Stuart Heenan’s hat trick helped Fairmuir overcome Ferry Athletic in a thrilling 11-goal final of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup.
These sides produced 10 goals in their first meeting of the season in September and Ferry wasted no time opening the scoring, as they found the net after just 22 seconds.
A quick passing move down the left looked to have fizzled out until Fairmuir’s Jamie Fraser knocked the ball into his own net.
It was a nightmare start for Fairmuir who saw Stuart Heenan shoot wide shortly after before Xander Barclay tested Finlay Lyttle with a stinging volley from the edge of the box.
Ferry somehow saw their lead stay at just one goal when Blaike Kyles knocked the ball across the goal line after Kieran Thomson had kept out Aiden Lockhart’s strike.
Moments later, Fairmuir were level when Ryan Mulholland slipped a shot past Lyttle and Thomas Cunningham was on hand to make sure the ball went over the line from all of a yard out.
Cunningham was sent through on goal shortly after but lashed his effort over the bar amidst the Ferry calls of offside against the Fairmuir goal scorer.
With their tails up, Fairmuir continued to press, and when Cunningham was fouled at the edge of the box, they had the golden opportunity to take the lead. Heenan stepped up and curled the free kick past Lyttle into the bottom left corner.
Heenan wasted no time in doubling his tally as he nipped ahead of Hoon onto a long ball before firing a low shot across Lyttle to put Fairmuir two to the good.
Fairmuir grabbed their fourth of the game a minute before the interval as Harrison Smith guided a long ball down for Cunningham who’s shot found the net despite a touch from Lyttle.