A TEAM of youngsters from Musselburgh Windsor FC kept their Scottish Cup dream alive with victory over Irvine Victoria Thistle on Saturday.

The Windsor U13s started well in their round of 32 clash with te west coast side, and took the lead with the game just six minutes old – Lewis Robertson providing the assist for Aiden Gillan to fire home.

Irvine, who had scored 24 goals in their previous two rounds, fought back, but resolute defending from the Honest Toun outfit kept them at bay.

The Windsor youngsters were a goal to the good at half time, and extended their advantage with quarter of an hour played in the second half.

Ewan Campbell, who joined the club recently, profited from a goal-mouth scramble as he smashed the ball past the Irvine keeper to make it 2-0.

Their two-goal cushion did not last long, though, as Irvine scored from a 25-yard free kick.

The visitors then hit the post late on as they pushed for an equaliser, before referee Willie MacKenzie blew for full time.

Scott Robertson, the Windsor team coach, hailed his team's performance.

He told Courier Sport: "This was not a classic game of football, but what it lacked in quality it made up for in effort and determination of both teams."

John Nisbet, who runs Drummohr Caravan Park, the youngsters' sponsor, was similarly thrilled.

He said: "I am very pleased to support this local club and in particular this squad of players.

"The club have remained loyal to their youngsters and their spirit on a football pitch is inspiring."