The 2017/18 season saw Monifieth Athletic win the treble, while Pitfour lifted the East Region Cup. YFS takes a look at some of the season’s top performers in our Team of the Season.
Goalkeeper – Thomas Welsh – Monifieth Athletic
Welsh was in top form for the champions as they boasted the best defensive record in the G Taylor League, with 27 goals conceded in 26 games. The stopper also played a big role in Monifieth’s cup success, as they won two penalty shootouts en route to the Tommy Clark Trophy final.
Defender – Sean Kydd – Monifieth
All of the Monifieth defenders were worthy of a spot in the team of the season after a season that saw them keep 11 domestic clean sheets. Kydd's ability to read the game and his comfort on the ball made him a key part of Monifieth's set up.
Defender – Aidan McCann – Fairmuir
McCann struck up a strong partnership with Jack Wilkie in the heart of a Fairmuir defence that kept 10 league clean sheets. McCann’s positional sense and ability to read the game mean strikers very rarely get the better of him.
Defender – Callum Rae – Fairmuir/Dundee West
Rae played most of the season with Dundee West before switching to Fairmuir late in the campaign. At both clubs he continued to show why he is regarded as one of the top fullbacks in the 2003 age group. His tireless running down the right flank make him an asset at both ends of the pitch.
Midfielder – Ben Clos – Pitfour
It was another strong showing from the winger who netted 17 times and set up the winner in the East Region Cup final. A dynamic winger with pace to burn and an end product to match, Clos is a handful for any fullback he comes up against.
Midfielder – Aidan Lorente – Monifieth Athletic
It was a perfect season for the Monifieth captain, who scored over 30 goals as his side completed the treble. A powerful midfielder capable of scoring from anywhere on the pitch, Lorente netted the winner in the final of the Jean Pierre Babin Cup final.
Midfielder – Dylan Wright – Pitfour
The Pitfour captain is the perfect compliment the plethora of attacking talent that make up Pitfour’s side. Simply put, he does the ugly side of the game better than most, breaking up play and showing real intelligence when in possession.
Midfielder – Ben Garrick – Riverside CSC
A fifth-place finish represented an excellent season from Riverside, who finished well clear of the chasing pack. Garrick played a pivotal role in that success, with over 20 goals from midfield.
Forward – Dougray Smith – Riverside CSC
Another of Riverside’s main men, Smith also bagged over 20 goals this season. His pace and power have caused defences all kinds of problems.
Forward – Ally Alcorn – Pitfour
Alcorn stood head and shoulders ahead of anyone else at the top of the goal scoring charts with 74 goals in all competitions. The pacey forward doesn’t give defenders a moments peace, and his 74th goal of the season clinched the East Region Cup for Pitfour and broke a club record for the most goals scored in a single season that had stood since 1965.
Forward – Arran Ferry – Monifieth Athletic
Ferry netted over 25 goals for Monifieth, including the winner in the Tommy Clark Trophy and the two goals that all but clinched the title against Fairmuir. His physical prowess and finishing ability have troubled every defence he faced.
Goalkeeper – David Boylan – Dundee West
Boylan kept 13 clean sheets in all competitions as Dundee West achieved a third-place finish. His fine form saw Dundee West avoid defeat in all their home league games.
Defender – Aaron Dewar – Monifieth Athletic
Another of the Monifieth defenders, full back Dewar was a threat at both ends of the pitch, contributing to their immense defensive record, and chipping in with a handful of goals at the other end.
Midfielder – Jamie McCann – Fairmuir
McCann was a midseason signing for Fairmuir, and his impact was clear to see as he netted 15 goals and set up 10 for his teammates in the final few months of the season.
Midfielder – Ryan Carr – Broughty United Panthers
It was a mixed season for Broughty who ended up seventh in the table, but Carr was in red hot form as he scored 23 goals and picked up 20 assists.
Forward – Cody Logue – Celtic Boys
Celtic his form in the last few months of the season that saw them move up to eighth in the league. Logue scored 27 times in all competitions.