Heath were much improved in the second period, and looked to be back in the game when Foskett raced onto an inventive chest pass from Ben Djamaluddin, to slot the ball past Whittington on the slide with fifty five minutes on the clock.
But, much like in the first-half, the goal spurred Mile Oak on and Shivnarain had to be at his best to deny first Eaton from point-blank range, and then substitute Clay Lamont at his near post. Sandwiched in-between those two saves Glen Reynolds also hit the post with a header for Oak.
Heath’s resilience was soon broken though as Martin slipped the ball into the lively Rowe and he found a way past Shivnarain to restore their two goal lead.
In added time the plucky Foskett nearly scored his second goal of the game for Haywards Heath, he met Paul Gurr’s cross firmly with his head but to his despair the ball cannoned back off the woodwork.
To compound Heath’s misery Lamont scored Mile Oaks fifth in the final minute, Stuart Garrod’s disguised ball inside found the striker and he held off the challenge from Ché Williams before sending Shivnarain the wrong way and rolling the ball into the net.
After the match Heath manager Williams wasn’t too despondent saying: “We knew Mile Oak were going to be a good team and they were the favourites going into this.
“All I could ask from my players was to go out there enjoy themselves, hassle them and I would be happy with that.
“I always thought today we could steal a 3-2 or we could lose 6-0. In the end we were always a goal behind, and a lot of people thought we would get rolled over today so we can’t be too disappointed.”
Victorious Mile Oak manager Burnett said afterwards: “They gave us a tough game today. I think we let a bit of complacency slip into our game as we started both halves slowly, but we are all old so these things happen.
“It was a really good game; this is the prestigious cup to win and we’re all really very pleased with our work today!”