Broughty United secured their place in the semi-final of the Jean Pierre Babin Cup with a convincing 4-1 victory over Riverside. A brace from Simon Sharp as well as goals from Conor Fyffe and Jamie Ross had put the hosts in control before Michael Tinning pulled one back for the visitors.
Both sides were looking to get the all-important opening goal, and both went close inside the opening minute. Broughty’s Liam Clark fired just wide before Michael Tinning’s cross nearly looped past Broughty keeper Conor Milton.
It would be the hosts that took the lead, and they did so after just seven minutes. Simon Sharp was sent through on goal, and the striker stroked the ball past Jordi Duncan, into the far corner of the net.
Sharp got in behind the Riverside defence five minutes later, but dragged his effort wide of the mark. The visitors were seeing more of the ball in the early stages, but were failing to create any clear-cut chances.
Things were about to go from bad to worse for Riverside, as Broughty doubled their lead. Aiden Stuart didn’t get enough on his back pass, allowing Conor Fyffe in on goal. The striker kept his composure and slotted past Duncan.
Riverside continued to press and saw Milton keep out efforts from Magnus Fettes and Amine Atrih. As half time approached, Broughty were content to sit back and soak up the pressure, while Riverside struggled to break the hosts down.