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Jeanfield Swifts Community FC has been selected by the Scottish Football Association to participate in a pilot project aimed at developing community clubs.
The project will largely be lottery-funded and the plans have now been made open for public opinion.
Swifts presented their plans on 27th November in front of a packed lounge at the Riverside Stadium in Perth, which include redeveloping playing and training facilities and building brand new spaces for local groups, alternative education, healthcare providers and other local sporting authorities.
The plans also include elements of social housing as well as a sustainable heating scheme.
The club is also looking to helping the local community take ownership of the new facility to help ensure a lasting legacy.
On the plans, club committee member Steve Antoniewicz said, “The key question we must ask is what needs does our community have? Our research has already told us about issues around school attendance, employment, drugs, alcohol, general health and mental wellbeing. As a very visible part of the community we could be at the forefront of helping to address some of these problems, and others that we uncover as we move forward.”
Details for community engagement have not been announced as of the time of writing.
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 13:59

Undefeated season for excellent Raith Rovers

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Raith Rovers Girls have achieved what few teams manage to do and have not only won the East 15s League, but have won every single one of their league games.
22 games, 22 wins and a goal difference in the triple figures, this has definitely been a season to remember for the team from Kirkcaldy, who have won the clubs first ever league title.
They started the season in fine form with a derby win over Dunfermline Athletic and followed it up with an impressive 3-0 away win against Letham. These results very much set the tone for how Raith were to play for the rest of the season as they continued to dominate and eventually finished 17 points ahead of second placed Forfar Farmington Falcons.
Youth Football Scotland caught up with Rovers' coach Harry Wyper for his thoughts on an incredible season for his girls.
"The girls are proud to be league champions for 2017 as it is the first league title in the clubs history.
"As we had finished 3rd in the previous season we set them a task to go and win the league  which they did with 22 wins out of 22 which was above our wildest dreams, they didn't play brilliant football some weeks but the determination to win was there for all to see.
"The bond between the girls last season to help each other on and off the pitch was great to see as it is not all about football, it's a way of life.
"Losing our second League Cup Final in a row was difficult to take as we let ourselves down with our usual slow start which i think the occasion got the better of them.
"Next season we are moving up to u17 level as 3 out of 15 girls have to move due to age . The girls wanted a new challenge and to stay together as a team."
It will certainly be interesting to see how Harry's team deals with the jump up in age group, but going by what happened last season, it certainly looks as though they are ready for the challenge.
Congratulations Raith Rovers Girls and best of luck for next season.
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 13:22

DDYFA Results Round-Up 03/12/17

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There was a full fixture card after the winter weather put most teams out of action last week. With everyone keen to make up for lost time, there was no shortage of top of the table clashes and cup upsets.

Here’s how the action went down:



Carnoustie Panmure got their first league win of the season as they beat Maryfield 5-1. Jack Chalmers was on target twice, with Carter Kelly, Ben Gibson and Charlie MacPherson also finding the net.

Riverside will go into their Scottish Cup tie next week on the back of a 4-1 win over Fairmuir. Nathan Burgess headed Riverside into the lead early on, but Harrison Smith fired Fairmuir level after 20 minutes.

Quickfire goals from Jude Young and Aidan McDougall put Riverside in control of the tie, and the points were sealed when Arran Duncan found the net with 15 minutes to go.

Fairmuir are also on Scottish Cup duty next week, and they will face off against a Ferry side fresh off an 8-0 win over Montrose.

In the J Clenaghan League, Dundee West Reds won 5-1 against DUSC, and Forfar beat Brechin 5-4.

In the P Gibson League, Celtic Boys beat Dundee West Royals 5-0 in the top of the table clash. The result leaves both sides level at the top of the table.

Dundee SC got their third consecutive win as they beat Mearns 4-3. Keir Miller, Jamie Findlay, Robbie Mill and Andrew Gollan got the goals.



Monifieth pulled off one of the scalps of the weekend as they dumped top flight DUSC out of the Reilly Falconer Cup. Ben Strachan grabbed a hat trick as the second division side made it into the quarter finals.

St Murdochs are also into the quarter finals after they beat St Andrews Colts 3-1. Bryan Dalgetty, Findley Patterson and Ryan Keillor all found the net.

Kirrie are into the semi-finals of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup after they beat Ferry 5-3. Owen Boath’s brace and Jacob Sharpe’s goal weren’t enough for Ferry.

Fairmuir ran out 8-4 winners in a thrilling game against Broughty United in the DS Rennie League. Mark Ross scored twice, and Stewart Simpson also scored as Fairmuir raced into a 3-0 half time lead.

Jordan Adam, Ryan McGregor and Simpson’s second doubled the visitors lead early in the second half. But a six-minute hat trick from Daragh McCafferty and Leon Winterton’s goal brought Broughty back into the game. Any hope of a comeback was extinguished by Thomas Gibb’s goal, and Adam’s second of the match as Fairmuir claimed a valuable three points.

Celtic won 9-0 at home to ACSC, while Brechin earned three points with a 5-1 win away to Montrose.

In the Watson McInally League, Dryburgh, Riverside and Maryfield all scored nine times as they beat Douglas, Carnoustie and Vale of Tay respectively.



