sean Harley’s square ball to stretch the lead even further.
All Saints' Brown set up another chance, his long cross sailed across the six yard box and despite the mass of bodies rising Holyrood’s Chris Shields got a glove to it to put it out for a corner.
Holyrood cross looks good as Sean Harley rose to meet it - only for the referee to blow for what was initially assumed to be offside until the official pointed to the spot. Discipline broke down momentarily and tensions flared, Holyrood got a penalty in the end but no card was issued.
Aiden Neeley steps up to the spot for the blue and blacks and while he didn’t find a corner he put enough power to get it past Callum McGinley to make it 6-1 with 75 minutes played.
All Saints made it their mission to show their quality and finish strong. Kiaran Allison picked out John Paul Cuddihy on the left wing. Cuddihy had a nice one two with Brown and the All Saints winger took on two and one a corner.
It must have been frustrating to see All Saints finally reach the level of play they could have all along once the game was nearly finished, the Saints managed to get their second goal in the closing minutes Brown won a 50/50 in an attacking position. He turned Anton Houghton and found Cuddihy’s diagonal run and a great ball picked out Allison in the box who made it 6-2.
Holyrood won a corner which fell right to McGarry scored a Ronaldoesque back heel volley to seal the cup in style with a goal he will never forget
In the end All Saints didn’t get out of the starting gates and were punished by perhaps the best team in school football. Front to back Holyrood showed their quality and firmly deserved to lift the cup.