Tynecastle 17s leave a bad taste for Currie

Tynecastle 17s scored first but their opponents, Currie STar, dominated much of the match
Tynecastle 17s scored first but their opponents, Currie STar, dominated much of the match
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Tynecastle 17s scored late on to salvage a 2-2 draw in their league encounter with Currie Star 17s at Meggetland.

After Currie had gone close to breaking the deadlock early on, Tynecastle took the lead against the run of play in the 15th minute. Ben Gardiner did well down the right-hand side before crossing to Jamie Stewart who headed the ball into the bottom corner.

Despite conceding, the hosts didn’t let their heads drop and they equalised just before the break. Euan Smith was fouled in the area and the referee showed no hesitation in awarding a spot kick. Up stepped Daniel Jardine and he found the bottom left corner of the net.

Currie continued to play some good football at the start of the second half and scored an incredible goal to go 2-1 up. After the ball broke from a corner Liam Hutchison hit a first-time pile-driver 35 yards out and it flew into the goal.

Despite dominating the second half the hosts weren’t able to wrap the game up and Tynecastle brought the scores level just before the end. A ball into the box wasn’t cleared and Matthew McKenzie was able to tuck in from five yards.

Penicuik give Villa the blues

Penicuik Athletic 19s ran out 3-1 winners in their Division 2 clash away to Longniddry Villa Blues 19s. Sean Stewart helped the visitors get off to a great start when he opened the scoring in the 15th minute. Chasing down a through-ball he took one touch before firing home. Longniddry’s lack of application cost them soon after when Penicuik went 2-0 up. After good pressing from Athletic an error at the heart of the Longniddry defence gifted away possession. David Wardhaugh chased down the loose ball, ran into the area and fired it in.

In the second half the hosts tightened up at the back and began to look more dangerous. It wasn’t enough to prevent Penicuik grabbing a third however. Michael Murphy tried a long-distance effort which bounced right in front of the goalie. It was spilled and Grant Stewart fired in the rebound.

Despite the scoreline Longniddry didn’t give up and grabbed a consolation late on when Jordan Ritchie scored on the break.

Hannah’s handy strike

Cramond FC 15s scored in the dying minutes to snatch a 1-0 win away from home against Redhall Star 15s in Division 2.

Despite there being only one goal to separate the sides it was a match not short of entertainment with both teams creating an abundance of chances.

It was going to be a tight affair with both teams in fine form. In the 34th minute Redhall thought they had taken the lead when Robbie Campbell had the ball in the net. Campbell followed up Sam Donachie’s shot and put the ball in but the referee deemed he was offside.

Redhall increased their pressure in the second 45 but were just not able to find the breakthrough with Stuart Sutherland in the Cramond goal making some vital stops.

Twenty minutes from time Charlie Cumming almost gave the visitors a crucial goal when he unleashed a powerful shot from long range but it went narrowly wide.

With both teams going for a winner late on it was Cramond who got the breakthrough two minutes from time.

John Hannah cut inside the penalty area and his shot found its way just inside the post much to the jubilation of his team-mates.