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Dundee United SC came from behind to advance past St Murdochs in the Tommy Clark Trophy. Second half goals from Sam Duncan, Kyle Campbell and Lewis Davidson helped DUSC to victory.
St Murdochs started brightly playing with the win at their backs, and they opened the scoring after six minutes when a corner broke to Fyndley Patterson, who drilled a low shot past Jamie Scott from 20 yards.
Scott kept out a strike from Kai Heenan before Tyler Horswood headed over from a corner shortly after as the visitors looked to add to their lead.
Lewis Davidson drove into the St Murdochs box before being denied by Brogan Beattie, while Glenn Peal fired over after turning at the edge of the box.
DUSC were growing into the game, and equalised when Derryn McGuire drilled a shot home from the edge of the box after pinball in the St Murdochs box.
The old cliché that you’re most vulnerable when you’ve just scored proved all too true for DUSC, as Jamie Crosby turned home Jamie McGhee’s cross a minute after the equaliser.
When Jimmy Stewart was downed in the box a moment later, St Murdochs had a golden opportunity to extend their lead. Patterson stepped up looking to add to his tally but saw the diving Scott keep out his spot kick.
Davidson went close to the equaliser for DUSC before Patterson rattled the crossbar with a thunderous strike just before half time.
Goals from Jayce Szpak and Lee Lorimer handed Dundee United SC victory in their opening Café Royale League match.
Lewis Raeside had given Monifieth a first half lead but couldn’t stop DUSC taking the points.
Both sides had been in fine form in the group stage of the Diamond Jubilee Cup, and both had good chances in the opening minutes. Callum Ross fired wide for Monifieth in the opening minute, with Lee Lorimer denied by Harrison Holmes at the other end.
Harris Shepherd tested Jamie Potter with a free kick from the edge of the box as Monifieth looked for the opening goal.
With 17 minutes gone, they did break the deadlock after Potter kept out Zack Hunter’s header, only for the ball to fall for Lewis Raeside, who had a simple finish into the empty net.
Despite falling behind, DUSC were moving the ball well while playing into the wind and saw Kyle McMulkin’s strike from the edge of the box kept out by Holmes on the half hour mark.
Lorimer was released in the box moments before half time but couldn’t squeeze the ball past Holmes at the near post.
Lewis Sivewright’s hat trick fired Carnoustie Panmure into the second round of the Scottish Cup. The striker scored twice early on and put Carnoustie 4-3 ahead after a stunning Ferry fightback.
It was top league against bottom league, and Carnoustie didn’t take long to show their class as they opened the scoring after two minutes. Some quick passing saw Connor McFarlane released down the right, and he squared the ball to Lewis Sivewright, who had a simple tap in from close range.
Sivewright’s first goal was simple, while his second nine minutes later was spectacular. Matthew Younger’s headed the ball into Sivewright’s path, and he punished the Ferry defender with a stunning volley that flew past Brandon Cummings into the top corner.
Ferry had got off to a nightmare start, with their first chance coming through a Kai Meldrum free kick. The midfielder saw his low free kick pushed around the post by Samuel Black.
Shortly after, Jay Black powered his way into the Ferry box before slotting home Carnoustie’s third after 17 minutes.
Meldrum found Hari Caswell as Ferry looked for a glimmer of hope, but he was denied by Samuel Black.
The hosts did pull one back after half an hour. Lewis Mitchell’s initial effort was cleared off the line by Greg Oliphant, but the ball broke back for the Ferry man who found the net.
Ferry set up an intriguing second half when Caswell turned the ball home at the back post five minutes before half time.
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.
Broughty United Pumas advanced to the quarter finals of the Diamond Jubilee Cup thanks to a 4-3 penalty win over Dryburgh.
Filippo Bell kept out Jay Jay Huchison’s spot kick before Luke Cunningham slotted home the winner for Broughty to take them through.
These teams were two of three sides level on 12 points in Group A, meaning a playoff would be required to determine who advanced to the quarter finals of the cup.
Dryburgh picked up a 1-0 win on the opening day of the season but fell behind after four minutes when Blair Ross turned inside the box and curled a shot into the top corner of Kaden Leadbetter’s net.
Both sides were battling well in the opening stages, with both defences answering any questions that were asked of them. Jay Jay Huchison was slipped through on goal after 18 minutes, only to see his low strike come back off the post.
