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Monifieth Athletic vs Broughty United U17
Pitfour FC have been impressive in the DDYFA Dave Pullar League and currently sit nine points clear at the top of the table. The two teams hoping to catch them, Monifieth Athletic and Broughty United, face off this weekend in one of the games of the region this weekend.
Monifieth Athletic know that a win this weekend is absolutely necessary if they hold any hopes of catching up to their Perthshire based rivals. They currently sit nine adrift but have the benefit of two games in hand. Wins in each of these games are vital in keeping the title race alive.
Broughty United, on the other hand, have more of a mountain to climb. Like their opponents, they also have a nine point gap to close, however while Monifieth have played two games less than leaders Pitfour, United have played two games more. A win this weekend will keep hopes alive.
These two last played each other back in October, with Monifieth taking the three points in a 6-3 victory at Monifieth High School, but this Sunday’s game is hard to call. Weather conditions could have a big impact at the usually blustery Riverview. The team that handles the conditions better will find themselves with a huge advantage.
Dundee Sporting Club vs Dundee West Reds U14
This match has the potential to have huge ramifications for the promotion race in the DDYFA Watson McInally League.
Dundee Sporting Club have been fantastic this season. They sit at the top of the league and are in prime position to take the league title come the end of the season. They’ve only lost one game this season, a surprising defeat to Carnoustie Panmure, and have a seven point lead at the top.
Dundee West Reds have had a decent season so far and can be proud of what they have achieved. They are currently sitting fourth in the table and are some distance behind Sporting Club. 11 points separate the two sides.
This match can have a major impact on the league if Dundee West Reds can produce the win they are more than capable of achieving, which would open the door for second placed Ferry Athletic to close the gap if they win their match against Broughty United Panthers.
The previous match between the two saw Sporting Club secure a narrow 2-1 win. Old Glamis Road is set for what is sure to be an interesting game.
Monifieth Athletic vs Dundee West Royals U13
The Cafe Royale League will see it’s first meeting of the top two this season when Monifieth Athletic and Dundee West Royals.
It’s been a fantastic season so far for the Royals, who remain undefeated in the league, with a 100% record. That form has put them clear at the top of the league table, eight points ahead of their nearest challengers.
Monifieth Athletic have also taken to 11-a-side football in impressive style. They have only lost one game so far this and hold one game in hand over their opponents this weekend. This is a game where you feel that Athletic need to win if they want to keep their title hopes alive.
It will be interesting how these sides play in their first meeting against each other, especially given that weather conditions are expected to have a major effect on how each side will approach the game.
Kirkcaldy Inter vs East End Boys United BC U14
Moving over to Fife now and we have another exciting top of the table clash as Kirkcaldy Inter and East End Boys United face off in the FFDL Division 1.
Inter have played well in this season and find themselves at the top of the table on merit. The Kirkcaldy side have only lost two games in the league all season and will be there or there about in the title race come the end of their campaign.
East End Boys United have picked up where they left off last season. Last season’s East Region Cup finalists are still unbeaten in the league this season, with five wins and one draw leaving them just four points off the top of the table.
Whilst East End still have ground to make up, some would argue that Inter really need the win more than their opponents this weekend. Kirkcaldy have played four games more than United have this season and a win would offer them some breathing space at the top.
For United though, a win would give them a massive boost to confidence, closing the gap to just one point with the amount of games in hand that they have.
Hill of Beath Hawthorn vs Kelty Hearts CC U17
The match this weekend between Hill of Beath Hawthorn and Kelty Hearts has the potential to be not just one of the most important in the East Region, but in the country this weekend.
Hill of Beath have been riding high at the top of the league and still remain undefeated this season. Having drawn only one game as will in the league they have racked up the points and sit on the summit on merit.
They do however have plenty of others keeping up the chase, making this one of the most unpredictable leagues in the country. Kelty Hearts sit in second place, just three points off the top having played a game more than Hawthorn.
A win for Kelty would go a long way in keeping their name in the title fight, whilst Hawthorn could solidify their position at the top and strike a major blow to one of their main rivals at the same time. Expect a really close contest as these two face off.
Benarty Astros win last weekend against AM Soccer allowed Glenrothes Strollers to increase their lead at the top of the AFYFC U19’s table. Astros’ 2-0 win over AM Soccer paved the way for Strollers to extend their lead to six points with a 4-1 win against Jeanfield Swifts.
East Craigie Swifts maintained their lead at the top of the Presidents League table with a convincing win over Brechin City YFC, but Fairmuir Violet kept the pace with the table toppers with a narrow victory over Lincraig.
There was also a 1-0 win for Riverside Tayport over ACSC.
