Tynecastle FC Colts claimed the title of Belmont Vauxhall Cup winners after defeating North Berwick Colts Fc 6-1 in the Belmont Vauxhall Cup Final at a wintry New Dundas Park.
Tynecastle got off to a flyer when they opened the scoring just three minutes into the final. A long ball forward was latched onto by Jack Carr who drove into the box and unleashed a shot from 16 yards out to fire beyond Douglas Stewart in the Berwick goal.
Carr was on the attack again down the left hand side but Berwick’s Jedd Rixon Gibb did well to track back to win a throw. The next opportunity for Tynecastle came on six minutes when Dalziel Cron played the ball back to find Mark Wilson on the edge of the box but the Tynie man put his shot high and wide of the left hand post.
Berwick started to have joy down the left and this was the case when Neil Brough fired in a shot from the left side of the box. Unfortunately for him it went into the side netting at the near post. The lads from down the East coast created another chance when a good ball in from Harry Ford found Cameron Isaac on the edge of the box, but unfortunately he was crowded out before he could get a shot away.
Tynecastle won a corner on the left which was played short to Liam Miller and when his initial shot was blocked and it came back to him, he fired high and wide of the left hand post. The Saughton based team started to take control of the game and Carr would of expected someone to try and take advantage of his good ball across the front of goal.
A minute later and Tynecastle doubled their lead when Carr went in on the keeper to win a 50/50 ball. Stewart was unlucky to see the ball come of him after making the initial block which left Carr with a tap in from four yards out to claim his second of the game.
Unfortunately Stewart in the Berwick goal had to withdrawn after being injured in the challenge and was replaced in goal by out field player Matthew Wilson on 18 minutes. Tynecastle were having a good spell which saw stand in keeper deny Carr with a good block and then Gibb came across to halt Lewis Collins progress on the right side.
Just as Berwick looked to be starting to get back into the game, Carr claimed his hat-trick on 26 minutes when he found the far corner after cutting in off the right side.
A minute later and Berwick found themselves further behind when Carr become supplier this time. The hat-trick man fired the ball across goal from the left which was met by Cron who had the simplest of tasks to knock the ball home from four yards out.
A real moment of concern for Berwick as stand in keeper Wilson had to be withdrawn with a injury on 32 minutes. After some discussion, Stewart who had been replaced by Wilson after his injury took his position back between the sticks.
Into added on time and Stewart's first piece of action after his return was to deny Carr from increasing his and Tynie’s goal tally.
Unfortunately Tynecastle were not happy with what they had going into the break and they claimed their fifth goal of the game. The same combination that had claimed the previous goal did so again when Carr found Cron, leaving him with another tap in from close range to put the game beyond Berwick.