Broughty keeper Filippo Bell was called into action moments later as he beat away a stinging strike from Rhys Stewart as Dryburgh pressed for the equaliser.
The visitor’s efforts were rewarded eight minutes before half time when Huchison curled a free kick from 25 yards past Bell. It was no more than Dryburgh deserved after a strong first half performance.
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.
Braces from Stuart Heenan, Leo Norrie and Thomas Cunningham helped Fairmuir keep up their 100% start to the season. The Ross Ballantine Cup holders picked up their third consecutive win despite Aiden Lockhart scoring four times from Ferry.
Despite this being their second season at 11-a-side football, these two sides have already forged up a heated rivalry.
Fairmuir’s Stuart Heenan came into the game with 10 games to his name after the opening two games, and he made his intentions clear with a powerful run and strike that was narrowly wide in the opening minute.
Blaike Kyles scored six in Ferry’s first win of the season but was denied by Kieran Thomson from close range before Aiden Lockhart tested the Fairmuir stopper with a free kick.
Fairmuir broke the deadlock after five minutes when Heenan burst clear of the Ferry defence and squared the ball for Leo Norrie, who had a simple finish from close range for his fifth goal of the season.
Ferry were shell-shocked by the opener and were punished again seconds later as Heenan latched onto a through pass and slotted a shot past the oncoming Finlay Lyttle from 30 yards.
The keeper was caught in no-man’s-land for the second goal but redeemed himself moments later as he kept out a stinging strike from Heenan inside the box. At the other end, Will Hanbury was denied by Thomson.
After the frantic start to the game, the game calmed down into a midfield battle, as Ferry looked for a way through the Fairmuir defence.
When Norrie went down on the angle of the penalty area, Fairmuir had a chance to extend their advantage. The striker dusted himself down and drilled the ball past Lyttle to put Fairmuir three to the good.
Heenan rounded the Ferry keeper as Fairmuir looked to put Ferry to the sword and it took a perfectly timed sliding tackle from Josh Reekie to deny him a tap in.
It proved to be a valuable bit of defending from the Ferry man as Aidan Lockhart found the net to hand Ferry a lifeline.
Lockhart had shown himself to be a set piece specialist as Ferry won the double last season and he took that status to new heights after 32 minutes. The midfielder fired a free kick from the half way line over Thomson to reduce the deficit in spectacular fashion.
Heenan went close twice before the referee brought a breath-taking first half to an end.
An injury time goal from Igor Zinko handed Celtic Boys a valuable three points against title rivals Kirrie Thistle.
Both sides had made contrasting starts to the season, with two late goals denying Kirrie a win against neighbours Forfar Boys, while Celtic had started with three wins and three clean sheets.
It was the hosts that had the first chance of the game through Christopher Gorrie, who fired wide from 20 yards in the opening minutes.
Celtic were creating the better of the chances in the opening stages, and a goal line clearance from Robbie Waddell denied Dorian Ziozkolski the opening goal. The big striker was denied by Archie McLean shortly after when the ball broke to him in the box.
Kirrie’s first real chance came from a corner, when the ball dropped for Dagan Bell, but his effort was blocked, as was Logan Richardson’s follow up attempt.
James Downie tested McLean with a curling strike from the edge of the box, but the Kirrie keeper managed to tip the ball round the post.
Dundee West picked up their first win of the season as they edged out Broughty Panthers. Three Panthers goals in four first half minutes turned the game on its head, but Dundee West quickly drew level before finding the net three more times in the second half.
Broughty started the season with a win over Riverside, while a last-minute goal cost Dundee against Pitfour. It was Dundee West that made the best start and they saw Lewis Hutton’s strike blocked by Callum Livingston.
Hutton did have the ball in the net after 15 minutes, but the goal was ruled off for offside. With 20 minutes gone, Dundee West did open the scoring.
Aiden Hutton delivered a free kick from the left and the ball eventually broke for Lewis Hutton, who swept the ball home from close range.
Dundee West quickly doubled their lead when Lewis Hutton’s pressure caused a mix up in the Broughty backline, which allowed Ryley Duncan to benefit by lifting the ball into the empty net.
