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A brief respite from the icy weather allowed the first fixture card of 2018 to be played out. With cup semi-finals and top of the table clashes throughout the age groups, the near two-month football hiatus was ended with a bang.
Here’s how the action went down:
Carnoustie Panmure booked their spot in the semi-final of the Diamond Jubilee Cup with a 6-1 win over Montrose. Dylan McLeish netted twice, while Charlie MacPherson, Carter Kelly, Jack Chalmers and Karter Inglis also found the net.
Celtic Boys and Mearns will face off in the Celtic Golden Jubilee Cup final after 9-1 wins over Montrose and 3-1 wins over Dundee Thistle in the semi-finals.
Ferry Athletic beat Fairmuir 4-1 in the top of the table in the Café Royale League. Riverside leapfrogged Fairmuir into second place with a 4-1 win over Broughty Pumas.
Pitfour also netted four times, as they beat Maryfield 4-0.
Loghan McKelvie bagged a brace in Newtyle’s 4-1 win over Forfar in the J Clenaghan League. Alex Robson and Callum Stewart were also on target.
DUSC won 6-3 against St Andrews Colts, while Dundee West Red’s drew 3-3 with Brechin and Arbroath earned their first point of the season after a 5-5 draw with Broughty Panthers.
Dundee SC’s Robbie Harvey started 2018 in spectacular fashion as he scored four goals in their 6-1 win over Dundee West Royal’s. Logan Brough opened the scoring and Mark Small finished it for Dundee SC. ACSC recorded a 4-1 win over Kirrie,
Kirrie Thistle visited Fairmuir in the second round of the Reilly Falconer Cup, and kept up their unbeaten run with a 5-2 win. Logan Richardson scored a hat trick, with Archie McLean and Jake Kettles also scoring.
Injuries and suspensions meant that both sides were without their first-choice goalkeepers for this tie, which was being played at the fifth attempt. There were only five minutes on the clock when Fairmuir took the lead. Mark Ross rose above Bradley Milne at a corner, and powered home a header from six yards.
Kirrie levelled through Archie McLean’s penalty, and went ahead when Logan Richardson broke from midfield and fired a shot past Jordan Adam.
Jake Kettles got Kirrie’s third 10 minutes after the break, and Richardson scored two in three minutes to complete his hat trick. Thomas Gibb drilled in a late consolation for Fairmuir.
Dryburgh won 9-0 against Douglas to advance to the quarter-finals, and Celtic Boys will join them after beating Maryfield 9-1.
Leon Winterton scored Broughty United’s goal in their 1-1 draw with Brechin. They avoided being on the end of a cup shock with a 5-4 win on penalties.
2017 saw Forfar Boys complete an astonishing quadruple, but Dundee West ensured they won’t repeat that feat in 2018. Forfar found themselves two to the good approaching half time, but Cameron Blacklock’s strike on the brink of half time gave Dundee West a route back into the match.
A third Forfar goal after the restart looked to have put them in control, but Aidan Law got Dundee West’s second. With the full-time whistle ready to be blown, Derron Forbes brought Dundee West level, and they went on to win the penalty shootout 5-4, and advance to the semi-final of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup.
Ferry Athletic were on league duty, and they picked up a big win over DUSC. Owen Boath took his tally in all competitions to 22 goals with a hat trick. Rian Clark scored twice, as did Charlie Massie. Jack Moir, Nicolas Matthew and Jamie Stracey also found the net.
ACSC are looking up the league table after beating Montrose 4-0. Kaden Houghton and Rui Gordon scored in the first half, while Logan Coull and Billy Rennie found the net in the second period.
In the Watson McInally League, St Andrews Colts beat Vale of Tay 9-0, Riverside won 5-1 against Monifieth, while Ryan Keillor and Bryan Dalgetty’s goals earned St Murdochs a 2-2 draw against Carnoustie.
Monifieth Athletic started the new year with a bang as they sealed a spot in their first ever cup final, thanks to a 4-1 win over Fairmuir in the semi-final of the Jean Pierre Babin Cup.
Robbie Flynn gave Fairmuir the lead inside two minutes when he pounced on a loose ball inside the Monifieth box, but the G Taylor League leaders came roaring back, and equalised two minutes later thanks to Aidan Lorente’s strike from the edge of the box.
The game settled down after the frantic opening, but neither goalkeeper was seriously troubled. Lorente put Monifieth ahead on the brink of half time with a superb curling shot from the right-hand side of the box.
Monifieth’s skipper completed his hat trick with a cool finish seven minutes after the restart.
A fingertip save from Thomas Welsh denied Flynn a second of the game, and Monifieth completed the scoring late on when Ross McLean tapped into an empty net after Shaun Watt could only parry Aaron Dewar’s effort.
They will take on Pitfour, who won 5-0 against Carnoustie. Alistar Alcorn got four second half goals, and Jordan Turnbull was also on target for the reigning champions.
Broughty Panthers won 5-1 against Forfar in the G Taylor League. Haaris Ahmed scored a hat trick, with Lewis Munro and Liam Jones also netted.