In the East Region Cup, it was Kirkcaldy FC who emerged as 2-1 winners over Dundee North End Youths to book their place in the semi-finals of the competition.
Hill of Beath Hawthorn were able to extend their lead at the top of the AFYFC U17’s table with a narrow victory against Aberdour. The win increases their lead to four points over second place Kelty Hearts.
Runaway leaders Pitfour were unable to increase their advantage at the top of the Dave Pullar League as they suffered their first defeat of the season with a 3-1 defeat away to Forfar Albion.
The Perthshire sides slip up allowed Broughty United to close the gap with a 7-0 victory over Letham Tangerines.Monifieth Athletic also closed the gap to 12 points with a 4-0 win away to Carnoustie Panmure.
Ferry Athletic picked up a win over struggling Letham Whites, whilst Lochee United Colts triumphed in an emphatic win over Bridge of Earn. There was also a win for Dundee West.
Broughty United nearly produced an incredible upset but fell just short, losing to league leaders Ferry Athletic 3-2. United have not one a game in the league yet this season, however going toe to toe with the league leaders will surely give them great confidence.
Ferry, meanwhile, extended their lead at the top of the Maryfield League, to five points ahead of Forfar Boys, who were due to play in cup action last weekend.
Elsewhere, in the Body Complimentary Clinics, St Murdochs earned a much needed draw away to Cupar Colts. Letham FC Tans picked up a win against Dundee United SC to leave themselves just three points behind leaders Bridge of Earn.
In the Queen’s Jubilee Cup, Kirrie Thistle booked their place in the semi-finals by beating a tough Monifieth Athletic side. Bridge of Earn and Forfar Boys will have to wait to play their tie after their game was postponed.
In Fife, Blue Brazil claimed first spot in Division 1 thanks to a 6-1 victory at Real Fife
The East Region Cup saw two more teams advance to round four, with Dundee Celtic BC and Glenrothes Athletic overcoming Kelty Hearts and Jeanfield Swifts respectively.
Greig Park Rangers continued their unbeaten start to the Division 1 league season with an impressive 2-0 win over Glenrothes Athletic. The Scottish Cup quarter finalists one point ahead of their nearest rivals AM Soccer, who beat Bayside FC Athletic 4-3, having played two games less.
In Division 2 West Fife Juniors took advantage of Auchterarder Juniors’ inaction this weekend by taking top spot with a 5-1 win away to Pittenweem. At the other end of the table Lumphinnans United earned their first win of the season in a close game against Thornton Locos.
Letham SC picked up only their third win in the league this season with a 4-2 triumph over fellow strugglers Dundee Thistle. Maryfield United in the meantime extended their lead at the top with a comfortable 3-0 win over Arbroath Lads
In the W Mills League, Dundee Sporting Club made up ground on leaders Forfar Boys with an emphatic win over ACSC.
Pitfour booked their place in the semi-final of the Tommy Clark Trophy with a win in a closely contested contest against Ferry Athletic at Dawson Park, while Fairmuir secured safe passage to the semis of the Jean Pierre Babin Cup with a convincing win over Monifieth Athletic.
The title chase in the DS Rennie League motored on with the top two both picking up wins last weekend. Broughty United Pumas were comfortable winners against Pitfour and Dryburgh Athletic were similarly emphatic in their win over Fairmuir. There were also wins for Montrose Vics and Montrose Youth against Brechin City and Riverside respectively.
In the Watson McInally League, Dundee Sporting Club extended their lead at the top with a narrow 1-0 win over Carnoustie Panmure. The win saw them move seven points clear of second place Ferry Athletic.
Dundee Thistle secured their first win of the season with a great win over Broughty United Panthers. The win saw Thistle move off the bottom of the table into 13th place. There was also a big win for St Andrews Colts against Kirrie Thistle.
In Fife, North Queensferry Clarets were able to move clear at the top of the table with a 3-2 win away to Thornton Locos. Second placed Duloch Juniors fell to defeat at home to Glenrothes Strollers to allow the Clarets to claim top spot for themselves.
In one of the ties of the weekend it was Dundee United SC who emerged victorious against Monifieth Athletic to book a place in the semi-finals of the East Region Cup.
Dundee West Royals maintained their nine point lead at the top of the Cafe Royale League with a convincing win over their sister side Dundee West Reds. DUSC kept up the pace however with a narrow win away to ACSC. There were also wins for Dundee West Yellows and Carnoustie Panmure.
The top two in the J Clenaghan League both secured big wins last weekend, with Brechin City emerging as big winners at Riverside and Broughty United winning 5-1 at St Andrews Colts.
Newtyle moved into round four of the East Region Cup with a narrow 2-1 victory over Dundee Celtic BC.
