The opening weekend of the 2018/19 season saw over 300 goals scored over the six age groups as the DDYFA returned in style.
Here’s how the action went down:
Bobby Shirkey was the hero for Dryburgh Athletic as they picked up a 1-0 win over Broughty Pumas in their first match of the season. Celtic Boys and DUSC also picked up wins in Group A of the Diamond Jubilee Cup.
St Andrews Colts started their season in style with a 7-0 win over ACSC in Group B. It was a day to remember for Kyle Thaw who netted a hat trick, with Logan McPherson, Luke Farquhar, Henry Mackie and Rhuraidh Cunningham all finding the net.
Montrose also started with a win as they beat Arbroath Lads 5-1, while Fairmuir and Carnoustie Panmure played out a 3-3 draw. Marley Wright, Brody Williamson and Kyle Peacock were on target for Fairmuir.
Riverside were in fine form in Group C as they beat Brechin 9-3. Jayden Herd and Jude Young both bagged hat tricks, Nathan McDonald scored twice and Chinedu Akkuna also netted.
Seb McLeish scored a hat trick as Monifieth beat Broughty Panthers 7-2. Fraser Yule got a brace, with Niall McDonald and Harry Shepherd also on target.
Robbie and Harry Watson both scored twice in Blairgowrie’s 7-0 win over Montrose Vics in Group D. Caleb Robertson, Finlay Hogg and Kacey Brown also scored, while Dundee West Reds beat Ferry 3-2.
Blaike Kyles carried his 2017/18 form into the new campaign with six goals in Ferry’s opening day win over Forfar Boys in the DS Rennie League. Aidan Lockhart scored a hat trick, Aiden Cobb got a brace, while Will Hanbury and Adam Snedden completed the scoring.
Stuart Heenan also scored six times as Fairmuir started with a win over Montrose. Leo Norrie netted a double, with Brodie Cussick, Thomas Cunningham and Harrison Smith also on target.
Celtic Boys started life in the top flight with a 3-3 draw against Broughty Pumas, while Pitfour picked up an 8-2 win over DUSC. Riverside beat Dundee West Reds 9-2.
Goals from Nicoll, Duncan and Stewart helped Maryfield to a 3-0 win over Dundee Thistle in the Watson McInally League.
Dundee West Royals picked up a 4-1 win over Kirrie, while Newtyle, Broughty Panthers and Arbroath Lads all started with wins.
A Torran Juggins hat trick secured Pitfour a point in their first DDYFA outing. The East Region Cup winners came from 3-1 down to earn a share of the spoils.
John McGlashan and Leon Winterton gave Broughty an early lead before Juggins pulled one back for Pitfour. Brandon Boath restored Broughty’s two-goal lead with a close-range finish.
Juggins fired in his second early in the second half and netted his third two minutes from time to earn Pitfour a share of the spoils.
East Craigie Swifts held champions Kirrie Thistle in their first match. Barclay Rae’s late strike saw the match finish 1-1.
Riverside started life in the top flight with a 3-0 win over fellow new boys Dryburgh Athletic. Celtic Boys beat Dundee West 8-0, while Forfar Boys beat Ferry 5-3.
In the W Mills League, ACSC edged an 11-goal thriller against DUSC. The Arbroath side running out 6-5 winners.
Montrose beat St James 9-0, while St Murdochs and St Andrews Colts drew 3-3.
Ryan Carr scored a hat trick in Broughty Panthers 5-2 win over Riverside in the Maryfield League. Sam Grimes and Finlay Kenyon also netted, while Riverside goalkeeper Josh Hamilton saved a penalty with the score at 1-1. Daniel Hart and Jack Kingston scored for Riverside.
Pitfour needed a late winner to take three points from Dundee West. Lewis Thomson put Dundee West ahead, but Kieran Forber levelled the tie in the second half.
Dundee West regained the lead, but Kai Finnie quickly brought Pitfour level. With the game heading for a tie, Kieran Sweeney found the top corner from the edge of the box to seal the points for the East Region Cup winners.
Fairmuir also made a winning start to the season against Celtic Boys. Graeme Stewart scored twice, with Robbie Flynn, Jamie McCann and Nick Fletcher securing a 5-0 win.
Carnoustie started the season by holding champions Monifieth. Connor McFarlane, Lewis Sivewright and Jay Black were all on target in a 3-3 draw.
There was a Letham derby in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League, and it was the Tangerines that took the bragging rights with a 7-1 win.
Broughty United beat Dundee Thistle 3-2, while Forfar Albion beat Ferry 3-1. Montrose started with a 5-1 win over Bridge of Earn.
Goals from Owen McColgan and Brandon Traynor helped Ferry Athletic to an opening day win over Jeanfield Swifts in the Dave Pullar League.
Alex Roswell pulled one back for Jeanfield in the second half, but Ferry held on to take the points.
Champions Fairmuir started the season with a win over Kirrie. There were doubles for Jake Grady, Nairn Bonnar and Jay Coupar, with Kane Hynes, Ethan Samson and Jamie Timmons also netting.
Dryburgh beat Forfar Albion 8-1. Aidan Nelson and Jack McKellican netted braces, with Ryan Smith, Ryan Corbitt, Ben Wilson and Marcus Gray all netting.
Simon Sharpe scored four times for Broughty United as they beat ACSC 7-2. Callum Howe, Connor Fyffe and Kieran Webb completed the scoring.
Monifieth Athletic went down 6-4 to Dryburgh CC. Ross McDowell, Oli Carmichael, Josh Wanless and Finlay Armstrong scored for Monifieth.
Connor Spence scored a hat trick for Riverside as they beat Brechin 3-0. Lincraig beat Dundee Thistle 2-0.
East Craigie Swifts started the season with a 5-1 win over Carnoustie Panmure. Ross Mcnaughton scored twice, with Matt McKinnon, Billy Young and Scott Galloway completing the scoring.
Kieran McWilliam scored twice in Fairmuir Violet’s 4-1 win over Ferry Blues. Jay Taylor and Michael Edgar also netted.
New boys Dundee North End beat Kirrie Thistle 9-2, while their fellow new boys went down 5-1 against Ferry Yellows. Brechin City and St Andrews United drew 4-4.