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Currie Star Colts 14s

Currie Star Colts 14s

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Currie Star Colts 14s ran out comfortable 3-1 winners against Leith Athletic Colts in Division 3 at Saughton.

Despite both sides coming close in the opening 45 minutes, neither could find the back of the net. After the break, the hosts upped their game and managed two quick-fire goals to take control of the fixture.

Teo Cengiz whipped in a free-kick from the left which picked out Luis Wood at the back post. The No.8 took one touch to control the ball before firing in from close range.

Moments later, Josh Nicholls surged forward with the ball from midfield and, with the Leith defence backing off, he struck a thunderous long-range effort which left Steven Andrews in the visitors’ goal with no chance.

The home side looked comfortable on the ball and Wood grabbed his second and Currie’s third when he followed up Nicholls’ strike to tap in.

Leith grabbed a deserved goal for their efforts at the end when Connor McClaghlan swept the ball into the net from just inside the area.

Hutchie hit back in Cup

Hutchison Vale 16s came from behind to book a place in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup with a 3-2 extra-time victory over Glenboig United at Middleshot Square.

Despite an even opening period, the hosts found themselves 2-0 down with only 15 minutes on the clock. Five minutes in, the North Lanarkshire side struck when a hopeful ball forward found Connor Black and he lifted the ball over Patrick Martin in the Hutchie goal.

Glenboig doubled their lead when Jordan Hamilton spun on the edge of the box to find the bottom corner.

Hutchie were determined to get back into the game and their efforts were finally rewarded just after the break when they pulled one back. Fareid Yassein played a well-weighted pass into Kyle Hunter’s path and he smashed it into the roof of the net.

Just over ten minutes later, Hunter grabbed another to pull the scores level. The No.10 brought down Harry Pullar’s ball into the box before striking it past Glenboig goalie Lewis Smith.

In extra time, Hutchie grabbed the winning goal when Jamie MacKay slotted past Smith to make it 3-2 to the Edinburgh side.

Tynecastle 15s are five alive

Tynecastle Colts 15s brushed aside Blackhall Athletic with an impressive 5-0 victory in Division 2 at Meggetland.

Despite Blackhall’s best defensive efforts, Tynie went ahead after 15 minutes when Michael Joyce burst into the box before sliding the ball into the net.

After Jay Baker doubled their lead ten minutes later, Tynecastle managed a third after just over half an hour into the affair, when his shot from the edge of the box found the bottom-right corner. The visitors didn’t take their foot off the gas in the second half and grabbed two more goals. Jay Corner was the first to react when a corner ball fell his way to bundle in from six yards.

Baker then grabbed his second and Tynie’s fifth of the game with a great solo goal. After breaking from midfield, he took on three Blackhall players before placing the ball into the bottom-left corner.