Spartans FC progressed through to the semi-final of the Scottish Youth FA Cup after edging past Tynecastle FC by one goal to nil. It was a close fought match throughout the match with both teams giving it their all but it was Spartans’ player, Lorcan Gray who was the difference that saw his team progress into the next round of the competition.
The match kicked off with Tynecastle appearing to be in control of the fixture as they dominated possession. Their impressive start was rewarded with chance to put them ahead in the 26th minute. Kieran Ngwenya took the ball into the penalty box where the player attempt to challenge the Spartans keeper, Niall McFadden.
However, the effort was blocked as the keeper dived at the feet of Ngwenya to save the effort.
This effort was matched with Spartans’ own in the 28th minute. Reece Mason pushed up the field on the left-hand side to then enter the penalty box where he fired on goal but Tynecastle keeper, Aaron Heap met the effort.
However, it was the Spartans who took the lead in the cup competition in the 36th minute.
Gray, who had been influential in the match up to this point was rewarded for his efforts as he received the ball on the right-hand side of the penalty box to then fire the ball high into the centre of goal, leaving Heap no chance to save the effort, as Spartans went ahead into the half time break.