Cockenzie Star hit Merchiston 16s for six

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Cockenzie Star 16s stormed to a ruthless 6-1 victory when they came up against North Merchiston 16s in the first round of the Jackie Faichney Memorial Cup.

Merchiston came out flying and took the lead seven minutes in when Kevin Munro executed a deft finish from in the box.

Cockenzie responded swiftly, though, to bring the scores level when Ross McIntyre forced his way through the Merchie defence and slotted in with precision.

Five minutes later, the tables were turned with the visitors ahead. A controversial penalty was awarded for handball and Cameron Redpath smashed it home.

With Merchiston napping at the back, Cockenzie took advantage and scored another before half-time.

On the break, McIntyre was alert to latch on to a through ball and bury it past the goalkeeper.

Shaun Smith grabbed the fourth when his cross-cum-shot from right of the box deceived Merchiston keeper Jude Mothersole and crept under the bar.

McIntyre then grabbed his hat-trick after some good counter-attacking play, before Lewis Bartleman rounded off a dominant Cockenzie performance when he converted a penalty late on to make it 6-1.

Salvie bring down Vale

Salvesen CFC 97 19s edged out Hutchison Vale 19s 2-1 in the first round of the David Murray Cup.

An early goal through Calum Jackson got the hosts off to a flier.

After good work down the right hand side by Shaun Serrels, the ball was crossed in and only half cleared by the Hutchie rearguard. Waiting to pounce on the edge of the box was Jackson, who fired the ball into the bottom corner.

The visitors hit back through Ciaren Chalmers.

A free-kick 30 yards out was whipped into the area by Devin Burnside to the path of Chalmers, who brought the ball down brilliantly and then provided the finish from close-range.

Salvesen weren’t sitting back, though and Adam Roberston made it 2-1 when the ball fell kindly to him during a goalmouth scramble.

Easthouses beat Spartans

Easthouses FC 14s recorded a hard-fought 3-0 win against league opponents Spartans FC Reds 14s when the two sides met at Easthouses Complex.

Kieran Wilson fired past the goalkeeper to give the hosts a perfect start in the 20th minute, and Easthouses doubled their advantage with 15 minutes to go through Zack Scally.

Matthew Duffy then sealed the win for Easthouses late on after a long ball up the park wasn’t dealt with by the Spartans rearguard, allowing him to intercept before finding the back of the net.