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Sunday, 18 February 2018 15:49

DDYFA Results Round-Up 11/02/18

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There were goals galore as cup finalists were decided and important results at both ends of the league tables recorded.
Here’s how the action went down:

 

U13s

This week’s first featured match saw Ferry Athletic take on Pitfour for a place in the Diamond Jubilee Cup final. After falling behind to an Adam Leese strike, Ferry turned on the style and ran out 6-1 winners.

This was the first meeting of these sides at 11-a-side football and Pitfour’s aggressive pressing early on was disrupting a Ferry side that were beaten by Riverside in their previous outing. Pitfour were forcing Ferry into sloppy mistakes, and punished the hosts when Adam Leese fired a shot past Finlay Lyttle from 20 yards.

Their lead would prove to be short lived as Kyles brought Ferry level six minutes after they went behind. The forward was left unmarked at a corner and steered a low volley into the bottom corner.

Less than 60 seconds had passed when Aiden Lockheart lifted the ball into the path of Will Hanbury, and despite the Pitfour appeals for offside, he swept the ball past Moncrieff to give Ferry the lead.

Marcus McLaren had Pitfour’s first chance of the second half but Lyttle was equal to it. Ferry extended their lead when, in an attempt to head the ball back to Moncrieff, James Fairweather headed the ball into the Pitfour net.

Just like with their first goal, Ferry scored again moments later. A long free kick caused a scramble in the Pitfour goal mouth, which allowed Blair Milne to bundle the ball over the line.

Ferry weren’t done there and with the wind behind them, looked to add to their lead. Lockheart smacked in his sides fifth from 25 yards after 56 minutes.

To their credit, Pitfour continued to try and play their game, a task that was made more difficult playing into the wind. With four minutes left, Lockheart curled in another long-range effort to complete the scoring.

Fairmuir beat Carnoustie 5-2 in the Café Royale League. Stuart Heenan fired in a hat trick with Leo Norrie and Lewis Hornshaw also netting. Dylan McLeish and James Paterson got Carnoustie’s goals.

Riverside and Maryfield won 4-2 against Broughty Pumas and Montrose respectively.

There were 29 goals in the three J Clenaghan League matches. ACSC and Dundee West Reds both recorded 9-1 wins, while St Andrews Colts beat Forfar 5-4 to pick up their first league win of the season.

Dundee SC game from 3-1 down to beat Mearns in the P Gibson League. Keir Miller scored a hat trick while Logan Brough, Robbie Harvey, Mark Small and Andrew Gollan completed the scoring to secure a 7-3 win.

Celtic Boys and Monifieth both hit the goal trail in their P Gibson League wins, while Dundee Thistle beat Dundee West Royals 6-1.

 

U14s

Leon Winterton scored four of Broughty United’s goals as they beat Riverside 7-0 in the quarter final of the Reilly Falconer Cup. Daragh McCafferty, Lewis Grant and John McGlashan completed the scoring.

Ferry Athletic came from behind to beat ACSC 8-1 in the DS Rennie League. Owen Boath got a brace, while Blair Anderson, Jude Moir, Jack Moir, Nicolas Mathew, Jacob Sharpe and Reece McDonald also netted.

Aiden Law scored four goals as Dundee West picked up a big win over DUSC. Aaron Dillon netted twice, while Cammy Blacklock, Cayden Smith, Kyler Van Der Troon and Scott McIlvenny also scored.

In the Watson McInally League, St Andrews Colts, Maryfield and Dryburgh all won 2-0 in their matches.

 

U15s

This week’s second featured match saw Broughty Panthers and Riverside serve up a classic. Sam Grimes goal in the fourth minute of injury time earned Broughty Panthers a point in their G Taylor League clash.

Goals either side of half time from Liam Jones and Lewis Munro had given Broughty the advantage, but Dougray Smith’s header handed Riverside a lifeline.

Callum Livingstone saw red as Broughty were reduced to 10-men, and Ben Garrick’s late double looked to have been enough for Riverside until Grimes pounced on a loose ball and earned Broughty a point.

Elliott McCafferty’s double helped Monifieth to a 2-1 win over Monifieth. Robbie Flynn netted a hat trick as Fairmuir beat Broughty United 7-1. His namesake Kai scored twice, with Damian Kunc and Graeme Stewart completing the scoring.

Carnoustie beat Dundee Thistle 5-3, and Forfar drew 1-1 with Celtic Boys.

 

U16s

Jeanfield beat Logie 2-0 in the Maryfield League, and St Murdochs won 3-0 away to Scone.

