Dundee West picked up their third trophy of the season with an emphatic 7-1 win over Ferry Athletic in the Wellgate Cup final. Braces from Jamie McCann, Cavan McLaren and Ryley Duncan, as well as Luke Miller’s strike secured the cup for Dundee West, who have now completed the treble. Moby Ogunlaja pulled one back for Ferry just before half time, but this didn’t stop a rampant Dundee West.
Ferry had already experienced cup final heartache as they went down 3-0 against Pitfour in the Dundee West Anniversary Cup earlier in the season, and were struggling to cope with Dundee West early on. Cavan McLaren’s low drive came off the base of the post after five minutes.
Captain Kai Meldrum had Ferry’s first chance after 12 minutes. Dundee West switched off at a Ferry free kick, but Meldrum couldn’t hit the target from a tight angle.
With 13 minutes gone, Dundee West took the lead in spectacular fashion. Jamie McCann picked the ball up inside his own half, and danced his way through the Ferry defenders before firing a low shot past Aaron Caird from the top of the box.
The Watson McInally League winners were bossing the game in the initial stages, and doubled their lead after 16 minutes. McLaren drove into the box from the right wing and beat Caird at the near post with a low drive.
Dundee West were threatening to run riot, as Luke Miller blasted the ball into the side netting two minutes later. Ferry nearly pulled one back through Jay Sorrie, but he put his effort just wide of the post.
As the half progressed, Ferry were seeing more of the ball, but were unable to create any clear-cut chances. As for Dundee West, they looked like scoring every time they went forward.
With three minutes of the first half remaining, Dundee West added a third. Captain Callum Rae’s cross was headed home by McLaren, who stooped low to beat Caird to the ball.
Ferry pulled one back 60 seconds later through Moby Ogunlaja. The forward latched on to a long ball and slid his shot past David Boylan. The goalkeeper had been untroubled for most of the match, but now had to pick the ball out of his net.