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Dominant Tynie ease to cup final triumph over City

Tynecastle 4

Maughan 10, Paxton 35, Lickley 43, Cairns 76,

Edinburgh City 1

Black 53
  • 4-1
  • Saturday, 27 May 2017
  • Patie's Road
  • Under 17´s
  • Prison Officers Cup

Tynecastle under-17s claimed the Prisoner Officers Cup after a dominant performance saw them cruise to a 4-1 victory over Edinburgh City at Patie’s Road on Saturday afternoon.

The Saughton side settled into the match almost immediately as central midfielders, Lewis Gill and Ciaran McKenzie, started a flowing passing move which resulted in an inviting ball being sent into the box, calling the Edinburgh City goalie into early action – a warning for City and a sign of things to come from Tynie.

City were given another warning as a move orchestrated by the impressive Findlay Paxton saw Martin Maughan’s cross fly narrowly over the head of fellow wide-man, Daniel Purves.

Tynecastle only had to wait 10 minutes before their bright start was rewarded with a goal.

Paxton fed a delightful ball through the left for Maughan whose initial effort from just inside the box was blocked by Dean Shearsby, but the keeper was unable to stop the winger’s follow-up strike.

A strong Wallace Jennings run a quarter of the hour in won City their first corner of the game as they sought to draw even. Alistair Hogg delivered from the right but his ball was dealt with at the near post by Daniel Purves.

Shearsby was quick off the line to deny Owen Winnik after he was fed by Paxton, as Tynie looked to add a quick second. Paxton and Winnik combined well again twenty minutes in only for a vital Ryan Foggo interception to snuff out the danger.

At the other end, City appeared poised to call Tynecastle keeper Ross Coats into action after Jennings made a run into the box but Ciaran McKenzie tracked back well and put in a tackle to deny the City man a clear shooting chance.

James Parker shot straight at Coats before hardworking frontman Jason Whitehead fired wide with City beginning to create more scoring opportunities.

With 10 minutes remaining in the half, Paxton’s excellent display was rewarded with a goal.

The quick feet of Maughan took him past a couple of City defenders before he delivered a ball into the six-yard box for Paxton to coolly tap in.

The second goal put Tynie in firm control of the game and their confidence was evident in the way the entire team, goalkeeper included, appeared very comfortable with the ball at their feet. Three minutes before the break, a solo effort from Purves came crashing off the inside of Shearsby’s near post before being cleared to safety.

Tynie’s third goal did come before the half when center-back Andrew Lickley finished off a move he had started himself. The defender ventured with the ball deep into the City half and played a ball out wide to Maughan. The winger got his second assist of the game when Lickley, in true poacher style, tapped in the cross for Tynie’s third.

  • Half Time:
  • Tynecastle
  • 3-0
  • Edinburgh City

The second half began in similar fashion to the first with Tynecastle confidently exchanging passes.

Straight from the restart, Owen Winnik was through on goal again only to be stopped in his tracks by a late offside flag. Minutes later, Winnik was again thwarted by Shearsby in the City goal as he looked to grab a second goal.

With the time and space they were afforded on the ball perhaps beginning to breed complacency among the Tynie defence, a miskick on the 53rd minute was chased down by Whitehead and the forward crossed in for Jamie Black who scored give to City a deserved goal.

Ten minutes later and with City growing in confidence, Panashe Lifa sent a ball out wide from just inside the Tynie half before racing to get into the box. His attempt, unfortunately for he and his side, flew wide of the goal and kept Tynie’s two-goal cushion intact.

Stoppage to allow City’s Patterson Marfo treatment came at a good time for Tynie as it appeared to allow them time to regroup.

The reintroduction of Lewis Gill in the 73rd minute put the Tynie midfield in control again and it was not long before the fourth goal went in, taking the sting out of the resurgent City side.

A ball from the right flank by Davie Scholtes was finished off by fellow substitute Russell Cairns despite Shearsby’s best efforts to keep the ball out. There was still time for one more Edinburgh City chance and it fell to Aidan Lawson.

The effort from the midfielder required Ross Coats to be at his best and he certainly was, showing good reflexes to push the ball wide out for a corner. The referee soon blew to bring proceedings to an end, and Tynecastle were deserved winners on the overall basis of play.


  • Full Time:
  • Tynecastle
  • 4-1
  • Edinburgh City


Edinburgh City
1. Ross Coats
2. Jordan Purves
3. Matthew Brown
4. Ciaran McKenzie
6. Lewis Gill
7. Daniel Purves
8. Callum Bremner
9. Owen Winnik
10. Russell Cairns
11. Martin Maughan
12. Andrew Lickley
15. Gary Tickle
16. David Scholtes
18. Nicholas Weir
19. Findlay Paxton
1. Dean Shearsby
2. Kyle Rylance
3. Wallace Jennings
4. Ian Malapira
5. Ryan Foggo
6. Evan Glendinning
7. Patterson Marfo
8. Jamie Black
9. Jason Whitehead
10. Robbie Telfer
11. Alistair Hogg
12. Aidan Lawson
15. Panashe Lifa
18. Brett Pennycuick
21. James Parker
22. Henry Arthur
Star Player
Edinburgh City
Forward Findlay Paxton had an excellent game and was rewarded with a goal in the first half. He provided an assist for the opener and could have a few more assists on another day. He displayed great vision and passing ability was a definite standout.
Striker Jason Whitehead ran his socks off and his desire to chase everything down led to Edinburgh City's equalizer.
Magic Moment
Edinburgh City
Ross Coats was not called into action often as Tynie had more possession of the ball but remained alert right up until the end, displaying good reflexes to deny Aidan Lawson what would have been the goal of the game.
Jamie Black's 53rd goal after good work by Whitehead was very much deserved and came during a spell in which Edinburgh City were on the front foot.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.

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