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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.
There was no shortage of drama and excitement throughout the age groups, including the first Scottish Cup win of the season.
Here’s how the action went down:
Blair Ross and Owen Moir scored hat tricks for Broughty Pumas as they hit the goal trail against Kirrie Thistle in Group A of the Diamond Jubilee Cup. Owen Burns, Cian Young, Nathan Petrie and Lucas Goff all netted. DUSC and Dryburgh both finished their group campaigns with wins.
The goals were shared amongst the team as Fairmuir beat ACSC. Kyle Peacock, Cameron McMurchie, Marley Wright, Brody Williamson, Reece Hutton, Kristofer Bruce, Robert Curtis and Mason Blyth were all on target in Group B.
St Andrews Colts ended with a 100% record with a 2-1 win over Montrose. Luke Farquhar and Charlie Colquitt grabbed the goals. Arbroath Lads finished with a 7-3 win over Carnoustie.
Seb McLeish scored four times as Monifieth ended Group C unbeaten with a 5-0 win over Riverside. Callum Ross was also on target. Broughty Panthers won 9-3 over Dundee Thistle.
Tyler Hutchinson six for Dundee SC as they beat Ferry Athletic 9-5 in Group D. Dundee West Reds beat Montrose Vics 3-1.
Reece Forrest, Robbie Watson, Harry Watson, Caleb Robertson, Peter Rutherford, Max Pol, Archie Browning, Kaisey Brown, Finlay Hogg, Ross Cannon all scored as Blairgowrie beat Mearns.
Braces from Stuart Heenan, Leo Norrie and Thomas Cunningham helped Fairmuir keep up their 100% start to the season in the DS Rennie League.
The Ross Ballantine Cup holders picked up their third consecutive win despite Aiden Lockhart scoring four times from Ferry.
Heenan set up Norrie for a tap in before firing past Finlay Lyttle inside five minutes. Norrie drilled home a penalty to put Fairmuir 3-0 up.
Lockhart pulled one back for Ferry before scoring a free kick from the half way line. A sublime half volley from the midfielder tied the game up early in the second half.
Heenan put Fairmuir back in front with a thunderous strike from half time before Cunningham added two more to all but secure the win for Fairmuir.
Lockhart completed the scoring with a free kick from 20 yards, but it wasn’t enough for Ferry to deny Fairmuir the win.
Riverside picked up a 6-1 win over Carnoustie. Dylan McLeish scored for Carnoustie. Forfar Boys, Pitfour and Montrose all picked up wins.
Sol Campbell scored twice as Maryfield came out on top of their top of the table clash with Newtyle in the Watson McInally League. Dilon Gurnag, Aaran Duncan and Kody Nicol all scored as Maryfield won 5-3.
Dundee Thistle beat Arbroath Lads 2-1, Brechin won 4-2 against Dundee SC, Mearns won 4-2 against Monifieth and St Andrews beat Kirrie Thistle 8-0.
Montrose advanced to Round 1 of the Scottish Cup with a 6-4 win over Glenrothes Strollers.
Torran Juggins double helped Pitfour to a 3-1 win over G Taylor League leaders Celtic Boys. Sonny Simpson also netted as Celtic suffered their first loss of the season.
Charlie Massie scored twice as Ferry beat Riverside 3-1, with Jack Moir also on target.
Kian Martin, Keir Balfour and Archie McLean were all on target as Kirrie Thistle beat Broughty United 4-3. John McGlashan, Leon Winterton and Sam Terroni got Broughty’s goals.
There were big wins for DUSC and Monifieth in the W Mills League, while St Andrews Colts beat St Murdochs 2-0.
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.
Lewis Sivewright’s brace handed Carnoustie a 2-0 win over Broughty Panthers, while Pitfour beat Celtic Boys 3-0. Kai Finnie scored either side of Kieran Sweeney’s goal.
Ryley Duncan scored twice as Dundee West beat Riverside 4-1. Lewis Hutton and Ruari Henry also found the net.
3-2 was the score of the day in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League. Ferry, Letham Whites and Montrose all won by that scoreline, while Forfar Albion and Letham Tans drew 4-4.
Finlay Armstrong and Ross McDowell were on target for Monifieth as they drew 2-2 with Ferry in the Maryfield League.
Jake Grady scored four times as Fairmuir recorded a big win over ACSC. Jay Coupar netted a hat trick, with Matthew Nelson, Nairn Bonnar and Ross Hazel all on target.
Dryburgh beat Kirrie Thistle 9-0, Dryburgh CC won 3-1 against Broughty, Forfar Albion beat Lincraig and Jeanfield beat Riverside 2-0 thanks to goals from Liam Cooney and Angus Dochard.
Carnoustie Panmure beat St Andrews 4-2 in the Presidents League, while East Craigie Swifts beat Arbroath Vics 6-0.
Ferry Yellows beat Dundee North End 3-0, while Ferry Blues drew 1-1 with Forfar West End.
It was another full fixture card in the DDYFA with top spot up for grabs in multiple leagues.
Here’s how the action went down:
Doubles from Blair Ross and Nathan Petrie helped Broughty Pumas to a 5-3 win over Forfar Boys in Group A of the Jubilee Cup. Kyle Hodge also netted. Celtic Boys and DUSC both picked up wins.
Kyle Thaw scored twice as St Andrews Colts beat Arbroath Lads 4-3 in Group B. Henry Mackie and Aaron Stewart completed the scoring.
