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Hibs Ladies take Weir’s way in SSE Scottish Cup

Hibs Ladies are overwhelming favourites to progress to the third round of the SSE Scottish Cup when they travel to SWFL Division 1 South outfit Weir Thistle.

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Hutchison Vale 14s

Youth wrap: Hutchie 14s strike late and mine Jewel Cup

A late goal sealed victory for Hutchison Vale Under-14s in the Jewel Miners Cup Final as they edged past Spartans 2-1.

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Lasswade 13s

Youth football: Lasswade Thistle 13s cap debut season with title

Lasswade Thistle Under-13s have won the South East Region’s First Division in their debut season in 11-a-side football

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Hibs Ladies coach Dean Gibson charged with breaking gambling rules

Hibs Ladies development coach Dean Gibson has become the latest figure in Scottish football to fall foul of rules against gambling.

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Tom Johnston

Focus on local football: Juniors clubs ‘could not be convinced’

Scottish Junior Football Association secretary Tom Johnston admits they didn’t do enough to convince Junior clubs in the east to stay, although he doesn’t know what more they could have done.

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Penicuik celebrate winning the East of Scotland Cup in their final match as a Junior club. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Penicuik hero Craig Hume glad referee decided not to show red

Matchwinner Craig Hume admitted he was perhaps lucky to avoid a first-half red card before he went on to get the opener as Penicuik Athletic ended their spell in the Juniors by becoming East of Scotland Cup champions for the first time.

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Lothian Thistle have won the East of Scotland League three times in the past five years, although they were pipped by Kelty Hearts last term. Pic: TSPL

Focus on local football: East of Scotland League ‘now place to be’

The launch of the Pyramid system was just what the Scottish game craved. However, it hasn’t been the smoothest transition.

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Gary Small

Focus on local football: ‘Wake-up call for Lowland League’

Whitehill Welfare boss Gary Small believes the revamped East of Scotland League will give Lowland League clubs a much-needed wake-up call.

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Tranent midfielder Ben Miller

Tranent aim to sign off from Juniors with cup hat-trick

“Here we go, three in a row!” could well be the chant belting out of Prestonfield in the aftermath of tomorrow’s East of Scotland Cup final.

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Bonnyrigg and Newtongrange Star will play in the East of Scotland League next season

New East of Scotland League set-up confirmed for next season

The East of Scotland League will have 39 teams taking part next season playing across three conferences.

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Bonnyrigg Rose celebrate winning the Fife & Lothians Cup. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Bonnyrigg hit five in final to seal league and cup double

Bonnyrigg Rose wrapped up a league and cup double in style, marking their last season in the Juniors by sweeping aside local rivals Newtongrange Star 5-1 in the final of the Fife and Lothians Cup.

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park life: Cavalry Park 16s won the Division 1 League Cup

Youths: Cup win puts Cavalry Park 16s in a league of their own

Cavalry Park 16s swept Musselburgh Windsor aside 6-2 to lift the Division 1 League Cup at Bonnyrigg.

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Newtongrange Star manager Stevie McLeish

Newtongrange boss relishing ‘historic’ final clash with Bonnyrigg

Newtongrange Star boss Stevie McLeish has described tonight’s Fife and Lothians Cup final with fierce rivals Bonnyrigg Rose as an historic occasion for both clubs.

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Arran Ponton scores the opening goal for Penicuik. Pic: Jon Savage

Aaron Somerville believes he’s played his way into Penicuik’s final line-up

Penicuik Athletic striker Aaron Somerville reckons manager Johnny Harvey can’t afford to leave him out of their starting XI in next weekend’s East of Scotland Cup final after he came off the bench to bag a double to get them there.

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Linlithgow's Gary Thom scored from 50 yards

Juniors round-up: Linlithgow sign off with win; Ryan Porteous is Newtongrange hero

Linlithgow finished what could be their last-ever season in the Juniors on a high with a thumping 4-0 win at Forfar West End.

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Calvin Shand

Calvin Shand quit Musselburgh because ‘things not right’

Calvin Shand has revealed he reluctantly quit his post as manager of Premier League champions Musselburgh Athletic because things weren’t right behind the scenes at the club.

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Sam Jones (right) in action for Penicuik. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Penicuik plan to bid farewell to Juniors with a flourish

Penicuik Athletic midfielder Sam Jones insists the players are desperate to put on a show for their supporters in the club’s final home game as a Junior outfit when they host Dundonald Bluebell in the semi-final of the East of Scotland Cup tomorrow.

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Bo'ness United and Broxburn Athletic are making the switch

Bo’ness and Broxburn latest Junior teams to make East of Scotland switch

Bo’ness United and Broxburn Athletic are the latest Junior clubs to initiate their plans for a move to the East of Scotland League next season, with Linlithgow Rose understood to be next to follow suit.

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Leith Athletic Under-15s won the South East Region Cup

Youth round-up: Plethora of Lothians clubs clinch silverware

LEITH ATHLETIC Under-15s won the South East Region Cup after an eight-goal thriller against Longniddry Villa at Hallhill.

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Tollcross Thistle retained the Logan Cup

Amateurs: Youssef Bejaoui heroics keep Tollcross’ Logan run going

Tollcross Thistle boss Alan McKay has backed goalkeeper Youssef Bejaoui for a Scotland Amateur call-up after the former Penicuik Athletic stopper helped them to retain the Logan Cup.

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