Spartans Youth progressed to the next round of the U15s Division One League Cup after coming from behind to defeat Edinburgh City Whites at a windy Ainslie Park.
A goal from Kielan Denholm was not enough for City as Spartans replied with goals from Rhys Campbell, Brandon Blair and a late brace from John Balde to progress to the second round.
Spartans started strongly despite playing against the wind and began to take hold of the game.
The first chance however came to Edinburgh City after ten minutes with Archie Morris firing wide of the right post following a misplaced back-pass.
Callum Simpson was next to have a go at goal for the away side as they began to work their way into the game with the likes of Zion Dixon marshalling Balde well at the City end. Simpson's half-volley from 18 yards was wide to the right of the post.
Some quick passing movements down the left flank opened up space for the first shot on target for the home side with Matteo Crolla's effort caught comfortably by the opposition 'keeper on the 15 minute mark.
Spartans, playing in red, began to put real pressure on the opposition defence with Kris Gaff slaloming down the right flank into the box where his resulting shot with his weaker foot was tipped away by the City 'keeper from 10 yards.
It was end-to-end and with the wind on their side, Edinburgh showed their counter-attacking ability and could have scored through Morris, who caused home 'keeper Ben Ritchie to make a point-blank save from 5 yards after a low cross from the left.
At the other end, Blair rose highest following a Wallace cross from the left and his looping header was just over the bar with a quarter of the game gone.
Edinburgh City eventually carved open the strong Spartans defence to score the first goal of the game with half an hour gone. A route-one ball from 'keeper Luca Scarpa was missed by everyone except Denholm who latched onto the wind-affected clearance to finish calmly past the 'keeper into the far right corner.