Loanhead 19s make swift work of Hillfield

Loanhead MYFC 19s will play Musselburgh Windsor in the David Murray Cup final. Pic: Chris Martin
Loanhead MYFC 19s will play Musselburgh Windsor in the David Murray Cup final. Pic: Chris Martin
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Loanhead MYFC 19s made it through to the final of the David Murray Cup with a 3-0 win over Hillfield Swifts 19s at Meggetland.

After an even first half-hour, Loanhead started to dictate proceedings, scoring two goals before the break to put themselves in a commanding position.

When Liam Taylor was chopped down in the area, the referee had no choice but to award a penalty, which Ryan Weston calmly converted. Then, Ryan Porteous headed in Ross Currie’s free-kick to double the visitors’ advantage.

Loanhead continued to pile forward after the restart and James Donaldson in the Hillfield goal pulled off a number of fine saves. However, his resistance was broken on 75 minutes when Darren McCraw netted.

Loanhead now go on to face Musselburgh Windsor 96 19s in the final of the competition after they defeated Tynecastle 19s in the other semi-final.

Hutchie cuff Cavalry Park

Hutchison VALE 17s swept aside Cavalry Park Colts 17s with a 5-1 scoreline at Peffermill to secure a place in the final of the Prison Officers Cup.

Jack Cowan opened the scoring for the hosts when he headed in from Thomas Prior’s cross. Then, Aaron Currie got on the end of a Lewis Swaney corner to double Hutchie’s lead, before Cowan added another to put the hosts 3-0 up.

The Division 1 side went into the interval 4-0 ahead as Currie doubled his tally for the afternoon. Swaney then rounded off a patient team move after the break to make it 5-0, although Cavalry grabbed a consolation through Dan Hanna’s strike.

Livi leave it late for win

Livingston FC BC 15s edged out Redhall Star 15s 2-0 late on at Meggetland to claim a place in the final of the Division 2 League Cup.

Both sides had chances to open the scoring in first half. Livingston striker Michael Shanks was denied by Redhall keeper Ryan Green, before Nathan Robertson’s effort on goal was well saved by Livi stopper Cammie McEwan

The game looked to be heading to extra time, but with just minutes to go, Shanks burst clear and fired past Green to give the visitors a slim lead.

Redhall looked to respond, but it was Livi who sealed the tie. Green was called into action again, making a solid save to deny Brandon Murray’s volley. Unfortunately for the hosts, the ball then fell to Fraser 
Paterson, who found the net to book a place in the final for Livingston.