Dunbar 16s frustrated by North Merchiston equaliser

North Merchiston 16s
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North Merchiston 16s fought back to snatch a 2-2 draw against Dunbar United Colts 16s in a closely-fought league clash at Harrison Park.

After a scrappy opening, hosts Merchie began to string some passes together and look dangerous.

They took the lead in the 17th minute when Josef Smith volleyed a sweet strike into the top corner after a corner fell to him on the edge of the box.

Dunbar showed a positive response, however, and soon fought back to make it 1-1.

Struan Young outpaced his marker down the right then crossed to Gregor Griffiths, who headed in from three yards out.

The visitors pressed for a winner and thought they had got one when Griffiths’ free-kick flew in to make it 2-1.

Merchie refused to be beaten, however, and their efforts were rewarded with 15 minutes to play when Jack Mein got on the end of a lofted through ball to slot under the keeper and secure a point.

High five for Salvesen 19s

Salvesen CFC 97 19s progressed to the third round of the South East Region Cup after brushing aside Dalkeith CYP 19s with a 5-0 scoreline.

Having defended resolutely for the opening 35 minutes, the hosts suffered a lapse in concentration and Cameron McPhillips took full advantage to give Salvesen the lead with a neat finish from inside the area.

Salvesen doubled their lead ten minutes after half-time thanks to captain Daniel Mitchell as he directed a header back across goal and into the far corner to make it 2-0.

A third goal followed shortly afterwards in controversial circumstances. John Dunbar tried a cross-cum-shot which was palmed onto the bar before bouncing down onto the goal-line. The referee adjudged the ball went over the line and, despite Dalkeith protests, the goal stood.

Salvesen were in cruise control by now and they grabbed a fourth through Ewen Waddle.

A ball into the box was half-cleared by the Dalkeith backline and it was Waddle who hit the loose ball first time into the goal.

A sublime volley from Lewis Ross rounded off the scoring.

Terrific Tynie turn on style

Tynecastle 16s maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 5-0 win against Edinburgh South Colts 16s in the second round of the South East Region Cup.

After some good defending early on from the visitors, Tynie made the breakthrough thanks to Cameron Dawson’s volley from eight yards out. Dawson grabbed his second just before half-time when he received the ball at the edge of the box, turned a defender and found the bottom corner of the net.

After the break, three goals in 15 minutes helped demonstrate Tynecastle’s attacking prowess.

Ryan Farrell showed great composure to find the far corner of the net for his side’s third. Farrell then scored a similar goal to his previous one when he opted to go for the near corner instead.

Jay Kilboy grabbed Tynie’s fifth when he headed in Cameron Liddell’s cross.