Edinburgh South Vics beat wasteful Tollcross

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Tollcross Thistle’s wastefulness in front of goal cost them dearly as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat against Edinburgh South Vics in LEAFA Premier 1.

lan McKay’s side just couldn’t put the ball in the net, despite having countless opportunities, and their profligacy in the final third leaves them adrift at the foot of the table without a point.

Credit must go to ESV, who somehow managed to come away with all three points for their first win of the season.

Tollcross started the better of the two sides, but it was ESV who took the lead.

Paul Murray got on the end of Peter Gilhooley’s ball in-behind the Tollcross defence and the striker composed himself before delightfully chipping the onrushing John Nisbet to give Vics the lead going into half-time.

lan McKay’s side just couldn’t put the ball in the net, despite having countless opportunities, and their profligacy in the final third leaves them adrift at the foot of the table without a point.

Credit must go to ESV, who somehow managed to come away with all three points for their first win of the season.

Tollcross started the better of the two sides, but it was ESV who took the lead.

Paul Murray got on the end of Peter Gilhooley’s ball in-behind the Tollcross defence and the striker composed himself before delightfully chipping the onrushing John Nisbet to give Vics the lead going into half-time.

Tollcross continued to dominate possession in the second half, but couldn’t carve out many opportunities with the ESV defence holding strong.

Yuill had the best chance for Tollcross after turning his marker in the box, but his goal-bound effort was well saved by Lennie before James Hunter missed a chance to double ESV’s lead.

South Gyle AFC made it three wins out of three in the Lothian West LEAFA Saturday league.

Striker Chris Scott grabbed his second hat-trick in a week for South Gyle as his side won 4-0 against Victoria Loco.

South Gyle were awarded a penalty midway through the first-half, and Sean McAlister converted the spot kick before Scott fired a low shot across the Victoria goalkeeper and into the bottom corner.

Scott got two more in the second-half, the first a long throw to the back post from Dean Cunningham which Scott headed into the net. He left his best till last though when he lobbed Victoria’s number one from 20 yards.

Robert Marshall, South Gyle’s manager was delighted with his side’s performance.

He said: “It was a really good team performance. We were the best team and after we got the first goal we were in complete control.”

Tynecastle edged Scottish Widows 2-1 at Kirkbrae on Saturday in the Lothian East league with substitute Steven Livingston scoring the winner.

Scottish Widows found themselves 1-0 to the good at half-time against the league leaders when Paul Johnstone’s placed shot beat the Tynie goalkeeper from just inside the box.

Widows had the better of the first half, but the away side got an equaliser ten minutes after the restart.

The referee pointed to the penalty spot to the bemusement of both sets of players, claiming a Widows player had pulled back a Tynie attacker in the box, and Jason Watson converted from 12 yards.

Tynecastle made what proved to be a shrewd substitution with 15 minutes to go when Livingston was introduced and he grabbed the winner after being on the pitch for just five minutes with a header.

Widows went down to nine men after Stewart Abbot and Gareth Mason were sent off. The numerical advantage for Tynecastle allowed them to see the game out as they secured their third win in a row to stay at the top of the table.