With the first round of the Scottish Cup underway last weekend, the teams involved seemed poised to get off to a flying start to the road to Airdrie, producing an action-packed two days.
Both Bonnyrigg Rose under-21s and Penicuik Athletic recorded narrow 3-2 wins as they edged past Albion Rovers and Tranent Juniors under-21s, respectively. Musselburgh Windsor turned on the style against Giffnock Swift, producing a resounding 6-0 win.
It proved a dramatic weekend for Kirkfield United and Musselburgh Young Stars under-17s, with the former team triumphing 4-2 after a thrilling finale in extra time.
Meanwhile, Tynecastle FC saw off Lanark United with an impressive 6-1 success, whereas Shotts Victoria thumped Haddington Athletic 7-0 in the under-16s section.
It was heartbreak for under-15s side Spartans FC Youth as they succumbed to a 4-3 defeat against Hutchison Vale FC after extra time. Simultaneously, Kirkfield United came out on top against Salvesen CFC, scoring five goals in a really dominant display.
There were another four cup matches in the under-14s age group. Bonnyrigg Rose Pumas went through after an exhiliarating 5-3 encounter against Spartans FC 2002. Elsewhere, Hutchison Vale FC and Edinburgh City FC edged narrow 1-0 wins against Bonnyrigg Rose Reds and AC Oxgangs respectively. Further six goals were scored in the last under-14s Scottish Cup match as Musselburgh Athletic got four to Spartans FC Colts two in another thriller of a game.
Finally, the under-13s section saw two utterly convincing victories, with Hutchison Vale FC and Spartans FC Reds both scoring a remarkable amount of goals each to see off their opponents Edinburgh City and Shotts YMCA. In the interim, Bonnyrigg Rose FC and Musselburgh Young Stars also went through to the next round, recording exciting 5-3 and 5-2 wins against Kirkliston South Queensferry and Leith Athletic FC.