Goalkeeper Thomas Welsh was Monifieth Athletic’s hero as they held Fairmuir in the Maryfield League. Jamie McCann opened the scoring for Fairmuir before Aidan Lorente equalised before the 10-minute mark.
There was a consistency in both these sides opening results coming into the match, with Fairmuir scoring five goals in both their first two wins, while Monifieth had played out two 3-3 draws.
Jamie McCann’s cutback was met by Zain Ferguson inside two minutes and after Ferguson’s effort was blocked, the ball fell for McCann who fired home from inside the box.
Monifieth were nearly level moments later, but Moby Ogunlaja headed over from close range. At the other end, Thomas Welsh denied Mason Anderson with a smart stop.
The current champions did equalise when Aidan Lorente burst into the box and fired a low shot across Shaun Watt into the corner.
Jamie McCann fired a free kick from 25 yards over before flicking a header wide. Lorente smacked a volley over for Monifieth.
Fairmuir were seeing lots of the ball but couldn’t test Welsh in the Monifieth goal. Jamie McCann headed a Liam Hunt cross wide before the Fairmuir man hit the bar with a cross from the left.
Monifieth were inches away from taking the lead when Lorente met Elliot McCafferty’s cross but headed against the post from a matter of yards out.