Once again Haddington manager Scott Bonar had several players missing through injury and Shaun Hill’s double booking against Tynecastle saw him serve a one match suspension. Young Lucas Martin, who had played for the under 20s the previous evening was drafted in at right back. Dundonald had recorded a fine midweek win against Jeanfield Swifts in Perth and they were strong favourites to make it five successive wins. The home side were prominent i the opening stages, testing the visitors young defence and goalkeeper Cornet pulled off a couple of impressive saves to keep the scores level. The Bluebell broke the deadlock from the penalty spot in the 25th minute but the Hi Hi’s response was immediate with Ben Wardlaw releasing Niall Kemp on the right and the 17 year old showed great composure before finding the far corner of the net with a low shot.
Dundonald continued their aerial attacks in the second half but they were caught out by a quick counter attack that ended with Kemp rounding the goalkeeper and rolling the ball into an empty net. Soon after Ben Wardlaw looked to be incorrectly ruled offside when he found the net with a close range finish. Dundonald stepped up their efforts in an attempt to salvage something from the game but the Hi Hi’s held firm and recorded their first victory at Moorside Park.