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Magic minute secures Fairmuir three points against Ferry

Fairmuir BC 2

M. Nelson 36', Jagusinski 37'

Ferry Athletic 0

  • Thursday, 26 April 2018
  • Graham Street
  • Under 16´s
  • Maryfield League

Andrew Creegan

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Two goals in the space of a minute were enough for Fairmuir to see of Ferry Athletic in the Maryfield League. Matthew Nelson hooked in the opener before Rory Jagusinski curled in a second late in the second half, as Fairmuir continued to chip away at Dryburgh’s lead at the top of the table.

Both sides were in midweek action for the second time this week. Fairmuir picked up a 3-1 win over Dryburgh while Ferry played out a 1-1 draw against neighbours and cup final opponents Broughty United.

Fairmuir goalkeeper Cammy Hendry was caught out by the swirling wind as he dropped a cross at the feet of Jake Stewart, but the keeper flung himself at the striker’s feet and diverted the ball to safety. At the other end, Connor Milton produced a fine diving save to keep out Jamie Timmons’s free kick.

Logan Bonella nearly opened the scoring when the Milton inadvertently hit the ball off the Fairmuir striker, but the keeper’s blushes were spared as the ball flashed past the post.

The effects of so much football in such a short space of time was clear amongst both sets of players as neither side was able to get into any kind of rhythm. Fairmuir did break the deadlock four minutes from the break. The ball fell to Matthew Nelson at the edge of the box, and he hooked it up and over Milton into the net.

The hosts wasted no time in adding a second as Ethan Samson stole the ball 25 yards from goal and rather than go himself slipped in Rory Jagusinski. The former Broughty United man made no mistake with the finish, curling the ball into the side netting.

  • Half Time:
  • Fairmuir BC
  • 2-0
  • Ferry Athletic

Ferry’s Louie Porter had two chances early in the second half. The first saw Hendry keep out a fierce volley and the second saw the midfielder volley narrowly over.

Luke Queen was presented a golden opportunity after a mix-up in the Fairmuir defence but could only fire straight at Hendry. Jake Stewart saw a chipped effort go narrowly over.

Ferry continued to search for a route back into the match, but Fairmuir were showing why the boast the league’s best defensive record. Greg Breen clipped in a free kick from the right that somehow evaded four Ferry players. In injury time, the ball dropped to Ewan Stewart inside the box, but his volley smacked the post as Fairmuir held on to take the points.

This was a strange match from a Ferry perspective, as they matched Fairmuir for most of the game but were hit with a sucker punch just before half time. They will turn their attentions to their Queen’s Jubilee Cup semi-final with Dryburgh, as they look to book their spot in their second cup final of the season.

As for Fairmuir, this was the perfect way to follow up their win over Dryburgh. It wasn’t a vintage performance from them, but at the business end of the season, results are all that matter.

They are playing catch-up to Dryburgh and with at least 10 fixtures to play over the next five weeks in three competitions and little margin for error in the league, they will need to keep grinding out results as they have done this week if they want to dethrone Dryburgh. 

  • Full Time:
  • Fairmuir BC
  • 2-0
  • Ferry Athletic


Fairmuir BC
Ferry 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
21. Connor Milton
2. Zak Foran
3. Daniel Garmany
4. Greg Breen
5. Jake Strachan
6. Reece Muir
8. Jake Stewart
9. Jaye McGrath
10. Daniel Ogilvie
12. Aidan Nelson
14. Louie Porter
15. Brandon Donnelly
16. Louie Anderson
17. Luke Queen
25. Ewan Stewart
Star Player
Fairmuir BC
Ferry Athletic
Cammy Hendry - The Fairmuir keeper's stops were very much quality over quantity, as he produced the goods at the vital moments to keep Ferry out.
Aidan Nelson - The midfielder battled well throughout the game and was unlucky not to help his side to a point.
Magic Moment
Fairmuir BC
Ferry Athletic
Jagusinski's Goal - Superb work from Samson to win the ball and a ruthless finish from the forward.
Milton's Save from Timmons - The Ferry keeper produced a save from the top drawer to deny Fairmuir's set-piece specialist.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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