Having won their first two section games in convincing style the Forth Valley SFA senior side was looking for a win against West Lothian to secure top spot in the Senior National Trophy Group 3. Opponents West Lothian SFA were hoping for a big win to save their hopes of qualification. The teams met on 23rd November at Ochilview and it was the home team who made their objective with a comfortable 4-0 victory.
In a well-contested first half Forth Valley were on top but it took a first class blocking save from keeper Fraser Currid to keep out Ryan Robertson for the visitors. In goal at the other end visiting keeper Brian Cairns was making a succession of good saves as the home team won numerous corners and went close with shots from Sean Fagan, Jack Hodge and James Maxwell.
The pressure eventually told however when in the 43rd minute Laurie Devine netted with a powerful strike from 15 yards following another corner.
The Forth Valley side was able to make all their permitted substitutions without losing control as they passed the ball well around the Ochilview surface. Minutes from time centre back Sean Fagan completed the scoring with a drive from the back post area following another corner.