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Musselburgh win Scottish Cup for first time in 20 years

Tynecastle 2

Todd 10, Brown 80

Musselburgh Windsor 3

Murray 36, Hunter 69, Henderson 90
  • Tynecastle 2-3 Musselburgh Windsor
  • Sunday, 19 May 2019
  • Pennycars Stadium
  • Under 15´s
  • Inspiresport Scottish Youth FA Cup Final

David Reid | YFS North Region Journalist
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Musselburgh Windsor were crowned champions of the Inspiresport Scottish Youth FA Cup at Under 15s level with a 3-2 win over Tynecastle in a pulsating game of football for the supporters, neutral, officials and players involved in this contest.

Tynecastle beat Broxburn Whites, Spartans Youth, Aston Villa, Giffnock North, Burntisland Shipyard, Glenvale and AFC Glasgow whilst Musselburgh dispatched of Hillfield Swifts, Hutchison Vale Colts, Caledonian, Blantyre, Kilsyth and Dyce BC.

Musselburgh threatened early on in the game with Robert Hunter playing a nice diagonal ball out wide which was met by Tyler Pryde who then broke into the danger area and sent a lovely ball into the box however nobody was on the end of the cross and Tynecastle dealt with the ball with ease.

Tynecastle had the first real chance of the game, the Maroons were patient in their play during the opening exchanges of the game however seen a release in the Windsor defence to try and break an opening, Murray Connolly found Charlie Nairn however a half volley by the forward went over the bar.

A Musselburgh attack on nine minutes almost resulted in the opening goal of the match after a fantastic ball from the right hand side came into a dangerous area in which Jacob Shyngle pulled the trigger from 12 yards however his own player Robert Hunter blocked the ball on the goalline before a header by Josh Murray was saved by Josh Philp.

Tynecastle took the lead on 10 minutes, a fantastic ball came into the box by Corin Brown which troubled the Windsor defence in which Sam Hood parried the ball away but only came into the pathway of Callum Todd 12 yards out who kept his composure with a lovely finish past the jam packed goal line beating Hood and his Musselburgh defence, Windsor had threatened on a few occasions prior to the attack however Tynecastle played some great football on the counter attack which paid off in the end.

Musselburgh pressed again in search of an equaliser, Daniel Combe doing well to get apart of his Tynecastle counterpart however a good effort from the winger hitting the side netting, Combe had done well for Windsor and looked a danger when he got on the ball, Windsor went forward more times than Tynecastle did in the opening 20 minutes of the game however didn't produce much quality in the forward ranks compared to Tynecastle with the Maroons taking their chance when it mattered.

The,last period of the first half was quite subdued in terms of chances however Musselburgh continued to try and get themselves back into the game with Tyler Pryde having a chance from just inside the box going wide of the right hand post, at the Tynecastle goal kick, the ball came into the path of Charlie Nairn who then curled in a good ball from the left hand side and the ball came into Koren Brown who volleyed at goal however regardless, was denied by an offside call from the linesman.

Musselburgh equalised on 36 minutes with Evan Fleming and Josh Murray linking up very well together, Murray put the ball out wide into the feet of Fleming who ran up the wing before sending in a fantastic ball which was met by an unmarked Murray 15 yards from goal who headed the ball into the net beyond Josh Philp in the Tynecastle goal, the tall goalkeeper didn't even attempt to save the ball with a fantastic header from Murray, the goal was just rewards as Musselburgh had played some great football however missed getting that all important goal.

Windsor continued to threaten immediately after the goal and retrieved the ball right away and got a free kick in a good position just a couple of minutes later, a free kick by the talented Daniel Combe looked like it was going into the back of the net however the only burden for Windsor was the crossbar which was a blessing for Tynecastle, Musselburgh had been well on top in the latter stages of the half with Tynecastle delighted to see the half time whistle.

