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Edina Hibs CFC U14's gain vital three points over rivals Tynecastle

Edina Hibs CFC 2

Mackenzie 28, Sives 42

Tynecastle 0

  • Tuesday, 04 February 2014
  • Bingham Park
  • Under 14´s
  • South East Region YFL
Edina Hibs CFC claimed a vital three points in their fight for the league title, defeating rivals Tynecastle FC. A first half goal by Aiden Mackenzie gave the home side the advantage and Lewis Sives sealed their victory with forty-two minutes played.
The Trans World Soccer Scottish Youth FA Cup champions came into the match knowing it would be a tough game. Tynecastle have shown a huge improvement from last season and were unbeaten and top of the table before the match.
Early on their quality was clear to see. Cameron Russell looked a strong presence in their midfield and a few early corners, which didn’t really test Thomas McLean in the Edina goal, at least showed their intent to take the game to the Scottish champions.
Edina Hibs though looked dangerous on the break. Alassan Jones down the left hand side was a constant threat and on 22 minutes forced the first save from Aiden Black. His long range effort didn’t have enough power though to test the goalkeeper.
Edina also showed a willingness to be direct and it lead to their first goal on 28 minutes. The ball was played forward towards Mackenzie and he latched on to it to go one-on-one with the keeper. With a defender tracking back and the out rushing Black, Mackenzie finished well, simply passing the ball into the net from around 18 yards.
Tynecastle responded brightly and they continued with their passing game. Five minutes after going down it nearly paid off. Some good passing football in and around the box eventually found Paul Smith. However, the Tynecastle striker couldn’t get the shot on target and the chance was gone.
Edina Hibs still looked dangerous though and nearly doubled their advantage before the whistle. Jones again involved as he played a short through-ball for Mackenzie down the left hand side. The goal scorer then whipped in a fabulous ball for Liam Edmonston, but the tall forward couldn’t quite get enough power behind his header and it was an easy claim for Black. 
  • Half Time:
  • Edina Hibs CFC
  • 1-0
  • Tynecastle
The second half started in a very similar fashion to the first. Both sides continued with styles of play, but neither could create any clear cut opportunities.
That was until 42 minutes when Edina doubled their advantage. A corner from the left by Nicholas Aitchison looked to have too much power on it, but Mackenzie kept it alive and knocked it down for Lewis Sives. The midfielder could have rushed his shot, but instead he showed good composure and eventually finished off past the helpless Black.
Despite being further behind, Tynecastle continued to show patience and the tactic nearly paid off five minutes later. A ball towards the back post found Matthew Dillon, who tried to cut the ball back inside the six yard box. Unfortunately for Tynecastle both McLean and defender Dean Coyle combined to stop the cross and eventually clear.
Tynecastle began to push more and more bodies forward as time went on. Defender Sean Macdonnell getting involved on many occasions to try and find his side that elusive goal.
However, with only minutes to play it was Edina who came closest to scoring. With the game more stretched, the added pace of substitute Patrick Carlin almost paid off. His driving run down the right went unstopped before proceeding into the box and firing towards goal. His effort though was just wide of the left hand post and out for a goal kick.
In the end it was a deserving victory for Edina who proved too difficult for Tynecastle to break down and when their chances came, they were clinical in front of goal.
Next week it’s Trans World Soccer Scottish Youth FA Cup action for both sides as reigning champs Edina Hibs CFC host Armadale Falcons and Tynecastle FC are at home to Leith Athletic.
  • Full Time:
  • Edina Hibs CFC
  • 2-0
  • Tynecastle


Edina Hibs CFC
1. Thomas McLean
2. Jonathan Sedstream
4. Lewis Sives
5. Jordan Keenan
6. Dean Burgess
7. Alassan Jones
8. Aiden Mackenzie
9. Liam Edmonston
10. Nicholas Aitchison
11. James Malcolm
12. Seamus Russell
14. Ross Jaimeson
15. Dean Coyle
16. Kerr Milne
17. Patrick Carlin
18. Ethan Williams
1. Aiden Black
2. Alex Adam
3. Blair Ross
4. Christopher Finnie
5. Sean Macdonnell
6. Ross Young
8. Cameron Russell
9. Paul Smith
10. Mathew Dillon
11. Craig Turnbull
14. Alistair McWhirter
15. Harvey Lyne
16. Daniel Monteith
17. Declan McFadden
18. Daniel Lock
19. Matthew Kinross
Star Player
Edina Hibs CFC
Aiden Mackenzie - Scored the vital first goal, showing good composure with the finish. Also got the assist for the second goal.
Cameron Russell - Was up against strong opposition in the middle of the park, but the number 8 held his own and more.
Magic Moment
Edina Hibs CFC
The second goal was the perfect moment for Edina. More a less sealed the game and Sives showed great awareness to take his time with the effort.
Their passing and movement in general was impressive, but none more so than for Paul Smith's effort in the first half. It was brilliant to watch and unlucky not to have gone in.
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Edina Hibs CFC
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