A clinical performance from Broughty United saw them come out on top against neighbours Ferry Athletic in the final league match of 2016. Despite Ferry taking an early lead through Jack Moir, the hosts fought back with goals from Charlie Massie, Mackenzie McGuire and a brace from the birthday boy Greg Ramsay.
Ferry started well and brought a save out of Broughty keeper Ben Todd inside the opening minute. The goalie doing well to push away Jay Lawson’s effort. Broughty’s first effort came courtesy of Charlie Massie after 13 minutes, but the striker’s shot was well blocked by a Ferry defender.
The visitors were dominant in the opening exchanges, seeing most of the possession in the Broughty half, and made their dominance tell as they went ahead after 18 minutes. Blair Anderson’s cross eventually fell at the feet of Jack Moir, who swept the ball past Todd from close range.
All the signs were suggesting that this was going to be a long day at the office for Broughty, but the hosts managed to grab an equaliser after 25 minutes. Massie played a nice one-two with Kyle Sandeman at the top of the box and despite the Ferry cries for offside, Massie found the net from close range.
Ferry were straight back on the offensive, as Todd denied Moir and Blair Anderson in quick succession. Then, Broughty took the lead after 31 minutes. Mackenzie McGuire’s cross from the right-hand side of the box flew over Daniel Clark in the Ferry goal, whether the Broughty man did this intentionally, only he will know.