East Region (298)
There were penalty shootouts galore in the DDYFA matches that beat the frost as the domestic cup competitions begin to hot up, while the first champions of the season were crowned.
Here’s how the action went down:
Monifieth Athletic’s Scottish Cup run came to an end as they went down 3-1 to Blantyre. Despite taking the lead through Fraser Yule, Monifieth bow out at the Quarter Final stage.
Dundee United SC extended their lead at the top of the Café Royale League table to six points with a 6-2 win over St Andrews Colts.
Dryburgh Athletic and Arbroath Lads will contest the Marshall Cup final after overcoming Fairmuir and Riverside in their semi-finals.
Bobby Shirkey scored four times as Dryburgh beat Fairmuir 6-0. Jay-Jay Hutchison also bagged a first half double for Dryburgh.
Kyle Fraser scored twice for Arbroath Lads with Ryan Paterson also netting as they drew 3-3 with Riverside before winning 3-2 on penalties.
Riverside’s goals came from Jayden Herd, Nathan McDonald and Reuben McCulloch.
Montrose Vics won 4-3 against Brechin City Youth in the J Clenaghan League, while in the P Gibson League, Mearns won 3-1 against Dundee Thistle.
Fairmuir advanced to the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Cup after beating Dunbeth FC 5-0. Stuart Heenan scored all five of Fairmuir’s goals.
Holders Pitfour began their East Region Cup defence with a 3-1 win over Dundee West Reds.
Dundee West opened the scoring midway through the first half, but a goal in either half from Brodie Pollock was added to by Charlie Milne as Pitfour advanced to the next round.
10-man Ferry Athletic beat Montrose Youth 3-2 to advance to the final of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup.
Goalkeeper Finlay Lyttle saw red for Ferry, but strikes from Will Hanbury, Aidan Lockhart and Liam Cargill saw Ferry through.
In the Watson McInally League, Arbroath Lads beat Monifieth 3-2, while Brechin City won 3-1 against Dundee Sporting.
Forfar Boys advanced the final of the Tommy Clark Trophy after beating neighbours Kirrie Thistle 3-2 on penalties following a 0-0 draw.
Ferry Athletic and Dundee West shared nine goals in their G Taylor League clash.
Goals from a Campbell Stevenson double was added to by Charlie Massie, Owen Boath and Harrison Taylor as Ferry ran out 5-4 winners.
ACSC clinched the W Mills League title thanks to a 4-1 win over neighbours St Murdochs, while DUSC beat St James 9-1.
Fairmuir booked their place in the final of the Queen’s Jubilee Cup with a 5-3 win over Carnoustie Panmure, despite playing the majority of the match with 10-men.
Jamie McCann opened the scoring early on for Fairmuir, but they were quickly pegged back as Lewis Sivewright converted a penalty for Carnoustie as Fairmuir were reduced to 10-men.
Despite the numerical disadvantage, Graeme Stewart headed Fairmuir ahead for a second time, only for Connor McFarlane to draw Carnoustie level once more before half time.
In the second half quickfire goals from Nick Fletcher and a second of the day for McCann put Fairmuir in control before Zain Ferguson fired in a fifth for the hosts.
Sivewright doubled his tally late on but it wasn’t enough to stop Fairmuir progressing to the final, where they will meet Pitfour, who saw off Monifieth Athletic in the other semi-final thanks to a Charlie Edward goal.
Letham Tangerines and Forfar Albion will meet in the J Cord Cup final after beating Montrose Youths 4-0 and Ferry Athletic 5-2 in their respective semi-finals.
Dryburgh Athletic came from behind to beat rivals Fairmuir in the semi-final of the Henry Dolan Cup.
After falling behind to two early goals Daryl Tosh pulled a goal back for Dryburgh before Jack Buist and Ben Wilson put the hosts 3-2 ahead, before Fairmuir bagged a third late on to take the game to penalties.
Dryburgh keeper Sam Ross was the hero as he kept out one Fairmuir penalty as Dryburgh ran out 4-2 winners in the shootout.
