This week saw a handful of league matches take place, but the focus of this week’s action was the Scottish Cup. For some, this was their first venture into the national competition, and for others, it will be their last. It also meant the Dundee teams took on teams with names that you have to think about when you type them out (I’m looking at you Lumphinnans United and Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts Colts).
Here’s how the action went down:
Carnoustie Panmure have been one of the form sides in the Jubilee Cup group stages, and there was no stopping them as they won 9-3 away to Elgin Star. Scott Hamilton bagged a hat trick, there was a double for Jack Chalmers, and goals for Ben Gibson, Bailey Dickson, Dylan McLeish and Gabriel Smith.
Ferry Athletic also picked up a win on the road. Haydn Farningham got a hat trick as they won 6-1 against Brechin. Broughty Pumas, Riverside CSC and Pitfour all hit the goal trail as they cruised into Round Two.
There was no such luck at Charlotte Street, as both Dundee West Reds and Royals were knocked out. The Reds were beaten 8-0 by East Fife YA, while the Royals went down 5-1 Letham Sky Blues. Euan Mather got the goal for the Royals.
Dundee Thistle were beaten 6-1 by St Johns, but Maryfield United advanced to the second round thanks to a 3-1 win at home Letham.
The older Maryfield United team also won 3-1, they beat Brechin to seal a place in the second round. Broughty United went down 5-3 to Kirkcaldy Inter after extra time.
Mark Ross and Stewart Simpson both scored twice for Fairmuir as they won 6-1 against Lumphinnans United. Thomas Gibb and Cole Philip also scored as they sealed a spot in the next round.
Ferry Athletic were the final side on Scottish Cup duty, and they picked up a 4-1 win away to Letham Sky Blues, thanks to Owen Boath’s brace and goals from Rian Clark and Nicolas Mathew.
In the D S Rennie League, Forfar Boys won 6-1 against ACSC. Matthew Platt got a hat trick, there was a double from Ben Cormie and Liam Baillie was also on target for the champions. Billy Rennie got the goal for the Arbroath side.
Dundee West went down 3-2 at home to Kirrie, and Celtic Boys picked up a 2-0 against Montrose.
In the Watson McInally, two of the teams with 100% records faced off as Riverside hosted Dryburgh. It was the hosts that maintained their perfect record thanks Jonah McCallum's double, which handed them a 2-1 win. Sy Coventry got the goal for the visitors.
There were wins for Vale of Tay and St Andrews Colts, while Monifieth won 7-1 against Carnoustie. Ben Strachan got a hat trick, while Sammy Wilson and Jamie Pelling also found the net as Monifieth made it four wins from four.
This weeks featured match saw Dundee West host Blue Brazil in what proved to be a match that will live long in the memory at Charlotte Street.
Blue Brazil started on the front foot, but couldn’t find a way past David Boylan, who did well to push away a curling effort from Euan Stewart.
Godswill Oke opened the scoring for Dundee West four minutes before the break with a curling shot from the edge of the box.
Eight minutes after the restart, Nick Fletcher raced clear of the visitor’s defence and coolly slotted Dundee West into a 2-0 lead.
Fletcher nearly scored an identical goal after 70 minutes, but saw his effort come back of the post. 60 seconds later, Lewis Black curled a free kick into the top corner, setting up a nervy final few minutes for the Dundee side.
With two minutes remaining, David Boylan tipped Jack Reid’s shot onto the post. Connor Reid put the rebound into the net, but the referee judged him to be offside.
Graeme Stewart scored five times for Fairmuir as they cruised into the second round. Robbie Flynn, Liam Hunt and Mason Anderson were all on target as they ran out 8-1 winners over East Fife YA Gold.
There was a big win for Pitfour away to Blairgowrie. Jordan Turnbull scored four time, with Kai Finnie and Charlie Edwards picking up hat tricks. Ally Alcorn, Matthew Glenn and Ross Cameron also found the net.
Broughty Panthers returned to winning ways with a thumping win over Hearts of Beath. Ryan Carr scored a hat trick, while Lewis Denny, Haaris Ahmed and Daniel Boyle all picked up doubles.
Carnoustie edged out Monifieth to seal their place in the second round. Khalid Bjeirmi and Braden Batley had Carnoustie 2-0 up, and they managed to hold on despite a late goal from Aidan Lorente.
Goals from Jayden Allen, Matthew McIntosh and Ciaran Tippet handed Celtic Boys U15S a 3-2 win over Jeanfield Swifts.
Riverside, DUSC, and Ferry join the previously mentioned teams in the second round.
Jeanfield Blacks booked their place in Round Two with a 9-0 win over Brechin. They will be joined by St Murdochs, Ferry, Scone Thistle and Logie Harp, who all picked up wins.
Fairmuir dismantled Lumphinnans United at Graham Street, winning 9-2. Jake Grady, Ross Hazel, Alex Stewart, Mark McCrory, Ethan Samson, Mathew Nelson, Jamie Timmons and Jack Whyte were all on target.
Blairgowrie secured passage to the second round with a 3-0 win over Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts Colts. Mattner, Gordon and Smith on target for the hosts.
Forfar Albion needed penalties to get past Jeanfield Reds, after a 4-4 draw. Robbie McGlauchlin, Ben Fanner and Billy Lawson, as well as an own goal provided Forfar’s goals, but keeper Grant Brown was the hero, as he saved three penalties in the shootout, as Forfar ran out 3-2 winners.
East Craigie Swifts started this year’s competition with a 4-1 win over Scone. Matt McKinnon scored twice, with Reece Lornie and Kier Gardiner also finding the net for last year’s quarter finalists.
Matthew Gorrie’s double inspired Dundee Rangers to their first ever Scottish Cup win. He scored twice with Kevin Smith also on target as they won 3-2 away to Bayside.
Forfar Boys also advanced to Round Two. Elliot Boath scored twice for them as they ran out 3-2 winners against Thornton Locos. Robbie Davidson was also on target.
Partan Craig advanced to Round Two with a 7-4 win away to Jeanfield Blacks. Martin Robertson and Craig Begg both scored twice, with Nathan Lamb, Joe Chiverton and Liam Thompson also finding the net.
Dryburgh and Monifieth are also into the next round, thanks to wins against Cairneyhill Athletic and Luncarty respectively.
Coupar Angus set up a second-round tie with Monifieth Athletic after they beat Kirkcaldy FC 9-1.
Stefan Brown found the net five times and picked up two assists as the hosts hit the goal trail.
Monifieth Athletic beat Aberdour 4-2, while Kirrie edged past Lochgelly Albert Colts with a 1-0 win.
In the Presidents League, last year’s joint U19s league winners took on the U17s champions as Forfar West End hosted Fairmuir. It was Forfar that took the three points, courtesy of Ally Wilson’s double, and goals from Cammy Fraser and Morgan Evans. Fairmuir’s goals came from Ryan McLaren and Errol Vela, but this didn’t prevent them falling to their first defeat of the season.
Elsewhere in the league, Ferry beat Brechin 5-2, and Luncarty picked up a 4-2 win against Monifieth Tayside.