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SERYFA U16s/17s/19s/21s - Roundup 12th/13th November 2016

Written by  Archie Jackson
It was a busy weekend for the Under 16's age group which saw plenty of goals and a few good results for some teams. In the Colin Greenhill Memorial Cup Spartans FC Youth, Edinburgh City Real, Portobello CFA and Tynecastle FC alll comfortably made it through into the quarter finals. The biggest result of these four wins came from joint league leaders Tynecastle who beat Leith Athletic by five goals to one. 
In the U16's Jackie Faichney Memorial Cup Hutchison Vale FC, Currie Star FC, Edinburgh City and Musselburgh Young Stars all won their games. Edinburgh City beat local rivals Salvesen 5-1, this result means that they will either face Dunbar United Colts or Spartans Reds in the quarter finals. The quarter finals could also see a clash between the two main title challengers, Tynecastle and Portobello
Division 1 saw strugglers AC Oxgangs get beat by Edinburgh City Whites 6-2. This result means that Edinburgh City Whites push up to sixth in the division 1 table whilst Oxgangs remain pointless in the league standings. In division 2, Hutchison Vale Colts, Easthouses and Hilfield FC managed to thrash their opponents in convincing style to climb the table even further. In division 3 the tightest game of the weekend was between Gala Fairaydean Rovers and Gorebridge United which ended up finishing 3-2.
In the U17's Craig Gowans Memorial Cup Tynecastle FC, Fauldhouse United, Musselburgh Windsor Blues, Cramond FC and Dalkeith Thistle all surpassed their opponents and booked their way into the quarter finals of the cup. One of the stand-out games was the tie between Tynecastle FC and Tynecaste Colts FC however Tynecastle FC claimed the bragging rights by winning 2-1 after extra time. 
The U17's league games saw most teams narrowly win as in division 1 Hutchison Vale defeated Bonnyrigg Thistle by just one goal to nothing. Division 2 saw Edinbugh City also just win 1-0 against opponents Peebles FC. One match that wasn't tight however happened to be between Spartans Reds and Currie Star FC, the resul finished in a 7-1 thumping. This result comes as a shock as Currie Star were doing well around the middle of the table until Sundays poor performance.
In the u19's Federation of Hibs Supporters Cup Broxburn Athletic Colts, Spartans FC Reds, Cockenzie Star, Dunbar United Colts, Leith Athletic FC, Edinburgh FC and Beechwood FC all successfully got through their ties and are now into the quarter finals of that cup. Leith Athletic pulled off a fantastic result against Tynecastle as they won that match 8-3. This could knock the confidence out of the Tynecastle side as they are already ten points behind Leith Athletic in the league.
In the u19's divsion 1 Musselburgh Windsor convincingly pushed aside opponents AC Oxgangs Blacks. The result finished 4-1 to Windsor and now sees them jump to sixth place in the table whilst Oxgangs stay one position above the bottom side Edinburgh City. Sunday was not the best of days for Oxgangs as their second division team also lost another match against Dalkeith Thistle. The weekends biggest game was when Bonnyrigg Rose beat Calvary Park 2-1. This victory ensures that Bonnyrigg go into second spot whilst Calvary Park stay just behind them in third. 
In the Under 21s league, Murieston United managed a win against third placed Leith Athletic. This result is crucial to Murieston as now they have move into second place. The other game played out in the league saw Craigshill score more than a handfullof goals as they thumped Easthouses FC 9-0.
Musselburgh Windsor won comfortably 4-0 in the South East Region Cup against Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic who are top of the league. This result may give Musselburgh a massive confidence booster when going into the next round of the cup knowing that they have beaten the league leaders. In the Stewart Brown Memorial Cup Linlithgow Thistle were knocked out of the first round by West Calder Juniors who won 3-1. Newcraighall Leith Vics scraped their way into the second round of the William Bauld Cup as they narrowly beat Newtongrange Star Academy 2-1. 
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