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Slater stunner sees Logie and Broughty share spoils

Broughty United 2

Clark 26', Sharpe 60'

Logie Harp 2

Harris 57', Slater 70'
  • Sunday, 12 November 2017
  • Claypotts Park
  • Under 16´s
  • Maryfield League

Andrew Creegan

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A stunning strike from Lennox Slater earned Logie Harp a point from their game against Broughty United. The hosts led twice through Liam Clark and Simon Sharpe, but Brian Harris’ chip and Slater’s stunner ensured the points were shared.

It was third against fourth before kick-off, and with Fairmuir on cup duty, both sides knew that a win would take them up to second.

Third place Broughty started brightly, with an early Liam Clark free kick bringing a save out of Samuel Ross. Neither side was shying away from challenges, meaning clear cut chances were few and far between.

Gregor Tweed made a smart save when a Logie corner fell to Daniel Berry eight yards from goal, but his shot was smartly saved. Berry was involved at the other goalmouth moments later, clearing the ball off the line after Ross’s save from Clark spun up into the air.

Clark eventually got the better of Ross on 26 minutes, as Broughty took the lead. Callum Howe unlocked the Logie defence with a well weighted pass, and Clark made no mistake with a cool finish across Ross into the side netting.

The goal forced Logie to come out of their shell, but Tweed only had one real save to make, closing down Keir Murray from a tight angle, as Broughty saw out the half with their lead intact.

  • Half Time:
  • Broughty United
  • 1-0
  • Logie Harp

Logie were in the driving seat at the beginning of the second half, and should have been level when Brian Harris found Sean Anderson on the left-hand side of the box, but he shot narrowly wide of the post.

Tweed made a fantastic diving save to keep out Berry’s header after 55 minutes, but was helpless when the pacey Harris latched onto a long ball before he could reach it, and the Logie man made no mistake with a composed chip that brought his side level.

The adage that you’re most vulnerable when you’ve just scored proved true for Logie, as they fell behind on the hour mark. Simon Sharpe was sent in behind the Logie defence and there was only ever one outcome when he went one-on-one with Ross, as he found the bottom corner.

Clark nearly netted his second with a free kick from 25 yards, but his effort was just off target. Lennox Slater should have done better when he met a long free kick, but he steered his header wide.

Slater made up for that miss with 10 minutes to go, when he smacked in the equaliser. A poor goal kick from Tweed gave Logie possession 25 yards from goal, and Slater smacked a left-footed shot in off the underside of the crossbar to bring his side level.

Logie searched for a late winner, and nearly got it when Murray’s pot-shot fell at the feet of Nathan Thomson, but he shot straight at Tweed as both sides settled for a well earned point.  

  • Full Time:
  • Broughty United
  • 2-2
  • Logie Harp


Broughty United
Logie Harp
1. Gregor Tweed
2. Harry Eaton
3. Kyle Cox
4. Jamie Ross
5. Jack Mitchell
7. Callum Howe
8. Jack Gordon
9. Simon Sharpe
10. Robbie McDonald
11. Conor Fyffe
12. Robbie Johnson
14. Kieran Bannon
15. Rory Jagusinski
16. Liam Clark
17. Kieran Webb
1. Samuel Ross
2. Sean Anderson
3. David King
4. Daniel Berry
5. Josh Fyffe
6. Ben McCafferty
7. Jack Buist
8. Nathan Thomson
9. Gregor Cameron
10. Lennox Slater
11. Bailey McIlroy
12. Keir Murray
13. Connor Donnan
14. Finlay Armstrong
15. Brian Harris
16. Mustafa Panchbhaya
Star Player
Broughty United
Logie Harp
Jamie Ross - Stood up well against a physical outfit and made plenty of important tackles and interceptions.
Brian Harris - The Logie man was full of running, drew lots of fouls and took his goal well. A solid performance.
Magic Moment
Broughty United
Logie Harp
Sharpe's goal - Both the Broughty goals were much of a muchness, so I'll give it to Simon because if it wasn't for a wonder strike, it would have been the game winner.
Slater's goal - The big striker produced when his side needed it most, and what a strike it was. The Broughty defence had kept him quiet for long periods, but there was nothing they could of about this goal.
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