Dundee West hit the goal trail against DUSC as they rose to second in the league. Nick Fletcher scored seven times, Cavan McLaren, Logan Smith, Lewis Hutton got doubles. Keir Skinner, Luke Miller and an own goal completed the rout.
Celtic Boys started the new year with a 6-1 win over Broughty United. Cody Louge and Derren Gordon both got hat tricks.
Craig Low’s hat trick earned Riverside three points as they beat Montrose, and Ferry Athletic beat Dundee Thistle 5-0.
There will be a Broughty Ferry derby in the final of the John Clark Motors Cup. Broughty United won their semi-final with Jeanfield 9-8 on penalties after a 2-2 draw, while Ferry Athletic survived a late Fairmuir comeback to earn a 3-2 win.
There was an eerie symmetry to the Chuck McGowan Cup quarter-final results. Dryburgh CC and Lincraig both won 4-2 on penalties after 3-3 draws against Brechin and Dundee Thistle respectively, while a 4-2 win was enough for Monifieth advance past St Murdochs Colts.
St Murdochs knocked Forfar Albion out of the Queens Jubilee Cup after a 4-3 penalty win after a 2-2 draw.
In the Maryfield League, Dryburgh extended their lead at the summit with a 3-2 win over Logie Harp. Blairgowrie picked up a 2-0 win over Scone Thistle.
With their title rivals on cup duty, Riverside took full advantage and moved to the top of the W Mills League table with a 9-0 win over Dundee Rangers. Fergus Robertson and Michael Tinning were both at the double, while Aiden Stuart, Amine Atrih, Connor Spence, Mateusz Wierzbicki, Nathan Stewart, Owen Simpson, Paul Traynor, Ross Anderson, Samuel Gallacher all started the new year with a goal.
East Craigie Swifts and Ferry Athletic will face off in the final of the Steven Elwood Memorial Trophy after both recorded big wins in their semi-finals.
Matt McKinnon bagged a hat trick as East Craigie beat Forfar 6-0. Ewan Faulkner’s brace and Calum McCleary’s strike completed the scoring.
Ferry went one better and beat Celtic Boys 7-0 to earn a spot in the final. Cameron Murray netted from the penalty spot, Liam Crocket made it two before a double from Bradley Duff put Ferry in control. Murray headed in his second of the game before Ryan Patterson added Ferry’s sixth and seventh goals.
Fairmuir won 6-1 against Dundee Rangers in the Dave Pullar League. Alex Martin scored twice, with Billy Young, Kieran McWilliam, Ryan Napier and Cammy Ross also on target.
Carnoustie Panmure made it three cup finals in three years after they beat Brechin City 2-0 in the J Cord Cup semi-final. In a repeat of last year’s Chuck McGowan Cup final.
Vincent Edmonds and Brandon Black’s first half goals ensured Carnoustie’s place in the final. They will take on St Andrews Colts, who beat Dryburgh 4-1.
Forfar West End beat DUSC 7-4 in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League. Partan Craig and Monifieth played out a 3-3 draw.
Ross Campbell’s hat trick helped Coupar Angus book a spot in the G Kerr Cup semi-final with a 6-2 win over Luncarty. Paul Scott got a double and Calum Cocker-Tough also scored.
In the Peter MacAvoy Cup, Fairmuir Violet beat Forfar WE 5-2. Goals from Ben Russell, Robbie Gallacher, Jack Taylor and two from Mitchell Hay were enough to get Fairmuir through. Ferry beat Monifieth Tayside in the other semi-final.
In the President League, Brechin beat Monifieth 3-2 to earn their first three points of the season and Letham Tans drew 2-2 against Kirrie.
A Gordon Tulloch double and a Kierren Ritchie goal were enough to see Kirkcaldy Inter gain maximum points in a hard-fought battle.
The home side Inter were first to threaten as a dangerous Ritchie cross was met by Cameron McGregor whose close ranged volley was denied by a smart save from keeper Tyler Wilson, in the 3rd minute. Wilson was called in for another save after McGregor threatened again with a header, but once again, Wilson prevented the hosts to take the lead in the 10th minute.
The visitors got their first chance of the game when Harris Duffy picked up the ball at the edge of the box and saw his powerful shot, just go wide of the post in the 14th minute. Duffy was at it again in the 21st minute as he danced past the Inter defence and forced an exquisite save from keeper Robbie Carson.
Sam Page was next to test Carson who was on top form, but once again saw an East Fife effort saved by Carson in the 25th minute
Arguably against the run of play, Inter broke the deadlock through a close ranged Tulloch volley at the back post from an in-swinging corner delivered by Ritchie in the 28th minute. Inter immediately added a second, when a deflected Tulloch cross found it’s way to the back of the net in the 30th minute.
Inter were unlucky to not get a third when Ritchie went on another superb run down the left wing and floated in a wonderful cross to Sam Ovenstone, who couldn’t keep his effort down in the 31st minute, which ended up being the last chance of the half.
