West End went into their league match with Scone very much in need of points after a couple of difficult weeks.
Although favourites against a struggling Scone side, it turned out to be a very competetive encounter.
Playing uphill in the first half, West struggled to play much football and appeared to be rushing their play. The closest either side came to scoring was Njie narrowly putting it wide from close range. Neither keeper was particularly busy but Matthews was always assured in his handling.
West End quickly stepped up a gear in the second-half and soon had Scone on the back-foot.
Eventually the pressure paid off.
A crunching tackle from Dylan Stephen won the ball on the right. He released Cormack and the forward picked his spot, lashing home from 10 yards.
Within minutes it looked like being 2-0 but a close-range header from Njie was ruled narrowly offside.
West End pursued the killer second in waves of attacks, although they seemed to struggle to put the game to bed. A fine mazy run by Samson looked like sealing it, but the midfielder shot over the bar. Several contentious decisions occurred thereafter as the ever willing Benvie appeared to be felled in the box but nothing was given.
Scone fought hard, and West had to focus fully throughout. Scone did appear fortunate to finish with 10 men as their winger escaped a second yellow.