Edinburgh City Whites march past Tynie

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Edinburgh City Whites 14s progressed to the second round of the Scottish Cup after beating Tynecastle FC Colts 14s 3-0.

On what was a glorious sunny morning at Forrester High School, Tynie started brightly.

They had a good chance to open the scoring after three minutes when Lucas Anderson ran on to a through ball, but his timid shot was easily saved by the Whites keeper.

Edinburgh City’s best chance of the first 45 minutes fell to Danny Hendry. After a surging run, his powerful strike from 20 yards out was tipped on to the post by keeper Jack Young.

City looked a more determined outfit in the second half and they made the breakthrough in the 55th minute when Callum Simpson’s spectacular strike from distance left Young with no chance.

Two minutes later, they doubled their advantage when Struan Maclean headed home with ease after Afoladi Osibanjo showed good strength to ride the challenge of Liam Conlon before crossed the ball into the danger area.

City sealed their victory with a late third when Luke Pudney played through a defence-splitting pass which Callum Smith curled around the onrushing keeper.

Vibrant Vics to the four

Newcraighall Leith Vics 19s ran out 4-0 away winners against Easthouses FC 19s in the first round of the Scottish Cup.

On a bright but blustery afternoon at Mayfield complex, the visitors started the better of the two teams.

They took the lead after 30 minutes when Jordan Grant fired hom a stunning shot from 25 yards after some good build-up play.

Not content with a one-goal cushion, Newcraighall continued to attack and grabbed another after the break. Daniel Garvey burst through the middle, beat the Easthouses defence for pace and placed the ball in the back of the net.

Garvey continued to threaten the Easthouses goal and was causing all kinds of problems. In the 65th minute, he was fouled in the area and a penalty kick was awarded. He picked himself up and duly despatched the spot kick.

Three minutes later, the victory was completed as Grant capitalised on a defensive mix-up between keeper and centre-back, and was left to shoot into an open goal for his second of the game.

No stopping the Cavalry

Cavalry Park 17s swept aside Livingston Star with an emphatic 7-0 victory in the first round of the Scottish Cup at Meggetland.

The opener came in 16 minutes when Samuel Nhamburo received a ball over the top before slamming home.

Osayamen Idemudia poked home the second when he got on the end of a low cross from the left hand side.

With the momentum in their favour, the home side continued to attack and Calum Paterson netted with a sublime shot from 25 yards out just before the break.

Livingston couldn’t stop the rot and shortly after the break Cavalry went four goals ahead when Daniel Mullins unleashed a magnificent effort which flew in from just outside the box.

In the 59th minute, Paterson took Cavalry’s tally to five when he was the quickest to react to a loose ball in the box.

Jason Scott got in on the act to score next when he calmly diverted in a cross from the left.

Then, just before the end, Paterson completed the rout when he grabbed his hat-trick with a blistering strike from outside the box.