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Clinical Broughty victorious on derby day

Broughty United 4

Massie 25', McGuire 31', Ramsay 58', 65'

Ferry Athletic 1

Moir 18'

Andrew Creegan

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A clinical performance from Broughty United saw them come out on top against neighbours Ferry Athletic in the final league match of 2016. Despite Ferry taking an early lead through Jack Moir, the hosts fought back with goals from Charlie Massie, Mackenzie McGuire and a brace from the birthday boy Greg Ramsay.

Ferry started well and brought a save out of Broughty keeper Ben Todd inside the opening minute. The goalie doing well to push away Jay Lawson’s effort. Broughty’s first effort came courtesy of Charlie Massie after 13 minutes, but the striker’s shot was well blocked by a Ferry defender.

The visitors were dominant in the opening exchanges, seeing most of the possession in the Broughty half, and made their dominance tell as they went ahead after 18 minutes. Blair Anderson’s cross eventually fell at the feet of Jack Moir, who swept the ball past Todd from close range.

All the signs were suggesting that this was going to be a long day at the office for Broughty, but the hosts managed to grab an equaliser after 25 minutes. Massie played a nice one-two with Kyle Sandeman at the top of the box and despite the Ferry cries for offside, Massie found the net from close range.

Ferry were straight back on the offensive, as Todd denied Moir and Blair Anderson in quick succession. Then, Broughty took the lead after 31 minutes. Mackenzie McGuire’s cross from the right-hand side of the box flew over Daniel Clark in the Ferry goal, whether the Broughty man did this intentionally, only he will know.

The second half got under way with Ferry continuing on the front foot. Owen Boath fired an effort across the face of goal one minute after the restart. Leo Murrie then fired over the bar after Todd failed to deal with a cross. Murrie got on the end of Nicolas Matthew’s corner, but couldn’t get enough on his shot as Todd caught the ball.

With 55 minutes gone, Moir curled the ball past Todd, but the referee judged the Ferry man to be offside. Things were about to get worse for the visitors, as two minutes later Broughty extended their lead.

Massie managed to get the by-line and cut the ball back to Greg Ramsay, who drilled the ball in from close range. This was a lethal counter attack from Broughty, who hadn’t offered much in an attacking sense in the second half.

With an hour gone, another guilt edged chance passed Ferry by. Matthew’s free kick was well saved by Todd, but the ball fell for Harrison Taylor, who couldn’t turn the ball in from close range.

As the clock ticked down, Broughty added a fourth. The impressive Gregor Brown crossed the ball in for Ramsay, who finished from close range, sealing the victory for Broughty.

This was a tough one to take for Ferry, who were dominated the match today. At half time, they changed to a 3-4-3 system to press Broughty, but ultimately this change hurt them as they were hit on the break. They will now focus on starting 2017 on a winning note.

Broughty on the other hand will know that they can play better than they showed today, but they got the win which in a derby match, and that is all that matters.


Broughty United
Ferry Athletic
1. Ben Todd
2. Ben Whitton
3. Gregor Brown
4. Ross Bell
5. Kyle Reid
7. Kieren Hannan
8. Kyle Sandeman
9. Kieran Malone
10. Brandon Boath
11. Charlie Jamieson
12. Dylan Anderson
14. Charlie Massie
15. Sam Torroni
16. Mackenzie McGuire
17. Lewis Clark
18. Greg Ramsay
1. Daniel Clark
2. Reece McDonald
3. Ross Alexander
4. Yousuf Ahmed
5. Josh Anderson
6. Blair Anderson
7. Connal Henderson
8. Leo Murrie
9. Owen Boath
10. Jack Hutchinson
11. Jamie Stracey
14. Harrison Taylor 15. Jay Lawson
16. Jack Moir
17. Nicolas Matthew
18. Jacob Sharpe
Star Player
Broughty United
Ferry Athletic
Gregor Brown - The Broughty defender was excellent at the back and used the ball well. A solid performance, and got an assist to his name.
Owen Boath - Put in a real shift up front and was unlucky not to get a couple of goals.
Magic Moment
Broughty United
Ferry Athletic
McGuire's Goal - I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say that this was a sublime effort that turned this match on it's head rather than an over hit cross.
Moir's Goal - A nice finish that deservedly put his side ahead. On another day, this would have been the first of many for Ferry, but it wasn't to be.

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