New signings shine as Edinburgh City win East of Scotland City Cup

Edinburgh City won the East of Scotland City Cup with a 5-2 win over East Kilbride at Oriam.

Sunday, 7th July 2019, 4:10 pm
Jonny Court scored twice for Edinburgh City
Jonny Court scored twice for Edinburgh City

The Lowland League champions took the lead on 12 minutes during Saturday’s encounter through Graeme Holmes, but their lead lasted less than a minute as new signing and former Hibs midfielder Alex Harris equalised.

City’s job was made easier when Kilby’s Darren O’Dea was sent off on the 20-minute mark, but they responded well and re-took the lead on 31 minutes when former Hibs kid Ruari Paton blasted home a free-kick.

City, however, restored parity just before half time, with striker Scott Shepherd netting.

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The League 2 side made their numerical superiority tell in the second half.

Another new signing in 
midfielder Jonny Court made it 3-2 on 50 minutes and the same player gave City breathing space five minutes later with his second of the match for 4-2.

Harris then made sure that the silverware would be in City’s hands, blasting home their fifth and final goal.