They will meet Ferry Athletic who beat ACSC 5-1 in the other semi-final.
Monifieth Athletic got back to winning ways in the Dave Pullar League as they beat Lincraig 3-1. Liam Annan bagged a brace with Olly Carmichael also on target for Monifieth.
Jeanfield Swifts saw off Dundee Thistle 5-1 thanks to strikes from Liam Cooney, Jack Muirhead, Ethan Simpson and James Westwood.
Ferry Athletic Blues edged out Fairmuir Violet 3-2 on penalties to seal a place in the final of the Peter MacAvoy Cup. Liam Crockett, Bradley Duff and Cameron Murray netted for Ferry.
Ryan Hush scored a hattrick as Ferry Athletic Yellows beat Dryburgh 6-0 in the Presidents League.
Monifieth Athletic booked their place in the final of the Diamond Jubilee Cup with a 4-2 penalty win over Blairgowrie. Fraser Yule scored twice for Monifieth, while Robbie Watson netted both of Blairgowrie’s goals before Monifieth emerged victorious from the shootout.
Ross Ramsay and Owen Moir were on target for Broughty Pumas as they secured a 2-2 draw with Dundee United SC in the Café Royale League. Montrose Youths beat Dundee West Royals 2-1.
Riverside CSC beat Fairmuir 6-2 thanks to a double from Nathan McDonald, which was added to by Chinedu Akunna, Jayden Herd and Ruari McCulloch.
Dryburgh Athletic remained unbeaten with a 9-0 win over Dundee SC. Rhys Stewart scored a hattrick for Dryburgh, with Klara Brady netting twice. Jay-Jay Hutchison, Kyle Hendry, Gregor Robertson and Adam Cabrelli also scored.
Kyle Fraser’s hattrick and Euan Nicholson’s double handed Arbroath Lads a 5-3 win over Brechin City. Montrose Vics picked up a 2-1 win over Carnoustie Panmure.
A ruthless performance from Forfar Boys saw them inflict Ferry Athletic’s first league defeat of the season as the Angus side recorded a 7-0 win to seize the initiative in the P Gibson League title race.
Tyler Urquhart bagged a hat trick for Forfar with Connor Morrison netting twice. Harry Craig and Kieran Fairweather completed the rout as Forfar moved to within a point of Ferry at the summit.
Kirrie Thistle beat Mearns 3-0, while Broughty Panthers played out a 2-2 draw with Dundee Thistle.
Jack Chalmers and Dylan McLeish netted hattricks as Carnoustie Panmure beat Dundee West Reds in the DS Rennie League.
Riverside beat Forfar Boys 7-1 while Fairmuir picked up a big win against Celtic Boys. Montrose Youths won 1-0 against Broughty Pumas.
Maryfield United are still unbeaten in the Watson McInally League after a big win over Dundee SC. Dilon Gurang, Aaran Duncan, Nairn Gaffney, Jamie Bruce and Kyle Johnston were amongst the scorers.
Jamie Rooney scored for Monifieth Athletic in their 1-1 draw with Newtyle. Brechin City beat Broughty Panthers 4-2 while St Andrews Colts won 1-0 against Mearns.
Charlie Massie scored twice as Ferry Athletic beat Riverside 5-1 in the G Taylor League. Owen Boath, Liam Scott and Conall Henderson completed the scoring.
Finlay Stewart and Luke Hunter scored for Pitfour as they beat Celtic Boys 2-0. East Craigie Swifts won 3-1 against Dundee West and Forfar Boys beat Broughty United 5-1.
Montrose Youths beat St Murdochs 8-2 in the W Mills League, while Monifieth Athletic won 5-1 against Maryfield United.
Fairmuir took a big step towards the Maryfield League title as they beat Pitfour 3-2. Nick Fletcher opened the scoring in the first half before Ben Clos brought Pitfour level.
Ross Cameron scored shortly after half time to put Pitfour ahead but goals from Liam Hunt and Jamie McCann secured Fairmuir a crucial three points.