There were penalty shootouts galore in the DDYFA matches that beat the frost as the domestic cup competitions begin to hot up, while the first champions of the season were crowned.
Here’s how the action went down:
Monifieth Athletic’s Scottish Cup run came to an end as they went down 3-1 to Blantyre. Despite taking the lead through Fraser Yule, Monifieth bow out at the Quarter Final stage.
Dundee United SC extended their lead at the top of the Café Royale League table to six points with a 6-2 win over St Andrews Colts.
Dryburgh Athletic and Arbroath Lads will contest the Marshall Cup final after overcoming Fairmuir and Riverside in their semi-finals.
Bobby Shirkey scored four times as Dryburgh beat Fairmuir 6-0. Jay-Jay Hutchison also bagged a first half double for Dryburgh.
Kyle Fraser scored twice for Arbroath Lads with Ryan Paterson also netting as they drew 3-3 with Riverside before winning 3-2 on penalties.
Riverside’s goals came from Jayden Herd, Nathan McDonald and Reuben McCulloch.
Montrose Vics won 4-3 against Brechin City Youth in the J Clenaghan League, while in the P Gibson League, Mearns won 3-1 against Dundee Thistle.
Fairmuir advanced to the Quarter Finals of the Scottish Cup after beating Dunbeth FC 5-0. Stuart Heenan scored all five of Fairmuir’s goals.
Holders Pitfour began their East Region Cup defence with a 3-1 win over Dundee West Reds.
Dundee West opened the scoring midway through the first half, but a goal in either half from Brodie Pollock was added to by Charlie Milne as Pitfour advanced to the next round.
10-man Ferry Athletic beat Montrose Youth 3-2 to advance to the final of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup.
Goalkeeper Finlay Lyttle saw red for Ferry, but strikes from Will Hanbury, Aidan Lockhart and Liam Cargill saw Ferry through.
In the Watson McInally League, Arbroath Lads beat Monifieth 3-2, while Brechin City won 3-1 against Dundee Sporting.
Forfar Boys advanced the final of the Tommy Clark Trophy after beating neighbours Kirrie Thistle 3-2 on penalties following a 0-0 draw.
Ferry Athletic and Dundee West shared nine goals in their G Taylor League clash.
Goals from a Campbell Stevenson double was added to by Charlie Massie, Owen Boath and Harrison Taylor as Ferry ran out 5-4 winners.
ACSC clinched the W Mills League title thanks to a 4-1 win over neighbours St Murdochs, while DUSC beat St James 9-1.
Fairmuir booked their place in the final of the Queen’s Jubilee Cup with a 5-3 win over Carnoustie Panmure, despite playing the majority of the match with 10-men.
Jamie McCann opened the scoring early on for Fairmuir, but they were quickly pegged back as Lewis Sivewright converted a penalty for Carnoustie as Fairmuir were reduced to 10-men.
Despite the numerical disadvantage, Graeme Stewart headed Fairmuir ahead for a second time, only for Connor McFarlane to draw Carnoustie level once more before half time.
In the second half quickfire goals from Nick Fletcher and a second of the day for McCann put Fairmuir in control before Zain Ferguson fired in a fifth for the hosts.
Sivewright doubled his tally late on but it wasn’t enough to stop Fairmuir progressing to the final, where they will meet Pitfour, who saw off Monifieth Athletic in the other semi-final thanks to a Charlie Edward goal.
Letham Tangerines and Forfar Albion will meet in the J Cord Cup final after beating Montrose Youths 4-0 and Ferry Athletic 5-2 in their respective semi-finals.
Dryburgh Athletic came from behind to beat rivals Fairmuir in the semi-final of the Henry Dolan Cup.
After falling behind to two early goals Daryl Tosh pulled a goal back for Dryburgh before Jack Buist and Ben Wilson put the hosts 3-2 ahead, before Fairmuir bagged a third late on to take the game to penalties.
Dryburgh keeper Sam Ross was the hero as he kept out one Fairmuir penalty as Dryburgh ran out 4-2 winners in the shootout.
They will meet Ferry Athletic who beat ACSC 5-1 in the other semi-final.
Monifieth Athletic got back to winning ways in the Dave Pullar League as they beat Lincraig 3-1. Liam Annan bagged a brace with Olly Carmichael also on target for Monifieth.
Jeanfield Swifts saw off Dundee Thistle 5-1 thanks to strikes from Liam Cooney, Jack Muirhead, Ethan Simpson and James Westwood.
Ferry Athletic Blues edged out Fairmuir Violet 3-2 on penalties to seal a place in the final of the Peter MacAvoy Cup. Liam Crockett, Bradley Duff and Cameron Murray netted for Ferry.
