It was a windy day at Riverview Park, but Monifieth were still keen on keeping up there tremendous form by defeating rivals Ferry Athletic. The league leaders Monifieth were keen to carry on their winning streak, but Ferry need to avenge their defeat at home earlier this season.
The game kicked off with a great start, as both teams were fighting for possession. The players were fired up and getting stuck in, trying to get an early chance.
It was Monifieth who came out on top though, as they made a quick break through. With a swift passing move, Gregor Dewar received the ball just inside the box. Dewar then coolly placed the ball back in the net with a brilliant finish, putting Monifieth in the lead in the 8th minute.
Ferry were still pressing for a goal, but Monifieth were defending well and started to pass the ball around well. David Hutton was nearly through on goal but Monifieth defender Gregor Smith made a strong tackle and cleared the danger away. Hutton also had another chance with a long range effort in the 16th minute but Greg Sturrock handled it well.
Monifieth were starting to create plenty of chances, as they were putting a lot of pressure on the Ferry defence with quick attacks. Ferry were struggling to handle Gregor Dewar’s fast paced runs on the wing, in the 27th minute Dewar beat two players with great speed and then dribbled into the box but was tackled before he could play it into the centre. Not long after Dewar was close again as he cut through the defence with great speed, and then unleashed a shot on goal which went narrowly wide.
Monifieth looked to be in control of the game, as they were dangerous every time they attacked. Adeel Ahmed was strong in the midfield for Ferry, and Craig Madden was making crucial tackles in defence, but Monifieth were passing the ball around with ease and looked like they could score more.
Not long before half time, Monifieth increased their lead to 2-0 through Cameron Robertson. The ball fell to Robertson who turned well on the ball then superbly placed it past the keeper giving Monifieth a good lead as the first half was over. Monifieth settled into the game well, their passing really helped them take control of the game as Ferry were struggling to get into the match.