Seniors: Easthouses target Alex Jack semis

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Easthouses Lily will be aiming to pull off another Alex Jack Cup upset in tomorrow’s quarter-final trip to Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale.

First Division Lily saw off top-tier side Tynecastle on penalties after a 3-3 draw in the first round and manager Dave McQueenie sees no reason why his troops can’t continue their run at Saughton.

“Lothian are going well just now so it will be another big test for us against Premier opposition,” said McQueenie. “We beat Tynecastle in the previous round so hopefully we can repeat that result.

“We need to show the same hard work, determination and never-give-up attitude as when we went behind on three occasions against Tynecastle.”

Easthouses are without the injured David Arthur and the unavailable Stuart Love, but John Baigrie is back in contention for a place in the squad.

Alex Jack Cup holders Leith Athletic will host Peebles Rovers, who defeated Duns 5-0 at the previous stage of the tournament.

High-flying Ormiston, who have won their last three matches, head south to meet Eyemouth United, who emerged 3-2 victors at Kelso United in the first round.

Lowland League sides Gretna 2008 and Stirling University meet in the other quarter-final tie.

In the Premier Division, Heriot-Watt University, the only side without a point in the top tier, will aim to claim some reward from a trip to face Stirling University’s second string.

Elsewhere, second-bottom Spartans have the opportunity to leapfrog Tynecastle when the teams clash at Ainslie Park.

The First Division action sees Hibernian’s youngsters play Duns at East Mains, while Kelso United entertain Berwick Rangers Reserves.