Ryan Hush scored a hattrick as Ferry Athletic Yellows beat Dryburgh 6-0 in the Presidents League.
Monifieth Athletic booked their place in the final of the Diamond Jubilee Cup with a 4-2 penalty win over Blairgowrie. Fraser Yule scored twice for Monifieth, while Robbie Watson netted both of Blairgowrie’s goals before Monifieth emerged victorious from the shootout.
Ross Ramsay and Owen Moir were on target for Broughty Pumas as they secured a 2-2 draw with Dundee United SC in the Café Royale League. Montrose Youths beat Dundee West Royals 2-1.
Riverside CSC beat Fairmuir 6-2 thanks to a double from Nathan McDonald, which was added to by Chinedu Akunna, Jayden Herd and Ruari McCulloch.
Dryburgh Athletic remained unbeaten with a 9-0 win over Dundee SC. Rhys Stewart scored a hattrick for Dryburgh, with Klara Brady netting twice. Jay-Jay Hutchison, Kyle Hendry, Gregor Robertson and Adam Cabrelli also scored.
Kyle Fraser’s hattrick and Euan Nicholson’s double handed Arbroath Lads a 5-3 win over Brechin City. Montrose Vics picked up a 2-1 win over Carnoustie Panmure.
A ruthless performance from Forfar Boys saw them inflict Ferry Athletic’s first league defeat of the season as the Angus side recorded a 7-0 win to seize the initiative in the P Gibson League title race.
Tyler Urquhart bagged a hat trick for Forfar with Connor Morrison netting twice. Harry Craig and Kieran Fairweather completed the rout as Forfar moved to within a point of Ferry at the summit.
Kirrie Thistle beat Mearns 3-0, while Broughty Panthers played out a 2-2 draw with Dundee Thistle.
Jack Chalmers and Dylan McLeish netted hattricks as Carnoustie Panmure beat Dundee West Reds in the DS Rennie League.
Riverside beat Forfar Boys 7-1 while Fairmuir picked up a big win against Celtic Boys. Montrose Youths won 1-0 against Broughty Pumas.
Maryfield United are still unbeaten in the Watson McInally League after a big win over Dundee SC. Dilon Gurang, Aaran Duncan, Nairn Gaffney, Jamie Bruce and Kyle Johnston were amongst the scorers.
Jamie Rooney scored for Monifieth Athletic in their 1-1 draw with Newtyle. Brechin City beat Broughty Panthers 4-2 while St Andrews Colts won 1-0 against Mearns.
Charlie Massie scored twice as Ferry Athletic beat Riverside 5-1 in the G Taylor League. Owen Boath, Liam Scott and Conall Henderson completed the scoring.
Finlay Stewart and Luke Hunter scored for Pitfour as they beat Celtic Boys 2-0. East Craigie Swifts won 3-1 against Dundee West and Forfar Boys beat Broughty United 5-1.
Montrose Youths beat St Murdochs 8-2 in the W Mills League, while Monifieth Athletic won 5-1 against Maryfield United.
Fairmuir took a big step towards the Maryfield League title as they beat Pitfour 3-2. Nick Fletcher opened the scoring in the first half before Ben Clos brought Pitfour level.
Ross Cameron scored shortly after half time to put Pitfour ahead but goals from Liam Hunt and Jamie McCann secured Fairmuir a crucial three points.
Lewis Denny’s double helped Broughty Panthers to a 4-2 win over Celtic Boys. Denny opened and closed the scoring with Ryan Carr and Finlay Kenyon also on target.
Kieran Martin and Greg Oliphant netted in Carnoustie’s 2-2 draw with Riverside, while a late strike from Cavan McLaren handed Dundee West a 3-3 draw with Monifieth.
McLaren gave Dundee West an early lead before Monifieth levelled the game before half time. Lewis Thomson put Dundee West back in front before two goals put Monifieth ahead late on. McLaren struck five minutes from time to earn Dundee West a point.
Ferry Athletic beat Broughty United 4-2 in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League. Doug Blackwood and Craig Gibb scored for Broughty.
Bridge of Earn beat Letham Whites 3-2 while Letham Tangerines beat Montrose 7-2.
Simon Sharpe’s hat trick helped Broughty United close the gap on leaders Dryburgh CC as they beat Forfar Albion 4-2. Finlay Armstrong also netted in the Dave Pullar League tie.
Dryburgh CC went down to Ferry Athletic. Despite doubles from Liam Clark and Lennox Slater, Ferry picked up a 6-4 win.
Jay Coupar, Kane Hynes and Ross Hazel were on target for Fairmuir as they maintained their unbeaten run with a 3-0 win over Jeanfield Swifts.
