Tynie’s bid for third Scottish Cup in a row ends in agony

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Tynecastle Under-17s suffered penalty shootout heartbreak as their bid to lift a third Trans World Soccer Scottish Cup in a row were thwarted by Antonine FC Blacks.

After a 2-2 draw in normal time, and a 3-3 finish after extra-time, Duntocher outfit Blacks won 6-5 on spot-kicks.

Tynie, playing in their fifth final at Airdrie on the trot, were on top in the early exchanges and striker Greg Kerr missed a 20th-minute penalty when he struck the ball into the arms of Antonine No.1 Scott Wright.

They got in front on the stroke of half-time when Ciaron Small forced home a corner from close range. Tynie doubled their lead after 53 minutes when Small set up Greg Kerr, who fired a low strike into the net.

Antonine pulled one back when Euan Urquhart fired a wonderful free-kick into the top corner. And Blacks deservedly got back on level terms after 75 minutes when Andrew Nixon glanced his header into the net, forcing extra-time.

Nixon then hit the post in the first half of extra-time before putting Antonine ahead in the second period when he converted a low cross from the right. Tynie weren’t finished, though, and, with seconds remaining, Jason Kerr latched on to a long ball and fired home another equaliser from 12 yards out.

In the shootout, both sides scored their five penalties with impressive quality before Tynie’s Mark Sheills had his spot-kick saved.

That paved the way for Antonine’s Calum Campbell to score the decisive kick.

Broughton U13s triumph

BROUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL lifted the TSB under-13 Scottish Shield on Thursday, seeing off Graeme High School 2-1 at Tynecastle Stadium.

The Edinburgh side went close in the early stages, but Daryl Meikle was there for the Falkirk outfit to clear the ball off the line. Broughton took the lead in the first half when a corner from the right was helped towards goal by Craig Henderson and Christopher Hamilton forced a header into the net.

Graeme got back on level terms at the start of the second half, with Jack Hodge playing a neat one-two with Connor McBride before rolling the ball past Christopher Peden in the Broughton goal.

Broughton responded with the winner, though, as Anthony McDonald met a corner at the near post and fired home with his left foot.

No Gray area for Tranent

LOMOND GRAY bagged a hat-trick to ensure Tranent Colts 14s won the Kivlin Cup in style, as they romped to a 4-0 win over Easthouses at New Dundas Park.

The East Lothian side went ahead just 30 seconds into the encounter, with Gray finishing well after having a great ball played through to him. Gray then doubled his side’s advantage after ten minutes when a superb passing exchange down the left cut open the Easthouses defence and allowed Gray to coolly despatch his second of the match.

Gray’s treble was complete midway through the second-half, the striker hitting a superb shot across the goalkeeper and into the top corner following another neat passing move.

Tranent wrapped up proceedings with a fourth when Harry Thomson rounded the goalkeeper to score with ease into an empty net.