The final two weeks of the footballing calendar were hit hard by the weather, but a few plucky sides braced the sub-zero temperatures and played their matches.
Here’s how the action went down:
Ferry Athletic secured a spot in the Last 16 of the Scottish Cup, as they beat Fairmuir 3-2 at the GA Arena.
Blaike Kyles put Ferry ahead after eight minutes with a cool finish, and Aiden Lockhart doubled their advantage after 20 minutes with a dipping strike.
Kyles volleyed in his second of the match five minutes later, but goals either side of half time from Stuart Heenan set up a nervy finish, but Ferry held on and are now the last team from Dundee in the competition.
Dundee United SC ended 2017 with a 5-2 win over Newtyle in the J Clenaghan League.
Broughty United Panthers sealed a place in the semi-finals of the Tommy Clark Trophy as they beat DUSC 3-2 in both sides last match of the year.
Ryan Carr and Daniel Boyle both netted in the opening 10 minutes as Broughty Panthers came flying out the traps, but a superb free kick from Lewis Thomson brought DUSC back into the game.
Panthers’ goalkeeper Wilson Price pulled of a string of impressive saves before Boyle fired in his second of the match.
DUSC continued to dominate for most of the second half, and Price was eventually beaten when Reece Rankin curled in DUSC’s second of the match 12 minutes from time.
In injury time, DUSC were awarded a controversial penalty, but Price kept out Thomson’s spot kick and Broughty ended the year on a high.
Matt McKinnon’s strike wasn’t enough to stop East Craigie Swifts losing 2-1 to Edinburgh City Whites in the Scottish Cup, while Forfar Boys beat Dundee Rangers 5-4 in the first round of the Elwood Cup.
Brechin earned their first point of the season with a 0-0 draw against Coupar Angus, while Letham Tans secured a place in the semi-final of the Peter MacAvoy Cup with a 2-0 win over Dundee West.
There was a full fixture card after the winter weather put most teams out of action last week. With everyone keen to make up for lost time, there was no shortage of top of the table clashes and cup upsets.
Here’s how the action went down:
Carnoustie Panmure got their first league win of the season as they beat Maryfield 5-1. Jack Chalmers was on target twice, with Carter Kelly, Ben Gibson and Charlie MacPherson also finding the net.
Riverside will go into their Scottish Cup tie next week on the back of a 4-1 win over Fairmuir. Nathan Burgess headed Riverside into the lead early on, but Harrison Smith fired Fairmuir level after 20 minutes.
Quickfire goals from Jude Young and Aidan McDougall put Riverside in control of the tie, and the points were sealed when Arran Duncan found the net with 15 minutes to go.
Fairmuir are also on Scottish Cup duty next week, and they will face off against a Ferry side fresh off an 8-0 win over Montrose.
In the J Clenaghan League, Dundee West Reds won 5-1 against DUSC, and Forfar beat Brechin 5-4.
In the P Gibson League, Celtic Boys beat Dundee West Royals 5-0 in the top of the table clash. The result leaves both sides level at the top of the table.
Dundee SC got their third consecutive win as they beat Mearns 4-3. Keir Miller, Jamie Findlay, Robbie Mill and Andrew Gollan got the goals.
Monifieth pulled off one of the scalps of the weekend as they dumped top flight DUSC out of the Reilly Falconer Cup. Ben Strachan grabbed a hat trick as the second division side made it into the quarter finals.
St Murdochs are also into the quarter finals after they beat St Andrews Colts 3-1. Bryan Dalgetty, Findley Patterson and Ryan Keillor all found the net.
Kirrie are into the semi-finals of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup after they beat Ferry 5-3. Owen Boath’s brace and Jacob Sharpe’s goal weren’t enough for Ferry.
Fairmuir ran out 8-4 winners in a thrilling game against Broughty United in the DS Rennie League. Mark Ross scored twice, and Stewart Simpson also scored as Fairmuir raced into a 3-0 half time lead.
Jordan Adam, Ryan McGregor and Simpson’s second doubled the visitors lead early in the second half. But a six-minute hat trick from Daragh McCafferty and Leon Winterton’s goal brought Broughty back into the game. Any hope of a comeback was extinguished by Thomas Gibb’s goal, and Adam’s second of the match as Fairmuir claimed a valuable three points.
Celtic won 9-0 at home to ACSC, while Brechin earned three points with a 5-1 win away to Montrose.
In the Watson McInally League, Dryburgh, Riverside and Maryfield all scored nine times as they beat Douglas, Carnoustie and Vale of Tay respectively.
Fairmuir made it into the semi-finals of the Jean Pierre Babin Cup with a 6-0 win over Broughty Panthers. Graeme Stewart netted twice, with Damian Kunc, Robbie Flynn, Mason Anderson and Jack Wilkie also on target.
Lewis Sivewright was at the double for Carnoustie as they beat Dundee Thistle to advance to the semis. Conor McFarlane, Kieran Martin and Gilan Johnstone completed the scoring.
