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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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Musselburgh came under early pressure from Rob Roy. Pic: Jamie Forbes

Musselburgh boss: We let Rob Roy off the hook in Junior Cup

Musselburgh boss Calvin Shand bemoaned the goals gifted to opponents Kirkintilloch Rob Roy as his side crashed out of the Scottish Junior Cup third round.

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Jack Guthrie sealed victory for the students

Lowland League round-up: Great win for Edinburgh University

Preston outclassed by leaders

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Ross Allum fires in an effort at goal for Spartans. Pic: Scott Louden

Cups become the focus as Spartans’ title hopes killed off

Spartans manager Dougie Samuel insists the club will do all they can to ensure they end this season with a trophy for their endeavours.

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Colin Leiper, left, scored for Linlithgow but Carnoustie fought back to win

Skipper tells Linlithgow Rose to fight way out of danger

Linlithgow Rose captain Colin Leiper admits the Prestonfield men are in a relegation scrap and they’ll need to show more desire if they wish to preserve their Super League status.

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Ross Philp scored a fine volley for Bo'ness

Bo’ness enjoy a high five as they claim their first victory of the year

High five for Bo’ness in first victory of 2017

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Musselburgh Athletic 15s

Youths: Musselburgh and Bonnyrigg can’t be separated in cup tie

Musselburgh Athletic 15s and Bonnyrigg Rose Colts put on quite a show at a chilly Olivebank as they battled it out in the Under-15 Division 1 League Cup.

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