Kyle Peacock scored twice for Fairmuir, with Cameron McMurchie also netting, but it wasn’t enough to stop them going down 5-3 against Montrose. Carnoustie beat ACSC 9-2.
Monifieth made it three wins from three as they beat Dundee West Royals 4-0 in Group C. Dylan Barnett, Harris Shepherd, Seb McLeish and Fraser Yule grabbed the goals. Brechin beat Dundee Thistle 9-4.
Robbie Watson scored a hat trick as Blairgowrie kept up their 100% record in Group D. Ross Cannon scored twice, while Caleb Robertson, Peter Rutherford, Harry Watson and Kacey Brown all scored in their 9-0 win over Dundee SC.
Dundee West Reds beat Mearns 9-0 and Montrose Vics beat Ferry 7-2.
A late goal from Scott Hamilton handed Carnoustie Panmure a win in their opening game of the season in the DS Rennie League. The defender turned home from a corner four minutes from time to grab his side three points.
Carnoustie opened the scoring through Dylan McLeish, who delivered a cross-cum-shot that flew into net, but the lead would prove to be short lived as Max Patterson drilled a low shot into the corner to bring Broughty level.
In the second half, an own goal from Fergus Scott put Carnoustie back in front, only for Broughty to equalise again through Freddie Holmes.
With four minutes to go, Hamilton struck from close range to win the game for Carnoustie.
Stuart Heenan scored four times as Fairmuir beat Forfar 9-1. Leo Norrie scored twice with Finlay Garty, Harrison Smith and Reece Suttenwood all netting.
Pitfour beat Dundee West Reds 4-1, Montrose won 5-2 against DUSC and Riverside picked up a 9-0 win over Celtic Boys.
Sol Campbell scored four times as Maryfield beat Kirrie 9-0 in the Watson McInally League. Dillon Gurang, Kyle Johnston, Nairn Gaffney, Euan Patterson and Shayn Hart all netted.
Newtyle won 5-0 away to Dundee SC, while Mearns and Dundee Thistle both won 3-1 against Dundee West Royals and Monifieth respectively.
Brechin and ACSC drew 3-3, while Broughty Panthers and St Andrews played out a 4-4 draw.
Torran Juggins bagged four goals as Pitfour beat Dryburgh Athletic 7-0 in the G Taylor League. Sonny Simpson completed the scoring with a hat trick for the East Region Cup winners.
Ryan McGregor scored twice as East Craigie Swifts beat Riverside 5-1. Cammy Blacklock and Mark Ross were also amongst the scorers. Celtic Boys beat Ferry 3-0.
In the W Mills League, there was a big win for St Andrews Colts over St James, Monifieth beat ACSC 2-1 while DUSC and Montrose drew 3-3.
Doubles from Ryley Duncan, Lewis Hutton and Luke Miller helped Dundee West to a 6-3 win over Broughty Panthers in the Maryfield League.
Hutton and Duncan gave Dundee West a 2-0 lead, but when Cavan McLaren missed a penalty Broughty were kicked into life.
Haaris Ahmed scored twice either side of Liam Jones goal to put Broughty 3-2 ahead, but the lead was short lived as Miller headed in to level the score before half time.
In the second half, Duncan and Hutton both found the net before Miller completed the scoring with an outrageous volley from the left touchline.
It was Deja Vu for Fairmuir as they beat Riverside 5-1. Graeme Stewart scored twice, with Jamie McCann, Robbie Flynn and Nick Fletcher all scoring.
Kai Finnie scored twice as Pitfour beat Carnoustie 6-2. Ben Clos, Finnie and Matthew Glen all netted before the 15-minute mark, but Jay Black and Khalid Bjeirmi scored either side of half time to hand Carnoustie a life line.
The game’s sixth goal went Pitfour’s way as Finnie doubled his tally before Dylan Wright and Kieran Forber completed the scoring.
Celtic Boys held champions Monifieth to a 3-3 draw. Dylan Young and Josh Gordon gave Celtic an early lead before Monifieth turned the game around with three first half goals. Gordon’s second late on secured Celtic a point.
There were wins for Dundee Thistle, Letham Tangerines, Letham Whites and Forfar Albion in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League.
Four goals a piece from Jake Grady and Nairn Bonnar helped Fairmuir to an 8-0 win over Lincraig in the Dave Pullar League.
Ross McDowell’s double helped Monifieth to a first win of the season. Mason Inglis-Doran and Bryce Ness also scored in their 4-0 win over Dundee Thistle.
Ryan Smith scored a hat trick as Dryburgh beat Riverside 6-1. Ferry beat Kirrie 5-1 and Broughty won 4-0 away to Brechin.
Ahmed Drammah scored a hat trick as Fairmuir Violet beat Carnoustie 6-3. Jay Taylor, Kieran McWilliam and Steven Abbot all netted.
Forfar West End beat East Craigie Swifts 2-0, Kirrie beat Dryburgh 2-0, Ferry Blues won 5-2 away to St Andrews, Ferry Yellows won 8-0 against Brechin and Dundee
North End beat Arbroath Vics 4-2.
A sensational double-hattrick, from striker Rhys Wardlaw helped Burntisland hit double figures against a hard-working Rosyth side.