Aiden Lorente and Greg Will both netted twice as Monifieth beat Celtic Boys 5-1 to make it to the last four. Arran Ferry also scored, while Derren Gordon replied for Celtic. Pitfour complete the final four after they were awarded a win over DUSC.
Dundee West were on league duty, and they picked up a valuable three points with a 6-0 win over Riverside. Cavan McLaren fired in a hat trick, Nick Fletcher scored twice, and Lewis Hutton also found the net.
Broughty United won 2-1 against Forfar, while Ferry and Montrose played out a 2-2 draw.
This week’s featured match saw Dryburgh take on Jeanfield in the quarter final of the Tommy Clark Trophy. Goalkeeper Sam Townsley was Jeanfield’s hero, as he made three penalty saves in the penalty shootout after a thrilling 3-3 draw.
Jeanfield went ahead after 10 minutes when Angus Dochard swept in Liam Cooney’s cutback. The visitors went close midway through the first period when Cooney cracked an effort against the crossbar.
The woodwork was rattled at the other end when Aaron Flynn headed against the crossbar. Rannoch Ramsay volleyed in Jeanfield’s second of the game seconds before half time.
Jamie Bell’s own goal after 49 minutes handed Dryburgh a lifeline, but their joy was short lived as Cooney found the net four minutes later.
Jeanfield had the chance to go into a 4-1 lead when the referee pointed to the penalty spot, but Aaron Cosgrove pushed Ben Shepherd’s effort to safety.
This sparked a Dryburgh comeback, as Ryan Smith stabbed in what proved to be the first of a quickfire double, with his second a simple finish from Ryan Corbitt’s cut back.
In the penalty shootout, Sam Townsley kept out penalties from Aidan Nelson, Aaron Flynn and Ryan Corbitt as Jeanfield ran out 3-1 winners, and advanced to the semi-final.
Jeanfield are joined in the semis by Fairmuir, who beat Logie 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw, Broughty United, who won 3-0 against Forfar, and Ferry Athletic who saw off St Murdochs by four goals to one.
The only two unbeaten sides in the W Mills League faced off as Monifieth took on Dryburgh CC, and Oli Carmichael’s goal ensured that Monifieth kept up their 100% record.
Riverside beat Dundee Rangers 2-0, and Lincraig picked up a 4-0 win over Brechin.
Ethan Bannon’s last-minute goal gave East Craigie a 1-0 win over Forfar in the Dave Pullar League. Ferry beat Dundee Rangers 6-0 to stay ahead of East Craigie at the top of the table.
Fairmuir picked up their first win in the league since the opening day as they beat Celtic Boys 3-2. Ryan Napier netted twice, and Cameron Ross was also on target.
Antonio Boyd and Craig Begg were both at the double for Partan Craig as they beat DUSC 4-2 in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League. Monifieth beat Dryburgh
7-3 to stay at the top of the table.
Fairmuir Violet secured a place in the semi-finals of the G Kerr Maryfield Cup with a 3-1 win away to Monifieth. Ryan McLaren, Ben Russell and Jack Taylor got the goals. They are joined by Forfar WE who beat Dundee West 2-0, and Ferry, who won 6-2 against Kirrie.
Letham Tangerines were on league duty, and they recorded a 3-0 win over Brechin to earn three points.
All three of the of the DDYFA teams made it into Round Five of the Scottish Cup. Blaike Kyles goal in extra time handed Ferry U13s a 2-1 win over Lewis United and they will face off against Fairmuir, who beat St Johns 3-1. Stuart Heenan scored twice, and Jude Duguid also found the net.
Riverside’s 1-0 win over Cleland Boys will see them travel to Glenbrae Colts in Round Five.
Broughty Pumas got their first win in the Café Royale League as they beat Carnoustie 4-1. Dylan McLeish got the goal for Carnoustie.
In the P Gibson League, Dundee West Royals moved to the top of the table thanks to a 4-0 win over ACSC. Fergus Holmes scored a hat trick, and Aiden Davidson also found the net.
That was possible after Dundee SC consigned Celtic Boys to their first league defeat of the season. Logan Brough, Mark Small, Andrew Gollan and Robbie Harvey got the goals that inspired them to a 4-3 win.
Forfar Boys booked a spot in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup with a 6-1 win away to Celtic BC. Liam Baillie and Matthew Platt were both at the double, with Kieran
Kelly and Jack Souttar rounding off the scoring. They will be off on their travels again to take on Drumchapel in the next round.
Celtic Boys secured a spot in the semi-finals of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup with a 3-2 win over Fairmuir.
In the DS Rennie League, Dundee West beat ACSC 5-1. Luca Snee scored twice, with Aiden Law, Cammy Blacklock and Derron Forbes all on target.
Pitfour will host holders Barrhead after beating Deveronvale 8-1. After falling behind midway through the first half, Dylan Wright brought Pitfour level before the break. In the second half, they turned on the style, with Kai Finnie scoring twice, Ally Alcorn and Jordan Turnbull both adding to their tallies for the season, and Ben Clos getting a hat trick.
