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Amateur round-up: Vics sniff out last-gasp cup victory

An injury-time strike from Frank Arthur handed Edinburgh South Vics a dramatic 2-1 win against Barca Milton 97 in the fourth round of the East of Scotland Cup.

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Leith Athletic coach Derek Riddel

Leith back to winning ways after rivals pegged them back

Leith Athletic manager Derek Riddel says the 5-0 defeat of Tynecastle was just the pick-me-up his squad needed following a setback in their bid to be crowned back-to-back league champions.

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Alan Brown struck late on for Spartans

Spartans’ semi-final winner straight off training ground

Spartans goal hero Alan Brown has revealed it was a move straight from the training ground that secured the club’s place in this season’s Football Nation Qualifying Cup final.

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Currie Star 14s were repaid for their never-say-die attitude at Forrester High School

Youths: Last-gasp Currie Star 14s salvage point against Salvesen

Currie Star 14s picked up a precious point in Division LEAFA 3 with a 1-1 draw away to Salvesen 14s.

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Todd Lumsden wants to instill a winning mentality. Pic: TSPL

Todd Lumsden: Linlithgow can’t afford to give Vics a sniff

Linlithgow Rose boss Todd Lumsden says his players can’t afford to take Blantyre Vics lightly in their Scottish Junior Cup last-32 clash as Vics knocked out fierce rivals Bo’ness United in round three.

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Tommy Crease in red for Hawick Royal Albert tries to get past a Heriot-Watt player

Praise nice but Heriot-Watt boss dismisses any title bid

Heriot-Watt University boss Banji Koya admits that despite recent praise from their East of Scotland League rivals, he still believes his team are some way off from being considered genuine title contenders.

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David Greenhill

David Greenhill aims to repay Spartans with place in final

Spartans’ David Greenhill has described his time with the club as the “most enjoyable of his career”.

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Ewan Moyes (centre left) holds the Scottish Youth Cup alongside Patrick Deane after their victory over Rangers in 2009. Pic: TSPL

Bonnyrigg’s Ewan Moyes can’t wait for shot at ex-club Hibs

If fate had taken a different turn, Ewan Moyes could have been lining up for Hibs against Bonnyrigg Rose on Saturday in their William Hill Scottish Cup fourth-round tie at Tynecastle.

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Hutchison Vale Colts 16s scored two goals in each half during their win at Forrester High School

Youths round-up: Hutchison at the double for Hutchison Vale Colts

Hutchison Vale Colts 16s progressed to the second round of the Division 2 League Cup after beating Edinburgh City 4-1 at Forrester High School.

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Ruaridh Donaldson

Donaldson spying mission underlines Hibs task for Bonnyrigg

Bonnyrigg Rose defender Ruaridh Donaldson conducted a recent spying mission at Easter Road to see Hibs at close quarters ahead of their Scottish Cup tie.

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Tollcross Thistles Scottish Cup dream came to an end as they failed to take their chances against Letham

Amateurs: Tollcross rue missed chances in Scottish Cup

Tollcross Thistle’s Scottish Cup run came to a halt as they exited the competition at the fifth round stage, losing 4-0 to Letham AFC at Saughton.

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Jamie Devlin bagged a treble for Lothian Thistle HV

East of Scotland: Lothian keep cool after big win over Leith

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale manager Raymond Carr has urged his players to keep their feet on the ground in wake of the resounding 3-0 victory over East of Scotland League champions Leith Athletic.

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Wayne McIntosh, second right, celebrates his first goal. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Bonnyrigg striker McIntosh targets Hibs after derby double

Bonnyrigg Rose striker Wayne McIntosh struck a lethal double to help down local rivals Newtongrange 3-0 and then set his sights on producing the goods to shock Scottish Cup holders Hibs.

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David Greenhill rushes to congratulate Spartans team-mate Keith Murray on his goal. Pic: Neil Hanna

Spartans boss hails defence’s part in excellent run

Dougie Samuel singled his defence out for praise as Spartans continued their terrific form of late with a comfortable 3-1 victory over city rivals Civil Service Strollers.

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Hornets only began playing 11-a-side football this season but have grown in confidence

Youths: Six-shooting Hutchie Vale Hornets are buzzing

HutchiSON Vale Hornets 13s started 2017 with a win as they comfortably defeated Longniddry Villa Colts 13s 6-0 at Meggetland in Division 2A.

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Johnny Harvey says his players have been 'first class'

Penicuik urged to prove they belong at top end of Super League

Penicuik Athletic boss Johnny Harvey could never have imagined his side would be challenging for a top-four place in the Super league, but he’s urged his players to prove they deserve to be up there when they take on Bo’ness United tomorrow.

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Keith Murray, right, has scored six goals in his past five outings

Goals flowing again for Spartans striker Keith Murray

Spartans striker Keith Murray is enjoying a new lease of life at the Ainslie Park outfit.

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Robbie Horn has admitted it has been hard to keep his players focused

Bonnyrigg boss: Why I’m not banning talk of Hibs cup tie

Bonnyrigg Rose boss Robbie Horn admits it has been an impossible task to ban his players from talking about next weekend’s glamour William Hill Scottish Cup fourth-round tie against holders Hibs.

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Derek Riddel's Leith Athletic side will attack from the off tomorrow

East of Scotland: Leith look to extend lead over Lothian

Leith Athletic boss Derek Riddel says the opportunity to open up an eight-point gap over Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale is all the incentive his players need when the division’s two heavyweights do battle at Meadowbank 3G on Saturday.

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Tynecastle 16s

Youths round-up: Tynecastle 16s go top of the league

Tynecastle 16s continued their winning ways after the Christmas break as they edged out Longniddry Villa 16s 1-0 at Saughton to go top of Division 1.

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