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Grady hat trick fires Fairmuir to Maryfield League title

Dryburgh Athletic 3

Smith 18, McKellian 56, Flynn 60

Fairmuir BC 4

Grady 31, 62, (p) 75, Jagusinski 65
  • Tuesday, 22 May 2018
  • South Road
  • Under 16´s
  • Maryfield League

Andrew Creegan

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A hat trick from Jake Grady handed Fairmuir the Maryfield League title as they came from 3-1 down to be crowned champions.

Fairmuir had the edge in the title race going into the match with a draw enough for them to secure the title, while Dryburgh knew that only a win would see them retain their crown.

Josh Fyffe headed wide for Dryburgh, while at the other end, Jamie Timmons headed the ball into Rory Jagusinski, who fired wide from 15 yards.

After a cagey opening, Dryburgh broke the deadlock after 18 minutes when Ryan Smith latched onto a loose ball and slipped a shot past Cammy Hendry.

Fairmuir searched for an equaliser and were rewarded after the half hour mark when Hendry found Jake Grady with a long ball. The striker saw his first effort saved by Aaron Cosgrove but gathered the rebound and curled home the leveller.

Kane Hynes headed wide moments later before Ross Hazel fired over from the edge of the box.

  • Half Time:
  • Dryburgh Athletic
  • 1-1
  • Fairmuir BC

Jagusinski picked out Matthew Nelson at the front post 15 minutes into the second half, but the striker couldn’t turn the ball in.

It would prove to be a costly miss as Jack McKellian proceeded to power his way into the Fairmuir box and smack the ball past Hendry.

Things got worse for Fairmuir four minutes later when Aaron Flynn looped a header over Hendry to extend Dryburgh’s lead.

With their title dream seemingly in tatters, Fairmuir rallied and two minutes later halved the deficit. Jagusinski played the ball into the box and Grady pounced, stabbing home from close range.

After a lacklustre first half, the game had burst into life, and Fairmuir grabbed the equaliser with 15 minutes to go. A long ball into the box was misjudged by Cosgrove under pressure from Matthew Nelson, giving Jagusinski a simple finish to put Fairmuir back on track for the title.

Ross Mcnaughton tested Hendry with a low free kick as Dryburgh looked to regain the lead but saw their chances of retaining the title ended when Flynn took down Grady in the box. The defender was shown a second yellow, and Grady emphatically dispatched the penalty to complete the comeback and secure Fairmuir the title.

  • Full Time:
  • Dryburgh Athletic
  • 3-4
  • Fairmuir BC


Dryburgh Athletic
Fairmuir BC
99. Aaron Cosgrove
2. Aidan Nelson
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
1. Cameron Hendry
2. Evan Adam
3. Mark McCrory
4. Alex Stewart
5. Ben Tolmie
7. Dylan Bonella
8. Ross Hazel
9. Jake Grady
10. Jamie Timmons
14. Rory Jagusinski
17. Ethan Samson
18. Ethan Tosh
20. Kane Hynes
22. Fraser Nelson
23. Matthew Nelson
Star Player
Dryburgh Athletic
Fairmuir BC
Jack McKellian - The Dryburgh midfielder competed well in the middle of the park and capped off a fine performance with a superb solo goal.
Jake Grady - The Fairmuir striker proved once again he's the man for the bog occasion as he fired in a title winning hat trick.
Magic Moment
Dryburgh Athletic
Fairmuir BC
McKellian's Goal - McKellian did well to ride the Fairmuir challenges as he made his way into the box, and made no mistake with an emphatic finish.
Grady's Penalty - Grady showed nerves of steel to beat Cosgrove and give Fairmuir the late lead.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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