In the G Taylor League, Nick Fletcher’s header ended Monifieth’s unbeaten start to the season. The win moves Dundee West up to third.
DUSC won 6-3 against Broughty Panthers, while Celtic Boys and Forfar Boys played out a 4-4 draw. Cody Logue scored twice, with Josh and Derren Gordon both finding the net.
This week’s featured match saw Ferry Athletic host St Andrews BC in the Scottish Cup.
After a back and forth opening, Ferry took the lead after 20 minutes when Louie Porter found the net with a controlled shot from the angle of the box.
St Andrews equalised two minutes before the break when David McGowan stabbed the ball past Connor Milton from close range, but Ferry were back in front 10 minutes into the second half when Porter found the net from a free kick.
The lead was short lived, as Liam Lapsley rifled in St Andrews second six minutes later. The visitors kept up the pressure on the Ferry goal, and scored the fifth goal of the game in the final few minutes when Naythan Stewart beat Milton with a dipping shot from 35 yards.
Dryburgh beat Broughty Utd 4-0 in the Queens Jubilee Cup to earn a spot in the quarter finals.
East Craigie Swifts booked their place in the Last 16 of the Scottish Cup with a 4-2 win over last year’s beaten finalists Lewis United. Keir Gardiner and Jordan Conway were both at the double for East Craigie, who travel to face Edinburgh City Whites in the next round.
In the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League, Carnoustie Panmure won 2-0 away to DUSC.
Fairmuir won 6-1 against Brechin to extend their lead at the top of the President League table. Cameron Tansey scored twice, with Ryan McLaren, Mitchell Hay, Jaden Murphy and Ben Russell completing the scoring.
Coupar Angus picked up a 3-0 win over Forfar WE. Goals from Cameron McKinley and Ryan Beedie had Coupar Angus two to the good inside 10 minutes, and Moray Robertson’s second half strike secured all three points for the hosts.
It was another action-packed weekend of football with cup upsets, super strikes and other football clichés all throughout the age groups. Here’s how the action went down:
This week’s featured match proved to be a classic as Ferry Athletic fought back to beat Riverside 4-3 in the Diamond Jubilee Cup.
Riverside came flying out the blocks, and took an early lead when Jude Young volleyed in from close range. Jaydn Burnett’s dipping shot from distance doubled the visitor’s lead inside 11 minutes.
Things went from bad to worse for Ferry when Aiden McDougal slammed home a penalty, but a spot kick of their own handed Ferry a lifeline five minutes into the second half.
Blaike Kyles made no mistake from 12 yards, and quickly doubled his tally with a clever chip over Jacob Kerrigan.
He completed his hat trick with 15 minutes remaining, when he tapped in Aiden Lockheart’s delivery. The comeback was completed when Will Hanbury raced clear of the Riverside defence and drilled a low shot across Kerrigan into the corner.
Maryfield beat Fairmuir 3-2 to secure a semi final spot alongside Ferry, while Pitfour beat Brechin 6-1.
In The Marshall Cup, St Andrews Colts are into the semi finals after a 4-3 over Forfar.
DUSC beat Arbroath 9-3 in the J Clenaghan League, while Newtyle recorded a 5-0 win over Dundee West Red, thanks to Logan McKelvie’s hat trick, and strikes from Liam Ree and Lewis Reid.
In the P Gibson League, both Celtic Boys and Dundee West Royal’s kept up their 100% starts to the season. Celtic beat Montrose 4-2, while Fergus Brown got the only goal as Dundee West won 1-0 over Kirrie
Logan Brough scored four times in Dundee Sporting’s 6-1 win over Monifieth. Ben Marlow and Andrew Gollan were also on target as they came from a goal down to take all three points. Dundee Thistle won 8-0 against ACSC.
Leon Winterton returned to Broughty United’s starting line-up after their defeat to Ferry last week, and he made an instant impact, scoring five times as they dumped Dundee West out of the Reilly Falconer Cup with a 7-2 win. John McGlashan and Gregor Brown also scored for Broughty, while Derron Forbes and Aiden Law scored for Dundee West.
Forfar cruised to a big win over Vale of Tay, with Liam Ballie scoring four times, Matthew Platt grabbing a hat trick and Ben Cormie’s double helping them to a big win.
Ferry also advanced with a 5-2 win over Montrose, while St Andrews Colts beat ACSC 5-3.
In the D S Rennie League, Celtic Boys went joint top of the table with a 4-1 win over Fairmuir. They are joined at the summit by Kirrie, who won 9-0 against DUSC.
There was also a 9-0 win for St Murdochs against Douglas in the Watson McInally League.
Pitfour and Dundee West both found the net seven times en route to the second round of the Tommy Clark Trophy. Pitfour won 7-1 against Montrose with Jordan Turnbull, Dylan Wright and Alistair Alcorn all scored twice, with Kai Finnie rounding off the scoring.
Dundee West recorded a 7-0 win over Broughty United. Callum Rae, Nick Fletcher, Godswill Oke, Jude McIntosh, Ruari Henry, Cavan McLaren and Ryley Duncan all found the net.
