Tynecastle 16s made an encouraging start to the new season as they ran out 5-0 winners against Edina Hibs 16s at Bingham Park.
In what was a quiet first half, Edina had the best chance in the 15th minute when Ross Hope intercepted the ball and sprinted towards goal. One-on-one, he spooned a shot over the bar.
The second half saw both teams more settled and chances opened up. Tynie went ahead just after the break when Cameron Dawson got on the end of a through ball to slot home.
Ten minutes later, the away side doubled their lead and it was Dawson again after he got on the end of a diagonal ball to fire a shot under Jordan Richardson.
The forward rounded off a fine individual performance and grabbed Tynie’s third goal and his hat-trick in the 70th minute. After good build-up play in midfield, he was put through and blasted home. Edina had looked good in spells in the second half but ultimately threw the towel in near the end when they conceded two more.
Tynecastle captain Murray Rose was on hand for both, scoring a well-placed free-kick and a then adding a header from a corner.
Musselburgh flex muscles
Musselburgh Windsor 17s were comfortable 3-0 winners in their season opener against AC Oxgangs 17s at a windy Colinton Mains Park.
In the first 45 it was one-way traffic, with Musselburgh dominating proceedings. Early on, Christopher Robertson had a great chance to put them ahead after receiving a through ball but he couldn’t beat the keeper.
Windsor continued to pile on the pressure and they went ahead before the break. After Callum Dunn was fouled, Jack Gilchrist thumped an unstoppable free kick from 25 yards out into the top corner.
The wind picked up again as the second half began, but it didn’t take Musselburgh long to get themselves back on the front foot.
And they extended their lead on the hour mark when the influential Cai Smith ran with the ball in midfield and played a diagonal pass through to Dunn who fired past the goalkeeper.
The third and final goal came a matter of minutes later when the game restarted and capped a fine team performance from Musselburgh. Jack Lansborough played a one-two with Lewis MacKay in midfield before putting in Robertson who rounded the keeper to score.
Dalkeith do the damage
Dalkeith CYP 19s managed a narrow 2-1 victory in the opening game of their Division 2 campaign against Loanhead MWFC Colts 19s. A tightly fought first-half saw neither side get off the mark with the conditions playing a big part in disrupting the game.
With strong winds blowing across Cowden Park, neither side could build much momentum going forward.
Loanhead were adamant they should have been 1-0 up before half-time. Owen Cassidy headed an effort at goal and into the keeper’s gloves but they claimed the ball had gone over the line.
The referee was firm with his decision and the game remained goalless. The opening goal came in the 60th minute for Dalkeith when Kyle Baker burst into the box, received the ball to feet and slotted home.
Five minutes later they doubled their lead when David Hutchison tapped in at the back post after reacting sharpest when a corner wasn’t cleared.
To their credit, Loanhead refused to give up and they pulled a goal back with ten minutes to go when centre-half Scott Fairgrieve flicked home a low corner kick, but it wasn’t enough to spark a match- saving fightback.