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Lothian Thistle HV aim to build on Alex Jack Cup triumph

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale coach Stephen McKenzie says he hopes Sunday’s 3-1 Alex Jack Cup final triumph over Tynecastle is just a taste of what’s to come this season for the Saughton-based club.

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Edinburgh South Vics

Amateurs: Edinburgh South Vics cut down Green Tree AFC

Edinburgh South Vics dug deep to secure a spot in the East of Scotland Cup third round as they defeated Green Tree AFC 3-1 at Forrester High School.

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Pieyam Khosrowpour will miss the Alex Jack Cup final

Tynecastle striker ‘heartbroken’ over Alex Jack final ban

Tynecastle striker Pieyam Khosrowpour has been left “heartbroken” after learning he will miss Sunday’s Alex Jack Cup final through suspension.

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Dalkeith Thistle manager Kevin Haynes managed to watch Petershill last week. Pic: TSPL

Dalkeith travel west hoping to have learned harsh lesson

Dalkeith Thistle boss Kevin Haynes insists his side have to handle the occasion in front of a big home crowd if they are to make it through to the third round of the Scottish Junior Cup.

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Leith Athletic 13s

Youths: Eight’s just great for Leith Athletic 13s

Leith Athletic 13s produced a dominant display as they defeated fellow Division 1 Section B side Tranent Colts 8-2 at Leith Links.

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Salveson secured a place in the third round of the East of Scotland Cup by beating Dunblane Thistle

Amateurs: Yuill double sends Salvesen through in cup

A Michael Yuill brace put Salvesen into the third round of the East of Scotland Cup as they defeated Dunblane Thistle 2-1 at Forrester High School.

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East of Scotland: Heriot-Watt joint top but title talk cooled

Heriot-Watt University boss Banji Koya continues to play down his side’s East of Scotland League title chances despite the students finding themselves joint-top alongside reigning champions Leith Athletic.

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Todd Lumsden is keen to take on the Rose manager's role on a permanent basis

Depleted Linlithgow Rose happy just to make next round

Linlithgow Rose caretaker manager Todd Lumsden was relieved just to be in the next round of the D J Laing East of Scotland Cup after his injury-ravaged squad defeated Thornton Hibs 2-1.

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Net gain: Keith Lough celebrates scoring Penicuik's second goal. Pic: Greg Macvean

Penicuik goal hero Lough has leaders in his sights

Striker Keith Lough says Penicuik have their sights firmly fixed on league leaders Kelty Hearts after they secured the bragging rights in a pulsating Midlothian derby.

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Alexander Miller bagged a treble as Broxburn beat Dundonald 6-5

Juniors round-up; Broxburn win 11-goal thriller

Miller hits hat-trick in amazing win

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Lizzie Arnot scored a hat-trick for Hibs Ladies

Hibs Ladies book Scottish Cup final berth with win over Hearts

Hibs Ladies advanced to next month’s Scottish Cup final after a 5-0 victory over Capital rivals and lower league opponents Hearts at Ainslie Park.

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Lothian Thistle show Lowland credentials in cup victory

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale coach Steven McKenzie reaffirmed his view that his side would be an asset to the Lowland League after Saturday’s 2-1 South Region Cup second-round victory over Preston Athletic.

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SFA South Region Challenge Cup round-up

Supersub Jack makes Hay for Spartans

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Edinburgh Caledonian remain unbeaten this season after their 2-1 victory at the Jack Kane Centre

Amateurs: Caley’s special brew proves too potent for Wednesday

Edinburgh Caledonian continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 win over Meadowbank Wednesday at the Jack Kane Centre.

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Team bonding: Hibs' Lizzie Arnot, Lisa Robertson and Clare Williamson

Women’s football: Hearts and Hibs clash in Scottish Cup semi

Hibs Ladies winger Lizzie Arnot believes her team’s experience of Champions League football will bring major benefits for Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final clash with city rivals Hearts.

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Danny Roberts of Burntisland

Ormiston aim to break their duck and sink Shipyard

Ormiston manager Richie Weir has described tomorrow’s bottom-of-the-table clash away to Burntisland as a “real six-pointer”.

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Stevie McLeish has been tasked with keeping Newtongrange in the top flight

Newtongrange battling for survival as they host Penicuik

They say form often goes out the window when two local rivals clash, and Newtongrange Star will be hoping that footballing cliché rings true tomorrow.

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Preston Athletic manager Craig Nisbet

Preston boss: I’ve shown loyalty and it’s been thrown in my face

Preston Athletic boss Craig Nisbet will make wholesale changes to his team for tomorrow’s South Region Challenge Cup second-round clash with East of Scotland opponents Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale.

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Arniston squad show commitment to the cause by taking a wage cut

Things are looking up on and off the park for Arniston Rangers after a period of financial uncertainty at the end of last season.

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Abi Harrison and Hibs Ladies have enjoyed their Champions League experience

Hibs Ladies striker Harrison won’t forget Bayern cracker

Hibs Ladies ace Abi Harrison insists she’ll never forget tonight’s stunning goal against Bayern Munich – even though the strike itself remains a bit of a blur.

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