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Pitfour see off Ferry in Dundee West Anniversary Cup final

Ferry Athletic 0

Pitfour FC 3

Allan 37', 53', Alcorn 68'
  • Sunday, 26 March 2017
  • North End Park
  • Under 14´s
  • Dundee West Anniversary Cup

Pitfour secured the Dundee West Anniversary Cup with a 3-0 win over Ferry Athletic. A second half brace from Andrew Allan and a late strike from Alistar Alcorn secured the first of a potential four trophies available to Pitfour this season.

Both sides started cautiously, with every player on the park trying to get a touch of the ball in the opening exchanges. Pitfour’s first effort came courtesy of Ben Clos, but the midfielder’s effort from distance was off target. Ferry’s Kai Meldrum shot wide not long after.

The Ferry captain did well to keep the score level after nine minutes. Goalkeeper Aaron Caird misjudged a cross, but Meldrum managed to hook the ball off the line, sparing the keepers blushes in the process.

Ferry created the best chance of the match after 18 minutes. Meldrum’s pass somehow found its way through to Rory Smith, and the winger blasted the ball against the crossbar from seven yards out. This was a golden opportunity for Ferry, an opportunity that clearly took Smith by surprise as it fell to him.

As half time approached, Pitfour began to increase the pressure on the Ferry goal. Alistar Alcorn with a jinking run from deep, but he didn’t trouble Caird as he sent his effort wide. Jordan Turnbull was the next Pitfour player to have a go, but his effort ended up in the side netting.

 

  • Half Time:
  • Ferry Athletic
  • 0-0
  • Pitfour FC

Pitfour stated the second half as they had ended the first, and needed just two minute to open the scoring. Alcorn’s corner headed home from close range by captain Andrew Allan.

Ferry were beginning to feel the pressure and would have fallen further behind if not for a goal line clearance from Adam Lees. Pitfour were pinning Ferry back, winning nearly every loose ball in the middle of the park. Dylan Wright’s strike brought a fine save out of Caird.

The resulting corner was sent in by Alcorn and again headed in by Allan, despite the efforts of Meldrum on the goal line. A near identical goal to the opener, but a goal that Pitfour’s dominance merited.

Ferry won a corner of their own minutes later, but Moby Ogunlaja saw his effort saved by Archie Kelly-Barton. Pitfour nearly added a third with seven minutes remaining, but Caird managed to push Ross Cameron’s free kick onto the bar.

There was nothing that the keeper could do five minutes later, as Pitfour added their third. Alcorn curling the ball into the bottom corner from 20 yards out. A fine finish to round off the perfect afternoon for Pitfour.

Things nearly got worse for Ferry, as Pitfour nearly added a fourth in injury time. Jack Tindal managed to clear efforts from Clos and Alcorn off the line in quick succession.

For Pitfour, they will hope that this is just the first of many pieces of silverware this season. They return to North End Park at the end of April to take on Arbroath in the J Duffy Cup final, and will fancy themselves to add that cup to their trophy cabinet.

As for Ferry, they more than matched Pitfour over the course of the match, but ultimately came up short in the final third on more than one occasion. They will look back on Rory Smith’s chance as a moment that would have turned the tie in their favour, but it wasn’t to be.

  • Full Time:
  • Ferry Athletic
  • 0-3
  • Pitfour FC

Lineups

Ferry Athletic
Pitfour FC
1. Aaron Caird
2. Daniel McNamee
3. Matthew Thom
4. Declan Murray
6. Jack Tindal
7. Moby Ogunlaja
8. Adam Lees
9. Kai Meldrum
10. Rory Smith
11. Jay Sorrie
15. Jack Black
16. Alexander Russel
17. Sam Grimes
18. Hari Caswell
22. Charlie Castle
28. Dean Cormack
1. Archie Kelly-Barton
2. Rory Harrower
3. Dylan Wright
4. Ben Clos
5. Kairn Brand
6. Charlie Edward
7. Ross Cameron
8. Andrew Allan
9. Ethan Thom
10. Oliver Farquharson
11. Matthew Glen
12. Jordan Turnbull
14. Jamie McRae
15. Alistar Alcorn
16. Jacob Edwards
17. Rory Cromwell
Star Player
Ferry Athletic
Pitfour FC
Moby Ogunlaja - Was rock solid at the heart of the Ferry defence and helped them offensively when he was moved up the park later in the match. Unfortunate to be on the losing side.
Alistar Alcorn - Picked up two assists and scored a cracker of a goal. An excellent performance that he will be hoping to match in Pitfour's upcoming finals.
Magic Moment
Ferry Athletic
Pitfour FC
Caird's save from Wright - The Ferry keeper made a number of good saves but this was the pick of the bunch.
Alcorn's Goal - A fine goal that capped off the perfect day for Pitfour.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
Last modified on Monday, 27 March 2017 16:38
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