Talbot travelled to Penicuik to take on the local Athletic in the Adam Montgomery Memorial Trophy with five trialists making the journey as players leaving and wedding commitments had left the squad rather threadbare. However with the odds slightly against them Talbot returned to Auchinleck with the trophy and a resounding win over senior opposition under their belts.
Talbot were behind after 9 minutes when Wayne McIntosh drilled the ball past Leishman, but the Bot were on equal terms when Bald spilled a speculative lob into the box and Calvin Kemp swept the ball into the net. Before half time a good cross into the home area by McDowall was well controlled by trialist David Waite who hooked the ball past Bald.
In the second half the game was put to rest when Craig McCracken dribbled through the home defence and knocked a low cross to the near post where trialist Thomas Donovan prodded over the line. With Talbot well ahead the game was put to bed when Mark Shankland fired a low shot past Bald which finished the scoring.
Leishman, Harvey, Lyle, McPherson, Trialist, White, McDowall, Armstrong, G.Wilson, Trialist , Kemp. Trialist, Trialist, Hyslop, Shankland, McCracken.