The first round of the East Region Cup meant a break from domestic duties for most of the DDYFA teams, and a chance to pit themselves against new opponents from the East Region.
Here’s how the action went down:
Carnoustie set up a home tie with East Fife YA after beating Lumphinnans United 3-2. Karter Inglis scored twice, and Jack Chalmers goal sealed the win.
It was a good day at the office for Newtyle as all their players netted in their win over Fife Colts. Callum Forsyth, Callum Morgan, Alfie Meager, Lewis Reid, Harvey Reid, Calum McLaren, Alexandra Robson, Cayden Carroll, Cemi Gokalp, Liam Ree and Callum Stewart were all on target.
Riverside moved to the top of the Café Royale League table with a 4-3 win over Ferry Athletic. Broughty Pumas beat Maryfield 2-0.
In the J Clenaghan League, Dundee West Reds beat Arbroath 6-3.
Dundee West Royals moved to the P Gibson League summit with an 8-2 win over Kirrie Thistle. Matthew Caird, Louis Stewart and Haris Malik all scored twice, while Joshua Hill and Euan Mather also netted. Mearns lifted themselves off the foot of the table with a 9-0 win over ACSC.
Fairmuir are into Round Two of the East Region Cup after beating St Johns 6-0. Ryan McGregor and Jordan Adam were both at the double, while Thomas Gibb and Kyle Smith also scored. They will take on Templehall in the next round.
A 2-0 win was enough for Riverside to beat Duloch Juniors Blacks and set up a clash with AM Soccer in Round Two.
Celtic Boys booked their place in the semi-finals of the Reilly Falconer Cup thanks to an 8-1 win over St Murdochs. They are joined by Kirrie Thistle, who beat Dryburgh 5-0.
Dundee West had to come from behind to take all three points in their DS Rennie League clash with Brechin. After trailing 2-0 early on, Dundee West turned it around courtesy of doubles from Aiden Law and Cammy Blacklock either side of Derron Forbes strike.
Owen Boath’s 24th and 25th goals of the season helped Ferry Athletic pick up a win over Montrose. Rian Clark, Jude Moir and Harrison Taylor also scored.
Maryfield United are into the final of the Mac Brown Cup after beating Monifieth.
Vale of Tay won 8-1 against Douglas, while St Andrews Colts downed Carnoustie 4-1 in the Watson McInally League.
This week’s featured match saw Dundee West host Pitfour in the East Region Cup. Two goals in the space of a minute ended Dundee West’s East Region Cup dreams as they went down 2-0. Kairn Brand and Ben Clos were both on target for Pitfour, who kept up their unbeaten domestic run.
Pitfour came flying out the traps, and Ally Alcorn saw his shot kept out by David Boylan two minutes into the match. The Dundee West keeper was then called into action to keep out Ross Cameron’s volley.
Pitfour broke the deadlock after nine minutes when Alcorn bested Morgan Harrow on the left, and despite seeing Boylan smother his shot, Kairn Brand was on hand to smash the loose ball into the net.
Less than a minute later, Ben Clos jinked into the box and slipped a low shot across Boylan into the bottom corner.
The host’s best chance of the first half fell to Lewis Hutton after Pitfour failed to deal with a corner, but his shot was blocked on the line by a defender.
Pitfour nearly handed Dundee West a lifeline, moments after the restart. Cavan McLaren pounced on a loose pass back to Archie Kelly-Barton, but the keeper got a touch on his effort and Rory Harrower raced back to deny McLaren a tap in. This was the closest Dundee West would come to pulling a goal back as Pitfour held on to seal the win, and set up a tie with Aberdour in the Last 16/
Liam Jones netted a hat trick in Broughty Panthers 6-0 win over Letham Whites. Jones scored twice in the space of a minute before Josh Knight added Broughty’s third before the break. Jones third and a double from Ryan Carr saw Broughty into the Last 16, where they will host Blue Brazil.
Braces from Jay Bryce and Connor McFarlane helped Carnoustie to a 4-2 win over Kinross Colts. They will take on Elgin Star in the next round, while Broughty United will face off against Kennoway United after a 1-0 win over East Fife YA.
Celtic Boys beat Ferry Athletic 3-2 in a thrilling match in the G Taylor League. Zac Benmalek opened the scoring before Cody Louge hit a double as Celtic picked up only their third league win of the season. Riverside beat Monifieth 3-0.
Jeanfield Blacks are into the Round Two of the East Region Cup after beating Letham Tangerines 3-2.
Fairmuir beat Broughty United 5-1 in the Maryfield League thanks to a hat trick from Jamie Timmons and a double from Ethan Samson. Dryburgh won 7-0 against Blairgowrie, and Logie Harp picked up a 2-0 win over Ferry.
Monifieth and Lincraig played out a 1-1 draw in the W Mills League. Riverside beat St Murdochs Colts 3-0, while Dryburgh CC made up ground on the leaders with a 6-0 win over Forfar WE.
Dundee Thistle beat Brechin 3-2 and Kirrie won 2-0 against Dundee Rangers.
Fairmuir edged a nine-goal thriller with Forfar West End in the East Region Cup. Keiran McWilliam, Jay Taylor, Billy Young, Ryan Napier and an own goal saw them seal a place in the next round.
ACSC are also through after beating Carnoustie Panmure 6-2. Kirrie join them in the next round after beating Glenrothes Strollers 1-0
Kirrie Thistle won 5-4 against Forfar in the Dave Pullar League.
Dryburgh picked up a 3-0 win over Brechin in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League.
Fairmuir Violet are into the final of the Peter MacAvoy Cup after beating Kirrie Thistle. Jack Taylor got the only goal to set up a clash with Ferry Athletic, who beat Letham Tangerines 5-1.
Forfar West End beat Luncarty 9-0 in the Presidents League, while it was honours even between Monifieth and Monifieth Tayside, who played out a 1-1 draw.