Youth football: Portobello U-13s, Edinburgh South and Musselburgh Windsor into last eight of Inspiresport Scottish Cup
Local teams chasing a step closer to silverware
An emphatic performance from Portobello-Under-13s secured a quarter-final spot in the Inspiresport Scottish Cup after their dominant 4-0 victory over Glenburn MYFC.
Portobello’s visitors from the west came into the
last-16 tie unbeaten all season but that record was quickly torn to shreds by a determined home team.
It took just five minutes for the deadlock to be broken as Finn Reid, Adam O’Connor and Alex Black interchanged the ball quickly with each other, paving the way for Callum Learmonth to find the net.
Reid was scythed down on the edge of the box by a frustrated visiting player and from the resultant free-kick Jay Mill found the top corner for number two.
Portobello were cruising by this point and their third of the day quickly arrived through Learmonth’s second after Usman Chaudry played the ball unselfishly to his team-mate after his initial volley came back to him off the post.
Kyle Williams rounded off a huge win for Porty when he fired into the back of the net.
Portobello’s league rivals Edinburgh South and Musselburgh Windsor will also fly the flag for SERYFA in the last eight after they both comfortably came through their ties.
South were 6-1 winners at home to LK Galaxy Blues as they racked up the goals in the second half after leading 1-0 at the break through Riley
Cullen’s header from Conor Grealis’ cross.
LK pulled a goal back early in the second half, but from then on it was all South. Sean McMorran restored their advantage when he prodded the ball into the net following Calvin Edgar’s strike.
Grealis then set up Cullen once more for their third of the afternoon, before Grealis was set up himself from Zach Carmichael’s through ball and he made no mistake when put in one-on-one with the visiting keeper.
OJ Hill and Grealis combined to set up Campbell Fairgrieve for their fifth, and Kyle Connolly left the best until last with a fierce left-footed strike from 25 yards which nestled in the bottom corner.
Edinburgh City Whites 17s are the only SERYFA team left in the 2003s Scottish Cup after they eased through to the quarter-finals with a 4-0 defeat of Dumbarton Riverside.
City led 1-0 at the interval thanks to Owen Irvine’s goal after he reacted quickest to pounce on the rebound following Arin Tuncay’s strike.
Irvine would go on to secure his second following a good run, before James Jackson cut the ball back for Graeme Dailey to find the empty net after some intricate build-up play down the right.
Irvine would go on to secure his hat-trick after he lifted himself up off the turf after winning a penalty to grab goal number four.