The final weekend of action before the October break saw all the DDYFA players take on less than ideal conditions as pitches up and down the region turn from grass into mud. Despite the elements, there were plenty of goals, shocks and excitement at all the age groups.
Here’s how the action went down:
In the Café Royale League, Fairmuir picked up an 8-2 win away to Maryfield. Stuart Heenan bagged a hat trick, with Harrison Smith, Jude Duguid, Brodie Cussick and Leo Norrie all on target.
Carnoustie went down 3-1 at home to Ferry. Scott Hamilton’s penalty gave Carnoustie something to cheer after a tough day at the office. Pitfour made it two wins from two with a 4-2 win over Riverside.
There were a total of 25 goals in the two J Clenaghan League matches. DUSC picked up a 7-4 win over St Andrews Colts, and Broughty beat Dundee West Reds 9-5.
In the P Gibson League, Dundee West Royals won 5-1 against Monifieth. Aiden Davidson found the net with an overhead kick, while Mylo McDonald, Euan Mather, Harris Malik and Jamie Stewart also found the net.
Elsewhere in the league, there were wins for Dundee Thistle and Celtic Boys, while Kirrie and Mearns played out a 3-3 draw. Aaron Brown scored for Kirrie, while Josh Cormack grabbed a brace.
In the DS Rennie League, ACSC pulled off the shock of the day as they stunned high-flying Broughty United. Kyle Yule and Kaden Houghton got the goals for the Arbroath side who inflicted Broughty’s first defeat of the season. Leon Winterton kept up his fine scoring run, but couldn’t earn his side the points.
Celtic Boys would have moved level with Broughty at the top of the table with a win, but lost 2-1 to Dundee West. Cammy Blacklock and Aiden Law got the goals as Dundee West came from behind to earn their first win of the season.
Owen Boath continues to lead the scoring charts after finding the net twice for Ferry in their 4-0 win over DUSC. Harrsion Taylor and Blair Anderson were also on target.
Fairmuir eased to an 8-0 win over Brechin at Graham Street. Aaron Christie chipped in with a brace, while Rhys Ross, Billy Donald, Jay Tosh, Mark Ross, Ryan McGregor and Cole Phillip all found the net.
In the Watson McInally League, Riverside extended their unbeaten run with an 8-0 win over Douglas, while Maryfield won 4-1 against St Andrews Colts.
Pitfour picked up another win as they beat Broughty Panthers 8-2. Ryan Carr and Harris Ahmed got the goals for Broughty, but it wasn’t enough as Dundee West beat Carnoustie Panmure 5-2. A hat trick from Lewis Hutton and goals from Cavan McLaren and Jude McIntosh saw Dundee West race into a five goal lead, second half strikes from Lewis Siverwright and Jay Bryce gave the hosts something to cheer.
Riverside and Fairmuir got a share of the spoils after a 2-2 draw, while Ferry and Monifieth picked up wins.
Celtic Boys picked up a big win over Dundee Thistle. Cody Louge scored four times, with Joel Grant bagging a hat trick. Blane Devaney, Derren Gordon, Josh Gordon and Cammy Wilson were also on target.
This week’s featured match saw Logie Harp host Fairmuir in a battle for top spot in the Maryfield League.
Fairmuir’s Jake Grady opened the scoring after seven minutes with a composed chip over Logie keeper Samuel Ross. Lightning struck twice for the striker, who curled a shot past Ross from the edge of the box 60 seconds later to double his side’s lead.
Logie were the league’s top scorers ahead of this match, but struggled to create any chances. Lennox Slater passed up a golden opportunity when he headed over from 10 yards.
Slater’s powerful drive proved to be the best chance either side had in the second half, but Fairmuir stopper Cammy Hendry got down well to push the ball round the post. Fairmuir held on to win 2-0, and move level with Dryburgh at the top of the table.
St Murdochs picked up a 2-1 win over Scone Thistle, while it was honours even in the Broughty Ferry derby, as Broughty and Ferry played out a 3-3 draw.
In the W Mills League, Riverside came from behind to beat Lincraig 5-2. Callum Brand fired in a hat trick, with Paul Traynor and Samuel Gallagher also finding the net as Lincraig lost for the first time this season.
Goals from Cameron Vaughn and Saul McGivney earned St Murdochs Colts a 2-2 draw with Monifieth. Oliver Carmichael and Jamie Lynch got the goals for Monifieth.
East Craigie Swifts picked up another win in the Dave Pullar League as they beat Dundee Rangers 8-1. Keir Gardiner scored a hat trick, Matt McKinnon bagged a brace, and Callum McCleary, Euan Faulkner and Jordan Conway also found the net. Celtic and ACSC played out a 2-2 draw, while Ferry beat Forfar 5-3.
In the Bodycare Complimentary League, Partan Craig won 3-2 against Carnoustie Panmure. Craig Begg, Martin Robertson and Antonio Boyd all found the net as Carnoustie suffered their first loss of the campaign. St Andrews Colts won 2-1 away to Brechin, and Dryburgh beat DUSC 5-2.
Jaden Murphy scored five times as Fairmuir Violet beat Kirrie 6-1. Ryan McLaren also found the net. Letham Tans downed Monifieth 4-1, and Ferry won 7-1 against Luncarty.