Fairmuir are the Brown Cup champions after defeating Dryburgh Athletic 5-0 on Sunday. Two first-half goals from Jay Coupar and one from Keir Murray ensured that Fairmuir went into the break 3-0 up. Coupar completed his hat-trick after half time, and Murray added another himself, as Fairmuir enjoyed an impressive silverware winning display.
Fairmuir began the game at a high tempo with Jay Coupar firing them into a 1-0 lead just seven minutes in. The striker was put through on goal and slotted past the oncoming goalkeeper Arron Cosgrove comfortably.
Four minutes later Coupar threatened once more. He magnificently controlled a long ball delivered to his feet and it set him up for a clear run at goal. His pace took him away from the chasing pack and all that was left to beat was Cosgrove in goal. However, the Dryburgh number one rushed out to meet Coupar and dived down at his feet to grasp the ball. Great goalkeeping that was timed to perfection.
Soon afterwards Coupar did have his second goal of the game. In a similar vain to the opener, he was put through on goal via a beautiful pass from Josh Hamilton. Coupar kept his composure to slot home past Cosgrove who, this time, could not deny the Fairmuir forward.
Dryburgh responded well after the second goal and started to regain some control of the game. While they searched for a goal they just could not work a clear opening for themselves.
In first-half stoppage time Fairmuir extended their lead to three. Logan Bonella delivered a corner kick into the Dryburgh box and Keir Murray was there to head the ball into the back of the net.