Second half goals from Leo Murrie and Nicolas Matthew booked Ferry Athletic’s place in the last eight of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup, as they beat league leaders Broughty United.
Broughty are the early pacesetters in the DS Rennie League, while Ferry sit in seventh place, although only seven points separate the neighbours.
Despite this, it was Ferry that looked the most threatening in the early exchanges. Yousuf Ahmed shot wide inside the opening minute, before Owen Boath released Jack Moir in behind the Broughty defence, only for the big striker to shoot straight at Ben Todd in the Broughty goal.
Ahmed’s free kick after 12 minutes was the closest either side came to breaking the deadlock in the first period. The ball came crashing off the cross bar before bouncing agonisingly over the head of Conall Henderson, who was waiting to head into an empty net.
Broughty lined up without their leading marksman Leon Winterton, and his absence showed as they struggled to muster any clear-cut chances in a lacklustre first half.