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Boath hat trick sees Ferry down Dundee West

Ferry Athletic 4

Boath 16, 20, 63, Moir 46

Dundee West FC 2

Blacklock 40, Todd 48
  • Sunday, 17 September 2017
  • Dawson Park
  • Under 14´s
  • DS Rennie League

Andrew Creegan

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Owen Boath bagged a hat trick for Ferry Athletic as they picked up their second league win of the season at the expense of Dundee West. Boath put Ferry into a 2-0 half time lead and grabbed his side’s fourth late on.

This was Dundee West’s second top flight match, and they found themselves under pressure straight from the off. Owen Boath saw a low shot saved by Jordan Walker. The Dundee West stopper was helpless when Boath lifted the ball over him and into the net after 16 minutes.

This would prove to be the first of a quickfire double for the Ferry frontman as he slotted a low shot past the keeper after being sent in behind the visitor’s defence on the 20-minute mark.

Dundee West seemed to move up a gear despite being behind. Aiden Law saw a shot deflected behind before Cameron Blacklock shot just wide after breaking into the Ferry box.
  • Half Time:
  • Ferry Athletic
  • 2-0
  • Dundee West FC
The visitors looked a different side in the early exchanges of the second half, and with five minutes played, pulled a goal back. Blacklock hit a powerful drive from 25 yards that swerved over Lewis Burns, and into the net.

Blacklock looked to be Dundee West’s most potent attacking threat, and saw his header kept out by Burns moments after his goal. This would prove to be an important bit of goalkeeping, as Ferry got their third after 46 minutes.

Yousuf Ahmed played the through ball that found Jack Moir, who coolly passed the ball into the far corner of the net.

Not a team that is deterred easily, Dundee West scored again two minutes later. Derron Forbes was given too much space at a corner, and he headed the ball back across the face of goal for the unmarked Patrick Todd, who prodded the ball into the net from close range.

The game was now end to end, with Boath passing up the chance to complete his hat trick after firing straight at Walker when one-on-one with the keeper.

With seven minutes remaining, Ferry wrapped up the points. A Dundee West corner fell to Blacklock at the edge of the box, and his shot cannoned off the crossbar.

From this Ferry broke with Harrison Taylor sending Boath in behind, and the striker made no mistake as he rounded Walker, and rolled the ball into the empty net, despite the best efforts of the recovering Declan Lamarra. If ever a goal could sum up Dundee West’s misfortunes, this was it.

Ferry nearly added a fifth with three minutes remaining. Walker managed to tip Nicolas Matthew’s shot over the bar, after a Ferry passing move that saw nearly every player touch the ball.

On the day, their first half performance cost Dundee West. In the second period, their play was more purposeful and they got the goals they deserved. While today wasn’t their day, they have a talented squad that will win matches this season.

As for Ferry, their work rate and pressing stopped Dundee West imposing themselves on the game. While Owen Boath will rightly grab the headlines for a game winning hat trick, Ferry’s central defensive pairing of Jacob Sharpe and Struan Kier were immense today. They limited the Dundee West forwards to very little and made countless blocks and interceptions throughout the 70 minutes.

Going forward, Ferry look to have the foundations of a side that is capable of finishing in the top half of the league table, and reaching the latter rounds of the domestic cup competitions.
  • Full Time:
  • Ferry Athletic
  • 4-2
  • Dundee West FC


Ferry Athletic
Dundee West FC
1. Lewis Burns
3. Rian Clark
4. Yousuf Ahmed
5. Josh Anderson
6. Blair Anderson
7. Conall Henderson
8. Leo Murrie
9. Owen Boath
10. Liam Scott
11. Jamie Stracey
12. Struan Kier
14. Harrison Taylor
15. Jay Lawson
16. Jack Moir
17. Nicolas Matthew
18. Jacob Sharpe
1. Jordan Walker
2. Jamie Moran
3. Kerr Snee
4. Declan Lamarra
5. Scott McIlvenny
6. Adam Griffin
7. Patrick Todd
8. Luca Snee
9. Derron Forbes
10. Rhys Harrison
11. Aiden Law
12. Kyler Van Der Troon
15. Cayden Smith
16. Cameron Blacklock
17. Stephen Sutherland
18. Aaron Dillon
Star Player
Ferry Athletic
Dundee West FC
Owen Boath - Boath put in his trademark workmanlike performance and clearly had his shooting boots on. Three excellent finishes that secured Ferry three valuable points.
Cameron Blacklock - Blacklock can consider himself unfortunate to be on the losing side today. His persistence in the midfield was admirable and eventually, he began to dictate things in the middle of the park. His goal was excellent, and if not for some fine goalkeeping, he may have had a couple more to his name.
Magic Moment
Ferry Athletic
Dundee West FC
Boath's First Goal - A composed chip that got Ferry off to the perfect start.
Blacklock's goal - A thunderous effort that brought his side back into the match.
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