Fairmuir made it into the semi-finals of the Jean Pierre Babin Cup with a 6-0 win over Broughty Panthers. Graeme Stewart netted twice, with Damian Kunc, Robbie Flynn, Mason Anderson and Jack Wilkie also on target.

Lewis Sivewright was at the double for Carnoustie as they beat Dundee Thistle to advance to the semis. Conor McFarlane, Kieran Martin and Gilan Johnstone completed the scoring.

Aiden Lorente and Greg Will both netted twice as Monifieth beat Celtic Boys 5-1 to make it to the last four. Arran Ferry also scored, while Derren Gordon replied for Celtic. Pitfour complete the final four after they were awarded a win over DUSC.

Dundee West were on league duty, and they picked up a valuable three points with a 6-0 win over Riverside. Cavan McLaren fired in a hat trick, Nick Fletcher scored twice, and Lewis Hutton also found the net.

Broughty United won 2-1 against Forfar, while Ferry and Montrose played out a 2-2 draw.



This week’s featured match saw Dryburgh take on Jeanfield in the quarter final of the Tommy Clark Trophy. Goalkeeper Sam Townsley was Jeanfield’s hero, as he made three penalty saves in the penalty shootout after a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Jeanfield went ahead after 10 minutes when Angus Dochard swept in Liam Cooney’s cutback. The visitors went close midway through the first period when Cooney cracked an effort against the crossbar.

The woodwork was rattled at the other end when Aaron Flynn headed against the crossbar. Rannoch Ramsay volleyed in Jeanfield’s second of the game seconds before half time.

Jamie Bell’s own goal after 49 minutes handed Dryburgh a lifeline, but their joy was short lived as Cooney found the net four minutes later.

Jeanfield had the chance to go into a 4-1 lead when the referee pointed to the penalty spot, but Aaron Cosgrove pushed Ben Shepherd’s effort to safety.

This sparked a Dryburgh comeback, as Ryan Smith stabbed in what proved to be the first of a quickfire double, with his second a simple finish from Ryan Corbitt’s cut back.

In the penalty shootout, Sam Townsley kept out penalties from Aidan Nelson, Aaron Flynn and Ryan Corbitt as Jeanfield ran out 3-1 winners, and advanced to the semi-final.

Jeanfield are joined in the semis by Fairmuir, who beat Logie 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw, Broughty United, who won 3-0 against Forfar, and Ferry Athletic who saw off St Murdochs by four goals to one.

The only two unbeaten sides in the W Mills League faced off as Monifieth took on Dryburgh CC, and Oli Carmichael’s goal ensured that Monifieth kept up their 100% record.

Riverside beat Dundee Rangers 2-0, and Lincraig picked up a 4-0 win over Brechin.



Ethan Bannon’s last-minute goal gave East Craigie a 1-0 win over Forfar in the Dave Pullar League. Ferry beat Dundee Rangers 6-0 to stay ahead of East Craigie at the top of the table.

Fairmuir picked up their first win in the league since the opening day as they beat Celtic Boys 3-2. Ryan Napier netted twice, and Cameron Ross was also on target.

Antonio Boyd and Craig Begg were both at the double for Partan Craig as they beat DUSC 4-2 in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League. Monifieth beat Dryburgh

7-3 to stay at the top of the table.



Fairmuir Violet secured a place in the semi-finals of the G Kerr Maryfield Cup with a 3-1 win away to Monifieth. Ryan McLaren, Ben Russell and Jack Taylor got the goals. They are joined by Forfar WE who beat Dundee West 2-0, and Ferry, who won 6-2 against Kirrie.

Letham Tangerines were on league duty, and they recorded a 3-0 win over Brechin to earn three points.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 15:40

DDYFA Results Round-Up 26/11/17

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The winter weather meant only a handful of fixtures took place in the DDYFA last Sunday, so this week’s round-up is short and sweet.
Here’s how the very limited amount of action went down:
Dundee United SC and Arbroath Lads will face-off in the final of The Marshall Cup, after beating St Andrews Colts and Broughty United respectively.
The bad weather didn’t stop Dundee West and Broughty United facing off in a well contested friendly at Craigie Astro.
Ruari Henry gave Dundee West an early lead, but Ryan Carr fired Broughty level before half time.
Sam Grimes put Broughty in front just after half time, but Cavan McLaren quickly brought Dundee West level. Carr’s second of the game gave Broughty the lead again, but Lewis Hutton levelled the match once more.
Henry’s second of the game separated a double from Ryley Duncan as Dundee West ran out 6-3 winners.
Riverside CSC U/16s are into the semi-finals of the Chuck McGowan Cup after beating Forfar WE 2-0.
In the President League, Coupar Angus U/19s picked up another victory as they beat Letham Tangerines 4-2.
Ross Campbell headed Coupar into the lead after nine minutes, but Letham quickly brought themselves level.
Ross Matthews coolly converted a penalty to re-establish Coupar’s lead after Cammy McKinley was upended inside the box.
Letham equalised for the second time just after the restart, but Matthews headed in his second of the afternoon to give Coupar the lead for the third time in the match.
Callum Cocker-Tough fired in Coupar’s fourth of the game in the dying minutes to secure the points.
Friday, 24 November 2017 16:15

DDYFA Results Round-Up 19/11/17

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All three of the of the DDYFA teams made it into Round Five of the Scottish Cup. Blaike Kyles goal in extra time handed Ferry U13s a 2-1 win over Lewis United and they will face off against Fairmuir, who beat St Johns 3-1. Stuart Heenan scored twice, and Jude Duguid also found the net.

