YOUNGSTERS from Musselburgh Windsor travelled south of the Border for the Yorkshire Cup.

The side got off to a great start when they beat Dumbarton Riverside U14s in their opening match, with Aidan Gillan grabbing the game’s only goal.

The second game saw them take on Grangetown, but their experience and physicality saw the Honest Toun side go down 3-1.

Barrie Arthur’s side bounced back with a 4-1 win over Fairmuir BC in their third match, with goals from Murray Gilfillan, Finn Thomson, Miller McLeod and Ewan Campbell securing the points.

A 1-1 draw against Drumsagard Football Academy rounded off the opening day, before the sides faced again in the first match on day two. Second time round, Drumsagard ran out 4-1 winners.

Musselburgh went on to recover, beating Fairmuir 2-0, but became unstuck against the all-conquering Grangetown, losing 3-1.

Level on points, Windsor and Drumsagard went into the final match knowing if both teams won, goal difference would decide the U13 winners.

Musselburgh scored twice against Dumbarton Riverside, through Finn Thomson and Murray Gilfillan. Meanwhile, on the adjacent pitch, Drumsagard were being held against Fairmuir Boys with two minutes remaining. As the Burgh match ended, Drumsagard scored the vital goal to ensure they lifted the trophy, with a one better goal difference.

Team coach Arthur said it was “difficult to take” missing out on the trophy. He told Courier Sport: “The boys have played tremendously well and given their all; my fellow team manager Johnny Combe and I really are proud of them all.”

Former Windsor president Scott Robertson, who organised the trip, added: “I think the boys will be talking about this trip for a long time to come.”