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New Leith Athletic bosses will be given time to rebuild

New Leith Athletic joint-manager Leighton Jones has revealed he has been tasked with rebuilding a team capable of challenging for the East of Scotland League title within the next “two to three years”.

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Hibs manager Chris Roberts

Hibs Ladies boss wary of potential Scottish Cup giantkillers

Hibs Ladies boss Chris Roberts believes his Scottish Cup holders can expect a stern test from lower league opposition Motherwell in their second-round clash this weekend.

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East of Scotland League champions Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale will face stiff competition from Kelty Hearts next season

EoS chief expects other clubs to follow Kelty into league

East of Scotland League president John Greenhorn says he expects to be inundated with applications from Junior clubs next season following Kelty Hearts’ recent admission to the set-up.

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Pic Lisa Ferguson 11/06/2017

East Of Scotland Cup Final - Tranent v Musselburgh

Musselburgh celebrate winning the cup

Kenny Rafferty delighted Tranent caretaker role became permanent

Thrown into management unexpectedly back in December, Kenny Rafferty did not expect to be at the Tranent helm for longer than a week and had no appetite to take the job on a long-term basis.

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Tranent celebrate winning the East of Scotland Cup. Pic: Lisa Ferguson

Tranent Juniors complete glorious cup double after shoot-out

When Saturday’s East of Scotland Cup final went to penalty kicks after a goal apiece in 90 minutes, you just knew Tranent were going to emerge victorious.

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Goals either side of the half-time interval clinched it for Broxburn Athletic Colts 19s

Youths: Broxburn Athletic Colts 19s make it a League and Cup double

Broxburn Athletic Colts 19s beat Musselburgh Windsor 2-0 to add the South East Region Cup to their Division One title.

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Murieston United 21s celebrate at Dunbar

Youths: Murieston United 21s lift South East Region Cup

Murieston United 21s beat Newtongrange Star YDA 2-1 to secure the SPORTSassist South East Region Cup.

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Andrew Kidd admits Bonnyrigg are under pressure to win tomorrow

Bonnyrigg aim to end memorable season with silverware

Having been able to handle the burden of expectation all season, midfielder Andrew Kidd is confident Bonnyrigg will flourish under the heat as they bid to end their campaign with silverware tomorrow.

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Portobello CFA 16s rose to the occasion at Dunbar

Youths: Party time for Portobello 16s as they beat Tynecastle

A 2-0 victory over Tynecastle earned Portobello CFA 16s the South East Region Cup.

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Kenny Fisher scores the only goal of the Fife and Lothians Cup Final against Broxburn. Picture: Greg Macvean

Tranent target second cup in three days after ending 40-year drought

Tranent Juniors hero Kenny Fisher sees no reason why they can’t beat another Super League side to land a remarkable cup double.

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Kelty Hearts won the Super League this season

Kelty Hearts join EoS League as they follow SPFL dream

Super League champions Kelty Hearts have been admitted to the East of Scotland League for season 2017/18 as the Fife outfit set out on a path they hope will one day see them become an SPFL club.

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Spartans 15s show off the South East Region Cup

Youths: Spartans 15s win tight contest to win South East Region Cup

Spartans 15s became South East Region Cup winners after edging out Tynecastle 1-0 at New Countess Park, Dunbar.

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Tranent celebrate winning the Fife and Lothians Cup. Pic: Greg Macvean

Tranent end 40-year wait for trophy with cup triumph

Striker Kenny Fisher was the Tranent hero as he curled home a sensational 89th-minute winner to land the Belters the Fife and Lothians Cup, ending the club’s 40-year wait for a trophy.

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Andrew Kidd scored twice for Bonnyrigg

Bonnyrigg Rose set up final meeting with Tranent

Bonnyrigg will meet Tranent in Saturday’s East of Scotland Cup final after beating Musselburgh 3-1 in their semi-final at Olivebank.

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Edinburgh City Blacks 14s

Edinburgh City Blacks grab trophy in stoppage-time drama

Edinburgh City Blacks came from behind to beat Hutchison Vale 3-2 and lift the Under-14s South East Region Cup at New Countess Park.

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Ben Miller

Tranent plan on winning cup to honour lifelong fan John

Tranent Juniors midfielder Ben Miller says they have added motivation to land their first piece of cup silverware in almost 40 years tonight after the passing of a lifelong supporter.

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Hutchison Vale 13s

Second-half fightback helps Hutchie Vale defeat Leith Athletic

A stirring second-half display won the South East Region Cup for Hutchison Vale 13s as they defeated Leith Athletic 3-1.

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Robbie Horn

Bonnyrigg deserve some silverware, says Robbie Horn

Losing to Musselburgh Athletic in their Super League run-in ultimately cost Bonnyrigg Rose in their bid to retain their title – tonight they have the opportunity to avenge that defeat in the semi-final of the East of Scotland Cup (kick-off 7.15pm).

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Fauldhouse United 17s celebrate with the South East Region Cup at Dunbar

Youths: Fauldhouse United 17s claim South East Region Cup glory

Fauldhouse United 17s were crowned South East Region Cup winners with a 1-0 victory over Tynecastle FC.

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Gary Small has ambitions for Welfare

Gary Small delighted to be back in football with Whitehill

New Whitehill Welfare manager Gary Small admits he is raring to go again next season after taking a six-month hiatus from the game.

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