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Arbroath hit Douglas for seven

Arbroath Lads Club 7

Murphy 4, 26,43, Smith 20, Tutchenor 35,47, Tulleth 60

Douglas 1

  • Sunday, 17 September 2017
  • Arbroath High School
  • Under 14´s
  • Watson McInally League
Sean Selkirk

Sean Selkirk | YFS North Region Journalist
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Arbroath Lads club bounced back from a poor run of form to score seven goals at home to Douglas in latest round of fixtures in the DDYFA Watson McInally Under 14 League.

Arbroath made a quick start to this game as Matthew Murray was quick off the mark to put the home side 1-0 up after just 4 minutes. However Douglas bounced back exactly five minutes later as they scored to level things up through a penalty which was given for handball. Two quick goals with just less than ten minutes played this looked set to be a great game.

Arbroath pressed to take the lead again and perseverance paid off as attacking midfielder Lewis Smith put Arbroath ahead for the second time. Murphy was enjoying his luck in front of goal as he doubled Arbroaths advantage.

However the home side weren't going to start going easy on Douglas now as Murphy's strike partner Josh Tutchenor scored the home sides fourth of the game. Douglas were struggling to cope with the firepower of Abroath as the scoreline was 4-1 in favour of the home side at the break.

  • Half Time:
  • Arbroath Lads Club
  • 4-1
  • Douglas

Arbroath were not finished there, they came out in the second half just how they played the first. Clinical striker Murphy made it 5-1 shortly after the interval which completed his hat-trick.

Strike partner Tutchnor then doubled his tally for the day minutes later as Arbroath were now cruising towards a very comfortable victory.

Dylan Tulleth came off the bench before making it 7-1 to the home side. Arbroath too strong in the final third for Douglas after not the best of starts.

After a comfortable victory, Arbroath will be hoping to take the confidence from this sold win into the Scottish Cup second round at home to Pitfour this coming weekend. Douglas will be pleased with how they started but just need to keep the pressure on for the remainder. Douglas travel to Maryfield in their respective Scottish Cup tie.

  • Full Time:
  • Arbroath Lads Club
  • 7-1
  • Douglas

Lineups

Arbroath Lads Club
Douglas
1. Harley
2. Finnegan
3. Bremner
4. McCagh
5. Malborough
6. Smith
7. Reid
8. Gray
9. Davidson
10. Murphy
11. Tutchnor
12. Tulleth
Star Player
Arbroath Lads Club
Douglas
Matthew Murphy gets start player thanks to his superb hat-trick for the home side.
Magic Moment
Arbroath Lads Club
Douglas
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  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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