Nathan Ford, Robbie Walsh and Jason Murphy got the goals in Lincraig’s 3-0 win over Kirrie Thistle, while late goals from Liam Myles and Jocky Stewart Jr gave Dundee Thistle a 2-1 win over Monifieth.
Dryburgh picked up a 6-2 victory at Brechin, with Daryl Tosh, Jack Busit, Ryan Smith and goalkeeper Sam Ross all on the score sheet, while ACSC won 2-0 against Riverside.
Cammy Murray and Liam Crocket netted for Ferry Blues as they beat Forfar West End in the President’s League.
Liam Jones scored a hattrick as Brechin City beat Dryburgh 4-2. Fergie Reid was also on target.
Keir Gardiner netted East Craigie Swifts goal as they went down 6-1 against Fairmuir Violet, while Kirrie Thistle beat Arbroath Vics 5-4.
Riverside CSC started the year with a bang as they hit the goal trail against Brechin. Jude Young found the net five times with Reuben McCulloch and Nathan MacDonald both grabbed hat tricks.
Chinedu Akunna scored a late double as Riverside recorded an emphatic win.
Brechin took the points in these sides first league meeting thanks to a 4-2 win and they made the perfect start to the match when Rennie McMillan fired in the opener.
The Brechin man showed good feet at the edge of the Riverside box before firing a shot into the top left corner after eight minutes.
Brechin required some last ditch defending to deal with Jude Young’s cutback as Riverside went in search of the equaliser, which was provided by Reuben McCulloch shortly after.
Jayden Herd saw his strike saved by keeper Logan Simms only for the ball to fall to McCulloch, who fired the ball into the empty net.
Riverside took the lead after 17 minutes when hesitation in the Brechin defence allowed Young to nip in and fire the ball home.
Brechin nearly struck back straight away when Liam Davidson’s through ball reached Ben Campbell who saw his well struck effort tipped over by Harris Morton.
Shortly after, Riverside’s two scorers combined to extend their lead as Young slipped the ball through to McCulloch, who checked away from two Brechin defenders and passed the ball into the corner of the net.
The Young and McCulloch partnership was proving fruitful for Riverside, with the latter completing his hat trick eight minutes before the break. Young provided the pass and McCulloch slotted the ball through the legs of Simms to increase Riverside’s lead.
McCulloch turned provider for Young when his clipped ball from the left was swept home by the winger.
Riverside captain Nathan MacDonald powered into the box and fired the ball past Simms to give Riverside a five-goal lead at the interval.
Young looked to have completed his hat trick early in the second half when he was found by Herd in the box, but Brechin’s stand in keeper Simms stood up and denied the Riverside man.
As they had done in the first half, Brechin grabbed the first goal of the half when William Keillar volleyed the ball over Morton into the net from the edge of the box.
Any hopes of a comeback were quickly extinguished as MacDonald drove into the Brechin box and re-established Riverside’s five-goal lead with another low strike.
Kenzi McMillan went close with a dipping strike as Brechin continued to fight on, while Young continued to look for his hat trick at the other end. MacDonald released the winger who dragged his shot wide of the mark.
MacDonald took his tally to three on the hour mark with wat would prove to the first of five Riverside goals in the final 10 minutes.
The captain once again using his strength and pace to charge into the box and fire past Simms.
Two minutes later he turned provider for Young with a lofted pass that Young collected before drilling the ball home.
Young scored again a minute later from Connor Robertson’s pass before setting up Chinedu Akunna for a simple close-range finish.
Riverside weren’t finished there as Young added a fifth goal with a neat backheel flick, before Akunna completed the scoring in the final minute with a composed finish.
Despite several teams put out of action by the weather, there was still plenty of football on display throughout the DDYFA.
Here’s how the action went down:
Monifieth Athletic picked up a convincing win over Dundee West Reds in the Café Royale League.
Lewis Raeside netted twice for Monifieth, with Zack Hunter, Seb McLeish, Niall McDonald and Harris Shepherd all finding the net in a 6-0 win.
Blairgowrie U13s booked their place in the semi-finals of the Diamond Jubilee Cup with a 4-2 win over Dundee West Royals.
Harry Watson netted twice for Blairgowrie with Robbie Watson and Archie Browning also on target.
Arbroath Lads U13s went down 6-4 against Dryburgh in the J Clenaghan League despite a double from Kyle Fraser.
Leo Williams and Ryan Paterson also netted for Arbroath but couldn’t stop them slipping to a first league defeat of the season.
Fairmuir beat Brechin City 6-1 with four goals coming from Kyle Peacock. Cameron McMurchie and Reece Hutton also found the net.
Ferry Athletic extended their lead at the top of the P Gibson League with an 8-0 win over Mearns.
Stuart Heenan scored four times as Fairmuir booked a place in the semi-finals of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup with a 7-3 win over Pitfour.
