As anticipated, Athletic’s reserve side bowed out of this season’s Scottish Cup, losing 2-0 to the Andy’s XVR first team.

However, far from being disappointed, Arjen Bogaert was pleased with his charges’ performance. Indeed, had Igor Bulatov’s shot fizzed to the other side of the post and Liran Tzur’s drive not cannoned back off the same upright, the performance could have had the potential to have been even greater.

Youngster Eric Belford made his debut and played the last fifteen minutes, putting in a solid performance.

The coach said, “The boys put in a very good performance, and despite the final scoreline they can be justifiably pleased with their efforts”.