Celtic Boys are also into the next round, after a 5-4 penalty win over Dundee Thistle.
In the G Taylor League, Monifieth picked up another win as they beat Ferry 3-0. The result leaves them four points clear of Pitfour at the top of the table.
Broughty Panthers edged out Carnoustie in a seven-goal thriller. Lewis Sivewright put Carnoustie ahead inside a minute, only for Daniel Boyle to equalise after eight minutes. Sivewright and Boyle’s both scored again before the 20-minute mark.
Ryan Carr gave Broughty the lead only for Nairn Macdonald to level the game before half time. Haaris Ahmed produced the winner 15 minutes from time as Broughty Panthers earned a valuable three points.
Graeme Stewart’s hat trick helped Fairmuir to a 5-1 win over Forfar. Mason Anderson and Damian Kunc also scored. Riverside and DUSC played out a 4-4 draw.
This week’s second featured match saw Broughty United host Logie Harp in the Maryfield League. In a tightly contested match, Liam Clark gave Broughty the half time lead with a cool finish midway through the first half.
Brian Harris’s chipped effort brought Logie level, only for Simon Sharpe to fire Broughty back in front on the hour mark. Logie earned a point when Lennox Slater rifled a shot past Gregor Tweed via the underside of the crossbar.
Dryburgh picked up a 6-0 win over St Murdochs, and Jeanfield Blacks are back into second after a 3-2 win over Forfar Albion.
In the John Clark Motors Cup, Ferry cruised to a 9-1 win over Scone Thistle, and Fairmuir won 5-1 against Blairgowrie. Matthew Nelson struck twice, with Jake Grady, Mark McCrory and Josh Hamilton all sealing their passage to the next round.
The W Mills League has a new leader after Dryburgh CC won 4-1 over Riverside. Lincraig won 2-0 over Dundee Thistle wo stay in touch with the teams at the top of the league.
Monifieth won 6-0 away to Dundee Rangers, Brechin won 7-1 against Forfar WE and St Murdochs Colts won 5-4 in Kirriemuir against Kirrie.
East Craigie Swifts won 6-0 over Partan Craig to book their place in the quarter final of the Henry Dolan Cup. Matt McKinnon scored twice, with Keir Gardiner, Finlay Baird, Euan Fallon and Ewan Faulkner also on finding the net.
Celtic Boys beat Fairmuir 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. St Andrews Colts got a 3-2 win over Carnoustie, Monifieth beat Forfar WE 7-3 and ACSC won 5-0 at home to DUSC.
Brechin pulled off the scalp of the round as they beat top-flight Dundee Rangers 4-1. Dryburgh and Kirrie both won 2-0 against Montrose and Forfar respectively.
Ferry won 2-1 against Coupar Angus in the first round of the Peter MacAvoy Cup at Dawson Park.
In the G Kerr Cup first round, Luncarty beat Brechin 3-0 and Kirrie won 4-3 at home to Letham Tangerines.
In the Presidents League, Fairmuir were awarded a 2-0 win over Dundee West, and Forfar WE won 4-1 against Monifieth Tayside.
There were fireworks throughout the age groups this week with a multitude of cup competitions getting underway. There was no shortage of upsets, late drama and penalty shootouts, as the majority of teams put league business to one side. For the few fulfilling their league matches, opportunities to rise up the table were seized upon.
Here’s how the action went down:
Blaike Kyles was Ferry Athletic’s hat trick hero, as they beat Fairmuir 4-2 en route to the semi-finals of the Ross Ballantine Cup. Jamie Doig also found the net for Ferry, with Jude Duguid and Lewis Hornshaw on target for Fairmuir.
They will be joined by Pitfour, who beat Maryfield 4-2, and Riverside who won 6-3 against Carnoustie.
In The Marshall Cup, Arbroath knocked out Dundee West Red with a 9-3 win and Broughty United beat Newtyle 4-2.
Mearns won 9-3 against ACSC in the Celtic Golden Jubilee Cup, while Brechin and St Andrews Colts drew 3-3 in the J Clenaghan League.
Jamie Stewart scored twice for Dundee West Royals as they beat Dundee Thistle 3-1 in the P Gibson League to maintain their 100% start to the league campaign. Aiden Davidson also found the net.
Celtic Boys are also unbeaten, and they beat Monifieth 5-1 to remain level with Dundee West at the top of the league.
Josh Cormack stole the show as Kirrie Thistle beat Dundee Sporting Club 5-3. Cormack scored all five of his side’s goals, with Keir Miller bagging a brace and Jamie Findlay also scoring for Sporting.
This week’s featured match saw Ferry Athletic host Broughty United in Round One of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup.
Broughty sit top of the DS Rennie League, but offered little in a first half that saw Ferry’s Yousuf Ahmed rattle the cross bar with an early free kick.
Ferry moved into the lead early in the second half when Leo Murrie poked in the opener, and continued to stifle Broughty in the second period.
