Hutchison Vale U13s dispatched Edina Hibs on their own turf to progress into the semi-final of the South East Region Cup in a close fought affair between two giants of youth football.
It was the visitors who started with a bang and took the lead within two minutes. N. Jollie, who was set to cause the Edina defence trouble all day, was released on the right before playing in an early cross for C. Fraser in the centre. With a heavy touch from the striker, he had a lot to do but after rounding the keeper he took his time to set and open the scoring.
Minutes later, Jollie was free again in his favourable position following a great ball from J. Stewart but the shot from a fairly tight angle lacked power.
Edina were attempting to get themselves back into the game and carved out an opening through excellent work from S. Kenny. He managed to beat his man down the right, playing a channel ball for the striker to latch onto but the move only resulted in a corner.
Shortly before half time, Hutchie had the ball in the net again through Fraser but the referee called for offside to the dismay of the visiting support.
The second half-chance for Edina came to W. Scott from the left hand side. He managed to break away and find space but the shot was blazed over calling an end to the first half.