A thrilling encounter at Meggetland saw Liberton come from behind twice to overcome Gracemount, and seal their place in the final of the Lothians Youth Cup.
The game started at a ragged pace, with both sides looking to settle in the opening minutes. Goals were not slow to come by however, and the ball was in the back of the net after four minutes.
Gracemount found themselves with time on the ball on the right wing, and the composed Blair Ferguson whipped a stunning high ball to the back post. Coming down just in front of the far post, it was met perfectly on the volley by Aidan McMillan who slotted home. With just four minutes on the clock, it could have easily been a long morning for the Liberton side.
They need not have worried however, and were soon level in the tie once again. The imperious Brodie Duncan scored his first of the match a mere minute later. After being slotted through following a neat move in the middle of the park - he held his composure to fire neatly past the keeper, slamming it in to the middle of the goal; the power in the strike leaving David Harrold helpless.
The game gad started at a hectic pace and this was a sign of things to come. Liberton were always looking comfortable, with the pace of Duncan stretching Gracemount at every opportunity, and the obvious ability of Liam Mitchell at the back, who just oozed class all afternoon.
By no means were Gracemount outplayed however, with young Lewis Kynoch causing havoc down the right side. His blistering pace was evident, and his wicked ball to the back post was well defended by Liberton on the 20 minute mark.
And it was indeed Gracemount who once again took the lead. A break away from a Liberton corner, and that pace was key. As Liberton claims for a handball were ignored, Kynoch burst away like lightning. His perfectly slotted pass was inch perfect for Lewis Wright, and the number rammed it home, pinging it off the far post before it hit the net. 26 minutes played, and Gracemount had the upper hand once more.
They again could not keep the lead though. A scramble in the middle of the park, and the ping pong saw Duncan through on goal once again. The class centre forward repeated his feat from earlier in the match, and fired it home, dragging his Liberton side level in the tie.