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.