There was another full week of action, with cup finalists being decided throughout the age groups, and a couple of Scottish Cup matches to boot, it was another dramatic week of youth football.
Here’s how the action went down:
Ferry Athletic advanced to the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup thanks to a 3-1 win over Deveronvale. Blaike Kyles’ goal and a double from Will Hanbury set up a tie against Glenbrae Colts or The Celtic Boys Club.
Carnoustie Panmure edged out Maryfield to seal a place in the final of the Diamond Jubilee Cup. Goals from James Paterson, Harrison Whittet, Jack Chalmers, Dylan McLeish and an own goal earned them a 5-3 win.
Stuart Heenan’s hat trick helped Fairmuir to a 6-3 win over Riverside in the Café Royale League. Blair Fyffe, Leo Norrie and Jude Duguid also found the net.
Newtyle were in fine form as they beat St Andrews 9-0 in the J Clenaghan League. There were braces for Loghan McKelvie, Cayden Carroll, Harvey Reid and Cemi Golkap. Andrew Wilkie and Alfie Meager completed the scoring.
Haris Malik scored four times in Dundee West Royals 7-4 win over Mearns. Daniel Stewart, Euan Mather and Aiden Davidson completed the scoring in the P Gibson League tie.
Dundee SC hit the goal trail against ACSC. Keir Miller and Andrew Gollan got hat tricks, Jamie Findlay netted twice, with Lewis Clark and Ben Marlow also netting.
Patrick Todd fired Dundee West into the final of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup with a hat trick in their 6-1 win over Montrose. Derron Forbes bagged a brace and Cameron Blacklock also scored. They will take on Kirrie Thistle in the final, who saw off Celtic Boys.
Forfar Boys won 5-2 against Ferry in the Reilly Falconer Cup to advance to the quarter finals.
Riley Nelson’s second half hat trick sealed a 6-0 win for Fairmuir over ACSC in the DS Rennie League. Thomas Gibb scored twice in the first half and Jordan Adam also scored before the interval.
Broughty United ran riot against DUSC, with Leon Winterton scoring five times as they recorded a big win. Benji Kane got a hat trick, Sam Terroni and Jay Tosh scored twice, and there were also goals for Gregor Brown and John McGlashan.
Ben Strachan scored Monifieth’s goals in their 2-1 win over St Murdochs in the Watson McInally League. Strachan scored in the second minute before Jimmy Stewart levelled the match. Strachan struck again in the closing stages to seal the win for Monifieth.
This week’s first featured match saw Fairmuir host Dundee West in the Tommy Clark Trophy. These two sides couldn’t be separated when they met in the league, but Derry Thomson’s double cancelled out Nick Fletcher’s opener as Fairmuir advanced with a 2-1 win.
After a lacklustre opening half hour, the game burst into life 10 minutes before the break. Fairmuir captain 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.
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.
Monifieth are also into the semis after beating Carnoustie 8-0. Aiden Lorente got a hat trick, Elliot McCafferty and Arran Ferry scored twice, and Greg Will also found the net.
Pitfour saw their Scottish Cup dream ended as they went down 2-0 to holders Barrhead.
Broughty Panthers took the bragging rights and a valuable three points as they beat Ferry Athletic 6-3. Harris Ahmed scored twice, Ryan Carr and Daniel Boyle were on target, and two own goals sealed the win.
Montrose lifted themselves off the foot of the G Taylor League table with a 4-2 win over Celtic Boys. Two own goals and a Dougray Smith strike helped Riverside to a 3-1 win over Dundee Thistle.
The week’s second match saw Monifieth Athletic keep up their unbeaten record as they beat Riverside 3-0 in the semi final of the Chuck McGowan Cup.
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 fingertip save to keep out Cameron McLaughlin’s fierce drive.
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.
The hosts looked like a different side at the start of the second period. Connor Spence picked out Sam Delaney, but his strike was blocked by Lawson.
Despite Riverside’s improvements offensively, Monifieth looked dangerous on the break. McDowell should have made it three after good play by Carmichael down the right, but he lashed the ball over.
Riverside continued to search for a goal, but when a series of corners came to nothing, they suffered a body blow when Monifieth broke and McDowell fired in his second of the match. Monifieth will face Dryburgh CC who beat Lincraig in the other semi-final.
Ewan Stewart’s hat trick fired Ferry Athletic into the quarter finals of the Queens Jubilee Cup at the expense of Jeanfield.
A rip-roaring start saw Luke Queen give Ferry the lead inside 60 seconds, but Jamie Maloney levelled within a minute.
A quickfire double from Ewan Stewart gave Ferry a 3-1 half time lead, but Angus Dochard set up an intriguing finish when he scored 15 minutes for time. In the final minute, Stewart completed his hat trick and sent Ferry through.
Forfar Albion won 3-0 against St Murdochs in the Maryfield League.
Cammy Ross’s strike earned Fairmuir a 1-0 win over Ferry Athletic. The result gave East Craigie Swifts the chance to leapfrog Ferry into first place, and they duly obliged with a big win over Dundee Rangers that saw Ethan Bannon net four times.
Carnoustie Panmure beat DUSC 5-0 in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League. Brandon Black was on target in both halves, while Shaun Roeleveld, Vincent Edmonds and Robbie Tait also netted.
Ferry Athletic will face off against Forfar West End in the final of the G Kerr Cup after they beat Fairmuir Violet 5-3.
Ross Campbell and Fraser Matthews both scored twice as Coupar Angus beat Monifieth Tayside 4-2 in the Presidents League.