Cup final dreams for Midlothian pupils

Newbattle pupils Liam Edmonson,Lewis Sives and Mattie Dillon will play for Edina Hibs against Hutchie Vale in the Under 13s Scottish Cup semi-final in Dalkeith on March 30

Newbattle pupils Liam Edmonson,Lewis Sives and Mattie Dillon will play for Edina Hibs against Hutchie Vale in the Under 13s Scottish Cup semi-final in Dalkeith on March 30

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Five Midlothian high school pupils are just one game away from a Scottish Cup final appearance at Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium.

Newbattle pupils Lewis Sives, Matthew Dillon and Liam Edmonson, and Lasswade pupils Jay Thomson and Mitchell Robertson will play their semi-final match on their doorstep.

They will take to Dalkeith Thistle’s King’s Park pitch for Edina Hibs on March 30 (kick-off 1pm) to face Hutchison Vale in the under 13s Scottish Cup semi-final.

Lewis said: “It has been a great season. It would be great to get to the final and play at Airdrie’s stadium.

“I think the semi-final is 50/50.”

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