Tynecastle 16s were emphatic 6-1 winners away to Cavalry Park 16s in Division 1 at Duddingston Playing Fields
The visitors ramped up the pressure early on as they went in search of a quick breakthrough.
By the tenth minute, the deadlock was broken as Jay Kilboy was on hand to tap in from close range.
Cavalry soon found an equaliser. Andrew Fleming struck a blistering free-kick from the edge of the box, which flew into the bottom corner.
Tynie responded forcefully, however, and in the space of five minutes were 3-1 ahead. First, Cameron Dawson got up well to fire in a towering header before he doubled his tally with a neat finish in the box.
The striker then fired in two more in quick succession to give his side a commanding 5-1 lead at half-time.
Tynecastle continued to dictate proceedings and substitute Lewis Thomson came off the bench to fire in a composed finish in the box.
Star sparkle after break
Currie STAR 17s came from behind to take all three points in a 4-1 victory over Fernieside 17s at Drum Park.
A misplaced backpass at the heart of the Currie defence gave possession to Charlie Adams, who chipped the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper to give Fernieside a 35th-minute lead.
The visitors pulled the scores level shortly after the interval. A drilled ball into the area from the left found Samir Lazim, who opened up his body and rifled the ball high into the net.
Currie continued to dictate the game and quickly scored two more. Cammy Ross tucked the ball in from six yards. Then, Arran Singh hit a first-time shot from the edge of the area into the bottom corner for 3-1.
The visitors grabbed a fourth at the death. Jake Henderson was chopped down in the box and a penalty was awarded. He got up to take it himself and found the back of the net.
Surgeon cuts open Peebles
Hutchison Vale 19s recorded a comprehensive 5-0 away victory against Peebles 19s in the first round of the Bob Bankier Trophy.
The visitors started well and took a deserved early lead. A hopeful cross-field ball into the box found Rhys Surgeon, who got up to head Hutchie ahead.
Surgeon quickly grabbed his and Hutchie’s second shortly after. Receiving the ball on the edge of the box, he tried his luck with an instinctive first time shot and it flew into the top corner.
Just before the break, the away side stormed into a 3-0 lead. After patient build-up in midfield, Devin Burnside broke clear of the defence, latching onto a through ball and slotting in past the goalie.
The second-half was more of the same, with Hutchie in the ascendency. After having two goals chalked off for offside Willie Kerr finally got on the scoresheet with a close-range effort.
The visitors then capped off a dominant performance with a fifth goal near the end. Burnside was the creator this time, feeding the ball to Craig Williamson to score.