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Wednesday, 27 March 2013 13:52

Musselburgh progress after lengthy school trip

Written by  Will Reid
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Nicolson Institute
 vs
Musselburgh Grammar
 
 
 
U13 SSFA Shield - R5
Nicolston Institute
27/03/2013
 
 
 
Musselburgh Grammar of East Lothian made the longest trip possible at the fifth round stage of the SSFA Shield - making a lengthy car journey before hoping on a ferry - to take on Nicolson Institute of Stornoway.

After receiving a bye in the opening round the Western Isles school had taken care of Inverness HS, Banchory Academy and Banff Academy on the road to the last sixteen. The visitors from East Lothian had also received a bye before beating James Young HS and Holy Rood HS in the local rounds and winning dramtically over Larbert HS on penalty kicks.
 
A tense first half saw just one goal separate the sides, a well taken finish by Patrick Lightband of Musselburgh. The tie remained in the balance at the interval.
 
Half Time: Nicolson Institute 0-1 Musselburgh Grammar
 
The second half was a more open affair and the away side took full advantage in the final third. Lightband scored his and Musselburgh's second before a goal from Mark Malloy had Grammar in cruise control.

One final goal, with the last touch coming from a Nicolson Institute defender, rounded off the scoring at 4-0.

The quarter finals await for Musselburgh, with a considerably shorter trip west on the cards. Duncanrig Secondary of East Kilbride and Glasgow's John Paul Academy contest the last 16 tie for the right to host them in the last eight.
 
Full Time: Nicolson Institute 0-4 Musselburgh Grammar
 
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