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DDYFA U17s+U19s 2016/17 Team of the Season

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The U17s league saw Fairmuir pip Ferry Athletic to the treble, as they beat Ferry to the league title by three points and defeated them in both cup finals. In the U19s league, Forfar West End and Ferry Yellows shared the league title, with Forfar winning the Peter MacAvoy to complete a league and cup double, but Ferry Yellows won the treble, as they ended the season by winning the East Region Cup.  We look at some of the top performers from the past year in the U17s+U19s Team of the Season.


Goalkeeper – Rory McInally – Fairmuir U17s

McInally conceded just 22 goals in the league and was outstanding in both of Fairmuir’s cup finals, saving two penalties in the shootout in the Henry Dolan Cup final, and then producing a number of crucial saves and winning the Man of the Match award in the Ellwood Cup final.


Centre Back – Cammy Cruickshanks – Fairmuir U17s

Suspension saw Cruickshanks move into the centre of Fairmuir’s defence early in the season, and the well-rounded defender has gone from strength to strength in his new role as his side completed the treble.


Centre Back – Ben English – Pitfour U17s

The Pitfour captain had a fine season as they finished third in the league, and was rewarded with a dual contract with Forfar Albion Juniors where he picked up joint Player of the Year.


Centre Back – Lewis Finnie – Ferry Yellows U19s

The Ferry Yellows captain is one of the most dependable players in the league. His partnership with Harry Dow at the heart of Ferry’s defence is one of the key reasons for their success this season.


Right Midfield – Rory Faulkner – Ferry Yellows U19s

The pacey and direct Faulkner has been key to Ferry Yellow’s success this season. He scored with his first touch to bring them level in the East Region Cup final, and has caused problems for every defence he’s faced this year.


Centre Midfield – Moray Robertson – Coupar Angus U19s

An impressive season from the 16-year-old saw him sweep Coupar Angus’s club awards, as he picked up the Player of the Year, Players Player of the Year and Most Improved Player of the Year, as Coupar Angus secured third place in the league.


Centre Midfield – Blair McCord – Ferry Athletic U17s

The energetic McCord bagged 26 goals from midfield as Ferry reached three cup finals. A tricky dribbler and composed passer, McCord looks well equipped to make the step up to U19s next season.


Left Midfield – Chris McNeil – Ferry Athletic U17s

Deployed as both a left midfielder and a left back, McNeil’s energy and drive were key to Ferry reaching three cup finals. He found the net 13 times this season as Ferry finished runners up to Fairmuir.


Striker – Thomas Law – Carnoustie Panmure U17s

Law was fourth place Carnoustie’s top scorer this season, scoring 37 times.


Striker – Kieren Crighton – Forfar West End U19s

The powerful forward produced a last gasp equaliser in Forfar’s cup final against Ferry that they went to win on penalties. Strong in the air and a clinical finisher, Crighton was instrumental to his sides league and cup success.


Striker – Ryan McLaren – Fairmuir U17s

McLaren scored 40 goals as he fired Fairmuir to a domestic treble. An intelligent player and lethal finisher, he will be key if they are to continue their success next season.



Goalkeeper – Michael Smith – Forfar West End

Smith conceded just 18 goals in 14 league games as Forfar shared the league title with Ferry. His cup final performance against Ferry was also instrumental in securing the double.


Defender – Lewis Fyffe – DUSC

The versatile midfielder spent the second half of the season playing in defence, but made the position his own as DUSC finished the season in fifth place.


Midfielder – Callum Todd – Coupar Angus U19s

Despite being a defensive midfielder, Todd was Coupar Angus’s top scorer with 12 goals. A solid return that helped his side to a third place finish.


Midfielder – Ross Bell – Fairmuir U17s

Bell was an ever-present in Fairmuir’s treble winning season, chipping in with over 10 goals from the right-hand side of midfield.


Striker – Josh McCleary – Pitfour U17s

McCleary bagged 32 goals as Pitfour secured third place in the Dave Pullar League.


Striker – Adam Brown – Ferry Yellows U19s

Brown was crucial to Ferry’s success, with an injury time header clinching them the East Region Cup and completing the treble. There aren’t many strikers as intelligent or as lethal as the Ferry man.





Andrew Creegan

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