Broxburn Athletic Colts literally headed themselves into the final of the Trans World Soccer Scottish Youth FA Cup defeating Tynecastle FC 2-1 at St Marks Park.
A headed goal from Scott Lochrie just before the quarter hour mark and another header from Leon Gopal on the stroke of half time was enough to see Broxburn through with Matthew Graham heading home for Tynecastle just after the interval.
Both teams claimed their semi final spots after coming through their quarter final ties with Broxburn defeating Antonine FC Blacks 3-2 away from home and Tynecastle Fc defeating Dundonald Bluebell by the same 3-2 away score line.
This was going to be a tight game as you do not get to a semi final of the Scottish Cup without being able to play descent football and this certainly proved to be the case on the day.
Broxburn got the game underway and they showed their intent when on three minutes when Jordan Grieve played in a free kick from the left side to see Ryan Lees header come of the keeper but Fraser Cormack saw his shot from the rebound deflected of his own player for a goal kick.
Tynecastle forced a couple of corners on the left but could not capitalise after the first corner was cleared behind for a corner, then the second corner played in was punched clear by Craig Livingstone in the Broxburn goal.
The game was being played at a hectic pace with the team from the West starting of the brighter and they created a good chance when Jonni Turner cut in from the left but hit his shot straight at Darren Mitchell in the Tynecastle goal. Broxburn were then awarded a free kick midway in their own half but Ross Nimmo was adjudged to have strayed into an off side position.
Broxburn hit the front on the 13th minute when Scott Lochrie powered home a free header after a superb ball in from a Grieves free kick on the left with Tynecastle all at sea at the back giving him far to much space in the danger area.
Tynecastle best chance of the game so far came on the 20 minute mark when Jack Philp played a great ball in which saw Stephen Scott just put the ball inches wide of the post as he slid in. The Edinburgh men started to make inroads into the game and Anton Dowds tested Livingstone with a shot from 16 yards but it did not trouble the Broxburn keeper.
Grieves was given another opportunity to whip in a ball from the left when Broxburn won another free kick on the left which he did but Barry Hogg headed clear for Tynecastle but only as far as Greg Sneddon who shot wide from the follow up.
Thirty minutes gone and Broxburn were still edging the half but Tynecastle did push forward and when Scott felt he was infringed just inside the box and went down but the referee waved away his appeal. Scott was involved in Tynecastles next chance when drove toward the by-line and played a lovely cut back for Connor Brydon but his shot was saved low down by Livingstone.
Tynecastle were looking for the equaliser with time running out in the first half but it was they who were to fall further behind right on the stroke of half time. A great ball in from the right by Turner was met by the head of Leon Gopal six yards out to send it back in the direction it came from to leave Mitchell in goal with no chance as his bullet header flew into the far side of the net.
The half time whistle filled the air and with the Broxburn men going into the interval deservedly 2-0 ahead meant Tynecastle had a bit of a hill to climb to get back into this game in the second half.