Tynecastle FC U16’s put in an excellent display as they saw off Leith Athletic 8-3 in Round 2 of the Colin Greenhill Memorial Trophy. Despite a Kamal Mahmoud hat-trick, it wasn’t to be for Leith as they were picked off by the strong Tynecastle side who found themselves three goals to the good at half-time, before adding a further five to their tally in the second half.
The early stages were dominated by the home side and with two minutes on the clock, Cameron Dawson should have opened the scoring after a good ball in. However, all was forgotten with ten minutes played. A good ball in by Robbie McPherson seemed to go directly into the net, though Dawson will take some credit for doing enough to distract the Leith goalkeeper with his presence.
Seven minutes later and their lead was doubled. A good drive down the right by Ryan Farrell looked never-ending as he dodged the incoming Leith challenges. Once inside the box though Farrell took the opportunity well, slamming it past Ross Connelly.
After the early dominance, Leith seemed to settle down and began to put pressure on Tynecastle on occasion. Dillon Anderson on their right hand-flank in particular looked dangerous when cutting in.
However, they couldn’t break down the solid Tynecastle backline and with only a minute left to go in the half, the team in maroon put themselves further in front. Farrell turning provider on this occasion with a good ball from the right finding Dawson who headed home.