Musselburgh Windsor into last 16 of this season’s Inspiresport Scottish Cup
Success for local clubs in Scottish Cups
Last season’s under-15s Inspiresport Scottish Cup winners Musselburgh Windsor progressed to the to the last 16 of this season’s competition with a dramatic extra-time victory away to Bathgate Thistle Rovers, winning 2-1.
Currently having an in-different campaign so far in their Division 1 league with justly one win in five, Windsor 16s put their domestic woes aside to maintain their aims of securing national silverware twice in a row.
They suffered a blow after just 25 minutes, however, when a defensive mix-up led to hosts Bathgate taking an easy lead to leave Windsor rocked.
Burgh were struggling to generate any rhythm on a heavy pitch which wasn’t conducive to their usual style, but a tactical reshuffle paid dividends as Musselburgh went more direct, with Josh Murray finding the net to take the tie to extra-time and keeping their dreams alive.
Revitalised by that late goal, Windsor remained in the ascendancy in extra-time and took the lead for the first time. Finn Thomson was bundled inside the penalty area and dusted himself down to find the net from 12 yards out.
Elsewhere, Tynecastle 16s also progressed to the last 16 after their 4-2 penalty-shootout win away to Milton Blacks following a 2-2 draw. Hutchison Vale are also through courtesy of their 4-1 victory over Glenrothes Athletic.
Spartans under-14s will feature in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup after they brushed aside Cumbernauld Colts Blue with ease after a 6-1 home rout.
The Ainslie Park club got off to an impressive start after just six minutes when Joe Uwandu struck after a flowing team passing move.
Cumbernauld pulled level 15 minutes later but that was their only highlight as from then on it was all Spartans.
Uwandu got his second of the day following an impressive run by Rory Jack, before Innes Palmer tapped in number three.
Lewis Harrison got their fourth after 40 minutes, with team-mate James Miller netting an excellent double in the second half – his first goal the pick of the two when he netted from 25 yards out.
In the under-15s competition, Lasswade Thistle were impressive 5-2 winners away to Cambuslang with Frazer Sutherland bagging an impressive hat-trick plus goals from Bailey Klimionek and Rory Harrison.