Riverside’s 1-0 win over Cleland Boys will see them travel to Glenbrae Colts in Round Five.

Broughty Pumas got their first win in the Café Royale League as they beat Carnoustie 4-1. Dylan McLeish got the goal for Carnoustie.

In the P Gibson League, Dundee West Royals moved to the top of the table thanks to a 4-0 win over ACSC. Fergus Holmes scored a hat trick, and Aiden Davidson also found the net.

That was possible after Dundee SC consigned Celtic Boys to their first league defeat of the season. Logan Brough, Mark Small, Andrew Gollan and Robbie Harvey got the goals that inspired them to a 4-3 win.


Forfar Boys booked a spot in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup with a 6-1 win away to Celtic BC. Liam Baillie and Matthew Platt were both at the double, with Kieran

Kelly and Jack Souttar rounding off the scoring. They will be off on their travels again to take on Drumchapel in the next round.

Celtic Boys secured a spot in the semi-finals of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup with a 3-2 win over Fairmuir.

In the DS Rennie League, Dundee West beat ACSC 5-1. Luca Snee scored twice, with Aiden Law, Cammy Blacklock and Derron Forbes all on target.


Pitfour will host holders Barrhead after beating Deveronvale 8-1. After falling behind midway through the first half, Dylan Wright brought Pitfour level before the break. In the second half, they turned on the style, with Kai Finnie scoring twice, Ally Alcorn and Jordan Turnbull both adding to their tallies for the season, and Ben Clos getting a hat trick.

In the G Taylor League, Nick Fletcher’s header ended Monifieth’s unbeaten start to the season. The win moves Dundee West up to third.

DUSC won 6-3 against Broughty Panthers, while Celtic Boys and Forfar Boys played out a 4-4 draw. Cody Logue scored twice, with Josh and Derren Gordon both finding the net.


This week’s featured match saw Ferry Athletic host St Andrews BC in the Scottish Cup.

After a back and forth opening, Ferry took the lead after 20 minutes when Louie Porter found the net with a controlled shot from the angle of the box.

St Andrews equalised two minutes before the break when David McGowan stabbed the ball past Connor Milton from close range, but Ferry were back in front 10 minutes into the second half when Porter found the net from a free kick.

The lead was short lived, as Liam Lapsley rifled in St Andrews second six minutes later. The visitors kept up the pressure on the Ferry goal, and scored the fifth goal of the game in the final few minutes when Naythan Stewart beat Milton with a dipping shot from 35 yards.

Dryburgh beat Broughty Utd 4-0 in the Queens Jubilee Cup to earn a spot in the quarter finals.


East Craigie Swifts booked their place in the Last 16 of the Scottish Cup with a 4-2 win over last year’s beaten finalists Lewis United. Keir Gardiner and Jordan Conway were both at the double for East Craigie, who travel to face Edinburgh City Whites in the next round.

In the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League, Carnoustie Panmure won 2-0 away to DUSC.


Fairmuir won 6-1 against Brechin to extend their lead at the top of the President League table. Cameron Tansey scored twice, with Ryan McLaren, Mitchell Hay, Jaden Murphy and Ben Russell completing the scoring.

Coupar Angus picked up a 3-0 win over Forfar WE. Goals from Cameron McKinley and Ryan Beedie had Coupar Angus two to the good inside 10 minutes, and Moray Robertson’s second half strike secured all three points for the hosts.

Thursday, 16 November 2017 22:09

DDYFA Results Round-Up 12/11/17

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It was another action-packed weekend of football with cup upsets, super strikes and other football clichés all throughout the age groups. Here’s how the action went down:

This week’s featured match proved to be a classic as Ferry Athletic fought back to beat Riverside 4-3 in the Diamond Jubilee Cup.

Riverside came flying out the blocks, and took an early lead when Jude Young volleyed in from close range. Jaydn Burnett’s dipping shot from distance doubled the visitor’s lead inside 11 minutes.

Things went from bad to worse for Ferry when Aiden McDougal slammed home a penalty, but a spot kick of their own handed Ferry a lifeline five minutes into the second half.

Blaike Kyles made no mistake from 12 yards, and quickly doubled his tally with a clever chip over Jacob Kerrigan.

He completed his hat trick with 15 minutes remaining, when he tapped in Aiden Lockheart’s delivery. The comeback was completed when Will Hanbury raced clear of the Riverside defence and drilled a low shot across Kerrigan into the corner.

Maryfield beat Fairmuir 3-2 to secure a semi final spot alongside Ferry, while Pitfour beat Brechin 6-1.

In The Marshall Cup, St Andrews Colts are into the semi finals after a 4-3 over Forfar.

DUSC beat Arbroath 9-3 in the J Clenaghan League, while Newtyle recorded a 5-0 win over Dundee West Red, thanks to Logan McKelvie’s hat trick, and strikes from Liam Ree and Lewis Reid.

