Leith Athletic A Team secured the Under 13 South East Region Cup with a 2-0 win over Edinburgh City Blacks. A goal in each half was enough to secure yet another trophy for the east end of the capital, 8 days after Hibs had finally brought the Scottish Cup home. Impressive wingers Cameron Kerr and Strathy Mackay scored them and both had very lively games. City worked hard to stay in the game but the two-goal deficit deflated them when it came with 21 minutes to play.
City had the first shot on target when Ben Henderson guided a side footer towards goal but Jamie Smith held it.
Kerr started to have a big influence down Leith’s right hand side, and he won the ball high up the pitch before crossing to Thomas Ramage who was denied by Fraser Taylor.
The winger then created an opportunity for himself by dribbling through several bodies, but Taylor was in the way again.
The keeper was not the only one keeping them at bay with a hard working bunch in front of him doing all they could to close down and harry. Kieran Millar was at the heart of it and he organised, and made tackles, blocks and clearances.
Louie Clark had his work cut out against Kerr, who never stopped running, but the full back stuck to his task manfully.
Leith did find a way past the keeper, after 28 minutes, and it was largely down to a surging run by Mackay after he had intercepted a clearance. The ball broke loose to Kerr who slid it into an unguarded net.
Taylor produced another fine save to keep it at 1-0 a minute just before half time. Kerr was the supplier again and Cameron Stewart’s strike was kept out.