Ross McDowell’s double helped Monifieth Athletic to the Chuck McGowan Cup final. The forward scored a goal in either half after Oli Carmichael had opened the scoring.
Monifieth are unbeaten in the W Mills League, while Riverside are the league leaders. Monifieth won 3-0 when the sides met in the league and got off to the perfect start when the ball broke to Oli Carmichael inside the box, and he tucked a shot into the near post.
The visitors were dominating early on and looking to make their advantage count. Carmichael shot wide after 11 minutes.
Lewis Lawson’s free kick brought a save out of Jordi Duncan, before the Riverside stopper produced a fantastic finger tip save to keep out Cameron McLaughlin’s fierce drive.
Riverside were struggling to create anything against a Monifieth backline that has only conceded seven goals in the league.
Seven minutes before the break, Monifieth added their second. Ross McDowell brushed off Ross Anderson and raced down the left, before curling a shot past Duncan in the Riverside goal.
Riverside’s only shot of the first half came when Samuel Gallacher hit a wayward shot from distance.