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Forfar score five in derby day triumph

Forfar Athletic 5

Hay 33, 71, 82, 90, Keiller 85

Montrose FC 0

  • Sunday, 13 October 2013
  • Station Park
  • Under 19´s
  • SPFL

Michael Colville | YFS East Region Journalist
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It looked to be a great match up between rivals Forfar Athletic and Montrose F.C and it was hard to tell who would come out on top. 
The game started off well, with both teams pushing to grab an early goal. Montrose won a free kick, Zak Wilson swung the ball into the box and then Ryan Cameron headed the ball towards goal but it went narrowly wide. Forfar had their own chance soon after when Cameron Clark was played through into the Montrose box. Clark dribbled into the box but his shot was blocked well by the Montrose defence. 
Forfar were starting to settle into the game, and began passing the ball about well. Kerr Hay was played through into the Montrose box in the 16th minute, Hay was about to take a shot at goal but it was blocked by Ross McLeary. Forfar came close with another chance when Callum McOnnell crossed a low ball into the centre of the box from the left side. Liam Keiller connected with the ball well and hit it towards goal but Dean Easton made a brilliant reaction save.
Forfar took the lead after winning a penalty in the 33rd minute. Kerr Hay stepped up to the spot, and placed the ball right into the bottom left corner making it 1-0.
Montrose did put their heads down though, and continued to push for an equaliser. Montrose made a quick passing move through the midfield, and then played Adam McWilliam through on goal but his shot went wide.
Montrose came close to getting a goal back in the 37th minute. Ryan Cameron managed to dribble past two Forfar players, but was then tackled. The ball spilled out to Ryan Winter who smacked the ball towards goal but it narrowly missed the post.
Montrose continued to attack but the first half whistle blew and Forfar were still 1-0 up. Forfar were playing well, creating some good chances from quick passing moves. Montrose were putting in a strong performance but were not creating enough opportunities to score.
  • Half Time:
  • Forfar Athletic
  • 1-0
  • Montrose FC
The second half kicked off, and Forfar came out eager to score more goals. Aaron Kane was played into the right side of the box, and then chipped a ball up to Callum McOnnell in the centre who headed the ball towards the top corner, but Dean Easton made a tremendous diving save and pushed it away.
Forfar came close with another chance when Cameron Clark made a one-two pass with Gavin Thomson. Clark then from inside the box played a low cross into Kerr Hay who skewed his shot wide.
Forfar almost scored a second goal in the 56th minute. Chris Snee struck a powerful long shot towards goal but Dean Easton once again made a superb save. Montrose countered with their own chance soon after when a long ball was played into Zak Wilson. Wilson headed the ball towards goal but it was blocked well the Forfar defence. It wasn’t too long before Zak Wilson had another close chance for Montrose. Wilson dribbled into the box after skilfully beating a player and then hit a low shot towards goal but Ross Salmon saved it comfortably. 
Forfar scored a second goal in the 71st minute. Forfar passed the ball through the midfield and created a quick attack, the ball was then crossed into the box and Kerr Hay headed it in to the back of the net. Hay finished his hat-trick in the 82nd minute with a superb finish which went in off the post from a low cross by Gavin Thomson.
Forfar carried this momentum well and made it 4-0 soon after in the 85th minute. Gavin Thomson crossed the ball into the box, but went through the box back out to Liam Keiller who controlled it well, then struck the ball right into the top corner. It looked to be all over, but in the final minute of the game Kerr Hay scored a fourth goal. Forfar continued to press the Montrose defence and it paid off as Hay was played through into the box and then slipped the ball past the keeper.
The final whistle blew and Forfar finished the game at 5-0. It was a very even match up until the end, Forfar really came into the game and capitalised on their chances. Despite the score Montrose put in a good performance, they passed the ball about well but lacked opportunities to score. Forfar were always dangerous when attacking, and created some brilliant passing moves which led to some fantastic goals.
  • Full Time:
  • Forfar Athletic
  • 5-0
  • Montrose FC


Forfar Athletic
Montrose FC

1. Ross Salmon
2. Frank Lanner
3. Max Reid
4. Chris Snee
5. Craig Smith
6. Aaron Kane
7. Paul McLellan
8. Liam Keiller
9. Callum McOnnell
10. Kerr Hay
11. Gavin Thomson
12. Jamie Yates
14. Cameron Clark
15. Jamie Fyfe
16. Leighton Davidson

1. Matthew Keogh
2. Corey Gray
3. Dean Easton
4. Zak Wilson
5. Sam Simpson
6. Cammy Johnston
7. Bradie Heggie
8. Kieran Darar
9. Alan McKay
10. Ross Evans
11. Ryan Winter
12. Adam McWilliam
14. Ruaridh McVinish
15. Jack Dempster
16. Ryan Cameron
17. Andrew Pattullo

Star Player
Forfar Athletic
Montrose FC
Kerr Hay was my home star player because he scored four superb goals and put in a great performance.
Ryan Winter was my away star player because he was vital for Montrose in midfield, winning the ball well and playing some great passes.
Magic Moment
Forfar Athletic
Montrose FC
Liam Keiller's fantastic long shot goal was my home magic moment because it was a great goal and put Forfar well in the lead.
Dean Eastons tremendous save in the first half was my away magic moment because it looked like it was impossible to save but Easton leaped brilliantly and managed to save it.
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