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Hanbury hands Ferry victory over Pitfour

Ferry Athletic 2

Hanbury 15, 56

Pitfour FC 1

Dewar 50

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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Will Hanbury’s double was enough to seal three points for Ferry Athletic in their DS Rennie League match with Pitfour.

The striker netted either side of Cole Dewar’s goal to end Pitfour’s unbeaten start to the season.

Pitfour had been in fine form in the opening weeks of the season, and started brightly with Adam Leese and Thomas Drysdale both going close to the opening goal early on.

Dylan Gill looked to have broken the deadlock after 10 minutes when he connected with a cross at the back post, but Brodie Pollock was on hand to clear the ball off the line.

Aidan Lockhart tested Ewan Moncrieff with an effort from distance before slipping in Will Hanbury, who lifted the ball past Moncrieff to give Ferry the lead.

Pitfour continued their search for a goal and saw Drysdale turn and shoot over from inside the box.

Captain Adam Leese looked to have brought his side level when he let fly from 25 yards, only to see Jacob Kerrigan tip the ball over. It was a fine strike the Pitfour man, matched only by a terrific save from the Ferry stopper.

A free kick at the edge of the box presented Pitfour a golden opportunity to draw level on the stroke of half time, but Denim Clark fired the ball over the bar.

Hanbury was played in early in the second half only to mishit his effort harmlessly at Ewan Moncrieff.

Pollock had the chance to draw Pitfour level when the ball dropped to him from a corner, but Kerrigan was on hand once again to keep Ferry in front.

The East Region Cup holders did draw level after 50 minutes when Cole Dewar robbed Adam Snedden of the ball and prodded it past Kerrigan from close range. It was no more than Pitfour deserved for their efforts.

Dewar nearly doubled his tally two minutes later when he was released behind the Ferry defence, but Kerrigan was out quickly to deny him. The ball broke for Pollock, who saw Mackenzie Martin block his effort on the goal line before a penalty box stramash saw several Pitfour players try to force the ball home, before Ferry managed to clear the danger.

It would prove a costly series of chances for Pitfour when Hanbury turned in the box and fired a low shot past Ewan Moncrieff to restore Ferry’s lead.

Pitfour continued to press for a second, but were nearly caught out in the closing minutes when Lockhart crossed the ball for Gill, but he could only lift the ball over the bar from close range.

Despite the result, this was another strong showing from Pitfour, who may well have taken something on another day. They have made a strong start to the season, and have shown why they are one of the teams to beat.

As for Ferry, this was far from a vintage performance from them, but like the best teams do, they managed to grind out the result. In a season that will be full of twists and turns, this is a result that may prove to be very valuable come the end of the season.


Ferry Athletic
Pitfour FC
1. Jacob Kerrigan
3. Matteo Cabrelli
4. Gene Taylor
6. McKenzie Martin
7. Blaike Kyles
9. Will Hanbury
10. Dylan Gill
11. Cameron Coll
12. Cormac McCarthy
14. Blair Milne
16. Liam Cargill
17. Josh Reekie
18. Adam Snedden
19. Aiden Lockhart
20. Aiden Cobb
21. Harrison Whittet
1. Ewan Moncrieff
2. Thomas Finnigan
4. Adam Leese
7. Brodie Pollock
8. Cole Dewar
9. Lewis Anderson
10. Charlie Milne
11. Thomas Drysdale
12. Denim Clark
14. Marcus McLaren
16. Finlay Moncrieff
17. Euan West
18. Charlie Scott
19. Niall Crole
20. Ethan Forber
Star Player
Ferry Athletic
Pitfour FC
Will Hanbury - The striker put in a power of work and took both of his goals well.
Adam Leese - Pitfour's captain dictated play from the centre of the park and was unlucky to be on the losing side.
Magic Moment
Ferry Athletic
Pitfour FC
Hanbury's First Goal - A smart pass from Lockhart was coolly finished by Hanbury to give Ferry the lead.
Dewar's Goal - Good work from the Pitfour man to win the ball and put it in the net.

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