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Broughty United seal semi-final spot in style

Broughty United 4

Sharp 7', 49', Fyffe 18', Ross 51'

Riverside CSC 1

Tilling 57'
  • Sunday, 18 December 2016
  • Claypotts Park
  • Under 15´s
  • Jean Pierre Babin Cup

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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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.

  • Half Time:
  • Broughty United
  • 2-0
  • Riverside CSC

As the second half got underway, it was clear that the third goal would be crucial. Tinning had the ball in the net six minutes after the interval, but the big striker was offside. Down the other end, it would be Broughty who found the net for a third time.

A defence splitting pass from Clark sent Sharp in one-on-one with Duncan after 49 minutes. The striker’s initial effort was saved by the keeper, but the ball broke back for the Broughty man, who finished into the empty net.

Just two minutes later, Broughty made it four through their number four. Clark again the provider, this time picking out Jamie Ross, who saw Duncan get a hand on his shot, but the ball looped under the crossbar and over the line, all but confirming Broughty’s place in the last four.

Riverside managed to reduce the deficit after 57 minutes. Tinning putting the finishing touch on a fine move, with a low finish from the top of the box.

Despite the setback, Broughty were playing with a real confidence and swagger, with Clark in particular causing Riverside plenty of problems. The hosts nearly added a fifth with 15 minutes remaining, but Sharp saw his close-range effort come off the crossbar.

Fyffe managed to get in behind the Riverside defence, but couldn’t get the ball under control as he tried to double his tally for the day. The striker did manage to keep the ball under control as he was sent through on goal after 72 minutes, but was denied by Duncan.

Neither side managed to create a clear-cut chance in the time remaining as Riverside’s cup dream was ended. They will know that they can perform at a far better level than today, and will aim to do so in the remaining league matches this season. As for Broughty, this was the perfect end to 2016, and they will be dreaming of lifting silverware in 2017.

  • Full Time:
  • Broughty United
  • 4-1
  • Riverside CSC


Broughty United
Riverside CSC
1. Conor Milton
2. Harry Eaton
4. Jamie Ross
5. Jack Mitchell
6. Gregor Tweed
7. Callum Howe
8. Jack Gordon
9. Simon Sharp
10. Robbie McDonald
11. Conor Fyffe
14. Kieran Bannon
16. Liam Clark
19. Jordi Duncan
2. Samuel Delaney
3. Callum Bolton
6. Matthew Rees
8. Teilo Walters
11. Connor Spence
12. Michael Tinning
14. Amine Atrih
16. Aiden Stuart
17. Paul Traynor
20. Fergus Robertson
24. Ruairidh Beaton
30. Samuel Gallagher
32. Magnus Fettes
Star Player
Broughty United
Riverside CSC
Jack Mitchell - The Broughty defender made a number of crucial blocks and interceptions in what was a commanding performance at the heart of the defence.
Michael Tinning - Put in a good shift up front and got the goal his performance merited.
Magic Moment
Broughty United
Riverside CSC
Sharp's First Goal - Put his team ahead when Riverside were on top, a cool finish that put his side on the road to victory.
Tinning's Goal - A fine finish that ended a nice piece of football from Riverside.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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