Ferry Yellows advanced into the second round of the Scottish Cup after a convincing 4-0 victory over Dundee United SC. Ferry dominated for long spells of the match and goals either side of half time from Cameron Hoskins and a late brace from Adam Brown were enough to see last season’s Henry Dolan Cup winners over the line against a lacklustre United side.
United started brightly and could have been ahead within two minutes. Nathan Taylor got in behind the Ferry backline but couldn’t get enough on his shot to trouble Ferry keeper Elliot Smith. Ferry’s first effort came courtesy of Harry Dow, however the midfielder’s effort from 20 yards didn’t trouble Aaron Smith in the United goal.
The hosts created a golden opportunity with 11 minutes played. Mathew Millar was gifted to much space at a free kick, but mistimed his jump and couldn’t connect with Bryan Docherty’s delivery. From this free kick, Ferry broke up the pitch and Cameron Hoskins low drive forced Aaron Smith into making a smart save.
Ferry were starting to impose themselves on the match and with 15 minutes played took the lead. Jack Hogarth lifted a clever pass into the path of Hoskins who held off Callum Walls and drilled the ball across Aaron Smith and into the net.
Lewis Fyfe went close for United two minutes after the opener. Calum King’s cross was knocked down by Gareth Mowett into the path of Fyfe, but the midfielder’s effort sailed over the cross bar.
United’s Kennedy Pyper picked up a yellow card after a foul on Jay Foran. The Ferry winger took the resulting free kick, but his effort was wide of the mark.
Ferry keeper Elliot Smith produced a super save to keep out Docherty’s free kick after 35 minutes. Docherty’s in-swinging shot looked destined for the net, but Ferry’s number one pushed the ball away from danger.
With the half time whistle approaching, United squandered two chances to go level. The first came the way of Mowett who got to a loose ball before Elliot Smith, but couldn’t get a shot away from a tight angle.
The second chance should have resulted in an equaliser. Taylor chased down a long ball, but the striker took the ball wide. The forward managed to pick Docherty and the left backs effort brought another good save out of Elliot Smith.
Ferry went into the break ahead, but Dundee United SC were beginning to look dangerous.