Leith Athletic 13s shine with their dozen goals

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Leith Athletic 13s continued their strong start to the season with a sparkling 12-0 victory in the Scottish Cup second round over North Berwick Colts 13s at Meadowbank.

The Division 1 leaders wasted no time tackling the task ahead. They struck three goals in the opening 15 minutes through Cameron Stewart’s neat turn and finish, Strathy Mackay’s sliding effort and Owen Gray’s tidy lob over Colts keeper 
Angus Mather.

Athletic didn’t let up and after Cameron Kerr and Keiran Aitchison got on the scoresheet shortly afterwards, the rout continued before the break with four more in the space of 15 minutes. In between three more goals for Mackay, Gray doubled his account for the day with a quick turn of pace in the box before slotting in.

After the break Athletic continued to dominate the cup tie with the game over as a contest. Gray bagged his hat-trick with a well-taken finish in the box, before Cal Stenhouse got on the scoresheet as he fired in at the back-post.

With minutes to go, Cameron Kerr topped off the performance with a 25-yard strike.

• Musselburgh Windsor 16s progressed to the third round of the Scottish Cup after a penalty shoot-out win over Cramond 16s at the Royal High School.

The game finished 2-2 after extra-time, with both sides playing some free-flowing attacking football, but it was Cramond who began strongest of the two sides when they surged into a 2-0 lead early on.

Ben Martin opened the scoring when he volleyed in from close range to make it 
1-0. Then, on the 15th-minute mark, Brodie McDiarmid shot into a crowded Musselburgh box and Jamie Jennings glanced a backheel into the goal.

To their credit, Musselburgh showed fight before the interval and they found the net with a goal before the break to give themselves hope for the second half. Shaun Dick picked out Jay Murray with a cross and he headed in from close range for 1-2.

Midway through the second half Mussy got themselves right back in the game with a deserved equaliser. Matthew Dodds cross-cum-shot might have been a tad fortunate, but his side were keen to take a goal in any form to make it 2-2.

With the teams unable to be separated after extra time, the game went to penalties and in sudden-death, keeper Jack Buchanan pulled off a fine save to deny Cramond’s Kalvin Nicol to win the shoot-out 4-3.

• Bonnyrigg Rose 19s held off a late fightback from AC Oxgangs 19s to win 3-2 in the second round of the Scottish Cup at Colinton Mains Park.

Bonnyrigg struck the opener before half time through Lewis Seath and five minutes into the second half things got even better for Rose as they found another through sub Tyrese Reynolds when he sent a cross-cum-shot from the right flank that crept just inside the post and over the head of Oxgangs keeper Dale Pryde.

Oxgangs responded through Alexander Lee and Josh Neill, but Rose went up the other end to find a winner minutes later when Rohan McDowell finished seven yards out for 3-2.