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Derryn double dumps Dundee West in Tommy Clark Trophy

Fairmuir BC 2

Thomson 33 (p)', 73'

Dundee West 1

Fletcher 32'
  • Sunday, 28 January 2018
  • Graham Street
  • Under 15´s
  • Tommy Clark Trophy

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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Derryn Thomson’s double fired Fairmuir into the semi-finals of the Tommy Clark Trophy. The Fairmuir man scored in either half after Nick Fletcher had given Dundee West the lead.

Nothing could separate these sides when they met in the league in early September, and the opening stages saw both sides try and establish an early foothold in the match. Morgan Harrow delivered a long free kick into the box, but Cavan McLaren could only loop his header over the bar.

Robbie Flynn nearly caught out David Boylan with an awkward cross from the left, but the ball looped onto the top of the net. The Fairmuir striker saw his strike from the edge of the box held by Boylan after 26 minutes.

At the other end, Ryley Duncan could only head a cross from McLaren wide.

With half time approaching, the match burst into life. Jack Wilkie looked to have opened the scoring on the half hour mark when he was left unmarked at a corner, but Boylan produced a fantastic stop to push the ball round the post.

This proved to be an important save as two minutes later Nick Fletcher caught the Fairmuir backline flatfooted and curled a shot past Shaun Watt into the far corner.

Fairmuir went on the offensive from kick off, and when Boylan took down Graeme Stewart inside the box, they had a route straight back into the tie. Derryn Thomson took the spot kick, and coolly dispatched the ball into the top right corner.

Dundee West nearly retook the lead when the ball broke to Ruari Henry at the edge of the box, but the former Fairmuir striker could only shoot straight at Watt.

  • Half Time:
  • Fairmuir BC
  • 1-1
  • Dundee West

Buoyed by their equaliser, Fairmuir started the second half looking to take the lead. Stewart ran clear of the Fairmuir defence three minutes after the restart, but Boylan made a smart save with his legs and Lee Clark managed to get the ball away from danger.

An indirect free kick gave Fairmuir a golden opportunity to go ahead, but Mason Anderson dragged the ball wide. At the other end, Callum Rae broke into the Fairmuir box, but Watt got down and blocked his effort.

Anderson’s powerful effort from 25 yards was tipped over by Boylan as the final whistle approached. Dundee West cleared the resulting corner, but the ball was sent back into the box to Thomson, who drilled a low shot into the net via the post.

Dundee West launched a late attack, but Logan Piggott fired over the bar from 20 yards, as Fairmuir held on to seal a semi-final place.

  • Full Time:
  • Fairmuir BC
  • 2-1
  • Dundee West

Lineups

Fairmuir BC
Dundee West
1. Shaun Watt
2. Paddy Boyle
3. Liam Hunt
4. Jack Wilkie
5. Aidan McCann
6. Zain Ferguson
7. Damian Kunc
8. Derryn Thomson
9. Graeme Stewart
10. Kai Flynn
11. Marcel Motyka
12. Nairn MacDonald
14. Robbie Flynn
16. Mason Anderson
1. David Boylan
2. Callum Rae
3. Lee Clark
4. Jude McIntosh
5. Cavan McLaren
6. Brady McGregor
7. Ryley Duncan
8. Logan Smith
9. Luke Miller
10. Logan Piggott
11. Lewis Hutton
12. Nick Fletcher
14. Ruari Henry
15. Aiden Hutton
16. Ryan Laird
18. Morgan Harrow
20. Keir Skinner
Star Player
Fairmuir BC
Dundee West
Derryn Thomson - Scored the goals that took his side through to the semi-finals. Showed great composure with the penalty, and took the winning goal well.
Nick Fletcher - The Dundee West forward was full of running and took his goal well.
Magic Moment
Fairmuir BC
Dundee West
Thomson's Second Goal - A cool finish that sent Fairmuir through to the semi's.
Boylan's Save From Wilkie - A superb stop that was quickly followed by his side's goal.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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