Finlay Garty, Ryan Mulholland and Leo Norrie were on target as Fairmuir knocked out the DS Rennie League leaders. Montrose Youths also advanced courtesy of a 4-0 win over Forfar Boys.
Dundee United SC got their first win in the DS Rennie League with a 9-0 victory over Celtic Boys.
Monifieth Athletic moved up to fifth in the Watson McInally League table with a 7-2 win over St Andrews Colts.
Warren Lorente scored a hat trick for the second week in a row, with Jason Scott, Aidan Cobb and Rory Robertson all on target for Monifieth.
Forfar Boys booked their place in the semi-finals of the Jean Pierre Babin Cup with a 2-0 win over Pitfour.
ACSC beat Monifieth 8-3 in the W Mills League, while Montrose beat St Murdochs 3-0.
Pitfour sealed a place in the semi-finals of the Queen’s Jubilee Cup with a 5-0 win over Montrose Youths.
Kieran Forber scored twice in the first half, the first a strike from the edge of the box and the second a near post finish from a Matthew Glen corner.
Ally Alcorn scored either side of a Kai Finnie goal in the second half to seal the win for Pitfour.
In the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League, Letham Whites beat Dundee Thistle 3-2 and Letham Tangerines won 4-1 against Broughty United.
Jeanfield Swifts Blacks had to come from behind to see off Kirrie Thistle in the Dave Pullar League.
Rannoch Ramsay found the net for Jeanfield midway through the first half to reduce Kirrie’s lead at half time.
Ramsay turned provider in the second half for J Westwood as Jeanfield drew level, only for Kirrie to regain the lead on 70 minutes.
There was still enough time remaining for Liam Cooney to strike twice for Jeanfield and earn them the three points.
Elsewhere, ACSC beat Monifieth 7-1.
Ferry Athletic Blues earned a place in the semi-final of the G Kerr Cup with a 4-1 win over Brechin City Youths.
There was Scottish Cup shocks and drama in the domestic cups in another action-packed week of DDYFA action.
Here’s how the action went down:
There was Scottish Cup success for Dryburgh Athletic as they beat Dundee United SC 3-2 to advance to Round Five.
Cole Taylor netted what proved to be the all-important goal in extra time after Rhys Stewart and Bobby Shirkey were on target during normal time.
They are joined in the next round by Monifieth Athletic after they beat Formartine 6-3. Harris Shepherd bagged a hat trick for Monifieth, with Seb McLeish, Thomas McLanaghan and Fraser Yule all finding the net.
St Andrews Colts picked up their first win in the Café Royale League as they beat Dundee West Reds 3-0.
Arbroath Lads beat Fairmuir 5-2 in the J Clenaghan League to move into second spot. Ryan Paterson netted a hat trick for Arbroath, with Rohan Paterson and Kyle Fraser rounding off the scoring. Kyle Peacock and Kristofer Bruce got Fairmuir’s goals.
Brechin City picked up a 4-2 win over Riverside, while Montrose Vics beat Carnoustie 3-1.
Ferry Athletic continued their unbeaten run in the P Gibson League with a 5-2 win over Forfar Boys. Broughty Panthers beat ACSC 2-1, Kirrie won 7-1 against Dundee Thistle and Celtic Boys won 2-0 against Mearns.
Fairmuir booked their place in Round Five of the Scottish Cup with an emphatic win over Armadale Blues. Stuart Heenan and Thomas Cunningham both netted hat tricks, with Leo Norrie, Thomas Cunningham and Ryan Mullholland completing the scoring.
Riverside also booked a spot in Round Five with a 2-1 win over Cove.
Pitfour extended their lead at the top of the DS Rennie League to five points with a 6-1 win over Forfar Boys, while Ferry Athletic went down 1-0 against Montrose. Broughty Pumas beat DUSC 7-1.
Carnoustie hit the goal trail against Celtic Boys as they moved up to fifth in the table. Scott Hamilton scored five times while Ben Blackley scored a hat trick. There were braces for Jack Chalmers and Nathan Burgess as well as a goal from Dylan McLeish.
In the Watson McInally League, ACSC were beaten 2-1 by Brechin.
Monifieth Athletic came from behind to beat Dundee West Royals 7-3 and book a place in the semi-finals of the Mac Brown Cup.
Gabriel Smith scored early on for Monifieth who trailed Dundee West 2-1 at half time. Jason Scott scored either side of Evan Allardyce’s goal as three goals in as many minutes gave Monifieth the lead.
Warren Lorente scored a hat trick in the final six minutes to ensure Monifieth’s passage to the next round, where they are joined by Mearns, Maryfield and Arbroath Lads.