The first chance of the match fell to Rosyth in the sixth minute when the ball fell to the skilful midfielder Ciaran Brough and was unlucky to have his strike just go over the bar.
Burntisland opened their account for the day when Wardlaw managed to get on the end of a well-placed cross and poked the ball past Rosyth’s keeper Murray Thomson, into the bottom corner in the 8th minute of the match.
Danny Finlayson came close to doubling Burntisland’s lead in the 11th minute but was firmly denied by Thomson, who was in for a very busy day. Burntisland’s captain Matthew Mitchell was next to attempt to get the hosts second when his volley from a corner just flew over the bar in the 12th minute.
Rosyth were next to have a flurry of chances, in a period of which was probably their best throughout the duration of the game. Adam McArthur came close for the equaliser but saw his effort coast over the bar in the 18th minute. However, Charlie Beardmore managed to get on to a loose ball within the box and smashed it passed Thomson in the 20th minute.
Despite going two down, Rosyth continued their pressure and came so close to narrowing the lead in the 25th minute when talented midfielder Conor Gourley, charged through the Burntisland defence and managed to expertly pick out attacker Matthew Perkins who’s shot went just wide of the post.
Perkins came close again to getting one back for Rosyth but was denied by a superb save from Burntisland keeper Jay Ritchie in the 27th minute. Gourley threatened next for Rosyth but again was saved from Ritchie in the 30th minute.
Once again however, Burntisland managed to weather the storm from Rosyth and return to their dominance for the remainder of the half which was near chances from Scott Hadden, Ben McDonald and Harris Phimister all bravely denied by impressive goalkeeper Thomson.
But Burntisland managed to eventually pull through and increase their advantage in the 40th minute when Mitchell showed some fantastic running starting from defence and cut it to striker Wardlaw who slotted it past Thomson and doubled his tally for the day and ended a dominant half from Burntisland.
There was plenty of drama in the first set of midweek fixtures in the DDYFA, including a contender for match of the season.
Here’s how the action went down:
Lucas Goff was Broughty Pumas hat trick hero as they beat Celtic Boys 3-0 in Group A of the Jubilee Cup. DUSC beat Forfar Boys 8-2 while Dryburgh beat Kirrie Thistle 9-0.
Aaron Stewart and Kyle Thaw both scored twice in St Andrews Colts 7-3 win over Fairmuir in Group B. Charlie Colquitt was also on target, while Reece Hutton, Brody Williamson and Marley Wright got Fairmuir’s goals.
Carnoustie Panmure picked up their first win of the season as they beat Montrose 2-1, and ACSC won 9-1 against Arbroath Lads.
Monifieth Athletic hit the goal trail against Dundee Thistle in Group C to make it two wins from two. Harris Shepherd scored four, with Seb McLeish making two hat tricks in as many games. Thomas McClachan, Ryan Williamson, Niall McDonald, Fraser Yule, Harley Tierney and Lewis Raeside also found the net.
Blaine McManamon netted five times as Dundee West Royals beat Riverside 7-2 in their first 11-a-side match, while Brechin City beat Broughty Panthers 4-1.
Dundee Sporting Club picked up a 4-1 win over Montrose Vics in Group D. Tyler Hutchinson scored two, with Bailey Chaplin and Aidan Thomson also netting.
Blairgowrie made it two wins from two with a 7-3 win over Dundee West Reds. Robbie Watson scored four times, with Harry Watson netting twice. Ross Cannon was also on target.
Dilon Gurang scored a hat trick as Maryfield beat Mearns 5-2 in the Watson McInally League. Sol Campbell and Kristian Gibson were also on target.
Mark Small scored four times for Dundee SC as they picked up their first win of the season. Logan Brough also netted in the 5-3 win against ACSC.
St Andrews Colts beat Dundee Thistle 5-3, while there were wins for Arbroath Lads, Monifieth and Newtyle.
Ferry Athletic picked up their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Dundee West. Ferry had keeper Lewis Burns to thank as he kept out Kyler Van Der Toorn’s first half penalty before second half strikes from Charlie Massie and Jack Moir secured the points.
Sonny Simpson scored five times in Pitfour’s 8-2 win over Riverside. Torran Juggins bagged a brace and Jamie Selfridge completed the scoring to hand Pitfour their first win of the season.
Two late goals cost Kirrie Thistle in their Angus derby against Forfar Boys. Jake Kettles had given Kirrie the lead, but it was Forfar that ran out 2-1 winners.
Ryan Hutton scored twice in East Craigie Swifts 6-0 win over Broughty United. Cammy Blacklock, Riley Nelson, Ryan McGregor and Jordan Adam also netted. Celtic Boys beat Dryburgh 7-0.
A late free kick from Ross Hazel handed Fairmuir three points from their Dave Pullar League match with Ferry Athletic.
Early goals from Jake Stewart and Greg Breen gave Ferry the upper hand, but Fairmuir responded through Nairn Bonnar 10 minutes before the interval.
Owen McColgan netted from the penalty spot a minute before half time to make it 3-1, and a minute after the restart Bonnar tapped in his second after Ferry keeper Connor Milton produced a wonder save to deny Jake Grady.
Jamie Timmons soon brought Fairmuir level from the penalty spot before Milton produced a series of top saves to keep Fairmuir at bay. The keeper’s efforts were rewarded when McColgan fired in a free kick after 80 minutes to put Ferry 4-3 ahead, but Kane Hynes ensured their joy was short lived with a close-range header a minute later.
