Depleted Eyemouth hit for six in Cup semi-final

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Football

LEITH ATHLETIC 6, EYEMOUTH UNITED 1

Eyemouth failed in their bid to reach the final of the Alex Jack Cup when they were hit for six by Leith Athletic in the semi-finals on Saturday.

The Fishermen did not have their problems to seek before kick-off, with no fewer than four players informing the club that they were leaving with immediate effect.

But despite this, they made a good start and took the lead after 17 minutes when Alan Jess raced through on goal, before playing in Jonathan Waugh who slotted home the opener.

Leith were on level terms after 25 minutes when a shot from Euan Campbell struck the hand of Alan Spiers. Match referee Jordan Curran pointed to the spot and Campbell dispatched the ball beyond Paul Tansey.

It was 2-1 just 90 seconds later when Lewis Tracey played in Campbell and his cut back was tapped home from just four yards out by Chris Wright.

Wright grabbed his second of the game in the 35th minute after Grant Burns picked up the ball inside the Eyemouth half. His pass into Tracey was flicked on to Wright, who turned and finished well.

It was 4-1 on the hour mark when Wright completed his hat-trick with the best move of the game.

Campbell got his second of the game just two minutes later with Robbie Mason powering home a header from a cross to complete the scoring just two minutes from the end.

Eyemouth United: Tansey, Phillips, Adamson, G Windram, Speirs, Brown, Bullen, M Windram, Wilson, Jess, Waugh.