Celtic Boys advanced to Round Five of the Scottish Cup with a 2-0 win over Hutchison Vale.
Archie McLean’s hat trick ensured Kirrie Thistle a share of the spoils from their G Taylor League tie with Riverside as the sides played out a 3-3 draw.
Ferry Athletic picked up a 3-0 win over Pitfour thanks to goals from Jacob Sharpe, Jack Moir and Owen Boath.
Dundee West sealed a place in the semi-finals of the Jean Pierre Babin Cup with a 3-0 win over Dryburgh Athletic.
In the W Mills League, Maryfield United beat St James 7-0, ACSC won 6-3 against Montrose and DUSC played out a 1-1 draw with Monifieth.
Dundee West saw their Scottish Cup dreams ended by Johnstone Burgh, as the Paisley side found the net eight times.
The visitors reached the semi-finals of this competition last season and took just three minutes to open the scoring. Murdoch Henry’s low cross was met by Paul Hoy, who had a simple finish from close range to put his side ahead.
Ben Garrick and Ryley Duncan both passed up chances to score for Dundee West before three goals in as many minutes saw Johnstone Burgh all but seal their place in the next round.
Ryan Fitch’s free kick evaded everyone in the box before Henry netted twice in quick succession from inside the box.
A long-range strike from Robbie Edgar gave Johnstone Burgh a five-goal lead at the break with Henry completing his hat trick with a sweetly struck volley from the edge of the box 10 minutes after the restart.
Dundee West pulled one back after 53 minutes when Luke Miller prodded the ball home from Lee Clark’s free kick.
The visitors wasted no time putting the game to bed as Logan Hunter swept the ball home to reinstate their six-goal lead, while Euan Thomson netted twelve minutes from time to complete the scoring.
Pitfour booked a spot in the next round of the Scottish Cup with an 8-1 win over Holytown Colts.
Andrew Allan opened and closed the scoring for Pitfour, with Ally Alcorn netting a hat trick, alongside strikes from Kai Finnie, Kieran Sweeny and Matthew Glen.
Monifieth kept up their unbeaten run in the Maryfield League with a 1-0 win over Riverside.
Four goals from Lewis Sivewright fired Carnoustie Panmure into the semi-finals of the Queen’s Jubilee Cup as they beat Celtic Boys 4-2. Dylan Young scored twice for Celtic.
Nick Fletcher’s hat trick helped Fairmuir into the semi’s as they beat Ferry 7-2. Jamie McCann scored twice with Jack Wilkie and Zain Ferguson also on target.
Fairmuir knocked out holders Spartans Youth on Saturday as they booked a spot in Round Five. Nairn Bonnar netted twice with Jake Grady also finding the net in a 3-2 win. Ferry Athletic advanced with a 4-2 win over Lenzie YC.
Dryburgh CC advanced to the semi-finals of the Henry Dolan Cup with a 5-0 win over Brechin. Nathan Thomson and David Heenan scored twice, with Jamie Maloney also on target.
Jeanfield Swifts are also in the semi’s after a 5-4 penalty win over Broughty United.
Goals from Oli Carmichael and Kieran Bradford helped Monifieth Athletic fight back and beat Lincraig 2-1 in the Dave Pullar League.
Forfar Albion beat ACSC 5-4 and there was a 0-0 draw between Riverside and Dundee Thistle.
Bradley Duff netted twice as Ferry Blues advanced to the semi finals of the Peter MacAvoy Cup. Scott Thaw was also on target in the 3-1 win.
They are joined in the next round by Fairmuir Violet, who beat Forfar West end by the same score line, and East Craigie Swifts, who beat Ferry Yellows 2-1 thanks to goals from Hayden Burr and Calum McCleary.
Dundee North End won 3-0 against Brechin in the President’s League.
There was no shortage of goals and drama as the DDYFA returned from the October break with a bang.
Here’s how the action went down.
Lucas Goff scored twice as Broughty Pumas advanced to the semi-finals of the Jubilee Cup. Owen Moir, Ross Ramsay and Nathan Petrie all found the net in their 5-2 win over St Andrews Colts.
Monifieth beat Dundee West Reds 4-1 to reach the last four. Harris Shepherd, Lewis Raeside, Niall McDonald and Zack Hunter were all on target. DUSC also made it to the semis with a 3-0 win against Montrose.
There was no shortage of goals in the J Clenaghan League with 35 goals shared between the four matches.
Eight goals were scored, and the points shared as Arbroath Lads drew 4-4 with Riverside. Rohan Paterson, Ryan Paterson, Kyle Fraser and Kieran Moore all netted for
Arbroath, with Jayden Herd, Jude Young, Reuben McCulloch and Ethan Munro netting for Riverside.
