Jay Foran’s double fired Ferry Athletic to the Presidents League title at the expense of Fairmuir. The striker netted either side of Ross Fordyce’s volley as Ferry wrapped up the title with a game to spare.
A shock defeat to Monifieth Tayside meant Fairmuir had to win to keep their title hopes alive and they had two chances in the opening minute as Errol Vela was denied by David Beattie before Jaden Murphy dragged a shot wide.
Ross Bell penalty appeal was waved away when he went down inside the Ferry box. The ball eventually fell for Vela who could only shoot wide.
At the other end, Andy Kelly volleyed over after gathering Logan Irvine’s pass before firing over from Blair McCord’s cut back.
The opener did come for Ferry shortly after as Jay Foran powered his way into the box before sliding a shot underneath Steven Connor.
Beattie was deputising between the sticks for Ferry due to an injury picked up by Stewart Linton when the two sides met in the Peter MacAvoy Cup final, and he pulled off a fine fingertip save to keep out Ryan Scobie’s header.
Things nearly went from bad to worse for Fairmuir when Blair McCord pounced on a loose ball and went through one-on-one with Connor, but the Ferry man waited too long to pull the trigger allowing Ryan Bannon to deny him with a perfectly timed challenge.