Edusport Academy progressed into the next round of the Scottish FA Youth Cup on Sunday with a convincing 3-0 win against Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale, thanks to a hat-trick of goals coming from Phillip DeLiedekerke. The match was dominated by Edusport in the first half with Lothian Thistle defending for the most part, however, Lothian Thistle looked a stronger side in the second half and were unfortunate to get a goal for their efforts.
Into the first half and it only took until the 3rd minute for Edusport Academy to get their scoring underway. Edusport’s early pressure in the game meant a poor clearance from the Lothian Thistle defence gifted Captain, Alexandre Lebrisse the ball outside the penalty box. Lebrisse then passed to Francisco Gomez who was situated on the right hand side of the penalty box. Gomez then fed a pass to the other side of the penalty box where DeLiedekerke calmly placed the ball into the right hand side of the net, Lothian Thistle keeper, Quinn Franklin diving the other way.
Edusport doubled their lead moments with later as a result of poor man marking by the Lothian Thistle defence. A ball sent into the penalty box from the right hand side of the pitch found DeLiedekerke who fired the ball into the net from the left hand side of goal.
Lothian Thistle created their first threat on goal in the 21st minute. A corner taken by Aaron Wood sent the ball into the fist of Edusport keeper, Daniel Farrell, whose clearance landed the ball at the feet of John Francis. The Lothian Thistle defender then shot towards goal but the ball was met with the body of a Edusport defender.