Lewis Denny’s double helped Broughty Panthers to a 4-2 win over Celtic Boys. Denny opened and closed the scoring with Ryan Carr and Finlay Kenyon also on target.
Kieran Martin and Greg Oliphant netted in Carnoustie’s 2-2 draw with Riverside, while a late strike from Cavan McLaren handed Dundee West a 3-3 draw with Monifieth.
McLaren gave Dundee West an early lead before Monifieth levelled the game before half time. Lewis Thomson put Dundee West back in front before two goals put Monifieth ahead late on. McLaren struck five minutes from time to earn Dundee West a point.
Ferry Athletic beat Broughty United 4-2 in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League. Doug Blackwood and Craig Gibb scored for Broughty.
Bridge of Earn beat Letham Whites 3-2 while Letham Tangerines beat Montrose 7-2.
Simon Sharpe’s hat trick helped Broughty United close the gap on leaders Dryburgh CC as they beat Forfar Albion 4-2. Finlay Armstrong also netted in the Dave Pullar League tie.
Dryburgh CC went down to Ferry Athletic. Despite doubles from Liam Clark and Lennox Slater, Ferry picked up a 6-4 win.
Jay Coupar, Kane Hynes and Ross Hazel were on target for Fairmuir as they maintained their unbeaten run with a 3-0 win over Jeanfield Swifts.
Nathan Ford, Robbie Walsh and Jason Murphy got the goals in Lincraig’s 3-0 win over Kirrie Thistle, while late goals from Liam Myles and Jocky Stewart Jr gave Dundee Thistle a 2-1 win over Monifieth.
Dryburgh picked up a 6-2 victory at Brechin, with Daryl Tosh, Jack Busit, Ryan Smith and goalkeeper Sam Ross all on the score sheet, while ACSC won 2-0 against Riverside.
Cammy Murray and Liam Crocket netted for Ferry Blues as they beat Forfar West End in the President’s League.
Liam Jones scored a hattrick as Brechin City beat Dryburgh 4-2. Fergie Reid was also on target.
Keir Gardiner netted East Craigie Swifts goal as they went down 6-1 against Fairmuir Violet, while Kirrie Thistle beat Arbroath Vics 5-4.
Riverside CSC started the year with a bang as they hit the goal trail against Brechin. Jude Young found the net five times with Reuben McCulloch and Nathan MacDonald both grabbed hat tricks.
Chinedu Akunna scored a late double as Riverside recorded an emphatic win.
Brechin took the points in these sides first league meeting thanks to a 4-2 win and they made the perfect start to the match when Rennie McMillan fired in the opener.
The Brechin man showed good feet at the edge of the Riverside box before firing a shot into the top left corner after eight minutes.
Brechin required some last ditch defending to deal with Jude Young’s cutback as Riverside went in search of the equaliser, which was provided by Reuben McCulloch shortly after.
Jayden Herd saw his strike saved by keeper Logan Simms only for the ball to fall to McCulloch, who fired the ball into the empty net.
Riverside took the lead after 17 minutes when hesitation in the Brechin defence allowed Young to nip in and fire the ball home.
Brechin nearly struck back straight away when Liam Davidson’s through ball reached Ben Campbell who saw his well struck effort tipped over by Harris Morton.
Shortly after, Riverside’s two scorers combined to extend their lead as Young slipped the ball through to McCulloch, who checked away from two Brechin defenders and passed the ball into the corner of the net.
The Young and McCulloch partnership was proving fruitful for Riverside, with the latter completing his hat trick eight minutes before the break. Young provided the pass and McCulloch slotted the ball through the legs of Simms to increase Riverside’s lead.
McCulloch turned provider for Young when his clipped ball from the left was swept home by the winger.
Riverside captain Nathan MacDonald powered into the box and fired the ball past Simms to give Riverside a five-goal lead at the interval.
Young looked to have completed his hat trick early in the second half when he was found by Herd in the box, but Brechin’s stand in keeper Simms stood up and denied the Riverside man.
As they had done in the first half, Brechin grabbed the first goal of the half when William Keillar volleyed the ball over Morton into the net from the edge of the box.
