Fairmuir u17s capped off a fine season with a 2-1 victory over Ferry Athletic in the final of the Steven Ellwood Memorial Trophy. In what was a repeat of the Henry Dolan Cup decider two weeks earlier a goal in each half secured the win for the Dave Pullar League champions at North End Park.
Throughout the league campaign Ferry Athletic pushed Fairmuir close and it was the side who finished second who carved out the first opportunity, a looping free kick delivery by Tom Banyard found Andrew Lyall with his effort floating just over the crossbar. Ferry continued to press and Ryan Hush almost opened the scoring with a long range shot which sailed wide.
Buoyed after winning their league during the week Fairmuir were playing with confidence and began to make inroads in attack, Cavin Tosh showed impressive skill to direct a volley which brought out a smart stop by Ferry Keeper Stewart Linton.
Tosh continued to be a focal point in attack and again called Linton into action with a well-directed header.
It was from the resulting corner that Fairmuir took the lead in the 21st minute, Ryan Scobie’s good delivery was met by Kane Alison who knocked the ball into the net.
Having grabbed the opener from a set piece Fairmuir almost extended their lead through a Free-kick by Tosh which struck the post.
As the half drew to a close Banyard went in search of an equaliser and his shot from distance flew over.