Guy McGarry helps Leith Athletic 15s progress

Leith Athletic 15s looked to be heading for extra-time against City until Guy McGarry found the net
Leith Athletic 15s looked to be heading for extra-time against City until Guy McGarry found the net
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Guy McGarry scored in injury time to give Leith Athletic 15s a 1-0 victory over Edinburgh City 15s.

In the Federation Of Hearts second round clash, the game began with both sides keen to make an early break through, but with little luck breaking down one another in the final third of the field. City eventually made inroads into the area when Brandon McCutcheon played in Scott Clark from the right, but he could only see his shot finish wide of the mark.

Leith themselves began to find more space in the City danger zone. Sonny Robertson went on a mazy run past three players before finding space to shoot, but he fired over the bar.

The second half saw real grit and determination from both sides, but neither seemed to have the composure in the final third to make the crucial breakthrough.

The game looked to be heading to extra-time, but Athletic found a winner in injury time when McGarry kept calm to slide the ball past City keeper Ben Methven.

• Dunbar United Colts 14s progressed to the third round of the Willie Bauld Cup in emphatic style, beating Currie Star 14s 8-1 at New Countess Park.

Dunbar took the lead when Ben Knox scored from the edge of the box and after Finlay Hood headed in a second, Robbie Dixon added a third when he sent a lob into the net.

Dunbar picked up where they left off after the restart. Jamie Kinghorn sent through Knox to net before the creator turned scorer to make it 5-0.

Currie eventually found a deserved goal through Bryan Blackburn thanks to Ryan Cowan’s assist. In between that, Dunbar scored again through Hood and Rory Cooper before Kinghorn grabbed his second of the game and his side’s eighth.

• Bonnyrigg ROSE 16s held off a spirited Leith Athletic 16s side to win 2-1 at Meadowbank in Division 1.

After an even opening few minutes, the deadlock was broken by Rose. Reece Bertram did the leg-work down the right-hand side before setting up Paul Allen to finish into the bottom left corner from the 18-yard-box.

Rose then held off the efforts of the Leith attack to double their advantage just before the break. Jordan Meere sent an in swinging corner into the box and Jake Beveridge got up to head the ball in for 2-0.

Despite the scoreline, Leith continued to show fight after the break and they were eventually rewarded with an goal for their efforts. After 
Zak Mason was denied on multiple occasions by stand-in goalie Bradley Barratt, the No.10 found the net from close range after a defensive mix-up to give his side a glimmer of hope.

With their tails up, Leith pushed for an equaliser late on, but Rose held firm at the back to secure a precious win away from home.