It was the home side that put their name firmly into the hat for the fourth round draw, as they ran out 2-0 winners against Syngenta Juveniles, with Joseph McGinnes scoring from the spot, and Charlie Grant scoring late on to secure the win. Their workman-like performance pushed them over the line, fighting right until the end to get through to the next round.
Blue skies created the perfect setting for a Scottish cup tie and it was the home side that began the brighter, with two half chances, one from a corner which was dealt with by the Syngenta keeper, and another which was whistled over the bar by Joseph McGinnes.
In the 14th minute, Cameron Orrock in the Syngenta goal was forced into action once again, parrying the ball out for a corner, from Ally Birk’s audacious overhead kick from just outside the box.
Syngenta Juveniles were put under the cosh, with Edinburgh piling it on with attack after attack. City’s midfield dominated the field, with Billy Birks breaking up several counter attacking attempts by the away side. It was McGinnes however, who once again found himself free 20 yards out, who came closest to scoring in that passage of play, as his shot went narrowly wide.
Just before half time, Edinburgh City were awarded a penalty, after Billy Birks was brought down inside the box. McGinnes converted cooly, to Orrock’s right, breaking the deadlock, and giving City the lead.