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U18s edged out in Youth Cup Semi Final

24th February 2020

Hearts U18s narrowly missed out on a place in the Scottish FA Youth Cup Final after being edged out by Kilmarnock on Friday night.

The Wee Jambos pushed their Killie counterparts all the way at Rugby Park but found themselves 1-0 down after 30 minutes through David Blyth’s opener.

John Rankin’s side hit back on 58 minutes through Aidan Denholm, after he advanced into the box and blasted high into the roof of the net.

With 23 minutes remaining the hosts regained the lead with Josh Rennie’s strike, and they were able to hold out to claim a spot in the competition’s final.

Hearts line up: Stone, Logan, Flatman, Strang, Darge, Lawler, Schiavone, C. Smith, Makovora, McGill, Denholm. Subs: Spratt, Aitken, Docherty, Kavanagh, Ward, Kirk, Tait.

Image courtesy of Ross Mackenzie