In the P Gibson League, both Celtic Boys and Dundee West Royal’s kept up their 100% starts to the season. Celtic beat Montrose 4-2, while Fergus Brown got the only goal as Dundee West won 1-0 over Kirrie

Logan Brough scored four times in Dundee Sporting’s 6-1 win over Monifieth. Ben Marlow and Andrew Gollan were also on target as they came from a goal down to take all three points. Dundee Thistle won 8-0 against ACSC.


Leon Winterton returned to Broughty United’s starting line-up after their defeat to Ferry last week, and he made an instant impact, scoring five times as they dumped Dundee West out of the Reilly Falconer Cup with a 7-2 win. John McGlashan and Gregor Brown also scored for Broughty, while Derron Forbes and Aiden Law scored for Dundee West.

Forfar cruised to a big win over Vale of Tay, with Liam Ballie scoring four times, Matthew Platt grabbing a hat trick and Ben Cormie’s double helping them to a big win.

Ferry also advanced with a 5-2 win over Montrose, while St Andrews Colts beat ACSC 5-3. 

In the D S Rennie League, Celtic Boys went joint top of the table with a 4-1 win over Fairmuir. They are joined at the summit by Kirrie, who won 9-0 against DUSC.
There was also a 9-0 win for St Murdochs against Douglas in the Watson McInally League.


Pitfour and Dundee West both found the net seven times en route to the second round of the Tommy Clark Trophy. Pitfour won 7-1 against Montrose with Jordan Turnbull, Dylan Wright and Alistair Alcorn all scored twice, with Kai Finnie rounding off the scoring.

Dundee West recorded a 7-0 win over Broughty United. Callum Rae, Nick Fletcher, Godswill Oke, Jude McIntosh, Ruari Henry, Cavan McLaren and Ryley Duncan all found the net.

Celtic Boys are also into the next round, after a 5-4 penalty win over Dundee Thistle.

In the G Taylor League, Monifieth picked up another win as they beat Ferry 3-0. The result leaves them four points clear of Pitfour at the top of the table.

Broughty Panthers edged out Carnoustie in a seven-goal thriller. Lewis Sivewright put Carnoustie ahead inside a minute, only for Daniel Boyle to equalise after eight minutes. Sivewright and Boyle’s both scored again before the 20-minute mark.

Ryan Carr gave Broughty the lead only for Nairn Macdonald to level the game before half time. Haaris Ahmed produced the winner 15 minutes from time as Broughty Panthers earned a valuable three points.

Graeme Stewart’s hat trick helped Fairmuir to a 5-1 win over Forfar. Mason Anderson and Damian Kunc also scored. Riverside and DUSC played out a 4-4 draw.


This week’s second featured match saw Broughty United host Logie Harp in the Maryfield League. In a tightly contested match, Liam Clark gave Broughty the half time lead with a cool finish midway through the first half.

Brian Harris’s chipped effort brought Logie level, only for Simon Sharpe to fire Broughty back in front on the hour mark. Logie earned a point when Lennox Slater rifled a shot past Gregor Tweed via the underside of the crossbar.

Dryburgh picked up a 6-0 win over St Murdochs, and Jeanfield Blacks are back into second after a 3-2 win over Forfar Albion.

In the John Clark Motors Cup, Ferry cruised to a 9-1 win over Scone Thistle, and Fairmuir won 5-1 against Blairgowrie. Matthew Nelson struck twice, with Jake Grady, Mark McCrory and Josh Hamilton all sealing their passage to the next round.

The W Mills League has a new leader after Dryburgh CC won 4-1 over Riverside. Lincraig won 2-0 over Dundee Thistle wo stay in touch with the teams at the top of the league.

Monifieth won 6-0 away to Dundee Rangers, Brechin won 7-1 against Forfar WE and St Murdochs Colts won 5-4 in Kirriemuir against Kirrie.


East Craigie Swifts won 6-0 over Partan Craig to book their place in the quarter final of the Henry Dolan Cup. Matt McKinnon scored twice, with Keir Gardiner, Finlay Baird, Euan Fallon and Ewan Faulkner also on finding the net.

Celtic Boys beat Fairmuir 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. St Andrews Colts got a 3-2 win over Carnoustie, Monifieth beat Forfar WE 7-3 and ACSC won 5-0 at home to DUSC.

Brechin pulled off the scalp of the round as they beat top-flight Dundee Rangers 4-1. Dryburgh and Kirrie both won 2-0 against Montrose and Forfar respectively.


Ferry won 2-1 against Coupar Angus in the first round of the Peter MacAvoy Cup at Dawson Park.

In the G Kerr Cup first round, Luncarty beat Brechin 3-0 and Kirrie won 4-3 at home to Letham Tangerines.

In the Presidents League, Fairmuir were awarded a 2-0 win over Dundee West, and Forfar WE won 4-1 against Monifieth Tayside.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 21:12

DDYFA Results Round-Up 05/11/17

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There were fireworks throughout the age groups this week with a multitude of cup competitions getting underway. There was no shortage of upsets, late drama and penalty shootouts, as the majority of teams put league business to one side. For the few fulfilling their league matches, opportunities to rise up the table were seized upon.