Lincraig won 7-0 against St Murdochs Colts in the W Mills League. Their title rivals Dryburgh CC won 5-2 away to Kirrie, while Riverside drew 1-1 with Dundee Thistle.

 

U17s

Dryburgh Athletic are in the semi-finals of the Henry Dolan Cup after beating St Andrews Colts 3-0 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

There were 5-3 wins for Forfar and Kirrie in the Dave Pullar League, while Ferry beat ACSC 3-1.

Carnoustie edged out Monifieth 4-3 in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League. Brechin beat Forfar WE 4-1, and Partan Craig beat DUSC 6-4.

 

U19s

Ross Bell’s hat trick was the difference as Fairmuir Violet beat Luncarty 5-2 in the Presidents League. Ferry beat Kirrie 6-4, Letham Tans beat Monifieth 3-0 and Forfar WE beat Monifieth Tayside 2-0.

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 22:31

DDYFA Results Round-Up 04/02/18

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The first round of the East Region Cup meant a break from domestic duties for most of the DDYFA teams, and a chance to pit themselves against new opponents from the East Region.

Here’s how the action went down:

 

U13s

Carnoustie set up a home tie with East Fife YA after beating Lumphinnans United 3-2. Karter Inglis scored twice, and Jack Chalmers goal sealed the win.

It was a good day at the office for Newtyle as all their players netted in their win over Fife Colts. Callum Forsyth, Callum Morgan, Alfie Meager, Lewis Reid, Harvey Reid, Calum McLaren, Alexandra Robson, Cayden Carroll, Cemi Gokalp, Liam Ree and Callum Stewart were all on target.

Riverside moved to the top of the Café Royale League table with a 4-3 win over Ferry Athletic. Broughty Pumas beat Maryfield 2-0.

In the J Clenaghan League, Dundee West Reds beat Arbroath 6-3.

Dundee West Royals moved to the P Gibson League summit with an 8-2 win over Kirrie Thistle. Matthew Caird, Louis Stewart and Haris Malik all scored twice, while Joshua Hill and Euan Mather also netted. Mearns lifted themselves off the foot of the table with a 9-0 win over ACSC.

 

U14s

Fairmuir are into Round Two of the East Region Cup after beating St Johns 6-0. Ryan McGregor and Jordan Adam were both at the double, while Thomas Gibb and Kyle Smith also scored. They will take on Templehall in the next round.

A 2-0 win was enough for Riverside to beat Duloch Juniors Blacks and set up a clash with AM Soccer in Round Two.

Celtic Boys booked their place in the semi-finals of the Reilly Falconer Cup thanks to an 8-1 win over St Murdochs. They are joined by Kirrie Thistle, who beat Dryburgh 5-0.

Dundee West had to come from behind to take all three points in their DS Rennie League clash with Brechin. After trailing 2-0 early on, Dundee West turned it around courtesy of doubles from Aiden Law and Cammy Blacklock either side of Derron Forbes strike.

Owen Boath’s 24th and 25th goals of the season helped Ferry Athletic pick up a win over Montrose. Rian Clark, Jude Moir and Harrison Taylor also scored.

Maryfield United are into the final of the Mac Brown Cup after beating Monifieth.

Vale of Tay won 8-1 against Douglas, while St Andrews Colts downed Carnoustie 4-1 in the Watson McInally League.

 

U15s

This week’s featured match saw Dundee West host Pitfour in the East Region Cup. Two goals in the space of a minute ended Dundee West’s East Region Cup dreams as they went down 2-0. Kairn Brand and Ben Clos were both on target for Pitfour, who kept up their unbeaten domestic run.

Pitfour came flying out the traps, and Ally Alcorn saw his shot kept out by David Boylan two minutes into the match. The Dundee West keeper was then called into action to keep out Ross Cameron’s volley.

Pitfour broke the deadlock after nine minutes when Alcorn bested Morgan Harrow on the left, and despite seeing Boylan smother his shot, Kairn Brand was on hand to smash the loose ball into the net.

Less than a minute later, Ben Clos jinked into the box and slipped a low shot across Boylan into the bottom corner.

The host’s best chance of the first half fell to Lewis Hutton after Pitfour failed to deal with a corner, but his shot was blocked on the line by a defender.