With two minutes to go, Ross Hazel’s low free kick evaded everyone in the box and bounced past Milton into the bottom corner to seal a 5-4 win for Fairmuir.
It was honours even in the Dryburgh derby as Dryburgh CC earned a 1-1 draw against Dryburgh Athletic.
Goals from Simon Sharpe, Callum Howe and Liam Clark helped Broughty United to a 3-3 draw against Jeanfield Swifts.
Riverside and Lincraig both kept up their 100% records with wins over Monifieth and ACSC respectively. Kirrie Thistle beat Brechin 3-0 and Forfar Albion won 5-0 against Dundee Thistle.
Kier Gardiner and Hayden Burr both scored twice as East Craigie Swifts beat Brechin 6-0. Dryburgh beat Dundee North End 3-2, Forfar West End won 4-1 against Kirrie and there was a 3-3 draw between Carnoustie and Arbroath Vics.
The opening weekend of the 2018/19 season saw over 300 goals scored over the six age groups as the DDYFA returned in style.
Here’s how the action went down:
Bobby Shirkey was the hero for Dryburgh Athletic as they picked up a 1-0 win over Broughty Pumas in their first match of the season. Celtic Boys and DUSC also picked up wins in Group A of the Diamond Jubilee Cup.
St Andrews Colts started their season in style with a 7-0 win over ACSC in Group B. It was a day to remember for Kyle Thaw who netted a hat trick, with Logan McPherson, Luke Farquhar, Henry Mackie and Rhuraidh Cunningham all finding the net.
Montrose also started with a win as they beat Arbroath Lads 5-1, while Fairmuir and Carnoustie Panmure played out a 3-3 draw. Marley Wright, Brody Williamson and Kyle Peacock were on target for Fairmuir.
Riverside were in fine form in Group C as they beat Brechin 9-3. Jayden Herd and Jude Young both bagged hat tricks, Nathan McDonald scored twice and Chinedu Akkuna also netted.
Seb McLeish scored a hat trick as Monifieth beat Broughty Panthers 7-2. Fraser Yule got a brace, with Niall McDonald and Harry Shepherd also on target.
Robbie and Harry Watson both scored twice in Blairgowrie’s 7-0 win over Montrose Vics in Group D. Caleb Robertson, Finlay Hogg and Kacey Brown also scored, while Dundee West Reds beat Ferry 3-2.
Blaike Kyles carried his 2017/18 form into the new campaign with six goals in Ferry’s opening day win over Forfar Boys in the DS Rennie League. Aidan Lockhart scored a hat trick, Aiden Cobb got a brace, while Will Hanbury and Adam Snedden completed the scoring.
Stuart Heenan also scored six times as Fairmuir started with a win over Montrose. Leo Norrie netted a double, with Brodie Cussick, Thomas Cunningham and Harrison Smith also on target.
Celtic Boys started life in the top flight with a 3-3 draw against Broughty Pumas, while Pitfour picked up an 8-2 win over DUSC. Riverside beat Dundee West Reds 9-2.
Goals from Nicoll, Duncan and Stewart helped Maryfield to a 3-0 win over Dundee Thistle in the Watson McInally League.
Dundee West Royals picked up a 4-1 win over Kirrie, while Newtyle, Broughty Panthers and Arbroath Lads all started with wins.
A Torran Juggins hat trick secured Pitfour a point in their first DDYFA outing. The East Region Cup winners came from 3-1 down to earn a share of the spoils.
John McGlashan and Leon Winterton gave Broughty an early lead before Juggins pulled one back for Pitfour. Brandon Boath restored Broughty’s two-goal lead with a close-range finish.
Juggins fired in his second early in the second half and netted his third two minutes from time to earn Pitfour a share of the spoils.
East Craigie Swifts held champions Kirrie Thistle in their first match. Barclay Rae’s late strike saw the match finish 1-1.
Riverside started life in the top flight with a 3-0 win over fellow new boys Dryburgh Athletic. Celtic Boys beat Dundee West 8-0, while Forfar Boys beat Ferry 5-3.
In the W Mills League, ACSC edged an 11-goal thriller against DUSC. The Arbroath side running out 6-5 winners.
Montrose beat St James 9-0, while St Murdochs and St Andrews Colts drew 3-3.
Ryan Carr scored a hat trick in Broughty Panthers 5-2 win over Riverside in the Maryfield League. Sam Grimes and Finlay Kenyon also netted, while Riverside goalkeeper Josh Hamilton saved a penalty with the score at 1-1. Daniel Hart and Jack Kingston scored for Riverside.
Pitfour needed a late winner to take three points from Dundee West. Lewis Thomson put Dundee West ahead, but Kieran Forber levelled the tie in the second half.
Dundee West regained the lead, but Kai Finnie quickly brought Pitfour level. With the game heading for a tie, Kieran Sweeney found the top corner from the edge of the box to seal the points for the East Region Cup winners.
Fairmuir also made a winning start to the season against Celtic Boys. Graeme Stewart scored twice, with Robbie Flynn, Jamie McCann and Nick Fletcher securing a 5-0 win.
Carnoustie started the season by holding champions Monifieth. Connor McFarlane, Lewis Sivewright and Jay Black were all on target in a 3-3 draw.
There was a Letham derby in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League, and it was the Tangerines that took the bragging rights with a 7-1 win.
