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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.
There was Scottish Cup shocks and drama in the domestic cups in another action-packed week of DDYFA action.
Here’s how the action went down:
There was Scottish Cup success for Dryburgh Athletic as they beat Dundee United SC 3-2 to advance to Round Five.
Cole Taylor netted what proved to be the all-important goal in extra time after Rhys Stewart and Bobby Shirkey were on target during normal time.
They are joined in the next round by Monifieth Athletic after they beat Formartine 6-3. Harris Shepherd bagged a hat trick for Monifieth, with Seb McLeish, Thomas McLanaghan and Fraser Yule all finding the net.
St Andrews Colts picked up their first win in the Café Royale League as they beat Dundee West Reds 3-0.
Arbroath Lads beat Fairmuir 5-2 in the J Clenaghan League to move into second spot. Ryan Paterson netted a hat trick for Arbroath, with Rohan Paterson and Kyle Fraser rounding off the scoring. Kyle Peacock and Kristofer Bruce got Fairmuir’s goals.
Brechin City picked up a 4-2 win over Riverside, while Montrose Vics beat Carnoustie 3-1.
Ferry Athletic continued their unbeaten run in the P Gibson League with a 5-2 win over Forfar Boys. Broughty Panthers beat ACSC 2-1, Kirrie won 7-1 against Dundee Thistle and Celtic Boys won 2-0 against Mearns.
Fairmuir booked their place in Round Five of the Scottish Cup with an emphatic win over Armadale Blues. Stuart Heenan and Thomas Cunningham both netted hat tricks, with Leo Norrie, Thomas Cunningham and Ryan Mullholland completing the scoring.
Riverside also booked a spot in Round Five with a 2-1 win over Cove.
Pitfour extended their lead at the top of the DS Rennie League to five points with a 6-1 win over Forfar Boys, while Ferry Athletic went down 1-0 against Montrose. Broughty Pumas beat DUSC 7-1.
Carnoustie hit the goal trail against Celtic Boys as they moved up to fifth in the table. Scott Hamilton scored five times while Ben Blackley scored a hat trick. There were braces for Jack Chalmers and Nathan Burgess as well as a goal from Dylan McLeish.
In the Watson McInally League, ACSC were beaten 2-1 by Brechin.
Monifieth Athletic came from behind to beat Dundee West Royals 7-3 and book a place in the semi-finals of the Mac Brown Cup.
Gabriel Smith scored early on for Monifieth who trailed Dundee West 2-1 at half time. Jason Scott scored either side of Evan Allardyce’s goal as three goals in as many minutes gave Monifieth the lead.
Warren Lorente scored a hat trick in the final six minutes to ensure Monifieth’s passage to the next round, where they are joined by Mearns, Maryfield and Arbroath Lads.
Celtic Boys advanced to Round Five of the Scottish Cup with a 2-0 win over Hutchison Vale.
Archie McLean’s hat trick ensured Kirrie Thistle a share of the spoils from their G Taylor League tie with Riverside as the sides played out a 3-3 draw.
Ferry Athletic picked up a 3-0 win over Pitfour thanks to goals from Jacob Sharpe, Jack Moir and Owen Boath.
Dundee West sealed a place in the semi-finals of the Jean Pierre Babin Cup with a 3-0 win over Dryburgh Athletic.
In the W Mills League, Maryfield United beat St James 7-0, ACSC won 6-3 against Montrose and DUSC played out a 1-1 draw with Monifieth.
Dundee West saw their Scottish Cup dreams ended by Johnstone Burgh, as the Paisley side found the net eight times.
The visitors reached the semi-finals of this competition last season and took just three minutes to open the scoring. Murdoch Henry’s low cross was met by Paul Hoy, who had a simple finish from close range to put his side ahead.
Ben Garrick and Ryley Duncan both passed up chances to score for Dundee West before three goals in as many minutes saw Johnstone Burgh all but seal their place in the next round.
Ryan Fitch’s free kick evaded everyone in the box before Henry netted twice in quick succession from inside the box.
A long-range strike from Robbie Edgar gave Johnstone Burgh a five-goal lead at the break with Henry completing his hat trick with a sweetly struck volley from the edge of the box 10 minutes after the restart.
Dundee West pulled one back after 53 minutes when Luke Miller prodded the ball home from Lee Clark’s free kick.
