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Robertson free kick gives Monifieth three points

Ferry Athletic 0

Monifieth Athletic 1

Cameron Robertson 40'
  • Saturday, 28 September 2013
  • Dawson Park
  • Under 19´s
  • Presidents League

Michael Colville | YFS East Region Journalist
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The sun was shining at Dawson Park, as two rivals were about to kick off. Ferry Athletic and Monifieth were ready to battle it out, but it was difficult to say who would come out on top between the two President League teams.  
Monifieth had the first chance of the game in the 8th minute of the game. Craig Strachan dribbled past a defender and into the Ferry box , he then struck a hard shot towards goal but it rattled the post. 
Craig Chalmers almost put Ferry ahead in the 15th minute with an impressive run beating two players and then taking a long shot towards goal but it went narrowly wide. Ferry continued to pass the ball and set up another chance soon after, a great passing move set up Darren Mackie with a chance to shoot but keeper Greg Sturrock dealt with it well. 
Monifieth were stroking the ball about well, when Craig Strachan played a quick pass to Cameron Robertson who then played David Hendy through into the box. But before Hendry could take a chance at goal, Craig Madden put in a strong challenge and won the ball well. 
Liam Smith nearly gave Monifieth the lead with a powerful long shot which was heading for the net, but Joshua Gorton managed to dive on to the ball well. The ball spilled from his grasp but Gorton did well to recover the ball quickly. 
Monifieth were looking the better team, Ferry were passing the ball about well but were struggling to create any clear chances at goal. Monifieth took their chance to score in the 40th minute, Cameron Robertson scored a brilliant lofted free kick which dipped past the keeper and into the back of the net making it 1-0.
Ferry almost equalised just before the half was over. Craig Chalmers won the ball in the midfield and then played a great pass to Ryan Blair who then took the ball around a Monifieth player and hit a shot towards goal but Greg Sturrock made a good save. The halftime whistle blew soon after and Monifieth were in the lead. Ferry were struggling to create many strong chances but still looked like they could come back into it. Monifieth looked dangerous when attacking and were defending well. 
  • Half Time:
  • Ferry Athletic
  • 0-1
  • Monifieth Athletic
The second half kicked off, and Monifieth looked eager to add to their lead. They put pressure on the Ferry defence early on, but Ferry were fighting back. Callum Kinnear created a good opportunity for Ferry to get a goal back with a swooping cross over the box. Ryan Blair leaped into the air and headed the ball well but it went just wide of the post. 
Monifieth were creating plenty of chances this half, Jonathon Bremner  played a great pass to Cameron Robertson who was making a run into the Ferry box. Robertson knocked the ball towards goal but it went wide of the net.
Craig Chalmers once again nearly equalised for Ferry. After beating a player, Chalmers cut into the box and hit a hard shot towards goal but he was denied by the post again. 
Monifieth came close to making it two. Cameron Robertson was through on goal after an impressive run, but Joshua Gorton made a super challenge and held the ball. Ferry were starting to look less hungry in their attacks, whilst Monifieth were still trying to press the Ferry defence. 
Ferry continued to search for a chance to equalise, but Monifieth were creating plenty. Ferry came close when Darren Mackie hit a low hard shot in the box which deflected back to Adeel Ahmed who struck the ball powerfully towards goal but it went over. 
In the final minutes of the game, Ferry were starting to pass the ball around better and were looking to attack but they still looked like they were lacking a bit of urgency. Monifieth were holding on well and still looked like they could grab another goal. Gregor Dewar nearly made it 2-0 when he was played through on goal, he skilfully took the ball around Gorton but then Gorton made an impressive dive and managed to hold on to the ball and win it from Dewar. 
Ferry kept trying to find that equaliser but it was too late as the final whistle blew. Monifieth took the 3 points after an impressive Cameron Robertson free kick which made it 1-0. Ferry played well but didn’t create enough chances, whilst Monifieth created quite a few but should have scored more. Monifieth passed the ball about well and looked dangerous when counter attacking. 
  • Full Time:
  • Ferry Athletic
  • 0-1
  • Monifieth Athletic


Ferry Athletic
Monifieth Athletic

1. Joshua Gorton
2. Ross Weir
3. Calum Ross
4. Ryan Kinnear
5. Adeel Ahmed
6. Ben Middleton
7. Ryan Blair
8. Darren Mackie
9. Calum Kinnear
10. Steven Wilcox
11. Keith Mitchell
12. James Totty
14. Craig Chalmers
15. Craig Madden
16. Kieran Dack

1. Greg Sturrock
2. Jamie Armstrong
3. Cameron Scott
4. Ben Lindsay
5. Ryan Roche
6. Craig Strachan
7. Cameron Robertsin
8. Owen Jamieson
9. Jonathon Bremner
10. Steven Roberts
11. Liam Smith
12. Ross Mackay
14. Gregor Dewar
15. David Hendry
16. Jack Tough

Star Player
Ferry Athletic
Monifieth Athletic
Craig Madden was my man of the match because he made some crucial tackles and was strong in defence.
Gregor Dewar was my man of the match because his pace made him look dangerous when attacking and he created some good chances.
Magic Moment
Ferry Athletic
Monifieth Athletic
Joshua Gorton made an incredible save, when rounded by a player Gorton leaped to the floor and held the ball well.
Cameron Robertson scored a fantastic free kick, putting Monifieth in the lead just before half time.
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