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Spartans win Jewel Miners Trophy in tight match against Tynecastle

Spartans FC 0

Tynecastle FC 0

  • 0-0 AET (Spartans win 2-1 on penalties)
  • Friday, 13 May 2016
  • Saughton Enclosure
  • Under 14´s
  • Jewel Miners Trophy
Daniel Dormer

Daniel Dormer | YFS South East Region Journalist
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The second and third placed teams in Division 1, Spartans and Tynecastle, faced off against each other in the Jewel Miners Trophy at the Saughton Enclosure after great form in the cup from previous wins against Hutchison Vale and Musselburgh Athletic. With both teams out on a sunny Edinburgh evening, the stage was set for an entertaining cup final.

The game kicked off with chances for both teams as James Scobie came close for Tynecastle with a lofted cross into box that almost went all the way in. However, 'keeper Harry Stone was able to catch it comfortably, whilst at the other end of the pitch a scramble in the box ended in Keir Russell sliding in to shoot but falling to 'keeper Aaron Heap's hands.

Tynecastle began dominating the attack with lots of missed chances, their biggest one coming from Robbie Neave as he struck the ball from outside of the box and almost lobbing into the back of the net. The ball was well tipped over the bar by Stone awarding Tynie a corner.

On the stroke of halftime Tynecastle had the best opportunity of the game as Scott Hunter played a low cross, from the right wing, to Neave who, right in front of the goal, shot down the middle where keeper Stone was equal to it, saving it brilliantly going into halftime with both teams scoreless.

  • Half Time:
  • Spartans FC
  • 0-0
  • Tynecastle FC

Spartans started the second half with two freekicks. The first one was taken by Jack Ewing but the 'keeper managed to get his hands up to push the ball over the crossbar.

The second one, which was taken by Russell, was unleashed with too much ferocity and was subsequently blasted over the bar.

Other chances followed for the two teams as Tynecastle’s Ross Watson had a shot at goal ,that was saved, after getting a pass from Chris McCallum on the left wing, whilst Robbie Walker for Spartans had the ball in his box but hit it over the bar.

Neither side could break the deadlock before the full time whistle so extra time was required in order to separate the teams.

  • Full Time:
  • Spartans FC
  • 0-0
  • Tynecastle FC
After an uneventful half the game went into extra time. A cross from Hunter led to a hectic moment as it saw Stone catch the ball, but it slipped out due to a clash with the forwards. This lead to the ball fumbling around the box but Stone managed to pounce on the ball ending the attack.

The last chance of the game came for Russell as he attempted a shot with his back to the goal after receiving the ball from Reece Mason, but the chance was missed as the ball went wide.

The final whistle went and after 90 full minutes the game was still scoreless. It was time for the dreaded penalty shootout.

The first round started with McCallum as he finished the spot kick into the bottom left corner. Mason bounced back with a goal as his shot was saved but luckily for him it still went in.

Josh Winnik went up to take next for Tynecastle but was denied by Stone as his shot down the middle was saved. Spartans were not able to take advantage of the miss though as Russell hit the ball over the bar keeping the score level.

The next round of penalties were also missed as Scobie hit the ball wide of the target, whilst Heap saved Luke Morris’s attempt making sure the 1-1 score line stood.

Robbie Neave was up next for Tynecastle but his penalty was also denied as Stone guessed the right way. This left Spartans with the advantage, which Daniel Troup took as he finished the penalty into the bottom left corner.

Scott Jardine was left with the decisive penalty as his shot was brilliantly saved off the post. As the ball trickled along the line everyone held their breath before the ball moved away and Spartans had become the new Jewel Miner Trophy champions.

Final Result: 0-0 AET (Spartans win 2-1 on penalties)


Spartans FC
Tynecastle FC
1. Harry Stone
4. Thomas Baur
5. Kieran Moyles
6. Christopher Pearson
7. Jack Ewing
8. Daniel Troup
9. Reece Mason
10. Jack Crombie
11. Oskar Zieniewicz
12. Kyle Dempster
13. Kornel Durda
14. Keir Russel
15. Campbell Swanson
16. Jordi Yewdale
17. Luke Morris
18. Robbie Walker
19. Reuben Walsh
23. Nicholas Reid
1. Aaron Heap
2. Scott Jardine
3. Luke Wilkie
4. Josh Winnik
5. Kieran Ngwenya
6. Jacques Crane
7. Scott Hunter
8. Evan Scott
9. Sami El Yamani
11. Ross Watson
12. Chris McCallum
14. Brandon Russell
15. Robbie Neave
16. Ivan Alapiki
17. James Scobie
18. Aaron Matheson
20. Jamie Henderson
Star Player
Spartans FC
Tynecastle FC
Oskar Zieniewicz - Played very well at the back, making good defensive moves and organising the back line well.
James Scobie - Played very well at right back and along the wing as he made lots of good attacking moves with great crosses and good defensive pressure.
Magic Moment
Spartans FC
Tynecastle FC
Harry Stones' save in the penalty shootout was obvious as it was a very intense moment that soon sent the players jubilant for their cup win.
Tynecastle had a string of decent attempts, the best ones coming from Robbie Neave who challenged the keeper on a couple occasions but he was not able to get the all important goal.
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