The Peter McAvoy Cup is in the hands of Dundee West after an impressive 3-0 win, over Craigie Thistle, at North End Park. Two goals in the second half confirmed victory for West and they became only the second side to lift the trophy, walking in the footsteps of Broughty United.
Unsurprisingly the final began at a frantic pace with both sides looking to make an early impression. It was the victors who carved out the first real opportunities with Jamie Heron heavily involved. The number 9 saw a header well saved by Thistle goalkeeper Ronan Curtis and that was followed by a clever shot from distance, which finished narrowly wide.
Having started well West were rewarded, in the 16th minute, with the opener and Heron, again, played a crucial role, drawing the defenders with a powerful run that allowed Matthew Brown to slam a loose ball into the net.
Craigie responded well and almost instantly drew level. Following a surging run from just inside his own half David Muirhead forced a good save from Donald Ferguson.
At this stage the final was opening up and West almost had their second of the afternoon, through Scott Cole, who was only denied by a superb one handed stop by Curtis.
The Thistle keeper was having a busy final and was also called into action by Ryan Smith and Nathan Scott as the match progressed. Curtis was to be beaten by Matthew Brown’s looping effort and was relieved to see Declan Gall prevent the ball from crossing the line.