Broughty United beat Dundee Thistle 3-2, while Forfar Albion beat Ferry 3-1. Montrose started with a 5-1 win over Bridge of Earn.
Goals from Owen McColgan and Brandon Traynor helped Ferry Athletic to an opening day win over Jeanfield Swifts in the Dave Pullar League.
Alex Roswell pulled one back for Jeanfield in the second half, but Ferry held on to take the points.
Champions Fairmuir started the season with a win over Kirrie. There were doubles for Jake Grady, Nairn Bonnar and Jay Coupar, with Kane Hynes, Ethan Samson and Jamie Timmons also netting.
Dryburgh beat Forfar Albion 8-1. Aidan Nelson and Jack McKellican netted braces, with Ryan Smith, Ryan Corbitt, Ben Wilson and Marcus Gray all netting.
Simon Sharpe scored four times for Broughty United as they beat ACSC 7-2. Callum Howe, Connor Fyffe and Kieran Webb completed the scoring.
Monifieth Athletic went down 6-4 to Dryburgh CC. Ross McDowell, Oli Carmichael, Josh Wanless and Finlay Armstrong scored for Monifieth.
Connor Spence scored a hat trick for Riverside as they beat Brechin 3-0. Lincraig beat Dundee Thistle 2-0.
East Craigie Swifts started the season with a 5-1 win over Carnoustie Panmure. Ross Mcnaughton scored twice, with Matt McKinnon, Billy Young and Scott Galloway completing the scoring.
Kieran McWilliam scored twice in Fairmuir Violet’s 4-1 win over Ferry Blues. Jay Taylor and Michael Edgar also netted.
New boys Dundee North End beat Kirrie Thistle 9-2, while their fellow new boys went down 5-1 against Ferry Yellows. Brechin City and St Andrews United drew 4-4.
The 2017/18 season saw Monifieth Athletic win the treble, while Pitfour lifted the East Region Cup. YFS takes a look at some of the season’s top performers in our Team of the Season.
Goalkeeper – Thomas Welsh – Monifieth Athletic
Welsh was in top form for the champions as they boasted the best defensive record in the G Taylor League, with 27 goals conceded in 26 games. The stopper also played a big role in Monifieth’s cup success, as they won two penalty shootouts en route to the Tommy Clark Trophy final.
Defender – Sean Kydd – Monifieth
All of the Monifieth defenders were worthy of a spot in the team of the season after a season that saw them keep 11 domestic clean sheets. Kydd's ability to read the game and his comfort on the ball made him a key part of Monifieth's set up.
Defender – Aidan McCann – Fairmuir
McCann struck up a strong partnership with Jack Wilkie in the heart of a Fairmuir defence that kept 10 league clean sheets. McCann’s positional sense and ability to read the game mean strikers very rarely get the better of him.
Defender – Callum Rae – Fairmuir/Dundee West
Rae played most of the season with Dundee West before switching to Fairmuir late in the campaign. At both clubs he continued to show why he is regarded as one of the top fullbacks in the 2003 age group. His tireless running down the right flank make him an asset at both ends of the pitch.
Midfielder – Ben Clos – Pitfour
It was another strong showing from the winger who netted 17 times and set up the winner in the East Region Cup final. A dynamic winger with pace to burn and an end product to match, Clos is a handful for any fullback he comes up against.
Midfielder – Aidan Lorente – Monifieth Athletic
It was a perfect season for the Monifieth captain, who scored over 30 goals as his side completed the treble. A powerful midfielder capable of scoring from anywhere on the pitch, Lorente netted the winner in the final of the Jean Pierre Babin Cup final.
Midfielder – Dylan Wright – Pitfour
The Pitfour captain is the perfect compliment the plethora of attacking talent that make up Pitfour’s side. Simply put, he does the ugly side of the game better than most, breaking up play and showing real intelligence when in possession.
Midfielder – Ben Garrick – Riverside CSC
A fifth-place finish represented an excellent season from Riverside, who finished well clear of the chasing pack. Garrick played a pivotal role in that success, with over 20 goals from midfield.
Forward – Dougray Smith – Riverside CSC
Another of Riverside’s main men, Smith also bagged over 20 goals this season. His pace and power have caused defences all kinds of problems.
Forward – Ally Alcorn – Pitfour
Alcorn stood head and shoulders ahead of anyone else at the top of the goal scoring charts with 74 goals in all competitions. The pacey forward doesn’t give defenders a moments peace, and his 74th goal of the season clinched the East Region Cup for Pitfour and broke a club record for the most goals scored in a single season that had stood since 1965.
Forward – Arran Ferry – Monifieth Athletic
Ferry netted over 25 goals for Monifieth, including the winner in the Tommy Clark Trophy and the two goals that all but clinched the title against Fairmuir. His physical prowess and finishing ability have troubled every defence he faced.
Goalkeeper – David Boylan – Dundee West
Boylan kept 13 clean sheets in all competitions as Dundee West achieved a third-place finish. His fine form saw Dundee West avoid defeat in all their home league games.
Defender – Aaron Dewar – Monifieth Athletic
Another of the Monifieth defenders, full back Dewar was a threat at both ends of the pitch, contributing to their immense defensive record, and chipping in with a handful of goals at the other end.
Midfielder – Jamie McCann – Fairmuir
McCann was a midseason signing for Fairmuir, and his impact was clear to see as he netted 15 goals and set up 10 for his teammates in the final few months of the season.
