Musselburgh Windsor made the journey North to play Lewis United Youth in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup. It was Musselburgh who secured their place in the quarter-final, with a 4-3 win following a goalless first half. Musselburgh’s goals were scored by Justin Jordan, Robert Lee McCartney and two by Lewis Higginson, while Lewis’ goals were scored by Simone Zanda and two by Dylan Cummings.
The visitors were pressing early on but Lewis United held their defence strong and were not giving anything away. Musselburgh were forced to set up their scoring opportunities from set pieces but Lewis were able to clear.
Tait Duthie made the first real break for Lewis and put the ball into space for Aiden Leonard but Musselburgh closed in to deny the scoring opportunity.
Soon after, Simone Zanda crossed the ball into the box for the home side but it was nudged just too far for Dylan Cummings to run onto, and he was unable to make a shot at goal.
Musselburgh began to show more of the attacking play that they had displayed early on and Robert Lee McCartney shot from the edge of the box but it was caught by Lewis goalkeeper, Reece Singer.
Once again, Zanda was on the attack for the home side, weaving through the defence but his shot from inside the box was pushed wide by Mussleburgh goalkeeper, Nathan Cummings.
End to end play ensued, with both teams trying to create chances but each opposition holding their defence well to limit the opportunities to shoot. However Lewis were awarded a free kick at twenty-five yards. Leonard shot but the ball was deflected off the crossbar, allowing the visitors to breathe a sigh of relief.
Musselburgh soon had a chance of their own, with a free kick at thirty yards. Kurt Robertson found the box but the ball was cleared by Dylan Cummings.
McCartney then made a stunning break down the wing, leaving defenders in his wake before crossing into the box but once again, Dylan Cummings cleared before Robertson or Lewis Higginson could make a shot at goal.
Higginson shot from outside the box but Singer made a great catch to keep the ball out. However Higginson continued his assault on the goal, this time shooting from twenty-five yards. Although he had Singer scrambling at his post, the shot was wide and the half ended with no goals.