Kingdom Caledonian League, Scottish Brewers Cup, Semi Final
Leven United 4 Kinross 0 (att 60)
It may be the middle of June but amateur football in Fife still has plenty of action left, with the second semi final of this cup scheduled for next weekend and the final not to be played until early July.
Leven booked their place in the final with a deserved and ultimately comfortable win. Kinross matched the hosts for what was a largely even first half, although the home side did edge in front before half time.
The outcome of the tie was decided by a series of of incidents early in the second half. First Leven doubled their lead, and then we had three red cards. A bad tackle by a Leven player earned him a sending off, and he was joined by a Kinross player red carded for his retaliation to the foul.
It wasn't 10-a-side for long though, as a second Kinross players was dismissed soon after for picking up a second booking. With a man advantage, and with Kinross tiring having only won their quarter final on Tuesday night, Leven scored twice more for a convincing victory.
As the game fizzled out towards the end, and with no likelihood of a Kinross comeback, the referee decided we'd all had enough and blew for full time about seven minutes early.
Leven United play on a ground that once hosted Scottish Junior football, although Premier Park, an enclosed ground within Leven's King George V Park, would have been a basic junior ground. The pitch is railed off, with changing rooms and a small clubroom in a building just inside the entrance, but there's no cover or even hard standing for spectators. The pitch, however, was immaculate.