Midfielder – Ryan Carr – Broughty United Panthers
It was a mixed season for Broughty who ended up seventh in the table, but Carr was in red hot form as he scored 23 goals and picked up 20 assists.
Forward – Cody Logue – Celtic Boys
Celtic his form in the last few months of the season that saw them move up to eighth in the league. Logue scored 27 times in all competitions.
After another fine season from the 2004 age group, YFS takes a look at some of the top performers in our team of the season.
Goalkeeper – Rory Davidson – Kirrie Thistle
Injury saw Davidson take over the goalkeeping responsibilities at the start of the campaign, and he went from strength to strength between the sticks as Kirrie ended the season with the best defensive record in the DS Rennie League.
Defender – Dorian Ziozkolski – Celtic Boys
The big centre back’s combination of pace and strength make him one of the strongest defenders in the top flight. He helped Celtic to 13 domestic clean sheets, including their 4-0 win in the final of the Reilly Falconer Cup.
Defender – Bradley Milne – Kirrie Thistle
Kirrie’s captain brings a calmness to the centre of their defence with his ability on the ball making him a key part of their passing style. He helped Kirrie to 13 domestic clean sheets and a league and cup double.
Defender – Struan Keir – Ferry Athletic
Keir was one of the standouts for Ferry as they finished fifth in the DS Rennie League. The defender capped off a strong first season with Ferry by picking up the club’s Players Player of the Year award.
Midfielder – Jake Kettles – Kirrie Thistle
The powerful midfielder netted 30 plus goals for the second season in a row as Kirrie completed a league and cup double. His direct running and coolness in front of goal make him a handful for any defender he faces.
Midfielder – Mark Ross – Fairmuir
Ross netted over 20 times for the East Region Cup finalists as they also secured a fourth-place finish in the DS Rennie League.
Midfielder – Cameron Blacklock – Dundee West
Blacklock carried his form from 2016/17 into the top flight as Dundee West finished seventh in the DS Rennie League. Blacklock netted twice in the final of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup and ended the season with a double-digit goal tally.
Midfielder – Ryan McGregor – Fairmuir
Another key part of Fairmuir’s success this season, McGregor’s energy in the midfield made him a valuable part of their set up. He scored seven times en-route to the East Region Cup final.
Forward – Owen Boath – Ferry Athletic
It was another strong season from Boath who ended the season with 38 goals in all competitions. His tireless running and ruthlessness in front of goal have caused plenty of problems for opposition defences.
Forward – Liam Ballie – Forfar Boys
Forfar may not have hit the heights of the 2016/17 season, but it didn’t stop Baillie netting 41 goals for the Angus side. A similar return next season may see Forfar lifting silverware.
Forward – Leon Winterton – Broughty United
Broughty were one of the season’s surprise packages lead by Winterton’s goal scoring exploits. The powerful striker ended the season with 38 goals to his name.
Defender – Ben Wilson – Forfar Boys
Wilson proved to be effective at both ends of the pitch for Forfar, helping them to six clean sheets in the league, and netting 12 goals.
Defender – Jacob Sharpe – Ferry Athletic
Sharpe played nearly every position for Ferry and struck up a strong partnership with Struan Keir at the heart of the defence. He was on target nine times throughout the season.
Midfielder – Alex North – St Andrews Colts
The tenacious midfielder lead St Andrews to their first cup final victory in 24 years as they beat Maryfield United in the final of the Mac Brown Cup. His work-rate and attitude are second to none, and he was rewarded when he lifted the cup.
Forward – Aiden Law – Dundee West
Law was another member of the Dundee West squad that stepped up to the plate in the top flight. His physical prowess and scoring exploits earned him a contract with Dundee FC for next season.
The 2017/18 season saw Ferry Athletic, Dundee United SC and Celtic Boys all win doubles. There was silverware in the form of the Ross Ballantine Cup for Fairmuir, and Pitfour won the East Region Cup.
YFS takes a look at some of the top performers in the U13s Team of the Season.
Goalkeeper – Finlay Lyttle – Ferry Athletic
Ferry boasted the best defensive record in the Café Royale League as they conceded just 22 goals in 14 games. Very much the modern keeper, Lyttle’s passing ability and coolness on the ball make him an important part of Ferry’s passing style, and he kept four clean sheets as they went on to lift the title.
Defender – Rhys Hoon – Carnoustie Panmure
The Carnoustie Captain drew plenty of plaudits as he established himself as one of the top defenders in the top flight. A strong centre back that’s comfortable on the ball, he picked up the Man of the March award in the Jubilee Cup final.
Defender – Jamie Bruce – Dundee United SC
Bruce may have had his heart set on a midfield role at the start of the season but established himself as one of DUSC’s top defenders as they won the J Clenaghan League. He helped his side to a clean sheet in the final of The Marshall Cup as DUSC completed the double.
Defender – Ryan Anderson – Riverside CSC
The 2017/18 season may not have brought Riverside silverware, but they established themselves as one of the sides to beat in the Café Royale League. Captain Anderson helped Riverside to three domestic clean sheets and the second best defensive record in the Café Royale League.
Midfielder – Stuart Heenan – Fairmuir
The powerful midfielder was in sparkling form, as he bagged nearly 40 goals from midfield. His direct running and clinical finishing caused every defence he faced problems, and he showed his class in the final of the Ross Ballantine Cup as he netted Fairmuir’s third goal.
