CAVALRY PARK 17S edged out AC Oxgangs 2-1 in the Tom Wilson Memorial Cup at Meggetland.
The win gives Jimmy Scott’s side a fighting chance of making the semi-finals as they currently stand on five points in the group stages.
After a scrappy opening, Cavalry began to take control with Oxgangs goalkeeper Lewis Whitelaw making a string of saves to deny Rowan Fife and then Milosz Pajek.
However, there was little he could do to prevent Cavalry Park taking the lead on the stroke of half-time. Samer Lazim broke down the left before delivering a cross to Jamie Clugston, who volleyed in at the second time of asking.
After the break, Lazim got on the scoresheet himself to double Cavalry’s tally. Kyle Dixon carved out the opportunity down the right before sending the ball into the box where the forward dived to head in.
Ten minutes later, sub Jamie Carrick found the net for Oxgangs after latching onto Alexander Lee’s pass. Despite pushing forward at the death, the visitors couldn’t get another and Cavalry held on to take all three points.
• Hutchie 16s reach Jackie Faichney Memorial Cup final
Hutchison Vale 16s progressed to the final of the Jackie Faichney Memorial Cup with a 4-0 win over Tynecastle 16s at Peffermill.
Keen to reach their first cup final of the season, Hutchie grabbed a goal to set them on their way 15 minutes in.
Fareid Yassein won the ball in the middle of the park before holding off the Tynie defence to find the bottom corner.
Hutchie doubled their lead 20 minutes into the second half. Cameron Paton was brought down by Tynie keeper Fraser Briton and Harry Pullar scored the spot-kick.
Hutchie continued to press and were rewarded with two more goals before the final whistle blew.
Owen Richardson steered the ball in before Blair Conway found the roof of the goal with a side-footed effort from just inside the area to complete the scoring.
• AC Oxgangs boosted by late blitz
AC Oxgangs 15s climbed to the top of Division 3 with a 3-1 win over Dunbar United Colts 15s at Colinton Mains Park.
The visitors took the lead after five minutes. Jordan Bisset used his pace to get down the wing before crossing to Callum Denholm, who volleyed in from close range. A revitalised Oxgangs side came out after the break and, with eight minutes to go, finally got the breakthrough their pressure warranted when Connor Allen’s cross into the box wasn’t cleared and Brandon Porter found the net to make it 1-1.
Minutes later, left back Adam Cairnie put Oxgangs ahead with a powerful shot into the roof of the net before Mark McCann made it 3-1 in a devastating five-minute spell.