Youth football: Wins for Tynecastle 17s, Cramond 16s and Spartans 17s
Local sides produce the goals
Tynecastle 17s secured their second victory of their Division 1 campaign with a dominant 6-0 defeat of Broxburn Diamonds away from home.
It was only really after the interval that Tynie took control of the match against their West Lothian opponents, after a first half which could have gone either way saw the visitors lead at half-time after an unfortunate own goal.
The final scoreline was harsh on Broxburn who began the second half on top, but fell further behind when Lewis Grahame headed in from Ewan Greenhill’s cross.
The hosts continued to pass the ball around well, not forsaking their style of play in search of a route back into the match. Tynie’s pace in the forward areas caused all sorts of problems for Broxburn and they would go out of sight with a double from Chad Barclay, plus goal apiece from Cameron Smith and Conor Reid.
Cramond Under-16s overpowered Division 3B bottom club Civil Service Strollers with a convincing 4-0 victory to go third in the table.
The home side were dominant in the opening half, with a mixture of bad luck and profligacy in front of goal meaning they only went into the break with a one-goal lead,Scott McKie firing in following a terrific move involving Chris Black, Mack Ireland and Ollie Heliwell.
The second arrived when Ireland was quickest to react and tapped in the rebound after Euan Bryce’s shot had struck the post.
That goal afforded Cramond some breathing space, as for as long as they remained just a goal in front, there was always a risk Civil could get back into the tie. Goalkeeper Ewan Knight produced a terrific save from a free-kick to deny the visitors a goal back.
Two goals in the final five minutes capped a good afternoon for the home side with Ireland and Bryce both scoring.
Spartans Under-17s moved into second place in Division 2 after a comfortable 6-0 win over Currie Star.
Liam Cairns hit a hat-rick, while Bailey Clark, Murray Skiffington and Joe Nicholson all got on the scoresheet for the men from north Edinburgh.