Arguably the best two teams in the league were pitted against each other in the first round of the Charles Rice Invitation Cup and it was Thornes U15s Reds who edged Durkar Devils 2-1.
In a tense affair Durkar had the better of the first half and deservedly took the lead just before half-time through Elliott Copley.
Thornes hit back 10 minutes into the second half and with chances at either end, the next goal would be crucial.
Thornes grabbed this with 15 minutes to go and despite late pressure Durkar could not grab an equaliser and bowed out of the cup.
Conservatory Outlet man of the match went to hard working midfielder Owen Leith.