The visitors wasted no time putting the game to bed as Logan Hunter swept the ball home to reinstate their six-goal lead, while Euan Thomson netted twelve minutes from time to complete the scoring.
Pitfour booked a spot in the next round of the Scottish Cup with an 8-1 win over Holytown Colts.
Andrew Allan opened and closed the scoring for Pitfour, with Ally Alcorn netting a hat trick, alongside strikes from Kai Finnie, Kieran Sweeny and Matthew Glen.
Monifieth kept up their unbeaten run in the Maryfield League with a 1-0 win over Riverside.
Four goals from Lewis Sivewright fired Carnoustie Panmure into the semi-finals of the Queen’s Jubilee Cup as they beat Celtic Boys 4-2. Dylan Young scored twice for Celtic.
Nick Fletcher’s hat trick helped Fairmuir into the semi’s as they beat Ferry 7-2. Jamie McCann scored twice with Jack Wilkie and Zain Ferguson also on target.
Fairmuir knocked out holders Spartans Youth on Saturday as they booked a spot in Round Five. Nairn Bonnar netted twice with Jake Grady also finding the net in a 3-2 win. Ferry Athletic advanced with a 4-2 win over Lenzie YC.
Dryburgh CC advanced to the semi-finals of the Henry Dolan Cup with a 5-0 win over Brechin. Nathan Thomson and David Heenan scored twice, with Jamie Maloney also on target.
Jeanfield Swifts are also in the semi’s after a 5-4 penalty win over Broughty United.
Goals from Oli Carmichael and Kieran Bradford helped Monifieth Athletic fight back and beat Lincraig 2-1 in the Dave Pullar League.
Forfar Albion beat ACSC 5-4 and there was a 0-0 draw between Riverside and Dundee Thistle.
Bradley Duff netted twice as Ferry Blues advanced to the semi finals of the Peter MacAvoy Cup. Scott Thaw was also on target in the 3-1 win.
They are joined in the next round by Fairmuir Violet, who beat Forfar West end by the same score line, and East Craigie Swifts, who beat Ferry Yellows 2-1 thanks to goals from Hayden Burr and Calum McCleary.
Dundee North End won 3-0 against Brechin in the President’s League.
There was no shortage of goals and drama as the DDYFA returned from the October break with a bang.
Here’s how the action went down.
Lucas Goff scored twice as Broughty Pumas advanced to the semi-finals of the Jubilee Cup. Owen Moir, Ross Ramsay and Nathan Petrie all found the net in their 5-2 win over St Andrews Colts.
Monifieth beat Dundee West Reds 4-1 to reach the last four. Harris Shepherd, Lewis Raeside, Niall McDonald and Zack Hunter were all on target. DUSC also made it to the semis with a 3-0 win against Montrose.
There was no shortage of goals in the J Clenaghan League with 35 goals shared between the four matches.
Eight goals were scored, and the points shared as Arbroath Lads drew 4-4 with Riverside. Rohan Paterson, Ryan Paterson, Kyle Fraser and Kieran Moore all netted for
Arbroath, with Jayden Herd, Jude Young, Reuben McCulloch and Ethan Munro netting for Riverside.
Brechin City won 6-5 against Dundee Sporting, Dryburgh beat Carnoustie 6-1 and Montrose Vics edged out Fairmuir by six goals to five.
In the P Gibson League, Kirrie won 4-2 away to ACSC, Broughty Panthers beat Dundee Thistle 9-0 and there was a 4-0 win for Forfar Boys against Celtic Boys.
Ferry and Riverside played out a 4-4 draw in the DS Rennie League. Aidan Lockhart netted twice for Ferry, with Harrison Whittet and Josh Reekie earning them a point.
Fairmuir hit the goal trail at home to DUSC. Stuart Heenan scored five times, with Leo Norrie netting four. Thomas Cunningham, Brodie Cussick, Harrison Smith, Dylan Anderson, Finlay Garty and Xander Barclay all scored.
Carnoustie went down 4-2 to East Region Cup holders Pitfour. Dylan McLeish and Jack Chalmers scored for Carnoustie. Dundee West Reds won 4-0 against Broughty Pumas, and Forfar Boys beat Celtic 7-3.
In the Watson McInally League, St Andrews Colts beat ACSC 9-0, and Broughty Panthers won 4-3 against Dundee West Royals.