Here’s how the action went down:

Blaike Kyles was Ferry Athletic’s hat trick hero, as they beat Fairmuir 4-2 en route to the semi-finals of the Ross Ballantine Cup. Jamie Doig also found the net for Ferry, with Jude Duguid and Lewis Hornshaw on target for Fairmuir.

They will be joined by Pitfour, who beat Maryfield 4-2, and Riverside who won 6-3 against Carnoustie.

In The Marshall Cup, Arbroath knocked out Dundee West Red with a 9-3 win and Broughty United beat Newtyle 4-2.

Mearns won 9-3 against ACSC in the Celtic Golden Jubilee Cup, while Brechin and St Andrews Colts drew 3-3 in the J Clenaghan League.

Jamie Stewart scored twice for Dundee West Royals as they beat Dundee Thistle 3-1 in the P Gibson League to maintain their 100% start to the league campaign. Aiden Davidson also found the net.

Celtic Boys are also unbeaten, and they beat Monifieth 5-1 to remain level with Dundee West at the top of the league.

Josh Cormack stole the show as Kirrie Thistle beat Dundee Sporting Club 5-3. Cormack scored all five of his side’s goals, with Keir Miller bagging a brace and Jamie Findlay also scoring for Sporting.


This week’s featured match saw Ferry Athletic host Broughty United in Round One of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup.

Broughty sit top of the DS Rennie League, but offered little in a first half that saw Ferry’s Yousuf Ahmed rattle the cross bar with an early free kick.

Ferry moved into the lead early in the second half when Leo Murrie poked in the opener, and continued to stifle Broughty in the second period.

Nicolas Matthew’s late header sealed the win for Ferry, who most definitely had a 5th of November to remember.

Forfar Boys also advanced to the last eight of the competition with a 4-2 win over ACSC. Matthew Platt and Liam Baillie had Forfar two to the good, but goals from Kaden

Houghton and Rui Gordon levelled the tie before half time. In the second half, Baillie’s second of the tie and Rowan Waddell’s effort were enough to see Forfar over the line.

Fairmuir are the eighth team in the hat for the next round, thanks to a 6-0 win over Brechin. Thomas Gibb fired in a hat trick, with Jordan Adam, Igor Zinko and Stewart Simpson all finding the net.

In the DS Rennie League, Kirrie Thistle and Celtic Boys both picked up 9-0 wins to move level with Broughty United at the top of the table. Celtic beat DUSC, while Jake Kettles and Sam Ellis both got doubles for Kirrie in their win over Montrose.

In the Watson McInally League, Vale of Tay won 4-3 against Carnoustie and St Andrews Colts beat Monifieth 6-2. Dryburgh won 5-0 against St Murdochs, and Maryfield beat Douglas 9-0.


Pitfour and Dundee West renewed their rivalry in the first round of the Jean Pierre Babin Cup. Pitfour keeper Archie Kelly-Barton was the hero, making three saves and netting the decisive penalty as Pitfour won 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

Celtic Boys also advanced thanks to penalties. Goals in the last five minutes from Derren Gordon and Bobby Douglas earned them a 3-3 draw against Ferry, and they went on to win the shootout 5-4.

Robbie Flynn, Paddy Boyle and Derryn Thomson scored for Fairmuir as they beat Montrose 3-2 to secure passage to the quarter finals. They will be joined by Dundee Thistle who beat Riverside by the same scoreline, and DUSC, who beat Broughty United 8-1.

Carnoustie Panmure are also in the last eight thanks to a 6-2 win over Forfar. Joey Martin scored three goals, with Jay Bryce, Connor MacFarlane and Lewis Sivewright all finding the net.

The G Taylor League has a new leader after Monifieth beat Broughty Panthers 2-1. With Pitfour on cup duty, Monifieth grabbed their opportunity to leap frog the champions with both hands, making it 10 league games in a row without defeat.


Ferry Athletic were on Scottish Cup duty, and booked their place in Round Four with a 6-3 win over Letham Tangerines. They will face St Andrews BC in just under two weeks for a place in the last 32.

In the Queen’s Jubilee Cup, Fairmuir cruised to an 8-0 win over St Murdochs Colts. Jack Whyte, Nairn Bonnar, Alex Stewart, Ross Hazel, Logan Bonella, Matthew Nelson, Ethan Samson and Kane Hynes all found the net.

Logie Harp fired eight past Lincraig, earning them a place in the next round.

In the Chuck McGowan Cup, Dryburgh CC won 8-0 over Dundee Rangers, and Monifieth advanced with a 6-0 win over Kirrie. Adam Gray scored twice, Josh Wanless, Oli Carmichael, Bryce Ness and Lewis Lawson also found the net.

In the Maryfield League, Broughty United are up to second on goal difference after a 1-1 draw away to Dryburgh, and Jeanfield losing 4-1 to Blairgowrie.
Forfar Albion won 3-1 against Scone thanks to a double from Ben Fanner, and a Lewis Davidson goal.


Keir Gardiner netted twice for East Craigie Swifts in their 4-0 win over ACSC. Matt McKinnon and Jordan Conway also found the net as East Craigie booked their spot in the Elwood Trophy semi-final.

They will be joined by Celtic Boys, who edged out Kirrie with a 3-2 win, and Ferry Athletic, who beat Fairmuir 6-5 on penalties after a 3-3 draw.
Brechin City beat Partan Craig 7-2 in the first round of the John Clark Cup.

