Fairmuir got off to the perfect start in 2017 with a 7-0 victory against Dundee United SC. The visitors found themselves 3-0 up at the break and despite an improved performance from DUSC, found the net a further four times in the second half.
It took Fairmuir just 62 seconds to open the scoring, with Jay Tosh grabbing the opener. The ball fell to the striker inside the area and he drilled it past DUSC’s Jamie Scott.
Scott was called into action moments later, producing a fine save to deny Angus Dewar. The midfielder broke away from the DUSC defence, but saw his shot pushed onto the crossbar by the goalkeeper.
DUSC were not prepared to lie down, and saw Ross Dewar’s shot saved by Lewis Burns. The hosts were growing into the game, denying Fairmuir any clear-cut chances, but struggling to ask any serious questions of Burns. Dewar fired wide after 21 minutes.
Despite the signs of improvement from DUSC, it was Fairmuir that got the second goal. Thomas Gibb was too hot for the DUSC defence to handle, and the striker slotted past Scott from inside the box after 27 minutes.
Two minutes later, the lead was three. Ryan McGregor finding the net from close range despite the offside calls from the DUSC players.
Fairmuir were in the mood and would have been further ahead if not for a good stop from Scott, this time the keeper denied Tosh. The pacey striker then rounded Scott after 33 minutes, but saw his shot cleared off the line.
DUSC had their best chance of the half six minutes before the break. Following a corner, the ball broke to John McGlashan, but he sent his effort over the bar, much to the despair of his teammates.