  • Half Time:
  • Tynecastle
  • 1-1
  • Musselburgh Windsor

Tynecastle had the first chance of the second half after an initial effort had been parried from a Charlie Nairn free kick, Kyle Fraser, the captain of Tynecastle had played his part at the back for the Marroons however had a good header to try and forced Tynie back in front with the goal gaping but a good clearance off the line by Evan Fleming denied Tynecastle the chance to regain the lead.

After a sticky patch in terms of chances, Tynecastle continued to try and get a second goal and regain the lead, Nairn got past the Windsor full back before breaking forward and switching the ball into the box which was met by Brown whose first time hit effort was knocked over the bar, a missed opportunity at a time when the Maroons were well on top in this game.

Another good chance on goal followed soon after in the 57th minute, Nairn sent another fine delivery into the area which was met inside the box by Cameron McIntosh, Cameron's initial snapshot was blocked by the Windsor defence before the ball came to Callum Todd whose powerful hit across goal smacked off the post and out for a Musselburgh goal kick, Brown then had another good chance denied by Hood in the Windsor goal, Corin Brown was then in on goal on 61 minutes but a rash effort from the forward went wide of the left hand post.

Musselburgh Windsor took the lead on 69 minutes for the first time in the match after a fantastic ball by Tyler Pryde which was met by Robert Hunter who got clear of Josh Philp and into the net to give Windsor the lead.

Tynecastle tried to immediately respond with a fantastic save from Sam Hood making sure Windsor restored their lead, Callum Todd pulling the trigger from the edge of the box in which Hood got a vital hand to before Aaron Booth cleared the ball away for Windsor despite four Tynecastle players putting pressure on the defender to get the ball.

Tynecastle levelled right at the death thanks to a long range strike by Koren Brown in some fashion. Brown a free kick 35 yards from goal which found it's way into the right hand corner beyond Hood to force extra time in this tie.

  • Full Time:
  • Tynecastle
  • 2-2
  • Musselburgh Windsor
The first real chance of extra time fell to Sam Kilboy for Tynecastle however a rash effort from the midfielder gone over the bar, both teams made subs in an effort to try and get that all important goal that would win them the cup.

Musselburgh took the lead in the final minute of the first period after a great ball came in by Pryde which found Liam Henderson who fired home a fantastic header beyond the Tynecastle backline, a big 10 minutes lied ahead to determine the outcome of this cup final.

Very little happened in the second half of extra time with Musselburgh doing enough to come out on top however Tynecastle had a chance right at the death after Kyle Fraser played the ball to his team mate when he should have shot home however played the ball into Charlie Nairn however the striker shot wide.

Congratulations to Musselburgh Windsor and commiserations to Tynecastle, unbelieveable is the only way to describe this cup final!

Final Result: Tynecastle 2-3 Musselburgh Windsor


Musselburgh Windsor
1. Josh Philp
2. Archie Finnie
3. Cameron McIntosh
4. Kyle Fraser
5. Robbie McCutcheon
6. Shaun Risi
8. Murray Connolly
9. Sam Nicholson
10. Corin Brown
11. Sam Kilboy
12. Elijah Anukum
14. Callum Todd
15. Angelo Cristea
17. Charlie Nairn
18. Robbie Malone
1. Sam Hood
2. Aaron Booth
3. Fergus Williams
4. Jacob Shyngle
5. Evan Fleming
6. Liam Henderson
7. Daniel Combe
8. Robert Hunter
9.Finn Thomson
10. Murray Gilfillan
11. Tyler Pryde
12. Aiden Gillan
15. Billy Fordyce
16. Mackenzie Scott
17. Lewis Robertson
18. Josh Murray
19. Ewan McKinlay
Star Player
Musselburgh Windsor
Magic Moment
Musselburgh Windsor
The second goal thanks to an incredible 35 yard free kick by Koren Brown.
The winning goal thanks to a smashing header by Liam Henderson which decided the outcome of this cup final meaning Musselburgh Windsor were crowned Scottish Cup champions.
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