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Sharpe brace helps Broughty beat Monifieth

Broughty United 4

Stewart 14, Sharpe 30, 83, Bannon 90+2

Monifieth Athletic 2

Carmichael 7, Armstrong 75
  • Sunday, 09 September 2018
  • Claypotts Park
  • Under 17´s
  • Dave Pullar League

Andrew Creegan

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Simon Sharpe’s double handed Broughty United a win over Monifieth Athletic in the Dave Pullar. The striker scored in either half as Broughty came from behind to earn the win.

Both sides had made mixed starts to the season, and it was Monifieth that made the ideal start to the game when Oli Carmichael was left unmarked at the back post and he headed past Gregor Tweed from close range after seven minutes.

Broughty were facing an uphill battle, trailing and playing into the fierce wind, but fired back after 14 minutes. A free kick at the edge of the box presented David Stewart a chance to equalise, and the midfielder duly obliged, firing a low strike past Dylan Kelly into the bottom corner.

Buoyed by the equaliser, Broughty began to take the game to Monifieth, with Connor Fyffe and Kieran Webb both firing wide in quick succession.

At the other end, Ross McDowell looked to have put Monifieth back in front when he created himself a yard of space at the edge of the box, but saw his powerful drive pushed away the diving Tweed.

The game was beginning to open up and Broughty should have taken the lead when Callum Howe released Simon Sharpe, but the striker skewed his effort wide from a tight angle.

Sharpe made no mistake with his next chance as he powered his way through the Monifieth defence before lifting the ball over Dylan Kelly to give Broughty the lead on the half hour mark.

  • Half Time:
  • Broughty United
  • 2-1
  • Monifieth Athletic

Both teams were continuing to battle well in the second half, and Broughty were only denied a third by a fantastic save from Dylan Kelly. Stewart headed a free kick towards goal, and the Monifieth keeper pulled of a fine reaction save to keep the ball out.

Monifieth went close seconds later, as Tweed denied Cameron Dryden and McDowell before Jack Mitchell cleared Finlay Armstrong’s effort before it could reach the goal line.

Lewis Kelly slipped in Armstrong as the game entered its closing stages, but the midfielder was denied by Tweed.

There would be no stopping Armstrong shortly after, as McDowell wriggled clear of the Broughty defence before squaring the ball to Armstrong, who fired high into the net to level the game.

Sharpe brought a save out of Dylan Kelly before Armstrong failed to hit the target with a volley as both sides went in search of the winner.

With seven minutes to go, Broughty went back in front as Mitchell sent a long free kick into the box that was touched past Dylan Kelly by Sharpe from close range. It was another classy finish from Broughty’s number nine, that had given his side the lead in the closing stages.

Monifieth continued to look for an equaliser, but were consigned to defeat in injury time as Kieran Bannon robbed Dylan Kelly of the ball and rolled it into the empty net to seal the points for Broughty.

  • Full Time:
  • Broughty United
  • 4-2
  • Monifieth Athletic

Lineups

Broughty United
Monifieth Athletic
1. Gregor Tweed
2. Harry Eaton
3. Kyle Cox
4. Jamie Ross
5. Jack Mitchell
6. David Stewart
7. Callum Howe
8. Jack Gordon
9. Simon Sharpe
11. Conor Fyffe
12. Robbie Johnson
14. Kieran Bannon
17. Kieran Webb
1. Dylan Kelly
2. Jamie Lynch
3. Phillip Lowe
4. Lewis Lawson
5. Bryce Ness
6. Cameron McLaughlin
7. Ross McDowell
9. Lewis Kelly
10. Josh Wanless
11. Oliver Carmichael
12. Adam Gray
13. Michael Galloway
14. Cameron Dryden
15. Liam Annan
16. Mason Inglis-Doran
17. Aedan Gillespie
Star Player
Broughty United
Monifieth Athletic
David Stewart - Bossed the midfield and put Broughty on the road to victory with his superb free kick.
Ross McDowell - The Monifieth problem was a constant threat, and was only denied a goal by a superb save from Tweed. His drive and determination created Monifieth's equaliser.
Magic Moment
Broughty United
Monifieth Athletic
Sharpe's First Goal - Sharpe capped off a powerful run from deep with an outrageous chip to give Broughty the lead.
Armstrong's Goal - It might have been a straightforward finish, but it was the determination of McDowell to create the chance that made it.
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