East Craigie Swifts beat DUSC 4-2 in the Tommy Clark Trophy. Riley Nelson struck in either half, with Billy Donald and Mark Ross both finding the net.
Sonny Simpson’s double and Torran Juggins’ goal helped Pitfour to a 3-2 win over Kirrie Thistle in the G Taylor League. Celtic beat Riverside 9-1, while Forfar Boys won 7-1 against Dundee West.
ACSC won 9-0 against St James in the W Mills League, while Monifieth beat St Murdochs 2-0.
Pitfour picked up a 3-0 win over title rivals Fairmuir in the Maryfield League. Ally Alcorn netted in either half after Dylan Wright had put the East Region Cup holders ahead.
Both sides found clear cut chances hard to come by early on but Pitfour broke the deadlock eight minutes before the break when Andrew Allan diverted Alcorn’s corner into the path of Wright, who turned the ball home from close range.
Allan had the ball in the net moments later but was adjudged to have handled the ball before slotting it past Watt.
There was still enough time remaining in the first half for Pitfour to double their lead, with Alcorn grabbing the goal. A free kick on the left touchline appeared to give the striker the chance to cross the ball for a teammate, but he opted to whip the ball over the diving Watt straight into the net.
After a lacklustre first half showing, Fairmuir started the second half brightly. Nick Fletcher fired a shot into the side netting before Jamie McCann forced Archie Kelly-Barton into a smart save.
The resulting corner was met by Aidan McCann who headed the ball against the crossbar before Alcorn doubled his tally with a cool finish inside the box 10 minutes after the restart.
Kelly-Barton tipped another Jamie McCann free kick onto the post before keeping out Jack Wilkie’s volley from point blank range.
In the final minutes Alcorn had the chance to complete his hat trick when he combined with Ben Clos, but saw Shaun Watt keep out his effort.
Carnoustie came from behind to beat Dundee West 3-2. Cavan McLaren gave Dundee West a first half lead, but a second half double from Connor McFarlane was added to by Kieran Martin before Ben Garrick netted Dundee West’s second late on.
Monifieth beat Broughty United 7-3 in the Queen’s Jubilee Cup.
Letham Tangerines beat Bridge of Earn 9-1 in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League, while Forfar Albion beat Letham Whites 4-0.
Forfar Albion pulled of the shock of the weekend as they came from 4-1 down to knock Fairmuir out of the Elwood Trophy.
Robbie McLauchlan bagged a hat trick, with Kieran Stewart scoring twice and Tyler Godfrey also netting as they ran out 6-4 winners.
In the Dave Pullar League, Dryburgh won 2-1 against Monifieth, Dryburgh CC won 3-1 away to Riverside and Ferry beat Brechin 9-0.
There were 3-0 wins for Broughty United and Dundee Thistle over Kirrie and ACSC.
East Craigie Swifts beat St Andrews United 7-0 in the Presidents League. Callum McCleary and Ethan Coupar scored twice, with Keir Gardiner, Matt McKinnon and Scott Galloway completing the scoring.
Forfar West End beat Brechin 6-0, while Kirrie Thistle and Brechin played out a 3-3 draw.
Ferry Athletic Blues had no problems finding the net in their G Kerr Cup tie against Dryburgh. Chris Muddie and Cammy Murray scored hat tricks, with doubles coming from Connel Cormack, Craig Bruce and Liam Crockett. Bradley Duff, Luke Benvie and Marc Ramsay completed the scoring.
Dundee North End beat Fairmuir by eight goals to one.
The domestic cups got underway and there was no shortage of shocks and goals.
Here’s how the action went down:
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.
Hat tricks from Robbie Watson and Kaisey Brown saw Blairgowrie make a winning start to the league campaign as they beat St Andrews 9-0. Harry Watson netted twice, with Ross Cannon completing the scoring.
Blair Ross scored five times as Broughty Pumas beat Dundee West Reds 8-1. Cian Young, Owen Moir and Nathan Petrie also found the net, while a late Montrose goal saw them draw 2-2 with Dundee West Royals.
Kevin Robertson and Nathan MacDonald’s goals helped Riverside start life in the J Clenaghan League with a 2-1 win against Carnoustie Panmure.
Kyle Fraser’s hat trick saw Arbroath Lads make a winning start to their league campaign as they beat Brechin 5-4. Kian and Ohan Patterson were also on target for Arbroath.
