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Ferry dump Broughty in cup derby

Ferry Athletic 2

Murrie 38, Matthew 67

Broughty United 0

  • Sunday, 05 November 2017
  • Dawson Park
  • Under 14´s
  • Dundee West Anniversary Cup

Andrew Creegan

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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.
  • Half Time:
  • Ferry Athletic
  • 0-0
  • Broughty United
The first goal was always going to be crucial in such a tight game, and Ferry got it through Leo Murrie three minutes after the restart. Todd couldn’t handle Moir’s long range free kick, allowing Murrie to poke the ball home from close range.

Broughty nearly got the equaliser after 53 minutes when Daragh McCafferty found Lewis Grant after a surging run, but he fired narrowly wide.

Harrison Taylor nearly killed the tie with six minutes remaining, but he couldn’t wrap his foot around Blair Anderson’s cross. Mackenzie Maguire nearly got the equaliser, but his shot was blocked behind for a corner.

What followed summed up Broughty’s day. From their corner, Ferry broke, won a corner of their own, and Nicolas Matthew guided a header into the bottom corner, securing Ferry’s passage to the quarter finals.

This was clearly an off day for Broughty United, who struggled to create any real chances all afternoon. Ferry’s tactics nullified their dangermen, and they failed to adapt, which ultimately cost them. That said, they’ve made an excellent start to the season, and if they can learn from today, then they may well have a season to remember.

As for Ferry, they saved some of their best performances for the cup competitions last year, and today showed that they might hold onto their cup specialists tag. They got their tactics spot on, and wanted it more than Broughty United did. Going forward, they should fancy their chances against whoever they’re paired with in the next round.
  • Full Time:
  • Ferry Athletic
  • 2-0
  • Broughty United


Ferry Athletic
Broughty United
21. 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
16. Jack Moir
17. Nicolas Matthew
18. Jacob Sharpe
19. Charlie Massie
1. Ben Todd
2. Brandon Boath
3. Ross Bell
4. Kyle Reid
5. Daragh McCafferty
6. Mackenzie McGuire
7. Kieren Hannan
8. Lewis Grant
9. Greg Ramsay
10. Sam Terroni
11. Gregor Brown
12. Benjamin Kane
14. John McGlashan
15. Kieran Malone
Star Player
Ferry Athletic
Broughty United
Jacob Sharpe - Played as the sweeper in the back three, and cleared just about every ball. Never shied away from a tackle and communicated well with his defensive colleagues.
Daragh McCafferty - Showed some glimpses of real qualities and on a couple of occasions looked like opening up the Ferry defence. He was the player most likely to create something.
Magic Moment
Ferry Athletic
Broughty United
Matthew's Goal - A deft header that secured Ferry's place in the quarter finals.
Grant's Chance - A good run from McCafferty and a clean strike that went narrowly wide.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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