Midfielder – Brodie Cussick – Fairmuir
Cussick is the perfect compliment for Heenan in the centre of Fairmuir’s midfield. His fearlessness in the tackle and composure on the ball make him one of the strongest players in the league.
Midfielder – Aiden Lockhart – Ferry Athletic
The phrase “big game player” is an apt description for the Ferry midfielder, who netted both their goals in the Jubilee Cup final, and a last-minute winner against Riverside in a potential title decider. A dead ball specialist that returned a double-digit goal tally from midfield, Lockhart will be an important player for Ferry over the coming seasons.
Midfielder – Adam Leese – Pitfour FC
Leese was an instrumental part of the Pitfour side that won the East Region Cup. A strong tackler with the ability to unlock defences with his passing ability, Leese is one of the top players in his position.
Forward – Thomas Drysdale – Pitfour FC
Drysdale netted 36 times for Pitfour, including the winner in the East Region Cup final, as he and his teammates ended their debut season at 11-a-side football on a high.
Forward – Josh McGuire – Celtic Boys
The pacey forward was in top form as he netted over 20 times as Celtic won the P Gibson League. He ended the season by bagging four of their goals in the Celtic Jubilee Cup final win over Mearns.
Forward – Blaike Kyles – Ferry Athletic
Ferry’s “silent assassin” may have missed a chunk of the season through injury, but that didn’t stop him scoring nearly 30 goals for the Scottish Cup Quarter Finalists. Kyles pace and predatory finishing make him a threat no matter the opponents.
Goalkeeper – Finlay Moncrieff – Pitfour FC
Moncrieff played a pivotal role in Pitfour’s success with several top performances throughout the season.
Defender – McKenzie Martin – Ferry Athletic
Another key member of Ferry’s backline, Martin’s passing ability combined with his defensive attributes make him a nightmare for strikers to play against.
Midfielder – Matthew Brown – Mearns YFS
The winger netted 15 times for Mearns in their debut season. Two goals in their cup final against Celtic Boys capped off a strong season for Brown.
Midfielder – Scott Hamilton – Carnoustie Panmure
Hamilton played a multitude of positions for Carnoustie, but still managed to find the net over 20 times for the Jubilee Cup finalists.
Forward – Aiden McDougal – Riverside CSC
The big striker was an important player for Riverside, netting their goal in the Ross Ballantine Cup final and helping them to a second-place finish.
Ferry Athletic’s first season at 11-a-side football was one to remember as they completed a league and cup double and reached the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup.
YFS caught up with manager Paul Riley, captain Euan Reekie and Player of the Year Blaike Kyles to find out about their super season.
Ahead of their inaugural season at 11-a-side football, manager Paul Riley admits that his Ferry side had lofty ambitions.
“Our aims at the start of the season were clearly defined in that we wanted to continue our progress from seven-a-side football into competitive football and compete on all fronts. Obviously winning a cup would be amazing but the aim was to win the title and also do well in the Scottish Cup.
“The players have adapted amazingly well with some developing faster than others. Initially, the physical aspect of 11-a-side competitive football was a big challenge but that lads have overcome all the challenges put in their way amazingly well.”
Ferry’s journey started in the group stage of the Diamond Jubilee Cup, a competition that would see them face off against eventual title rivals Fairmuir, Riverside and Pitfour en-route to the final.
In the end, just six points separated the top four in the Café Royale League, with Pitfour and Riverside the only two sides to beat Ferry domestically.
“We only lost two games all season, one against Pitfour away, 2-1, and one against Riverside away, 4-3. Both were the weeks after good Scottish Cup wins and I genuinely believe the lads took the eye off the ball a little in these games, without detracting from our opponent’s performances in any way.
“Games against Fairmuir and Riverside were always tight affairs with the game against Riverside at Dawson just about winning us the league, in an incredible 3-2 win.
“The games against Fairmuir were also good with us edging them and drawing one also, whilst in the reverse fixture against Pitfour we won 7-1.”
As well as establishing themselves as one of the teams to beat in the Café Royale League, Ferry were the last DDYFA side standing in the Scottish Cup, eventually bowing out at the quarter final stage.
While their run didn’t end with the biggest prize, the cup run brought about Captain Euan Reekie’s highlight of the season.
“My favourite moment was winning the Round of 16 in the Scottish Cup away to Deveronvale in Banff. The night before the team had travelled north and it was really good to be together in the hotel.
“We knew it was going to be hard, but we went into it with the right attitude and we won 3-1. It was a brilliant experience and there was a big crowd, the noise when we scored was amazing.”
Ferry needed extra time to advance past Lewis United, and striker Blaike Kyles believes the Aberdeen outfit were the strongest side he and his teammates faced.
“Our toughest opponents in my opinion were Lewis United, who we played in the Scottish Cup. They were a skilful, physical side who liked to play football the correct way. I thought we matched them all over the pitch but was a really tough match which we just edged after extra time.”
Manager Riley believes that Ferry’s Scottish Cup exploits will prove to benefit his players in the coming years.
“The Scottish Cup was a great experience for the group and we did amazingly well beating good sides like Fairmuir and Deveronvale and also overcame an excellent Lewis Utd team from Aberdeen, albeit in my opinion we rode our luck defensively that day.