Lewis Thomson’s volley was tipped over the bar by Wilson Price before Duncan bundled over in the box and the referee pointed to the spot. Cavan McLaren stepped up and blazed his penalty over the bar.
The penalty miss sparked Broughty into life and they halved the deficit when Haaris Ahmed beat Lee Clark to a long ball, powered his way into the box and slotted the ball past Michael Smith after 34 minutes.
Broughty wasted no time finding the equaliser as Finlay Kenyon found Liam Jones, who manged to bring the ball under control in the box and poke it home from close range.
The comeback was completed when Ahmed latched onto another long ball and finished past Smith from close range.
There was one more twist left before the referee brought the half to a close. Thomson delivered a cross to the back post for Luke Miller, who steered a header past Price to bring Dundee West level.
A late goal from Scott Hamilton handed Carnoustie Panmure a win in their opening game of the season. The defender turned home from a corner four minutes from time to grab his side three points.
Broughty picked up a win and a draw in the sides two league meetings last season, and they had the better of the play early on. Ben Muir forced Carnoustie keeper Aaron Edward into a save after nine minutes.
The hosts did have the ball in the net shortly after, but Callum McFarlane was ruled to be offside. Scott Hamilton had Carnoustie’s first chance of the match with a strike from the edge of the box, but Broughty keeper Matthew Galloway was equal to it.
The conditions were making it difficult for both teams to develop any kind of rhythm, with the game quickly becoming a battle in midfield. With 25 played, Carnoustie opened the scoring through Dylan McLeish.
A corner was played short to the forward, who delivered a cross-cum-shot that flew into net. Whether it was a shot or a cross, only McLeish knows, but it had given Carnoustie the lead.
The lead would prove to be short lived for Carnoustie, as Edward could only push Muir’s cross as far as Max Patterson, who drilled a low shot into the corner to bring Broughty level.
Ross Hazel’s late free kick handed Fairmuir a dramatic win over Ferry. Owen McColgan’s free kick looked to have won the game for Ferry until Kane Hynes headed Fairmuir level before Hazel netted in the final minutes.
Both sides were coming into the game on the back of opening day wins over Kirrie Thistle and Jeanfield Blacks respectively. Seven minutes had been played when Jake Stewart opened the scoring for Ferry with a low finish from close range.
Nairn Bonnar went close for Fairmuir in quick succession, first firing wide after being released by Jamie Timmons and secondly hitting the side netting after a powerful solo run.
For all their improvements since falling behind, Fairmuir were lacking a focal point in attack, while Ferry were looking dangerous going forward and doubled their advantage after 26 minutes. A free kick was played into the box from deep, and Greg Breen managed to connect with the ball and force it past Cammy Hendry from a few yards out.
Fairmuir introduced Jake Grady from the bench to try and force a way back into the tie, and the striker’s impact was instant as he released Bonnar down the left, who lashed a shot across Connor Milton to reduce the deficit.
Ferry nearly reinstated their two-goal lead when Louie Porter met a Breen corner, but his header was cleared. At the other end, Milton was on hand to keep out another fierce drive from Bonnar.
With half time approaching, Ferry broke from a Fairmuir corner and when Jackson Dobbie was downed by Evan Adam, they had the golden to extend their lead. Owen McColgan stepped up and slotted the ball past Hendry for his second goal in as many games.
Goals from Charlie Massie and Jack Moir handed Ferry Athletic their first win of the season against Dundee West. The hosts saw Kyler Van Der Toorn’s first half penalty kept out by Lewis Burns before Ferry struck in the second half.
Both sides were looking for their first points of the season after opening day defeats, and it was Ferry that created the first chance of the game when Jacob Sharpe released Owen Boath, but he didn’t connect with his strike allowing Dundee West keeper Jordan Walker to make an easy save.
The opening stages of the match were played largely in the midfield, with neither side creating any clear-cut chances. Ferry had seen more of the ball, but it was Dundee West that had the game’s best chance when Finlay Taylor was bundled over inside the box.
Kyler Van Der Toorn stepped up and saw his penalty pushed away by the diving Lewis Burns, who spread himself well to keep out Van Der Toorn’s follow up effort.
Ferry went close to the opener when a corner fell for Liam Scott, who saw his effort blocked by Cayden Smith. Scott went close with an effort moments later, but the sides went off level at the break.