Celebrating Leith and North Edinburgh Leith Festival 2009
Leith Festival 2009
Leith Pageant 2009
Leith Gala Day 2009
Performers 2009
Leith Festival Arts2009
Legends v Leith
Leith Roll of Honour (WW1)

Leith Festival 2008
Leith & North: Please email any news items to: news@leithandnorth.org.uk The Peter Smith Memorial Cup: Hibs Legends and Leith Athletic play for honour and the memory of Peter Smith Peter's son Darren, and grandson Dylan with the  victorious Hibs Legends Hibs Legends (including Mickey Weir, and Paul Kane, who helped organise the event) took on the young legs of Leith Athletic and came out on top in a seven goal thriller. The teams were playing for the chance to lift the Peter Smith Memorial Cup. Peter died suddenly recently and was the janitor of St Mary's Primary School who spent most of his spare time organising the school's Soccer Sevens. The Hibs Legends also included defenders Calum Milne and Gordon Hunter and strikers Graham Harvey and Craig Hume.

Hibs defender heading the ball to safety Hibs legends running for the Leith Althetic goal Left <<<: Hibs legends on the defensive
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Goalkeeper David Duncan on the alert for a Hibs strike.
An estimated crowd of 600, stood entranced in the soft summer rain, to witness a hard fought 4-3 victory for the Legends which could have gone either way. The first goal in Sunday's 7 goal thriller was scored by Leith Athletic captain Neil Ewart with a fine headed goal from a corner. Hibs fought back with a fine goal by Mickey Weir (Hibs no 7). Both teams went in at 1-1.

Hibs Legend going down at  Leith's goal after a strong tackleHibs Legend getting the ball bast an Atletic midfielder Left <<<:Determined defending from Leith Athletic shows this was no casual encounter
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A thrilling midfield goal run

The second half saw Hibs go behind twice more only to equalise each time. Mickey Weir made the winner for Hibs in the dying throes of the match, with a set up from Graham Harvey. Many joked that new Hibs Manager John "Yogi" Hughes had triumphed with his first victory within a week of his appointment. Paul Kane with microphone Players in the black and white stip of Leith Athletic going round the  medals table Left <<<: Leith Athletic collect their runners up medals.
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Paul Kane paying tribute to Peter Smith.
Paul Kane made a fine speech about Peter Smith with Peter's parents, his widow Averil and his grandson Dylan along with Peter's brother present. It was appropriate that his first team Hibs won the inaugural trophy. Peter's son Darren handed over the trophy.

Thanks to Hibs Season Ticket holder, Leith Councillor Gordon Munro for help with the match report.

Leith Athletic web site >>>
Hibs web site >>>
Mickey rolls back years to win Peter Smith Cup for Legends: Evening News, June 15th 2009 >>>

Leith Athletic defending against a Hibs strike