“We eventually fell at the quarters to the Celtic Boys Club and genuinely think we let ourselves down that day, possibly the occasion got the better of the lads but too many just didn’t turn up.
“I didn’t believe that they were any better than Lewis but the whole experience will make the group stronger.”
With so many Scottish Cup matches under their belt, Ferry had fallen behind in the title race, but had managed to book their place in the final of the Jubilee Cup with a 6-1 win over Pitfour.
Aiden Lockhart was the hero against Carnoustie, as Ferry came from behind to triumph 2-1 in their first ever cup final, and Riley was quick to praise the midfielder.
He said, “I would have to say our three main performers were Aiden Lockhart, Blaike Kyles and McKenzie Martin who showed outstanding levels of consistency and performance throughout the season.
“Aiden’s creativity and goals from set pieces makes him always a threat whilst Blaike’s finishing is as good as anyone you will see in Scotland at that age.
“McKenzie proved what I have always thought, that he is going to be a top-class ball playing centre half that reads the game amazingly well.”
Ferry hosted Riverside in early May in a match that would decide the Café Royale League title. A win for Riverside would see them crowned champions, while only a win would do for Ferry as they worked their way through a backlog of fixtures.
After their two previous encounters, captain Reekie was expecting a difficult tie.
“Our toughest opponents were probably Riverside as every game against them was really tight. The first time they were 3-0 up at half time but we turned it around and won 4-3 with a brilliant second half performance, having been slow to start the match.
“The last time we played them, if we won we would go one point behind them with two games in hand, in the title race.
“Riverside went 1-0 up early on but we scored two quick goals with about five minutes left. As we approached the last couple of minutes they equalised, only for Aiden Lockhart to score an amazing free kick with the last kick of the game! It was absolutely brilliant.”
While their cup success and Scottish Cup run were highlights for the manager, the Riverside match was also his highlight of the season.
“A personal highlight for me, was the home league match versus Riverside. If they won, they won the league. If we won, we had five games left against the bottom five sides, meaning we could catch them and win the league. It was set up for a classic first versus second title decider and didn’t disappoint.
“We were 1-0 at half time in a pretty even game, but really turned it on in the second half, which ultimately paid off when we scored two goals in two mins with five mins to go! In the last-minute Riverside then equalised, only for Aidan Lockhart to curl in a sublime 25-yard free kick into the top corner with the last kick of the game.
“The noise when all the goals went in from Riverside and our fans will live long in the memory and what a game it was!!
“We then went on to score in excess of 30 goals in five games to seal the league title.”
Kyles netted twice in the Riverside match, and unsurprisingly, it was also the high point of his season.
He said, “Beating Riverside in the title decider is definitely my highlight of the season. The way I celebrated my two goals and the full-time whistle felt great.
“I can’t wait for more of the same next season.”
While Kyles and Lockhart grabbed the headlines throughout the campaign, manager Riley felt that one of his Ferry originals was the team’s unsung hero.
“My unsung hero at Ferry Athletic is Cormac McCarthy. Cormac is a lad that has been with us since day one, and now we are at 11-a-side he doesn’t get as much game time as others, but never misses training, works as hard as he possibly can and plays with a massive smile on his face.
“He typifies that football is for everyone, has an amazing attitude and just loves being part of the group. Hats off to you Cormac!!!”
Both Reekie and Kyles had their unsung heroes in the side.
Kyles said, “Cammy Coll, week in week out he battles through games doing the dirty work that most players hate to do and does it really well.”
Reekie added, “Personally, I think our unsung hero is Blair Milne as he is not the player to score all the goals but as a centre midfielder he will sit back and cover the defenders and likes to get stuck in and is always all over the pitch, and a brilliant help to the team.”
After a remarkable first season at 11-a-side football, both Reekie and Kyles have high hopes for the 2018/19 season.
Reekie is hoping to, “win as many trophies as possible and hopefully go further in the Scottish Cup.”
As for Kyles, “I want to stay injury free, keep scoring goals and win as much silverware as possible.”
Riley had this message for his players.
“I would like to thank the lads for their incredible effort and work today which ultimately was suitably rewarded. Please don’t rest on this as this is the beginning, push yourselves to the limit and work hard and practice.
“Enjoy football, enjoy everything about it and realise how fortunate you are to have such good team mates and always remember if you do your best that’s all I, or anyone can ask but just make sure it is your best. Thanks lads.”
While Ferry’s successes domestically and nationally have been very impressive, the style of football they have played is truly a sight to see. For players so young to have the confidence to pass the ball in the manner they do says a lot about them as a team.
Their team spirit was epitomised by their Jubilee Cup run, that saw them come from behind to win their quarter, semi and final matches.
For a team that have a habit of starting matches slowly, they haven’t done too badly and while Pitfour, Fairmuir and Riverside will fancy themselves to lift silverware next season, Ferry’s big game experience and their team mentality make them the team to beat in the 2005 age group.
Ferry Athletic 2005s Double Winning Squad: Finlay Lyttle, Haydn Farmingham, Gene Taylor, Euan Reekie, McKenzie Martin, Blaike Kyles, Stevie Grogan, Will Hanbury, Dylan Gill, Cameron Coll, Cormac McCarthy, Blair Milne, Luke Conway, Jamie Doig, Josh Reekie, Adam Snedden, Aiden Lockheart, Aiden Cobb