Dryburgh Athletic started with a 9-2 win over Montrose Vics, while Dundee SC beat Fairmuir 8-6.
In the P Gibson League, Forfar Boys, Celtic Boys, Ferry Athletic and Dundee Thistle all started the league campaign with wins.
Ben Blackley scored a hat trick as Carnoustie beat DUSC 7-1 in the DS Rennie League. James Paterson, Karter Inglis, Dillon Fraser and Dylan McLeish also scored, while Pitfour beat Forfar Boys 5-1.
In the Watson McInally League, Dundee Thistle beat Dundee SC 5-1 and Broughty Panthers beat Kirrie 9-2.
Newtyle United produced the result of the day as they beat Ferry Athletic 2-1 in the Reilly Falconer Cup.
Thomas Cunningham bagged a hat trick as Fairmuir beat Dundee West Reds 7-1. Stuart Heenan and Leo Norrie both scored twice.
Riverside cruised into the next round with a big win over Dundee West Royals, while there were big wins for Arbroath Lads, Montrose Youths and St Andrews Colts.
Monifieth beat Brechin 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
East Craigie Swifts picked up a victory over Dryburgh Athletic and moved to the top of the G Taylor League table. Jordan Adam and Ryan McGregor scored hat tricks, while Mark Ross, Rhys Ross and Riley Nelson all found the net.
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 a 5-2 victory.
Fyndley Patterson fired St Murdochs into an early lead before Derryn McGuire brought DUSC level. Jamie Crosby put DUSC back in front before Jamie Scott kept out a Patterson penalty to keep the deficit at one.
In the second half, Sam Duncan brought DUSC level before Tyler Horswood’s own goal put DUSC ahead. Kyle Anderson and Lewis Davidson completed the scoring for DUSC.
Maryfield United beat St James 6-2 in the other Preliminary Round match.
Riverside beat Dundee West 4-2 in Round One, Celtic won 4-0 against Pitfour, Ferry beat ACSC by the same score line, Kirrie beat Monifieth 6-3 and Forfar Boys beat Broughty United 5-1.
Connor McFarlane’s hat trick helped Carnoustie Panmure advance past Bridge of Earn in the Queen’s Jubilee Cup. Lewis Sivewright, Khalid Bjeirmi, Jay Black and Lennon Mcintosh all netted in their 7-1 win.
Pitfour beat Dundee Thistle 8-1, with Ally Alcorn netting a hat trick. Andrew Allan, Charlie Edward, Kai Finnie, Kieran Sweeny and Matthew Glen all on target.
Ben Garrick scored twice as Dundee West beat Forfar Albion 5-2. Ruari Henry, Logan Piggott and Lewis Hutton all scored.
A double from Zak Ben Malek and a strike from Kai Guild helped Celtic Boys past Letham Tangerines with a 3-2 win. Ferry beat Broughty Panthers 2-1, while Montrose won 5-2 against Letham Whites.
Amine Atrih, Jack Terroni and Ross Anderson were on target as Riverside beat Lincraig 3-1 in the Elwood Trophy.
Brechin beat Monifieth 5-4 on penalties after a 3-3 draw, Dryburgh beat ACSC 7-2, Ferry beat Kirrie 7-1, while Jeanfield won 3-0 against Dundee Thistle.
Ferry Blues beat Fairmuir Violet 3-2 in the President’s League, while Kirrie beat Carnoustie 9-1.
Keir Gardiner scored twice as East Craigie Swifts knocked Dryburgh Athletic out of the Peter MacAvoy Cup. Reece Lornie also netted, while Ferry Yellows and Forfar West End both advanced to the next round with wins over Dundee North End and Brechin City respectively.
There was no shortage of stunning strikes and cup upsets as the 2018/19 Scottish Cup got underway.
Here’s how the action went down:
There were Scottish Cup wins for Dundee United SC and Montrose Youths, with DUSC winning 6-1 away to Letham SC, while Montrose beat Bridge of Earn 3-2.
Dundee West Royals sealed a spot in the top flight with a 5-2 win over Brechin in Group C of the Diamond Jubilee Cup.
Maryfield United pulled off the shock of the day as they dumped Ferry Athletic out of the Scottish Cup. Dilon Gurang scored twice with Nairn Gaffney also on target as Maryfield ran out 3-1 winners.
