Home My YFS

Tynecastle Triumph over Lewis United In Scottish Cup

Tynecastle FC 6

McCue 3, Green 5, 10, Smith 27, 38, Clark 55

Lewis United 1

Ward 47
  • Sunday, 30 November 2014
  • Saughton
  • Under 14´s
  • Scottish Cup

Ryan Crombie | YFS South East Region Journalist
Author's Bio | Articles by Author | [email protected]

Tynecastle U14’s produced a commanding, powerful performance to see off Lewis United in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup and keep the dream of cup glory alive.

A beautiful afternoon in Edinburgh set the scene for a thrilling cup tie, however it would be the hosts who were to prevail despite a spirited display from visitors Lewis United who had made the trip south from Aberdeen.

The match started in a flurry of action straight from kick off. The hosts surged forward and looked to threaten the Lewis United goal. The attack eventually petered out but Tynecastle had expressed their intentions very early on.

Intentions soon became reality as Tynecastle opened the scoring inside the first five minutes. Paul Smith’s effort from the right hand side of the box found its way across to Liam McCue who was lurking at the back post. He steadied himself with one touch and fired the ball past the keeper, striking the post and into the net.

Tynecastle’s dream start continued as Charlie Green doubled his side’s advantage as he drilled a low shot past Mathew Buckham in the Lewis United goal.

 The visitors were struggling to impose themselves on the game and the sharpness and dynamism exhibited by Tynecastle in the opening stages was making it very difficult for the Aberdeen based team.

Two goals with no reply soon became three as Green intercepted a goal kick and showed excellent composure to simply slide the ball past the goalkeeper.  

It would have been extremely easy for Lewis United to drop their heads and think the tie done, but they did not. Lewis United almost instantly had something to cheer about as Robert Ward pulled a shot, inches wide. It wasn’t a goal, but it was something to build upon.

Tynecastle were totally dominant all over the park and made it near impossible for Lewis United to even get out of their half. The passing was slick, their moving magnificent and their attacking dynamic.

Despite the lack of possession from the visitors they always had an outlet in their striker Ward and through him their next chance came. Joel Murray played the ball into his path and Ward released the trigger just inside the penalty box. Again however it was off target and was a large let off for Tynecastle.

Lewis United were made to rue their missed chances when Smith curled in a beautiful effort into the top corner from the edge of the box. The goalkeeper could do naught but helplessly watch the ball find the net.

As the half time whistle drew nearer the visitors did manage to edge themselves into the game a bit more, retaining possession accompanied with small periods of pressure, however it never materialised into any clear cut chances. 

  • Half Time:
  • Tynecastle FC
  • 4-0
  • Lewis United

Tynecastle started the second half just as they started the first, with a goal. Smith neatly finished ticking the score over to 4-0 making the cup tie all the more comfortable for the home team.

Lewis United continued to show great spirit and managed to respond by grabbing a goal of their own. A great flick on in the middle of the park from Murray found Ward running in on goal. This time he did not make the mistake of shooting wide, but looped Aiden Black in goals to get his name on the score sheet.

The second half, it has to be said, was a shadow of the first with little chances for either team and play became rather frantic and scrappy.

Despite this, Tynceastle added another late on as Scott Clark found the bottom left hand corner with his powerful effort.

Credit has to be given to Lewis United who continued to play and search for goals despite the position they found themselves in. The ebullience was clear amongst the Tynecastle team and support as the final whistle went and they now have a deserved sixth round tie to look forward to. 

  • Full Time:
  • Tynecastle FC
  • 6-1
  • Lewis United


Tynecastle FC
Lewis United
1. Aiden Black
2. Alex Adam
3. Blair Ross
4. Christopher Finnie
5. Sean MasDonnell
6. Ross Young
7. Rhys Campbell
8. Charlie Green
9. Paul Smith
10. Liam McCue
11. Craig Turnbull
12. Scott Clark
14. Alistair McWhirter
15. Harvey Lyne
16. Daniel Monteith
18. Daniel Lock
1. Mathw Buckham
2. Lucas Murray
4. Owen Muirison
5. Harley Stewart
6. Ben Marr
7. Murray Esson
8. Blair McKenzie
14. Ross Young
17. Robert Ward
19. Rory Brown
20. Joel Murray
9. Max Reid
23. Aiden Smith
Star Player
Tynecastle FC
Lewis United
Paul Smith - He grabbed two goals, one of them an bsolute beaty whilst causing havock up front for Tynecastle all afternoon. An all round magnificent peformance from Smith.
Robert Ward - Provided an outlet up front for Lewis United when they were struggling, and managed to grab a decent goal to top off his game.
Magic Moment
Tynecastle FC
Lewis United
When Paul Smith curled in his fantastic effort into the top right of the goal. I'm sure everyone was applauding it.
When Robert Ward fired home to earn a well deserved goa for the visitors who had mad the long trip from Aberdeen.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
Login to post comments