The Scottish Youth FA Cup semi final saw Mill United drawn against Edina Hibs at a sunny K park in East Kilbride. Edina Hibs were dominant throughout the match and showed no signs of conceding a goal. Mill United tried to keep their defence tight, but after the third goal went in, it was inevitable that Edina would eventually progress into the final.
Edina had an early chance when Aidan Mackenzie broke into the box and got a shot away but the Goalkeeper got a firm hand to the ball.
Edina won a corner, giving them a good chance to get the ball into the box. The ball was whipped in and fell to Alassan Jones at the back post but he couldn't keep his header down and it rose over the bar and out for a goal kick to Mill United.
Edina enjoying most of possession as Alassan Jones received the ball with his back to goal just outside the six yard box, there were no passes on so a bit of improvisation was required, Jones got away a powerful back heel away but the goalkeeper made a good reaction save.
The first goal came from a penalty kick. Liam Edmonston was dragged down just inside the box and the referee pointed to the spot. It was Dean Burgess who stepped up and smashed the ball straight down the middle as the keeper went left.
Alassan Jones was on the ball wide right, he dropped the shoulder and cut inside, leaving his man behind and with the left foot he cannoned a shot off the post.
Allassan Jones was once again frustrated by the woodwork yet again as just moments after he hit the post, Jones had an almost identical opportunity to get a shot away, he cut inside again on to his left foot and let fly another thunderous effort that struck the crossbar.
The second goal would have frustrated the Mill United goalkeeper, as a free kick from the half way line was struck by the captain Steven King into the box, an awkward bounce made it hard for the goalkeeper to judge and it went over his head and into the top corner, giving Edina Hibs the two goal lead.
The perfect end to a dominant first half for Edina as Fraser Blackie crossed the ball into the box for Lewis Sives to chest down and drill the shot far post to kill the game off.
The referee blew his whistle for half time. Mill United failed to get into the game quick enough and Edina Hibs were too good on the ball and took their chances, giving them a 3-0 convincing lead at the break.