Nicolas Matthew’s late header sealed the win for Ferry, who most definitely had a 5th of November to remember.
Forfar Boys also advanced to the last eight of the competition with a 4-2 win over ACSC. Matthew Platt and Liam Baillie had Forfar two to the good, but goals from Kaden
Houghton and Rui Gordon levelled the tie before half time. In the second half, Baillie’s second of the tie and Rowan Waddell’s effort were enough to see Forfar over the line.
Fairmuir are the eighth team in the hat for the next round, thanks to a 6-0 win over Brechin. Thomas Gibb fired in a hat trick, with Jordan Adam, Igor Zinko and Stewart Simpson all finding the net.
In the DS Rennie League, Kirrie Thistle and Celtic Boys both picked up 9-0 wins to move level with Broughty United at the top of the table. Celtic beat DUSC, while Jake Kettles and Sam Ellis both got doubles for Kirrie in their win over Montrose.
In the Watson McInally League, Vale of Tay won 4-3 against Carnoustie and St Andrews Colts beat Monifieth 6-2. Dryburgh won 5-0 against St Murdochs, and Maryfield beat Douglas 9-0.
Pitfour and Dundee West renewed their rivalry in the first round of the Jean Pierre Babin Cup. Pitfour keeper Archie Kelly-Barton was the hero, making three saves and netting the decisive penalty as Pitfour won 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.
Celtic Boys also advanced thanks to penalties. Goals in the last five minutes from Derren Gordon and Bobby Douglas earned them a 3-3 draw against Ferry, and they went on to win the shootout 5-4.
Robbie Flynn, Paddy Boyle and Derryn Thomson scored for Fairmuir as they beat Montrose 3-2 to secure passage to the quarter finals. They will be joined by Dundee Thistle who beat Riverside by the same scoreline, and DUSC, who beat Broughty United 8-1.
Carnoustie Panmure are also in the last eight thanks to a 6-2 win over Forfar. Joey Martin scored three goals, with Jay Bryce, Connor MacFarlane and Lewis Sivewright all finding the net.
The G Taylor League has a new leader after Monifieth beat Broughty Panthers 2-1. With Pitfour on cup duty, Monifieth grabbed their opportunity to leap frog the champions with both hands, making it 10 league games in a row without defeat.
Ferry Athletic were on Scottish Cup duty, and booked their place in Round Four with a 6-3 win over Letham Tangerines. They will face St Andrews BC in just under two weeks for a place in the last 32.
In the Queen’s Jubilee Cup, Fairmuir cruised to an 8-0 win over St Murdochs Colts. Jack Whyte, Nairn Bonnar, Alex Stewart, Ross Hazel, Logan Bonella, Matthew Nelson, Ethan Samson and Kane Hynes all found the net.
Logie Harp fired eight past Lincraig, earning them a place in the next round.
In the Chuck McGowan Cup, Dryburgh CC won 8-0 over Dundee Rangers, and Monifieth advanced with a 6-0 win over Kirrie. Adam Gray scored twice, Josh Wanless, Oli Carmichael, Bryce Ness and Lewis Lawson also found the net.
In the Maryfield League, Broughty United are up to second on goal difference after a 1-1 draw away to Dryburgh, and Jeanfield losing 4-1 to Blairgowrie.
Forfar Albion won 3-1 against Scone thanks to a double from Ben Fanner, and a Lewis Davidson goal.
Keir Gardiner netted twice for East Craigie Swifts in their 4-0 win over ACSC. Matt McKinnon and Jordan Conway also found the net as East Craigie booked their spot in the Elwood Trophy semi-final.
They will be joined by Celtic Boys, who edged out Kirrie with a 3-2 win, and Ferry Athletic, who beat Fairmuir 6-5 on penalties after a 3-3 draw.
Brechin City beat Partan Craig 7-2 in the first round of the John Clark Cup.
Carnoustie Panmure got their first win in four games as they downed Montrose 4-0. Ethan Coupar, Brandon Black, Matty Strachan and Robbie Tait got the goals that earned them three valuable points in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League.
Monifieth beat DUSC 5-1, and Dryburgh won 3-2 against Forfar West End.
Ben Russell fired in a hat trick for Fairmuir Violet as they beat Monifieth 8-0 in the Peter MacAvoy Trophy. Kirrie overcame Brechin with a 3-2 win to seal their passage to the next round.
In the President League, Coupar Angus recorded a 6-1 win over Dundee West. Ross Campbell and Ryan Robertson fired Coupar Angus into an early 2-0 lead, but Jamie Herron halved the deficit before half time. Second half goals from Greig McLagan, Fraser Matthews and a double from Callum Cocker-Tough wrapped up the points for Coupar Angus.
Letham Tangerines were also on league business, and they won 6-4 against Monifieth Tayside.
Last weekend saw Scottish Cup, domestic cup and league action throughout all the age groups.
Here’s how the action went down:
Nine DDYFA teams were on Scottish Cup duty, with over half the teams going on to earn a place in Round Four.
