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Amateurs: Graeme Page nets Gotham treble just before birth of son

Father-to-be Graeme Page was the hat-trick hero for Gotham City as he helped his side to a 3-2 win over Macmerry Miners Athletic in the Sunday Morning Division Two at the Gyle.

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Derek Riddel

EoS: Games in hand key to Leith Athletic’s title bid

Leith Athletic boss Derek Riddel says he expects his team to drop points between now and the end of the season but remains confident of retaining the East of Scotland League title.

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Conor Thomson, pictured playing for Bonnyrigg

Musselburgh needing to convert draws into victories

Musselburgh Athletic midfielder Conor Thomson believes the Olivebank men are in a false position in the Super League and should be challenging at the top end.

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Blair Batchelor is one of the most experienced players at Rose

Junior Cup: Losing would be unacceptable to Linlithgow

Anything less than progression to the quarter-finals of the Scottish Junior Cup will be unacceptable, according to Linlithgow Rose midfielder Blair Batchelor.

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Civil Service Strollers boss Alex Cunningham. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Strollers exceeding expectations for debut Lowland League campaign

CIVIL SERVICE STROLLERS manager Alex Cunningham says his players have more than exceeded his expectations in the Lowland League this season.

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Portobello CFA 15s

Youths: Portobello 15s pitch perfect in League Cup win

Portobello CFA 15s triumphed 6-0 over Peebles FC on a difficult Bingham Park pitch to set up a semi-final tie in the Division 2 League Cup away to North Berwick Colts.

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Edinburgh South Vics showed plenty of character and fighting spirit to force their way back into the tie

Amateur round-up: South Vics make final | Sandys’ lead trimmed

Edinburgh South Vics booked a place in the final of the McDonald Cup after recovering from a two-goal deficit to defeat Edinburgh South Amateurs 4-3 at Inch Park.

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Lisa Robertson scored twice for Hibs

Hibs and Hearts begin women’s campaign with victories in League Cup

Both Hibs and Hearts Ladies made it safely through to the second round of the SWPL League Cup with victories at the weekend.

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Grant Munro scored the only goal as Lothian Thistle HV returned to winning ways

East of Scotland: Victory all the sweeter for struggling Ormiston

Ormiston boss Richie Weir admitted the home dressing-room was a sight to behold following the club’s first league victory in three months.

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David Bingham

Whitehill to use under-20s as injuries take their toll

Whitehill Welfare boss David Bingham has revealed he will have to delve into the club’s under-20 side to bolster his threadbare squad over the next few weeks.

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Penicuik No.9 Keith Lough is kept out

Junior Cup: Three strikes and out for Penicuik

Penicuik Athletic boss Johnny Harvey believes his side still have a lot to play for this season after their Scottish Junior Cup dreams were dashed in a last-16 blockbuster, losing 4-3 to Kirkintilloch Rob Roy.

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Darren Gillon

Junior Cup: Red card after one minute ends Dunbar run

On paper this looks like a comfortable 3-0 win for Glenafton, but this incident-packed game was a lot closer than the score suggests as Dunbar responded valiantly to a first-minute sending off for Darren Gillon.

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Lothian Thistle manager Raymond Carr

Lothian boss wants instant reaction after 35-match run ends

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale boss Raymond Carr says his players face a test of character this weekend having suffered their first setback of the season against Heriot-Watt University.

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Dale O'Hara

Call-offs hinder Whitehill as they aim for fourth

Whitehill Welfare defender Dale O’Hara believes the club’s lack of game-time is hindering their chances of finishing in the Lowland League’s top four this season.

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Lewis Barr says there's a real belief within the Penicuik dressing-room they could win the Junior Cup

Penicuik’s Lewis Barr aims to strike blow for east juniors

Midfielder Lewis Barr says Penicuik Athletic are determined to prove the supposed gap in quality between the East and West leagues doesn’t exist when they host Kirkintilloch Rob Roy in the last 16 of the Scottish Junior Cup tomorrow

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Chris King reached the Junior Cup final with Musselburgh. Pic: TSPL

Dunbar’s cup shock specialist Chris King out to rule Glens

Dunbar United midfielder Chris King has warned Scottish Junior Cup opponents Glenafton that they’ll be in for a surprise if they turn up and expect to win at New Countess Park tomorrow.

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Spartans FC Youth U13s

Youths round-up: Spartans FC Youth 13s into Ken Ritchie Cup semis

SPARTANS FC Youth 13s bounced back in superb fashion following their heavy defeat to Hutchison Vale last week to defeat Musselburgh Windsor 5-0 in the Ken Ritchie Cup quarter-finals.

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Dunbar United gearing up for big Junior Cup clash with Glenafton

Dunbar United boss Geoff Jones says Saturday’s Scottish Junior Cup last-16 clash at home to west giants Glenafton is a reward for his players’ endeavours this season, but he insists they aren’t just there to make up the numbers.

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Tollcross Thistle prevailed at Saughton  also the home pitch of opponents Edinburgh South Vics

Amateurs round-up: Tollcross into East of Scotland Cup semis

Tollcross Thistle booked their place in the semi-finals of the East of Scotland Cup with a convincing 3-1 win over Edinburgh South Vics at Saughton.

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Heriot-Watt keep cool after ending Lothian Thistle unbeaten run

Heriot-Watt keep cool after ending Lothian Thistle unbeaten run

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY boss Banji Koya says his players must keep their feet firmly on the ground in wake of Saturday’s 3-1 win over the previously undefeated Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale.

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