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Junior round-up: Musselburgh’s great comeback | Linlithgow go nap

Here’s a round-up of the rest of the Lothians’ Juniors team in action over the weekend ...

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Players and fans were left perplexed at Newtown Park after the referee's decision. Pic: Michael Gillen

Bo’ness-Blantyre cup tie is incorrectly sent to extra time

Bo’ness United crashed out of the Scottish Junior Cup in bizarre and controversial circumstances after the referee wrongly sent the match to extra time.

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Broxburns Scott McNaughton tries to turn past Newtongranges Sean Lally. Pic: David Lamb

Newtongrange Star boss remains upbeat despite Broxburn comeback

Newtongrange Star boss Stevie McLeish feels his side are going in the right direction, despite surrendering a two-goal half-time lead as they missed out on the chance to get off the foot of the table.

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Edinburgh City 14s

Edinburgh City 14s defeat Currie to make Pilmar Smith semi-finals

Edinburgh City 14s edged out Currie Star 14s 3-1 at Forrester High School to reach the Pilmar Smith Cup semi-finals.

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Leith captain Neil Lowson, left

Leith aim to pile more cup misery on Spartans

Leith Athletic captain Neil Lowson insists he and his team-mates have nothing to fear this weekend when they visit city rivals Spartans on Football Nation Qualifying Cup duty.

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Ormiston to raise game for Tynecastle

Ormiston boss Richie Weir says he expects this weekend’s opponents Tynecastle to be up there challenging for the East of Scotland League title this season – but only after his side have taken three points off them in East Lothian tomorrow.

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Bo'ness forward Roddy MacLennan

MacLennan eyes Bo’ness cup glory – but former club could stand in way

Bo’ness United forward Roddy MacLennan is desperate to go all the way in the Scottish Junior Cup after last season’s injury hell.

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Stuart Roseburgh dislocated his knee cap while at Bonnyrigg Rose, the injury finally leading to an operation

Nitten midfielder relieved to be playing after two years out

There were times when he thought he might never play again, so Newtongrange Star midfielder Stuart Roseburgh is just happy to be back out on the pitch even though his side are fighting it out at the bottom of the table.

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Linlithgow and Bo’ness drawn together in Junior Cup

Linlithgow Rose could potentially host fierce rivals Bo’ness United in the fourth round of the Scottish Junior Cup after the draw was made for the last 32.

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Edinburgh City Blacks 14s, who had goalkeeper Brandyn Bain in great form, edged out Spartans

Youths: Edinburgh City Blacks 14s go the extra mile

Edinburgh City Blacks 14s produced a superb extra-time performance to defeat Spartans FC Reds 2-1 and reach the South East Region Cup semi-finals.

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Lawrence Shankland makes it 5-0 for St Mirren. Pic: SNS

Five-star St Mirren just far too strong for Spartans in cup

Spartans’ Scottish Cup dream ended in tatters when they were outplayed in all departments by a hugely impressive St Mirren side, who have struggled in the Championship but can now look forward to a fourth round trip to Premiership Dundee.

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More than 1500 squeezed into New Dundas Park to see Bonnyrigg take on Dumbarton. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Bonnyrigg to move Hibs tie – if they defeat Dumbarton

Bonnyrigg Rose will seek an alternative venue should they defeat Dumbarton in their replay next Tuesday to set up a mouthwatering William Hill Scottish Cup fourth-round home tie against holders Hibs.

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Spartans assistant manager Gary Smith

Spartans aiming to give absent boss the perfect present

Spartans winger Alan Brown says he and his team-mates hope to give manager Dougie Samuel the perfect birthday present by overcoming Championship side St Mirren in the William Hill Scottish Cup third round tonight.

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Civil Service Strollers looked down and out against Dunedin Athletic before snatching a draw

Amateurs: Civil Service Strollers claim draw from 5-1 down

Civil Service Strollers fought back from 5-1 down to draw 5-5 with Dunedin Athletic in an Edinburgh East clash at Royal High School.

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Leith Athletic manager Derek Riddel

Leith Athletic will be fired up for cup tie at Spartans

Leith Athletic boss Derek Riddel admits he is relishing this weekend’s Football Nation Qualifying Cup third-round clash with Capital rivals Spartans having watched his side return to the summit of the East of Scotland League.

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Bonnyrigg were unlucky not to beat Dumbarton on Saturday - now they're hoping to secure a home tie with cup holders Hibs

Scottish Cup draw: Bonnyrigg handed Hibs tie; Hearts head for Raith

HIBS will begin their defence of the William Hill Scottish Cup with a fourth round away clash against either Dumbarton or Bonnyrigg Rose.

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Craig Nisbet

Lowland League: Preston boss turns to youth after thrashing

Preston Athletic manager Craig Nisbet says he will have no hesitation in calling on the club’s under-20s players in an attempt to ease the Panners’ growing relegation fears.

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Stephen Husband grabbed the winning goal for Kelty

Juniors: Broxburn lose to leaders after controversial winner

Kelty continued their march towards the Super League title with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Broxburn.

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Jack Simpson scored the second goal for Bo'ness

Junior Cup: Bo’ness taken to replay by Blantyre

BO’NESS and Blantyre will do it all again this weekend after sharing four goals in an entertaining Scottish Junior Cup third-round encounter.

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Bonnyrigg's Lewis Turner takes on Dumbarton's Andy Stirling. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Scottish Cup: Bonnyrigg ‘have nothing to fear’ in replay

Midfielder Lewis Turner reckons Bonnyrigg Rose have nothing to fear in next Tuesday’s replay at Dumbarton after Rose dominated Saturday’s William Hill Scottish Cup third-round tie but just couldn’t find the back of net.

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