Any hopes of a comeback were quickly extinguished as MacDonald drove into the Brechin box and re-established Riverside’s five-goal lead with another low strike.
Kenzi McMillan went close with a dipping strike as Brechin continued to fight on, while Young continued to look for his hat trick at the other end. MacDonald released the winger who dragged his shot wide of the mark.
MacDonald took his tally to three on the hour mark with wat would prove to the first of five Riverside goals in the final 10 minutes.
The captain once again using his strength and pace to charge into the box and fire past Simms.
Two minutes later he turned provider for Young with a lofted pass that Young collected before drilling the ball home.
Young scored again a minute later from Connor Robertson’s pass before setting up Chinedu Akunna for a simple close-range finish.
Riverside weren’t finished there as Young added a fifth goal with a neat backheel flick, before Akunna completed the scoring in the final minute with a composed finish.
Despite several teams put out of action by the weather, there was still plenty of football on display throughout the DDYFA.
Here’s how the action went down:
Monifieth Athletic picked up a convincing win over Dundee West Reds in the Café Royale League.
Lewis Raeside netted twice for Monifieth, with Zack Hunter, Seb McLeish, Niall McDonald and Harris Shepherd all finding the net in a 6-0 win.
Blairgowrie U13s booked their place in the semi-finals of the Diamond Jubilee Cup with a 4-2 win over Dundee West Royals.
Harry Watson netted twice for Blairgowrie with Robbie Watson and Archie Browning also on target.
Arbroath Lads U13s went down 6-4 against Dryburgh in the J Clenaghan League despite a double from Kyle Fraser.
Leo Williams and Ryan Paterson also netted for Arbroath but couldn’t stop them slipping to a first league defeat of the season.
Fairmuir beat Brechin City 6-1 with four goals coming from Kyle Peacock. Cameron McMurchie and Reece Hutton also found the net.
Ferry Athletic extended their lead at the top of the P Gibson League with an 8-0 win over Mearns.
Stuart Heenan scored four times as Fairmuir booked a place in the semi-finals of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup with a 7-3 win over Pitfour.
Finlay Garty, Ryan Mulholland and Leo Norrie were on target as Fairmuir knocked out the DS Rennie League leaders. Montrose Youths also advanced courtesy of a 4-0 win over Forfar Boys.
Dundee United SC got their first win in the DS Rennie League with a 9-0 victory over Celtic Boys.
Monifieth Athletic moved up to fifth in the Watson McInally League table with a 7-2 win over St Andrews Colts.
Warren Lorente scored a hat trick for the second week in a row, with Jason Scott, Aidan Cobb and Rory Robertson all on target for Monifieth.
Forfar Boys booked their place in the semi-finals of the Jean Pierre Babin Cup with a 2-0 win over Pitfour.
ACSC beat Monifieth 8-3 in the W Mills League, while Montrose beat St Murdochs 3-0.
Pitfour sealed a place in the semi-finals of the Queen’s Jubilee Cup with a 5-0 win over Montrose Youths.
Kieran Forber scored twice in the first half, the first a strike from the edge of the box and the second a near post finish from a Matthew Glen corner.
Ally Alcorn scored either side of a Kai Finnie goal in the second half to seal the win for Pitfour.
In the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League, Letham Whites beat Dundee Thistle 3-2 and Letham Tangerines won 4-1 against Broughty United.
Jeanfield Swifts Blacks had to come from behind to see off Kirrie Thistle in the Dave Pullar League.
Rannoch Ramsay found the net for Jeanfield midway through the first half to reduce Kirrie’s lead at half time.
Ramsay turned provider in the second half for J Westwood as Jeanfield drew level, only for Kirrie to regain the lead on 70 minutes.
There was still enough time remaining for Liam Cooney to strike twice for Jeanfield and earn them the three points.
Elsewhere, ACSC beat Monifieth 7-1.
Ferry Athletic Blues earned a place in the semi-final of the G Kerr Cup with a 4-1 win over Brechin City Youths.