Fairmuir advanced to Round Two with a 4-1 win over ACSC. Brodie Cussick, Leo Norrie, Harrison Smith and Stuart Heenan all found the net.
Ben Blackley scored twice as Carnoustie beat Blue Brazil 5-2. Scott Hamilton, Devon Aigbekan and Karter Inglis all found the net. Riverside, Pitfour and Brechin all made it through to Round Two.
Goals from Torran Juggins and Lewis Thomson were enough for Pitfour to edge out Glenrothes Athletic by two goals to one. They will face Celtic Boys in the next round after they beat Blue Brazil 3-1.
East Craigie Swifts hit the goal trail against Cupar Colts. Ryan McGregor scored five times, Cameron Blacklock netted a hat trick, Ryan Hutton scored twice, with Billy Donald, Mark Ross, and Jordan Adam completing the scoring.
Ferry Athletic beat East Fife YA 3-0 with goals coming from Harrison Taylor, Charlie Massie and Liam Scott sealing the win. Forfar Boys beat AM Soccer 5-2 and St Andrews Colts won 6-2 against Maryfield United.
Kirrie Thistle beat St David’s YFC 5-2 thanks to goals from Jake Kettles, Keir Balfour, Kian Martin, Archie McLean and Rory Davidson. Montrose beat Rosyth Reds 3-2.
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.
Sivewright’s netted twice in the opening 10 minutes, the first a simple tap in from Connor McFarlane’s cut back and the second a stunning volley from the edge of the box.
Jay Black powered his way into the Ferry box before slotting home Carnoustie’s third after 17 minutes.
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.
It was clear that the next goal was going to be crucial, and it went Ferry’s way minutes into the second half. Kai Meldrum delivered a low free kick that Younger flicked past Samuel Black. It was a remarkable comeback from Ferry, who had looked dead and buried after 20 minutes.
Both sides were looking for a fourth goal but couldn’t find the break through. Ferry looked to have gone in front when Rory Smith delivered a low cross to Dylan Mill, but his shot didn’t hit the target.
It would prove to be a costly miss as Lennon McIntosh was downed in the box. Sivewright stepped up and drilled the ball past Cummings to complete his hat trick and put Carnoustie back in front.
The visitors completed the scoring three minutes from time as Jay Black was released by a Sivewright backheel, before lashing the ball past Cummings at the near post.
Nick Fletcher’s hat trick fired Fairmuir into Round Two as they beat Celtic Boys. Jamie McCann, Robbie Flynn, and Graeme Stewart bagged braces, while Mason Anderson also found the net.
Pitfour had six different scorers as they beat Duloch Reds 6-1. Ally Alcorn, Dylan Wright, Kieran Forber, Andrew Allan, Kieran Sweeny and Matthew Glen all scored.
Broughty United knocked out Broughty Panthers 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
Simon Sharpe’s double handed Broughty United a win over Monifieth Athletic in the Dave Pullar League. The striker scored in either half as Broughty came from behind to earn a 4-2 win.
Oli Carmichael headed Monifieth into an early lead, but Broughty were brought level by a David Stewart free kick.
Sharpe’s first goal saw him power through the Monifieth defence before lifting the ball over Dylan Kelly.
Finlay Armstrong lashed in an equaliser 15 minutes from time, only for Sharpe to put Broughty back in front with a controlled finish. Kieran Bannon robbed Dylan Kelly and rolled in Broughty’s fourth in injury time.
Jack Terroni and Jordi Duncan scored as Riverside beat ACSC 2-1 in the league.
Dryburgh Athletic advanced to Round 2 of the Scottish Cup with a 2-1 win over Kelty Hearts CC. Dryburgh CC beat Lincraig 5-3, while Forfar Albion won 2-1 against Kirrie.
Ethan Coupar’s hat trick fired East Craigie Swifts into Round Two of the Scottish Cup. Keir Gardiner scored twice with Ross Mcnaughton, Max Flucker and Calum McCleary all on target in a 9-0 win.
Ahmed Drammah’s brace helped Fairmuir Violet to a 3-1 win over Brechin in the President’s League. Cammy Ross also found the net.
Ferry Yellows drew 4-4 with Kirrie Thistle, Ferry Blues beat Arbroath Vics 4-2 and Forfar West End beat St Andrews United 4-1.