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Early Monifieth double enough to see them claim victory

Monifieth Athletic 2

Ashe 1' 18'

Dryburgh Athletic 1

Doig 35'
  • Sunday, 06 September 2015
  • Riverview Park
  • Under 15´s
  • P Gibson League

Alasdair Hooper | YFS Dundee Senior Reporter
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Monifieth Athletic and Dryburgh Athletic met in a closely fought early season encounter, which saw the home side come away with all three points after a 2-1 win. The home side enjoyed a positive start, with Charlie Ashe bagging a double in the first and 18th minutes of the game. Dryburgh pulled a goal back, through Cameron Doig in the 35th, but they could not find an equalizer to prevent Monifieth bagging the win.

It did not take long after kick off for the game to witness its first goal. Just one minute in Ashe was put through brilliantly beyond the Dryburgh back line and was straight in on goal. He fired his shot at the target but Dryburgh keeper Kyle McDonald made a fantastic save to deny him. Unfortunately the rebound fell straight back to the feet of Ashe and he made no mistake second time around.

The home team remained on the front foot and, sure enough, the second goal came in the 18th minute. Ashe put his pace to great use and broke free of the opposing defenders before firing his shot across goal and into the bottom right hand corner.

Following this second goal set back, Dryburgh upped their performance and worked to get themselves back in the game. After some initial moves that looked promising their first goal came in the 35th minute. Doig was put through on goal, from the right, and finished the move off, skillfully, after slotting the ball home into the bottom left corner.  

The away side looked to press on and grab an equaliser. They came close two minutes prior to half time after Conner McKelvie executed an excellent run down the right wing before firing a low cross to Doig, who was waiting in the penalty box. The Dryburgh goal scorer was denied, however, by Monifieth goalie, Jamie Noble. The keeper timed a sliding tackle to perfection and managed to take the ball away from the feet of Doig. He then pounced on the ball to end the danger.

  • Half Time:
  • Monifieth Athletic
  • 2-1
  • Dryburgh Athletic

The second half began with each side looking to attack with chances emerging on both sides. Dryburgh came closest in the 56th minute when Doig attempted to play in McKelvie. Defender Connor Lettice was on hand to make a crucial interception as he nipped in ahead of McKelvie to dispossess. Ciaran Kydd then cleared the ball and Monifieth’s lead remained intact.

Twelve minutes later and Monifieth very nearly extended their lead. Marc Ramsay superbly volleyed at goal, from a corner kick, but his shot was blocked on the line by Dryburgh’s Reece Kirkland. Right place, right time.

Ramsay had another chance at putting himself on the score sheet in the 73rd minute as he took a shot from the edge of the box. McDonald managed to deal with it well and the score remained as it was.

Soon the match came to an end with neither team managing to build upon their goal tallies from half time. Monifieth can be proud of their strong early attacking play, which ultimately won them the game. Once Dryburgh upped their game they proved to be just as much of a match for Monifieth and demonstrated some good play and work ethic throughout. The two defences also deserve praise for keeping the ball out of their nets in the second half. The season is still in its early stages but these two teams can take a many positives already. 

  • Full Time:
  • Monifieth Athletic
  • 2-1
  • Dryburgh Athletic

Lineups

Monifieth Athletic
Dryburgh Athletic
1. Jamie Noble
2. Ross Anderson
3. Ewan Williamson
4. Ciaran Kydd
5. Nicholas Smith
6. Marc Ramsay
7. Lucas Arthur
8. Aidan McKindley
9. Owen Stewart
10. Charlie Ashe
11. Elliot Mills
12. Ethan Broddle
13. Jack Mitchell
14. Connor Lettice
15. Cameron Winter
16. Sam Scott
111. Caelan Ralston
1. Kyle McDonald
2. Logan Garty
3. Reece Kirkland
4. Michael Edgar
6. Keir Gallacher
7. Lewis Johnstone
8. Ethan Cuthill
9. Conner McKelvie
10. Lukas Moir
11. Cameron Doig
12. Moray Richardson
14. Cael Tennan
16. Drew Brady
18. Dylan MacLeod
19. Josh Sturrock
20. Neil Ferrier
Star Player
Monifieth Athletic
Dryburgh Athletic
Chris Ashe – Scored two goals and his pace up front proved to be a real threat. Was a constant menace and is a useful asset for his team.
Cameron Doig – Scored his side’s goal but also proved to be a real creator in the game. Some imaginative skill on show too.
Magic Moment
Monifieth Athletic
Dryburgh Athletic
Chris Ashe’s second goal – great through ball and a textbook finish. Super football.
Cameron Doig’s dribble – A first-half run that evaded about five oncoming challenges. Great skill but a shame that the move didn’t come to anything.
Match Video Highlights
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