Carnoustie Panmure got their first win in four games as they downed Montrose 4-0. Ethan Coupar, Brandon Black, Matty Strachan and Robbie Tait got the goals that earned them three valuable points in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League.

Monifieth beat DUSC 5-1, and Dryburgh won 3-2 against Forfar West End.


Ben Russell fired in a hat trick for Fairmuir Violet as they beat Monifieth 8-0 in the Peter MacAvoy Trophy. Kirrie overcame Brechin with a 3-2 win to seal their passage to the next round.

In the President League, Coupar Angus recorded a 6-1 win over Dundee West. Ross Campbell and Ryan Robertson fired Coupar Angus into an early 2-0 lead, but Jamie Herron halved the deficit before half time. Second half goals from Greig McLagan, Fraser Matthews and a double from Callum Cocker-Tough wrapped up the points for Coupar Angus.

Letham Tangerines were also on league business, and they won 6-4 against Monifieth Tayside.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 12:31

DDYFA Results Round-Up 29/10/17

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Last weekend saw Scottish Cup, domestic cup and league action throughout all the age groups.

Here’s how the action went down:


Nine DDYFA teams were on Scottish Cup duty, with over half the teams going on to earn a place in Round Four.

Fairmuir sealed their passage to the next round with a 2-1 win over Crosshouse BC. An own goal and a Harrison Smith strike were enough to see them through.

They will be joined by Maryfield United, who beat Rossvale 4-3, as well as Ferry Athletic, Pitfour and Riverside, who all make it into Round Four in their first season at 11-a-side football.

In the Ross Ballantine Cup, Montrose won 5-0 against Broughty Pumas, while DUSC advanced to the next round of The Marshall Cup with a 5-2 win over Brechin.
In the Celtic Golden Jubilee Cup, there were first round wins for Celtic Boys, Monifieth and Dundee Thistle.

There was one game in the J Clenaghan League, and it saw the points shared as Newtyle and Forfar played out a 2-2 draw. Callum Stewart and Loghan McKelvie were on target for Newtyle.


Doubles from Matthew Platt and Liam Baillie helped Forfar beat Hillwood 6-0 in the Scottish Cup. Kieran Kelly and Louie McKay completed the scoring. Kirrie Thistle beat Wishaw 5-3 to guarantee a place in the Round Four draw.

St Andrews Colts picked up an 8-1 win over St Murdochs in the first round of the Mac Brown Cup.

Aiden Law hit a hat trick for Dundee West as they beat Brechin 6-0. Luca Snee opened the scoring, and Cammy Blacklock scored twice to secure a valuable three points in the DS Rennie League. Celtic got back to winning ways as they beat Montrose 7-0.

In the Watson McInally League, Dryburgh beat Carnoustie 4-3 and Riverside beat Vale of Tay 9-1.


This week’s featured match saw Dundee West host Kennoway in the Scottish Cup. Rudy Bou tapped in the only goal of the game after 31 minutes as Kennoway dumped Dundee West out of the competition for the second season in a row.

Robbie Flynn was on target for Fairmuir as they booked a spot in the fourth round with a 2-1 win over Bridgend. Carnoustie were put out by holders Barrhead. The visitors found themselves seven to the good, before Lewis Sivewright grabbed a late consolation for Carnoustie.

Pitfour sealed their passage to the next round with a 3-1 win over Muirston Blues.

There were three matches in the Tommy Clark Trophy, two of which were decided by penalties. Dougray Smith’s spot kick during normal time looked to have been enough to secure Riverside’s place in the next round, but a last minute equaliser from Aidan Lorente took the game to a shootout. Arran Ferry netted the decisive spot kick as Monifieth won 4-3 on penalties.

DUSC also advanced thanks to spot kicks after a 3-3 draw with Forfar. They emerged with a 4-2 win after the shootout.

The final match saw Broughty Panthers face off against Ferry in a derby match at Claypotts Park. Goals from Lewis Munro, Josh Knight, Daniel Boyle and Ryan Carr gave Broughty a 4-2 win, along with a place in the next round, as well as the all-important bragging rights. 

Dundee Thistle picked up another win in the G Taylor League as they beat Montrose 3-0.


Fairmuir were the only DDYFA team to get through in the Scottish Cup as they beat Baljaffary Inter 3-2. Jake Grady, Matthew Nelson and Jamie Timmons all found the net to fire them into Round Four.

In the Queens Jubilee Cup, there were big wins for Broughty United and St Murdochs over Forfar WE and Dundee Rangers respectively, while Blairgowrie saw off Scone Thistle by three goals to two.

Dryburgh thrashed Forfar Albion 7-0 in the only Maryfield League fixture of the day.

Paul Traynor’s strike and an own goal helped Riverside pick up a 2-0 win over Dundee Thistle in the W Mills League. Monifieth beat Lincraig 3-0 with goals from Cameron Dryden, Cameron McLaughlin and Jamie Lynch.

Kirrie won 2-1 away at Brechin, and Dryburgh CC won 7-1 against St Murdochs Colts.


