Forfar West End secured the Peter MacAvoy Cup with a dramatic 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Ferry Yellows. Kieren Crighton’s free kick in the fourth minute of injury time sent the game to penalties, after Adam Brown had given Ferry the lead midway through the first half.
Forfar had won the previous meeting of these sides in the league 2-1 seven days ago, but it was Ferry that had the first shot of the match. Blair Whyte’s low effort from the top of the box was wide of mark. Adam Brown was the next Ferry player to try his luck, but he fired narrowly wide after 13 minutes.
Ferry would have been ahead after 21 minutes, if not for some fine goalkeeping from Mark Smith. The Forfar goalkeeper did well to keep out Brown’s looping header. Brown was again denied by Smith two minutes later, this time the keeper pushed the striker’s fierce effort round the post.
Callum Beattie had Forfar’s first chance after 25 minutes. His half volley from 25 yards had plenty of power behind it, but lacked the accuracy to trouble Ferry keeper Elliot Smith.
With 34 minutes played, Ferry’s pressure told, and they opened the scoring. Cameron Hoskins wasdispossessed at the top of the box, but the ball deflected off the Ferry forward into the feet of Rory Faulkner, whose low cross was swept home by Brown.
Brown nearly added a second goal three minutes later. The striker couldn’t guide his header from Whyte’s cross on target.
In the last five minutes of the half, Forfar burst into life and nearly found an equaliser.
Owen Wilson managed to get in behind the Ferry defence, and his low shot came back off the post before rolling into the arms of Elliot Smith. The Ferry keeper then made a smart save to deny Fraser Edwards after 43 minutes.