Ally Alcorn’s double helped Pitfour maintain their 100% start to the season with a thrilling 4-3 win over Ferry Athletic. Kai Finnie and Jordan Turnbull were also on target for the champions, who played over an hour of the match without goalkeeper Archie Kelly-Barton.
These two sides faced off in the Dundee West Anniversary Cup final last season, with Pitfour coming out on top. However, it was Ferry that landed the first blow of the game, as Hari Caswell fired them ahead after 10 minutes. The Ferry man hit a dipping shot over Archie Kelly-Barton from the edge of the box.
Pitfour had been sluggish in the opening stages, being forced into mistakes by the Ferry pressing. Strikers Jordan Turnbull and Ally Alcorn already had over 30 goals between them this season, and it was this partnership that was threatening to undo Ferry’s good work. Turnbull picked out Alcorn with a cross after 21 minutes, but he looped his header over.
Things went from bad to worse for Pitfour as Kelly-Barton had to be withdrawn because of concussion. This resulted in a lengthy stoppage and Jake Edwards donning the goalkeeper jersey for the remaining 60 minutes of the match.
The break appeared to be what the Pitfour players needed, as they cranked up the pressure on the Ferry goal. Kai Finnie saw his shot pushed over by Hayden Church, before the Ferry keeper got down low to keep out Turnbull’s effort and then denied Finnie again.
Matthew Younger stopped Alcorn with a fantastic sliding challenge as Ferry did their best to reach halftime with their lead intact.
The resulting corner was turned into the net by Finnie from close range.
Pitfour continued their assault on the Ferry goal, and took the lead three minutes before the break. Church denied Alcorn with a fine save, but was helpless as Finnie teed up Turnbull, who fired into the bottom corner.