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Broughty United battle out once more with DUSC to claim the Peter McAvoy cup

Dundee United SC 0

Broughty United 2

Forbes 15, Kesson 70 (pen)
  • Sunday, 26 April 2015
  • North End Park
  • Under 17┬┤s
  • Peter McAvoy Cup

Alasdair Hooper | YFS Dundee Senior Reporter
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It was a case of Déjà vu for some at Dundee’s North End Park as Dundee United Sports Club and Broughty United met in the final of the Peter McAvoy cup. Only four weeks prior the two had met in the Henry Dolan cup final with DUSC coming out on top after a 2-1 victory that day. This time, however, it was Broughty United that triumphed with a 2-0 win to claim the inaugural Peter McAvoy trophy. A first half strike from Darren Forbes, followed by a second half penalty converted by Derryn Kesson, was enough for Broughty to seal the victory in another well-fought and hotly contested affair.
With the teams both hugely familiar with one another it was clear from the offset that the match was going to be close once again. The first chance arose in the fourth minute of the game when Hoskins delivered a superb cross into the box for Charlie Wilson. Wilson’s close range effort was superbly saved thanks to some great athleticism from Dundee United goalkeeper, Aaron Smith.
Broughty United started to assume control of the early stages of the game and had another opportunity on the 12th minute. Gavin Craik managed to worm his way into a shooting position and fired a fearsome strike towards goal. His initial shot was well blocked but he then set himself up for a rebound effort. Unfortunately his second attempt flew well over the target and out of the ground.
Three minutes later Broughty took advantage of their strong play and went 1-0 up. Forbes came in from the left hand side and struck a low, powerful strike at goal. The ball flew past Smith and nestled in the back of the net.
After the goal the match leveled out in terms of performance with neither side willing to let the other gain any extra momentum. It stayed like this for the remainder of the half. As both teams went in for the break DUSC were left to try and come up with a plan to overturn Broughty’s advantage. 
  • Half Time:
  • Dundee United SC
  • 0-1
  • Broughty United
The second half began as the first had ended with both teams battling it out to try and get a stranglehold on the game. In the 55th minute Broughty were convinced they had scored a second goal when a header from a corner was directed towards goal. Aaron Smith managed to superbly scramble the ball off of the line but Broughty were adamant it had already crossed. In an almost impossible to see scenario, with bodies running everywhere, nothing was given by the officials.
As the game approached the 70th minute mark Broughty United were handed the opportunity to extend their lead when they were awarded a penalty. Kesson stepped up to take the strike and successfully converted it past Smith.
Dundee United tried their utmost to try and get back in their game but the Broughty defence wasn’t having any of it. Cavin Tosh came close 12 minutes from time when his shot was almost deflected past Rory Milne. The Broughty keeper however managed to gather the ball to release the pressure valve on his defenders.
In the end Dundee United were beaten by the clock and Broughty could afford to celebrate a very hard fought, but impressive, win. It was the latest in a string of close games between the two sides and, in the end, Broughty’s impressive defending was key to the cup win. With a trophy each for the teams it is clear that they are two of the most impressive outfits in the region. 
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  • Full Time:
  • Dundee United SC
  • 0-2
  • Broughty United


Dundee United SC
Broughty United
1. Aaron Smith
2. Ben Reid
3. Fraser Anderson
4. Calum King
5. Liam Roddy
6. Bryan Docherty
7. Nathan Tosh
8. Cameron McMahon
9. Jack Hogarth
10. Lewis Fyfe
11. Jordan Elder
12. Paul Moran
14. Jordan Davie
23. Ethan Glennie
2. Gavin Craik
3. Ben Donaldson
7. Cameron Hoskins
8. Darren Forbes
9. Charlie Wilson
10. Derryn Kesson
11. Ryan Connor
12. Connor Samson
16. Sean Murray
18. Callum Cook
19. Darren Cooper
20. Kieron Ross
22. Paul Callaghan
99. Rory Milne
99. Robbie Telford
Star Player
Dundee United SC
Broughty United
Nathan Tosh ÔÇô Worked tirelessly up front in a bid to create something for his side. Unfortunately for him no goals came about from it.
Callum Cook ÔÇô The Broughty United defence was exemplary on the day and no one characterized this more than Cook. Marshalled his defence throughout and was imperious. Deservedly man of the match.
Magic Moment
Dundee United SC
Broughty United
Aaron SmithÔÇÖs save early on ÔÇô great reflexes to make a stop from that range.
HoskinsÔÇÖ strike ÔÇô a great powerful finish that set his team up for cup success.
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