Simon Sharpe’s double handed Broughty United a win over Monifieth Athletic in the Dave Pullar. The striker scored in either half as Broughty came from behind to earn the win.
Both sides had made mixed starts to the season, and it was Monifieth that made the ideal start to the game when Oli Carmichael was left unmarked at the back post and he headed past Gregor Tweed from close range after seven minutes.
Broughty were facing an uphill battle, trailing and playing into the fierce wind, but fired back after 14 minutes. A free kick at the edge of the box presented David Stewart a chance to equalise, and the midfielder duly obliged, firing a low strike past Dylan Kelly into the bottom corner.
Buoyed by the equaliser, Broughty began to take the game to Monifieth, with Connor Fyffe and Kieran Webb both firing wide in quick succession.
At the other end, Ross McDowell looked to have put Monifieth back in front when he created himself a yard of space at the edge of the box, but saw his powerful drive pushed away the diving Tweed.
The game was beginning to open up and Broughty should have taken the lead when Callum Howe released Simon Sharpe, but the striker skewed his effort wide from a tight angle.
Sharpe made no mistake with his next chance as he powered his way through the Monifieth defence before lifting the ball over Dylan Kelly to give Broughty the lead on the half hour mark.