Spartans win the Colin Greenhill Trophy

Spartans Reds 16s added the Colin Greenhill Trophy to their Scottish Cup triumph. Picture: Susie Raeburn
Spartans Reds 16s added the Colin Greenhill Trophy to their Scottish Cup triumph. Picture: Susie Raeburn
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Spartans Reds 16s secured the Colin Greenhill Memorial Trophy after the Scottish Cup winners were taken all the way to penalty kicks by Tynecastle.

Tynecastle opened the scoring after Sean Brown nipped in at the back post to slot home, capitalising on a great ball in from Lewis McKay on the left.

Spartans levelled five minutes later through a wonderful free kick, Oran Hosey stepped up and his rocket of a shot came off the underside of the bar and in to equalise right on the stroke of half-time.​

With neither team able to get a crucial second goal in regulation time, into extra time they went.

Spartans went 2-1 up in the first period when Harry Girdwood produced a deft touch at the near post to turn the ball home. With a minute left, Tynecastle’s Bruce McCrorie popped up in the box to knock the ball home from close range to send the final into penalties. In the shoot-out, Daniel Sutherland scored the crucial kick as Spartans ran out 4-3 winners.

The competition is played in memory of former Evening News sports journalist Colin Greenhill, who passed away in 2012.