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Fairmuir beat Dryburgh in top of the table clash

Fairmuir BC 3

Hynes 39', Jagusinski 64', McCrory (p) 79'

Dryburgh Athletic 1

Smith (p) 55'

Andrew Creegan

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Fairmuir picked up a crucial three points against Dryburgh in their hunt for the Maryfield League title. Kane Hynes headed Fairmuir into the lead on the stroke of half time, with Rory Jagusinski and Mark McCrory sealing the points after Ryan Smith had levelled from the penalty spot.

Both these sides were unbeaten in the league coming into the match and neither was giving any ground in the opening stages. Aaron Cosgrove was forced into a couple of routine saves to keep Fairmuir at bay, while his opposite number Cammy Hendry made a smart save to keep out Ryan Corbitt’s header.

Cosgrove produced a fantastic reaction save to keep out Alex Stewart’s close-range volley as Fairmuir turned up the pressure on the Dryburgh goal.

With the referee preparing to bring the first half to an end, Fairmuir took the lead. Jamie Timmons delivered a free kick from the right, and Kane Hynes headed the ball past Cosgrove from close range.

Dylan Smeaton brought a save out of Hendry with a free kick early in the second half as Dryburgh searched for an equaliser. When the referee pointed to the penalty spot after 55 minutes, they had their way back into the match. Ryan Smith made no mistake with the spot kick, firing the ball into the top right corner.

Smith nearly had Dryburgh in front moments later, but Hendry got down well to push the ball away after pinball in the Fairmuir box. At the other end, the ball broke for Stewart in the box, but he could only lash a shot over the bar.

With 14 minutes left, Fairmuir went back in front. Timmons again the provider with a free kick from deep, and Rory Jagusinski was on hand to nod the ball past Cosgrove.

Dryburgh upped the pressure on the Fairmuir defence but couldn’t find a way through. As full time approached, the hosts were gifted the chance to seal the points.

Cosgrove cleared the ball, but caught Jagusinski after the ball had gone, and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Captain Mark McCrory stepped up and fired the ball into the net, sealing a valuable three points for Fairmuir.

Lineups

Fairmuir BC
Dryburgh Athletic
1. Cameron Hendry
2. Evan Adam
3. Mark McCrory
4. Alex Stewart
5. Ben Tolmie
6. Seff Mohammed
7. Dylan Bonella
8. Ross Hazel
10. Jamie Timmons
14. Rory Jagusinski
17. Ethan Samson
18. Ethan Tosh
20. Kane Hynes
22. Fraser Nelson
23. Matthew Nelson
99. Aaron Cosgrove
5. Nairn Beaton
6. Jack McKellian
7. Ross Mcnaughton
8. Marcus Gray
9. Ryan Smith
10. Ben Wilson
11. Ryan Corbitt
12. Josh Fyffe
14. Daryl Tosh
17. Jamie Gelly
33. Kalin Jones
35. Arron Flynn
74. Brandon Mcginnis
77. Dylan Smeaton
Star Player
Fairmuir BC
Dryburgh Athletic
Mark McCrory - The Fairmuir captain led by example throughout the 80 minutes, bossing the midfield and sticking away the penalty to secure the three points.
Aaron Cosgrove - The Dryburgh keeper made several important stops throughout the match.
Magic Moment
Fairmuir BC
Dryburgh Athletic
McCrory's Penalty - An emphatic spot kick from the captain that secured a well deserved three points.
Smith's Penalty - The striker made no mistake with his penalty, showing great composure to find the side netting.

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