Leith Athletic 21s cruised to a comfortable victory against Tynecastle FC 21s in the final of the South East Region Youth Cup.
On paper the sides looked to be evenly matched, but on the day there was nothing even about this one as Leith ran out 2-0 winners.
Tynie started the brighter in the game and put some early pressure on to test Leith’s resolve. In the tenth minute Joshua Rogers received the ball on the right hand side of the box before hitting a strike across goal. It crept inches wide with Leith goalkeeper Kyle Rankin at full stretch.
They went close again shortly after when Fergus Lockhart fancied his chance from the edge of the box. His shot was too powerful though and flew over the bar to the relief of Rankin.
This seemed to waken up Leith who had started slowly and they began to make their mark on the game in the following ten minutes with two chances in quick succession.
Firstly Steven Froude received a fantastic low and powerful cross 6 yards from goal but couldn’t direct the ball in. It was a difficult chance as he had to contend with a last minute awkward bounce as the ball came to him.
Sean MacPherson then had a fantastic opportunity when a corner fell to him in the box. He hit a brilliantly executed half-volley on goal but the ball cannoned off the crossbar. It deserved a goal but at least Leith were finally making their mark in the match and had started to control proceedings.