Lewis Denny’s double inspired Broughty United Panthers to victory over Broughty United. It’s not every day that two teams from the same club face off, but it was Broughty Panthers that walked away with the bragging rights, and the all-important three points.
Any thoughts of these two sides playing for a draw were quickly put to bed after three minutes. Daniel Boyle opened the scoring with a low finish from ten yards.
The lead was quickly doubled as Adam Barclay found the net with a looping effort from 20 yards.
United had goalkeeper Craig Gibb to thank for keeping the deficit down after 15 minutes. The keeper first smothering Ryan Carr’s close range effort, and then denying Boyle with another fine save.
In contrast, Panthers keeper Wilson Price had precious little to do in the first half, and his side nearly added a third when a long free kick landed at the feet of Josh Knight, but he fired over from just inside the box.
With the referee preparing to bring the first half to an end, the Panthers struck again. Price turned provider as his long ball released Ryan Carr, who raced clear of the United defence and coolly found the bottom corner.