Edinburgh City and Whitehill Welfare shared the points in a dour 0-0 draw at Meadowbank Stadium, with neither side really troubling the opposition goalkeeper throughout the 90 minutes of this Central Taxis Premier Division encounter.
The point gained by Whitehill sees them leap-frog Edinburgh University and into fifth place with City remaining in the bottom half of the table.
Whitehill had the better of the first half and Wayne McIntosh hit two shots wide of the target, while Scott Gormley also shot high and wide.
City’s best efforts were shots from Paul Devlin, Andy Howat and Kenny Ross which were all blocked, and Whitehill goalkeeper Darren Walker was not called upon to make a telling save during the entire match.
In the second round of the King Cup, Spartans scored two early goals against Lothian Thistle with strikes from Jordan Finnie and Jack Beesley before Alasdair MacKinnon sealed their 3-0 victory with a second half goal.
In the semi-final of the inter-Scottish Universities Queen’s Park Shield, Heriot Watt University were beaten 3-0 by Glasgow University while in the semi-final of the British Universities Cup, Stirling University beat strong favourites Loughborough University 1-0 with a first half goal from Paul Sludden. Stirling will now face the University of Bath in the final, which will be played at the home ground of Crystal Palace, Selhurst Park.