Pitfour nearly handed Dundee West a lifeline, moments after the restart. Cavan McLaren pounced on a loose pass back to Archie Kelly-Barton, but the keeper got a touch on his effort and Rory Harrower raced back to deny McLaren a tap in. This was the closest Dundee West would come to pulling a goal back as Pitfour held on to seal the win, and set up a tie with Aberdour in the Last 16/

Liam Jones netted a hat trick in Broughty Panthers 6-0 win over Letham Whites. Jones scored twice in the space of a minute before Josh Knight added Broughty’s third before the break. Jones third and a double from Ryan Carr saw Broughty into the Last 16, where they will host Blue Brazil.

Braces from Jay Bryce and Connor McFarlane helped Carnoustie to a 4-2 win over Kinross Colts. They will take on Elgin Star in the next round, while Broughty United will face off against Kennoway United after a 1-0 win over East Fife YA.

Celtic Boys beat Ferry Athletic 3-2 in a thrilling match in the G Taylor League. Zac Benmalek opened the scoring before Cody Louge hit a double as Celtic picked up only their third league win of the season. Riverside beat Monifieth 3-0.

 

U16s

Jeanfield Blacks are into the Round Two of the East Region Cup after beating Letham Tangerines 3-2.

Fairmuir beat Broughty United 5-1 in the Maryfield League thanks to a hat trick from Jamie Timmons and a double from Ethan Samson. Dryburgh won 7-0 against Blairgowrie, and Logie Harp picked up a 2-0 win over Ferry.

Monifieth and Lincraig played out a 1-1 draw in the W Mills League. Riverside beat St Murdochs Colts 3-0, while Dryburgh CC made up ground on the leaders with a 6-0 win over Forfar WE.

Dundee Thistle beat Brechin 3-2 and Kirrie won 2-0 against Dundee Rangers.

 

U17s

Fairmuir edged a nine-goal thriller with Forfar West End in the East Region Cup. Keiran McWilliam, Jay Taylor, Billy Young, Ryan Napier and an own goal saw them seal a place in the next round.

ACSC are also through after beating Carnoustie Panmure 6-2. Kirrie join them in the next round after beating Glenrothes Strollers 1-0

Kirrie Thistle won 5-4 against Forfar in the Dave Pullar League.

Dryburgh picked up a 3-0 win over Brechin in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League.

 

U19s

Fairmuir Violet are into the final of the Peter MacAvoy Cup after beating Kirrie Thistle. Jack Taylor got the only goal to set up a clash with Ferry Athletic, who beat Letham Tangerines 5-1.

Forfar West End beat Luncarty 9-0 in the Presidents League, while it was honours even between Monifieth and Monifieth Tayside, who played out a 1-1 draw.

Thursday, 01 February 2018 12:30

DDYFA Results Round-Up 28/01/18

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There was another full week of action, with cup finalists being decided throughout the age groups, and a couple of Scottish Cup matches to boot, it was another dramatic week of youth football.
 
Here’s how the action went down:
 
U13s
Ferry Athletic advanced to the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup thanks to a 3-1 win over Deveronvale. Blaike Kyles’ goal and a double from Will Hanbury set up a tie against Glenbrae Colts or The Celtic Boys Club.
 
Carnoustie Panmure edged out Maryfield to seal a place in the final of the Diamond Jubilee Cup. Goals from James Paterson, Harrison Whittet, Jack Chalmers, Dylan McLeish and an own goal earned them a 5-3 win.
 
Stuart Heenan’s hat trick helped Fairmuir to a 6-3 win over Riverside in the Café Royale League. Blair Fyffe, Leo Norrie and Jude Duguid also found the net.
Newtyle were in fine form as they beat St Andrews 9-0 in the J Clenaghan League. There were braces for Loghan McKelvie, Cayden Carroll, Harvey Reid and Cemi Golkap. Andrew Wilkie and Alfie Meager completed the scoring.
 
Haris Malik scored four times in Dundee West Royals 7-4 win over Mearns. Daniel Stewart, Euan Mather and Aiden Davidson completed the scoring in the P Gibson League tie.
 
Dundee SC hit the goal trail against ACSC. Keir Miller and Andrew Gollan got hat tricks, Jamie Findlay netted twice, with Lewis Clark and Ben Marlow also netting.
 
U14s
Patrick Todd fired Dundee West into the final of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup with a hat trick in their 6-1 win over Montrose. Derron Forbes bagged a brace and Cameron Blacklock also scored. They will take on Kirrie Thistle in the final, who saw off Celtic Boys.
 
Forfar Boys won 5-2 against Ferry in the Reilly Falconer Cup to advance to the quarter finals.
 
