A resounding victory over Peebles saw Leith Athletic into the semi-final of the SPORTSassist South East Region Cup, where they will face Tynecastle for a shot at glory.
They were worthy of it and always looked like winning, but Peebles hung in well before the Leithers ran away with it in the final 20 minutes.
It only took them seven minutes to register thanks to Brodie Watt, but Thomas Pickburn pegged them back nine minutes later with a well worked goal.
Leon McDonald reinstated the lead almost immediately, and Leith racked up the goals in the second half.
Watt scored again on 46 minutes, and they bagged another 6 in the final 18 minutes through an own goal, Ben Aitchison and Connor Young with two each, and finally Jordan Young.
Peebles managed to snatch a consolation when Rhys MacDonald scored with a great strike.
The opener came after a clever attempted lob by Leon McDonald was repelled by Oliver Gray, but Watt followed up sharply.
Gray prevented a two goal deficit by denying Watt from getting a second after Connor Young’s flick on.
Peebles were industrious and they managed to level when Keith Kitching carried the ball down the left and crossed for Rory MacDonald. There was no angle for a shot but the winger intelligently set the ball off for Pickburn who controlled his shot well.
But two minutes later that good work was undone when they found themselves trailing again. Leon McDonald went one better this time by finding the net from Daniel Fennell’s cross.
A series of saves by Gray kept Leith at bay and Peebles only a goal behind. Fennell was busy on the right flank and he played in Connor Young who was thwarted by the Peebles goalie.
The winger had a go by himself after a switch of play by Jordan Young but Gray kept up his good form.
The pick of the bunch came just before the half when the keeper scrambled across to tip a low drive by Jordan Young round the post.