Goals from Keir Gardiner, Matt McKinnon and Ewan Faulkner were enough for East Craigie Swifts to see off Brechin en-route to Round Four. They are joined by Forfar Boys, who beat Irvine Meadows 4-2. Dundee Rangers were beaten 2-1 in extra time by Hamilton Thistle, after a last minute Matthew Gorrie penalty sent the game to extra time.

In the first round of the Henry Dolan Cup, Celtic Boys won 4-2 away to Ferry.

In the Bodycare Complementary Clinics League, Anton McAleese, Martin Robertson, Taylor Baldie and Antonio Boyd were all on target for Partan Craig as they beat Dryburgh 4-2.

Monifieth beat Montrose 5-2, while Forfar West End beat St Andrews Colts 5-4.


Both the remaining DDYFA sides were knocked out of the Scottish Cup. Fairmuir Violet were beaten 4-0 by last year’s finalists Airdrie United, while Moray Robertson’s goal wasn’t enough for Coupar Angus, as they went down 2-1 against Dalkeith Thistle.

In the G Kerr Cup first round, Dundee West beat Monifieth Tayside 7-4, securing their spot in the next round.

In the President League, Luncarty beat Kirrie 3-1, and Forfar West End won 9-2 at home to Monifieth. 

Friday, 27 October 2017 12:44

DDYFA Results Round-Up 22/10/17

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With the October break out of the way, most of the DDYFA teams returned to action. With top of the table clashes and shock upsets throughout the leagues, it was clear that all the players were keen to make up for lost time.

Here’s how the action went down:

Blair Fyffe’s hat trick helped Fairmuir maintain their unbeaten run to the season as they beat Pitfour 6-3. Jude Duguid and Stuart Heenan also found the net for the visitors.

It was honours even as Carnoustie hosted Riverside. Rhys Hoon, Jack Chalmers and Scott Hamilton got the goals for Carnoustie, as the sides played out a 3-3 draw.

Montrose beat Broughty 4-1 in the final Café Royale League fixture of the day.

In the J Clenaghan League, DUSC beat Brechin 6-0, Forfar beat Broughty Panthers 5-3, Newtyle came out on top of a nine-goal thriller as they beat Arbroath 5-4, while Dundee West won 8-5 at home to St Andrews Colts.

Monifieth won 9-4 against Kirrie in the P Gibson League. There were also wins for Celtic Boys and Dundee Sporting Club on their return to league action.

There was a top of the table clash in the D S Rennie League as Broughty United hosted Celtic Boys.
The top two didn’t disappoint, as a last-minute goal from Leon Winterton secured Broughty a 6-5 win. That was Winterton’s second of the game, with Josh McGlashan, Lewis Grant, Daragh McCafferty and Mackenzie Maguire were also finding the net.

Logan Richardson got the only goal of the game as Kirrie beat Ferry 1-0. Forfar travelled to Brechin, and came away with a 3-0 win.

ACSC recorded their biggest win of the season, as they beat DUSC 9-1. Kyle Yule grabbed a hat trick, with Bobby Fleming, Mason McDonald and Kaden Houghton bagging braces. Billy Rennie completed the scoring as ACSC catapulted themselves up the table.

Doubles from Cammy Blacklock and Aiden Law saw Dundee West win 5-3 away to Montrose. Derron Forbes was also on target.

In the Watson McInally League, Riverside scored seven unanswered goals away to St Murdochs, while Maryfield beat Dryburgh 2-1. Carnoustie and Monifieth played out a 1-1 draw, while St Andrews Colts won 9-1 against Vale of Tay.

Goals from Aidan Lorente and Bartosz Kwiatek saw Monifieth continue their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 win over Riverside.
Pitfour maintained their 100% start to the season with a 3-1 win over Carnoustie. Jordan Turnbull, Kai Finnie and Ben Clos were on target for the champions, while Lewis Sivewright got Carnoustie’s goal.

Fairmuir won 2-0 at Montrose, while Dundee Thistle beat Broughty 3-1. Ferry won 7-1 against Celtic Boys, and DUSC played out a 2-2 draw with Forfar.

Ethan Samson scored the only goal of the game as Fairmuir beat Forfar Albion 1-0 at Graham Street. Dryburgh secured a 4-3 win over Jeanfield Blacks to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

There were 5-1 wins for Broughty United and Logie Harp over Scone Thistle and Blairgowrie respectively, while Ferry beat St Murdochs by four goals to one.

In the W Mills League, Nathan Leslie’s free kick earned Brechin City a point in their game with Monifieth. Dundee Thistle and St Murdochs Colts played out a 0-0 draw.

Forfar West End beat Dundee Rangers 7-2, while Dryburgh CC won 3-2 away to Kirrie.

Ferry were 2-1 winners over Fairmuir in the Dave Pullar League, and Kirrie and Forfar played out a 5-5 draw.

In the Bodycare Complementary Clinics League, a double from Craig Begg and a goal from Anton McAleese couldn’t stop Partan Craig losing 4-3 to Forfar West End.

DUSC won 3-2 over Montrose and Monifieth beat Carnoustie 6-3.

