With cup final season approaching, the final few quarter and semi final matches were played out, as well as East Region Cup ties and a Scottish Cup tie.
Here’s how the action went down:
Fairmuir and Riverside will contest the Ross Ballantine Cup final after wins over Pitfour and Montrose in their respective semi-finals. Goals from Stuart Heenan, Harrison Smith and an own goal were enough to see Fairmuir beat Pitfour 3-1, while Riverside advanced with a 2-1 over Montrose.
Ferry Athletic saw their Scottish Cup dreams ended at the hands of The Celtic Boys Club. The Glasgow side ran out 6-1 winners as Dundee’s last representatives in the competition were eliminated.
In the J Clenaghan League, Newtyle came from 3-1 down to beat Broughty Panthers 6-3. Andrew Wilkie netted twice, while strikes from Alfie Meager, Loghan McKelvie, Cayden Carroll and Alexandra Robson earned them the points.
St Andrews Colts edged the battle of the leagues two bottom sides with a 7-5 win over Arbroath. They leapfrogged Brechin, who went down 7-1 to DUSC. Dundee West Reds and Forfar played out a 3-3 draw.
Celtic Boys beat Dundee Thistle 3-0 in the P Gibson League, while Mearns beat Kirrie 2-1.
Holders Forfar Boys advanced to the next round of the East Region Cup with a 1-0 win over Breadalbane Strathtay.
Fairmuir fought back from 2-0 down to draw with Ferry Athletic in the DS Rennie League. Owen Boath struck twice in the first half, but second half goals from Igor Zinko and Mark Ross ensured Fairmuir a share of the spoils.
Broughty United ended Kirrie Thistle’s unbeaten run with a 3-1 win over the Angus side. Greg Ramsay, Leon Winterton and Benji Kane got the second half goals for Broughty as they came from 1-0 down to claim a valuable three points.
Celtic Boys recorded a big win over Brechin, while ACSC beat DUSC 5-0.
In the W Mills League, St Andrews Colts beat leaders Riverside 4-1 and Dryburgh beat Carnoustie 5-1. St Murdochs and Vale of Tay played out a thrilling 4-4 draw.
After falling behind, a Bryan Dalgetty double gave Saints a half time lead, and Jayden Dunbar gave them a 3-2 lead 12 minutes after the restart. Vale of Tay turned the tie on its head with two quickfire goals, but Taylor Angus netted St Murdochs fourth to ensure they took a point from the game.
Pitfour booked their place in the semi-finals of the Tommy Clark Trophy with a 4-1 win over Celtic Boys. The hosts took an early lead, but Ross Cameron levelled the match up before the 10-minute mark.
Ally Alcorn netted twice before being sent off, but a second booking for Derron Gordon ensured that both sides finished a man down. Jordan Turnbull added Pitfour’s fourth in the final minutes as they set up a semi-final clash with Broughty Panthers.
Monifieth and Fairmuir will contest the other semi-final, and both were in fine goal scoring form in their G Taylor League matches. Fairmuir beat Ferry 8-6, while
Monifieth eased past Dundee Thistle. Aiden Lorente scored a hat trick, while Arran Ferry, Greg Will, Bartosz Kwiatek and Aaron Dewar all netted in a 7-0 win.
Luke Miller got a double for Dundee West in their 3-1 win over Forfar. Lewis Hutton also scored, while Broughty United took the bragging rights from their derby match with Broughty United Panthers, thanks to a 2-1 win.
In the Maryfield League, Dryburgh Athletic kept up their unbeaten run with a 7-2 win over Blairgowrie, while Ferry Athletic beat Scone Thistle 7-1.
Jeanfield Blacks picked up a valuable three points with a 4-1 win over Broughty United. Liam Cooney netted the opener before an own goal doubled Jeanfield’s lead. In the second half, Ethan Simpson and James Westwood both found the net before Broughty netted a late consolation.
This week’s featured match saw Dundee Thistle host Dryburgh CC. A week after holding Dryburgh’s title rivals Riverside, Thistle produced another fine performance to earn a 1-1 draw.
Dryburgh had the better of the play in the first half, but clear-cut chances were few and far between. Thomas Egan gathered Stuart Hoggan’s free kick at the second attempt before denying Paul Hutton.
The visitors opened the scoring six minutes before the interval through Luke Owens. Thistle failed to deal with Hoggan’s free kick from the left, and the ball broke to Owens, who drilled a low shot past Egan.
Thistle came flying out the traps at the start of the second half. Liam Myles was denied the equaliser by Cammy Grant’s outstretched leg less than a minute after the restart.
The hosts did level the score when Keiton Strachan’s free kick was turned past Grant by Owens from close range.
Connell Fraser saw a half volley from 20 yards kept out by Grant before Ben Miller passed up the chance to win the game for Dryburgh. The winger was played in behind the Thistle defence but sliced his effort wide.
McAuley fired a shot from the left-hand side of the box narrowly wide, before Egan denied Miller with the last kick of the game, as both sides had to settle for a share of the spoils.
Riverside capitalised on Dryburgh dropping points by beating Brechin 4-0. Callum Brand scored a hat trick, and Jack Terroni also netted.
East Craigie Swifts needed extra time to beat Thornton Locos in the East Region Cup. Callum McCleary, Reece Lornie and Finlay Baird scored in normal time, with extra time goals from Scott Galloway and Kier Gardiner giving them a 5-4 win. St Andrews Colts are also through after 1-0 win over Cairney Hill.
Goals from Shaun Roeleveld, Vincent Edmonds and Robbie Tait helped Carnoustie to a 3-2 win over Partan Craig in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League.
Dryburgh beat Forfar West End 4-1.
Kirrie Thistle beat neighbours Forfar West End 6-4 to dent their title hopes. Ferry Athletic beat Monifieth Tayside 7-3, while Fairmuir recorded a 4-1 win over Letham Tangerines. Luncarty beat Brechin 2-1.