Salvesen’s second-half salvo seals cup victory

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Salvesen CFC 14s ran out 3-0 winners in their Pilmar Smith Cup first-round tie against Redpath Albion.

The best opportunity of the opening half fell to Salvesen’s Adam Harrower. With some space down the right-hand side, he burst forward and cut into the box before striking an angled shot on goal which was well dealt with by Louie Gibson in the Redpath goal.

After the restart, the match livened up and became more open. Salvesen quickly went ahead through Harrower when a ball into the box wasn’t dealt with by the Redpath defence and the No.7 fired home from six yards with the aid of a deflection.

Salvesen continued to come forward and soon doubled their advantage. Jamie McGinn’s corner found Harrower at the near post and he headed in his second of the afternoon.

Before the end, the hosts got a third through Alan Brydon, who chased a long ball forward before delicately lobbing the onrushing keeper.

Six of the best

Spartans FC 19s progressed to the third round of the Scottish Cup with an emphatic 6-0 win over Edinburgh City.

Initially, the visitors looked the more threatening of the two sides, but, in the tenth minute, Spartans went 1-0 up. Aaron Murrell teed up Steven Havelin in the area and he made no mistake with a close-range finish.

It didn’t take long for Spartans to double their lead. A great solo run from Murrell saw him ghost past two defenders before providing a neat finish past the goalie.

In the second 45, the hosts didn’t hold back. Firstly, the instrumental Murrell was put through on goal and dinked a cheeky lob over the keeper.

Jamie Cairns then got in on the act to score from the edge of the box into the far corner.

Murrell grabbed his third and extended the hosts’ lead when he took down a ball over the top before providing a neat finish.

Cairns grabbed another with a simple header at the back post to complete the scoring.

Cavalry charge

Cavalry PARK 17s advanced to the third round of the Scottish Cup after beating Musselburgh Windsor 4-1 at Pinkie Playing Fields.

Cavalry started strongly and took an early lead five minutes in. A storming 40-yard run from left-back Milosz Pajak ended with him smashing the ball home.

It was a setback for Musselburgh, but they dealt with it well, pushing bodies forward in search of an equaliser. Their hard work paid off before the break when Cameron McAlpine delivered a cross-field ball into Cai Smith, who took a touch before firing into the top corner.

Cavalry Park scored twice soon after half-time. Kyle Dixon nodded in from a corner to restore the visitors’ lead before he turned provider, threading though the ball to Osayamen Idemudia, who provided a cheeky backheel finish from inside the box.

Not content with a two-goal cushion, Cavalry continued to attack and scored their fourth when Pajak sent a through ball along the line to Idemudia before he cut inside to score from a tight angle.