Fairmuir sealed their passage to the next round with a 2-1 win over Crosshouse BC. An own goal and a Harrison Smith strike were enough to see them through.
They will be joined by Maryfield United, who beat Rossvale 4-3, as well as Ferry Athletic, Pitfour and Riverside, who all make it into Round Four in their first season at 11-a-side football.
In the Ross Ballantine Cup, Montrose won 5-0 against Broughty Pumas, while DUSC advanced to the next round of The Marshall Cup with a 5-2 win over Brechin.
In the Celtic Golden Jubilee Cup, there were first round wins for Celtic Boys, Monifieth and Dundee Thistle.
There was one game in the J Clenaghan League, and it saw the points shared as Newtyle and Forfar played out a 2-2 draw. Callum Stewart and Loghan McKelvie were on target for Newtyle.
Doubles from Matthew Platt and Liam Baillie helped Forfar beat Hillwood 6-0 in the Scottish Cup. Kieran Kelly and Louie McKay completed the scoring. Kirrie Thistle beat Wishaw 5-3 to guarantee a place in the Round Four draw.
St Andrews Colts picked up an 8-1 win over St Murdochs in the first round of the Mac Brown Cup.
Aiden Law hit a hat trick for Dundee West as they beat Brechin 6-0. Luca Snee opened the scoring, and Cammy Blacklock scored twice to secure a valuable three points in the DS Rennie League. Celtic got back to winning ways as they beat Montrose 7-0.
In the Watson McInally League, Dryburgh beat Carnoustie 4-3 and Riverside beat Vale of Tay 9-1.
This week’s featured match saw Dundee West host Kennoway in the Scottish Cup. Rudy Bou tapped in the only goal of the game after 31 minutes as Kennoway dumped Dundee West out of the competition for the second season in a row.
Robbie Flynn was on target for Fairmuir as they booked a spot in the fourth round with a 2-1 win over Bridgend. Carnoustie were put out by holders Barrhead. The visitors found themselves seven to the good, before Lewis Sivewright grabbed a late consolation for Carnoustie.
Pitfour sealed their passage to the next round with a 3-1 win over Muirston Blues.
There were three matches in the Tommy Clark Trophy, two of which were decided by penalties. Dougray Smith’s spot kick during normal time looked to have been enough to secure Riverside’s place in the next round, but a last minute equaliser from Aidan Lorente took the game to a shootout. Arran Ferry netted the decisive spot kick as Monifieth won 4-3 on penalties.
DUSC also advanced thanks to spot kicks after a 3-3 draw with Forfar. They emerged with a 4-2 win after the shootout.
The final match saw Broughty Panthers face off against Ferry in a derby match at Claypotts Park. Goals from Lewis Munro, Josh Knight, Daniel Boyle and Ryan Carr gave Broughty a 4-2 win, along with a place in the next round, as well as the all-important bragging rights.
Dundee Thistle picked up another win in the G Taylor League as they beat Montrose 3-0.
Fairmuir were the only DDYFA team to get through in the Scottish Cup as they beat Baljaffary Inter 3-2. Jake Grady, Matthew Nelson and Jamie Timmons all found the net to fire them into Round Four.
In the Queens Jubilee Cup, there were big wins for Broughty United and St Murdochs over Forfar WE and Dundee Rangers respectively, while Blairgowrie saw off Scone Thistle by three goals to two.
Dryburgh thrashed Forfar Albion 7-0 in the only Maryfield League fixture of the day.
Paul Traynor’s strike and an own goal helped Riverside pick up a 2-0 win over Dundee Thistle in the W Mills League. Monifieth beat Lincraig 3-0 with goals from Cameron Dryden, Cameron McLaughlin and Jamie Lynch.
Kirrie won 2-1 away at Brechin, and Dryburgh CC won 7-1 against St Murdochs Colts.
Goals from Keir Gardiner, Matt McKinnon and Ewan Faulkner were enough for East Craigie Swifts to see off Brechin en-route to Round Four. They are joined by Forfar Boys, who beat Irvine Meadows 4-2. Dundee Rangers were beaten 2-1 in extra time by Hamilton Thistle, after a last minute Matthew Gorrie penalty sent the game to extra time.
In the first round of the Henry Dolan Cup, Celtic Boys won 4-2 away to Ferry.
In the Bodycare Complementary Clinics League, Anton McAleese, Martin Robertson, Taylor Baldie and Antonio Boyd were all on target for Partan Craig as they beat Dryburgh 4-2.
Monifieth beat Montrose 5-2, while Forfar West End beat St Andrews Colts 5-4.
Both the remaining DDYFA sides were knocked out of the Scottish Cup. Fairmuir Violet were beaten 4-0 by last year’s finalists Airdrie United, while Moray Robertson’s goal wasn’t enough for Coupar Angus, as they went down 2-1 against Dalkeith Thistle.
In the G Kerr Cup first round, Dundee West beat Monifieth Tayside 7-4, securing their spot in the next round.
In the President League, Luncarty beat Kirrie 3-1, and Forfar West End won 9-2 at home to Monifieth.