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Riverside triumph over Fairmuir

Riverside CSC 2005 4

Burgess 9, Young 25, McDougall 28, Duncan 55

Fairmuir BC 2005 1

Smith 20
  • Sunday, 03 December 2017
  • Riverside Park, Dundee
  • Under 13´s
Riverside walked away the victors in Sunday's match against Fairmuir in the DDYFA Cafe Royale League, but the 4-1 scoreline somewhat flattered the boys in blue as Fairmuir rue a lack of cutting edge.
It took just five minutes for Riverside to register their first shot on goal with Aiden McDougall, who fired his shot over the Fairmuir goal.
They didn't have to wait for very long to open the scoring as just four minutes later they had the lead when a long floating cross from Cameron Buist was met at the back post by Nathan Burgess, whose header was just out of the reach of Fairmuir 'keeper Declan McCallum.
Riverside were playing well and were looking for a second goal with the view to dampening the spirits of their rivals in tangerine and nearly had it when McDougall jinked his way into the box to ly the ball off to Buist, whose shot was well blocked by the Fairmuir defence.
The blues couldn't make their superiority count and were brought back to level terms on the 20th minute when a great piece of dribbling through the midfield by Blair Fyffe put him in a position to lay the ball off to Harrison Smith, who fired his shot under 'keeper Cameron Gellaty to equalise.
Five minutes later and Riverside had restored their lead after a bit of pinball in the box, the ball fell to Jude Young who placed the ball past McCallum.
Fairmuir were looking for an immediate response and nearly had it when Stuart Heenan managed to win a free-kick on the edge of the box after a great run. The winger took it himself and produced a good save from Gellaty to keep the score at 2-1.
And he was made to rue that missed opportunity when Riverside extended their lead a minute later when a long ball was misjudged by the Fairmuir defence, leaving the ball into McDougall who got the better of McCallum one-on-one.
  • Half Time:
  • Riverside CSC 2005
  • 3-1
  • Fairmuir BC 2005
Fairmuir started the second half brightly, urgently looking to get themselves back into the game.
They had such an opportunity two minutes into the second half when a corner taken by Leo Norrie fell into the path of goalscorer Harrison Smith who was off balance as his shot sailed over the bar.
Fairmuir spent much of the half dominating possesion without really finding the killer final ball, as Riverside were looking to strike on the counter-attack, and on the 55th minute they made one of those attacks count.
As the blues drove forward the ball found it's way to winger Arran Duncan, who fired off a sweet long-range strike that was too much for McCallum to handle.
And Riverside nearly had another when McDougall again got involved, as he had done for much of the match, laying the ball into the path of Millar Gibson, whose shot was well saved by McCallum.
Fairmuir kept trying to break down the Riverside defence, but to no avail as the team in blue secured an impressive victory against a very good Fairmuir side.
  • Full Time:
  • Riverside CSC 2005
  • 4-1
  • Fairmuir BC 2005


Riverside CSC 2005
Fairmuir BC 2005
1. Cameron Gellaty
2. Louis Jenkins
4. Alex Laing
5. Ryan Anderson
6. Adam Anderson
7. Jayden Burnett
8. Ethan Mitchell
9. Callan Johnstone
10. Jude Young
11. Arran Duncan
12. Odin Chalmers
14. Cameron Buist
19. Aiden McDougall
20. Millar Gibson
21. Nathan Burgess
1. Declan McCallum
3. Blair Fyffe
4. Leo Norrie
6. Rhys Vannet
7. Xander Barclay
8. Brodie Cussick
9. Finlay Garty
10. Reece Suttenwood
12. Kieran Duguid
14. Lewis Hornshaw
16. Harrison Smith
17. Jude Duguid
18. Stuart Heenan
19. Jamie Fraser
20. Ryan Mulholland
Star Player
Riverside CSC 2005
Fairmuir BC 2005
Aiden McDougall competed well on his wing and managed to bag himself a goal thanks to his good anticipation.
Stuart Heenan was a constant threat down the wing with his pace and ability on the ball. Most chances made by Fairmuir a result of his hard work.
Magic Moment
Riverside CSC 2005
Fairmuir BC 2005
Stunning strike by Duncan left 'keeper McCallum no chance. Great strike.
Goal was the best thing that happened to Fairmuir. Great play by Fyffe to get forward into a position where he could play in Smith to fire home.
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