Brechin City won 6-5 against Dundee Sporting, Dryburgh beat Carnoustie 6-1 and Montrose Vics edged out Fairmuir by six goals to five.
In the P Gibson League, Kirrie won 4-2 away to ACSC, Broughty Panthers beat Dundee Thistle 9-0 and there was a 4-0 win for Forfar Boys against Celtic Boys.
Ferry and Riverside played out a 4-4 draw in the DS Rennie League. Aidan Lockhart netted twice for Ferry, with Harrison Whittet and Josh Reekie earning them a point.
Fairmuir hit the goal trail at home to DUSC. Stuart Heenan scored five times, with Leo Norrie netting four. Thomas Cunningham, Brodie Cussick, Harrison Smith, Dylan Anderson, Finlay Garty and Xander Barclay all scored.
Carnoustie went down 4-2 to East Region Cup holders Pitfour. Dylan McLeish and Jack Chalmers scored for Carnoustie. Dundee West Reds won 4-0 against Broughty Pumas, and Forfar Boys beat Celtic 7-3.
In the Watson McInally League, St Andrews Colts beat ACSC 9-0, and Broughty Panthers won 4-3 against Dundee West Royals.
East Craigie Swifts beat DUSC 4-2 in the Tommy Clark Trophy. Riley Nelson struck in either half, with Billy Donald and Mark Ross both finding the net.
Sonny Simpson’s double and Torran Juggins’ goal helped Pitfour to a 3-2 win over Kirrie Thistle in the G Taylor League. Celtic beat Riverside 9-1, while Forfar Boys won 7-1 against Dundee West.
ACSC won 9-0 against St James in the W Mills League, while Monifieth beat St Murdochs 2-0.
Pitfour picked up a 3-0 win over title rivals Fairmuir in the Maryfield League. Ally Alcorn netted in either half after Dylan Wright had put the East Region Cup holders ahead.
Both sides found clear cut chances hard to come by early on but Pitfour broke the deadlock eight minutes before the break when Andrew Allan diverted Alcorn’s corner into the path of Wright, who turned the ball home from close range.
Allan had the ball in the net moments later but was adjudged to have handled the ball before slotting it past Watt.
There was still enough time remaining in the first half for Pitfour to double their lead, with Alcorn grabbing the goal. A free kick on the left touchline appeared to give the striker the chance to cross the ball for a teammate, but he opted to whip the ball over the diving Watt straight into the net.
After a lacklustre first half showing, Fairmuir started the second half brightly. Nick Fletcher fired a shot into the side netting before Jamie McCann forced Archie Kelly-Barton into a smart save.
The resulting corner was met by Aidan McCann who headed the ball against the crossbar before Alcorn doubled his tally with a cool finish inside the box 10 minutes after the restart.
Kelly-Barton tipped another Jamie McCann free kick onto the post before keeping out Jack Wilkie’s volley from point blank range.
In the final minutes Alcorn had the chance to complete his hat trick when he combined with Ben Clos, but saw Shaun Watt keep out his effort.
Carnoustie came from behind to beat Dundee West 3-2. Cavan McLaren gave Dundee West a first half lead, but a second half double from Connor McFarlane was added to by Kieran Martin before Ben Garrick netted Dundee West’s second late on.
Monifieth beat Broughty United 7-3 in the Queen’s Jubilee Cup.
Letham Tangerines beat Bridge of Earn 9-1 in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League, while Forfar Albion beat Letham Whites 4-0.
Forfar Albion pulled of the shock of the weekend as they came from 4-1 down to knock Fairmuir out of the Elwood Trophy.
Robbie McLauchlan bagged a hat trick, with Kieran Stewart scoring twice and Tyler Godfrey also netting as they ran out 6-4 winners.
In the Dave Pullar League, Dryburgh won 2-1 against Monifieth, Dryburgh CC won 3-1 away to Riverside and Ferry beat Brechin 9-0.
There were 3-0 wins for Broughty United and Dundee Thistle over Kirrie and ACSC.
East Craigie Swifts beat St Andrews United 7-0 in the Presidents League. Callum McCleary and Ethan Coupar scored twice, with Keir Gardiner, Matt McKinnon and Scott Galloway completing the scoring.
Forfar West End beat Brechin 6-0, while Kirrie Thistle and Brechin played out a 3-3 draw.
Ferry Athletic Blues had no problems finding the net in their G Kerr Cup tie against Dryburgh. Chris Muddie and Cammy Murray scored hat tricks, with doubles coming from Connel Cormack, Craig Bruce and Liam Crockett. Bradley Duff, Luke Benvie and Marc Ramsay completed the scoring.
Dundee North End beat Fairmuir by eight goals to one.