Dundee West won 6-5 away to Letham, while Ferry beat Coupar Angus 2-1. There were 5-1 wins for Forfar West End and Kirrie, and Monifieth beat Luncarty 3-1.
Thursday, 05 October 2017 20:22

DDYFA Results Round-Up 01/10/17

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The final weekend of action before the October break saw all the DDYFA players take on less than ideal conditions as pitches up and down the region turn from grass into mud. Despite the elements, there were plenty of goals, shocks and excitement at all the age groups.
Here’s how the action went down:

In the Café Royale League, Fairmuir picked up an 8-2 win away to Maryfield. Stuart Heenan bagged a hat trick, with Harrison Smith, Jude Duguid, Brodie Cussick and Leo Norrie all on target.

Carnoustie went down 3-1 at home to Ferry. Scott Hamilton’s penalty gave Carnoustie something to cheer after a tough day at the office. Pitfour made it two wins from two with a 4-2 win over Riverside.

There were a total of 25 goals in the two J Clenaghan League matches. DUSC picked up a 7-4 win over St Andrews Colts, and Broughty beat Dundee West Reds 9-5.

In the P Gibson League, Dundee West Royals won 5-1 against Monifieth. Aiden Davidson found the net with an overhead kick, while Mylo McDonald, Euan Mather, Harris Malik and Jamie Stewart also found the net.

Elsewhere in the league, there were wins for Dundee Thistle and Celtic Boys, while Kirrie and Mearns played out a 3-3 draw. Aaron Brown scored for Kirrie, while Josh Cormack grabbed a brace.

In the DS Rennie League, ACSC pulled off the shock of the day as they stunned high-flying Broughty United. Kyle Yule and Kaden Houghton got the goals for the Arbroath side who inflicted Broughty’s first defeat of the season. Leon Winterton kept up his fine scoring run, but couldn’t earn his side the points.

Celtic Boys would have moved level with Broughty at the top of the table with a win, but lost 2-1 to Dundee West. Cammy Blacklock and Aiden Law got the goals as Dundee West came from behind to earn their first win of the season.

Owen Boath continues to lead the scoring charts after finding the net twice for Ferry in their 4-0 win over DUSC. Harrsion Taylor and Blair Anderson were also on target.

Fairmuir eased to an 8-0 win over Brechin at Graham Street. Aaron Christie chipped in with a brace, while Rhys Ross, Billy Donald, Jay Tosh, Mark Ross, Ryan McGregor and Cole Phillip all found the net.

In the Watson McInally League, Riverside extended their unbeaten run with an 8-0 win over Douglas, while Maryfield won 4-1 against St Andrews Colts.

Pitfour picked up another win as they beat Broughty Panthers 8-2. Ryan Carr and Harris Ahmed got the goals for Broughty, but it wasn’t enough as Dundee West beat Carnoustie Panmure 5-2. A hat trick from Lewis Hutton and goals from Cavan McLaren and Jude McIntosh saw Dundee West race into a five goal lead, second half strikes from Lewis Siverwright and Jay Bryce gave the hosts something to cheer.
Riverside and Fairmuir got a share of the spoils after a 2-2 draw, while Ferry and Monifieth picked up wins.

Celtic Boys picked up a big win over Dundee Thistle. Cody Louge scored four times, with Joel Grant bagging a hat trick. Blane Devaney, Derren Gordon, Josh Gordon and Cammy Wilson were also on target.

This week’s featured match saw Logie Harp host Fairmuir in a battle for top spot in the Maryfield League.

Fairmuir’s Jake Grady opened the scoring after seven minutes with a composed chip over Logie keeper Samuel Ross. Lightning struck twice for the striker, who curled a shot past Ross from the edge of the box 60 seconds later to double his side’s lead.

Logie were the league’s top scorers ahead of this match, but struggled to create any chances. Lennox Slater passed up a golden opportunity when he headed over from 10 yards.

Slater’s powerful drive proved to be the best chance either side had in the second half, but Fairmuir stopper Cammy Hendry got down well to push the ball round the post. Fairmuir held on to win 2-0, and move level with Dryburgh at the top of the table.

St Murdochs picked up a 2-1 win over Scone Thistle, while it was honours even in the Broughty Ferry derby, as Broughty and Ferry played out a 3-3 draw.

In the W Mills League, Riverside came from behind to beat Lincraig 5-2. Callum Brand fired in a hat trick, with Paul Traynor and Samuel Gallagher also finding the net as Lincraig lost for the first time this season.

Goals from Cameron Vaughn and Saul McGivney earned St Murdochs Colts a 2-2 draw with Monifieth. Oliver Carmichael and Jamie Lynch got the goals for Monifieth. 

East Craigie Swifts picked up another win in the Dave Pullar League as they beat Dundee Rangers 8-1. Keir Gardiner scored a hat trick, Matt McKinnon bagged a brace, and Callum McCleary, Euan Faulkner and Jordan Conway also found the net. Celtic and ACSC played out a 2-2 draw, while Ferry beat Forfar 5-3.

In the Bodycare Complimentary League, Partan Craig won 3-2 against Carnoustie Panmure. Craig Begg, Martin Robertson and Antonio Boyd all found the net as Carnoustie suffered their first loss of the campaign. St Andrews Colts won 2-1 away to Brechin, and Dryburgh beat DUSC 5-2.

Jaden Murphy scored five times as Fairmuir Violet beat Kirrie 6-1. Ryan McLaren also found the net. Letham Tans downed Monifieth 4-1, and Ferry won 7-1 against Luncarty.