Riley Nelson’s second half hat trick sealed a 6-0 win for Fairmuir over ACSC in the DS Rennie League. Thomas Gibb scored twice in the first half and Jordan Adam also scored before the interval.
 
Broughty United ran riot against DUSC, with Leon Winterton scoring five times as they recorded a big win. Benji Kane got a hat trick, Sam Terroni and Jay Tosh scored twice, and there were also goals for Gregor Brown and John McGlashan.
 
Ben Strachan scored Monifieth’s goals in their 2-1 win over St Murdochs in the Watson McInally League. Strachan scored in the second minute before Jimmy Stewart levelled the match. Strachan struck again in the closing stages to seal the win for Monifieth.
 
U15s
This week’s first featured match saw Fairmuir host Dundee West in the Tommy Clark Trophy. These two sides couldn’t be separated when they met in the league, but Derry Thomson’s double cancelled out Nick Fletcher’s opener as Fairmuir advanced with a 2-1 win.
 
After a lacklustre opening half hour, the game burst into life 10 minutes before the break. Fairmuir captain Jack Wilkie looked to have opened the scoring on the half hour mark when he was left unmarked at a corner, but Boylan produced a fantastic stop to push the ball round the post.
 
This proved to be an important save as two minutes later Nick Fletcher caught the Fairmuir backline flatfooted and curled a shot past Shaun Watt into the far corner.
 
Fairmuir went on the offensive from kick off, and when Boylan took down Graeme Stewart inside the box, they had a route straight back into the tie. Derryn Thomson took the spot kick, and coolly dispatched the ball into the top right corner.
 
An indirect free kick gave Fairmuir a golden opportunity to go ahead, but Mason Anderson dragged the ball wide. At the other end, Callum Rae broke into the Fairmuir box, but Watt got down and blocked his effort.
 
Anderson’s powerful effort from 25 yards was tipped over by Boylan as the final whistle approached. Dundee West cleared the resulting corner, but the ball was sent back into the box to Thomson, who drilled a low shot into the net via the post.
 
Monifieth are also into the semis after beating Carnoustie 8-0. Aiden Lorente got a hat trick, Elliot McCafferty and Arran Ferry scored twice, and Greg Will also found the net.
 
Pitfour saw their Scottish Cup dream ended as they went down 2-0 to holders Barrhead.
 
Broughty Panthers took the bragging rights and a valuable three points as they beat Ferry Athletic 6-3. Harris Ahmed scored twice, Ryan Carr and Daniel Boyle were on target, and two own goals sealed the win.
 
Montrose lifted themselves off the foot of the G Taylor League table with a 4-2 win over Celtic Boys. Two own goals and a Dougray Smith strike helped Riverside to a 3-1 win over Dundee Thistle.
 
U16s
The week’s second match saw Monifieth Athletic keep up their unbeaten record as they beat Riverside 3-0 in the semi final of the Chuck McGowan Cup.
 
Monifieth won 3-0 when the sides met in the league and got off to the perfect start when the ball broke to Oli Carmichael inside the box, and he tucked a shot into the near post.
 
The visitors were dominating early on and looking to make their advantage count. Carmichael shot wide after 11 minutes. Lewis Lawson’s free kick brought a save out of Jordi Duncan, before the Riverside stopper produced a fantastic fingertip save to keep out Cameron McLaughlin’s fierce drive.
 
Seven minutes before the break, Monifieth added their second. Ross McDowell brushed off Ross Anderson and raced down the left, before curling a shot past Duncan in the Riverside goal.
 
The hosts looked like a different side at the start of the second period. Connor Spence picked out Sam Delaney, but his strike was blocked by Lawson.
 
Despite Riverside’s improvements offensively, Monifieth looked dangerous on the break. McDowell should have made it three after good play by Carmichael down the right, but he lashed the ball over.
 
Riverside continued to search for a goal, but when a series of corners came to nothing, they suffered a body blow when Monifieth broke and McDowell fired in his second of the match. Monifieth will face Dryburgh CC who beat Lincraig in the other semi-final.
 
Ewan Stewart’s hat trick fired Ferry Athletic into the quarter finals of the Queens Jubilee Cup at the expense of Jeanfield.
 
A rip-roaring start saw Luke Queen give Ferry the lead inside 60 seconds, but Jamie Maloney levelled within a minute.
 
A quickfire double from Ewan Stewart gave Ferry a 3-1 half time lead, but Angus Dochard set up an intriguing finish when he scored 15 minutes for time. In the final minute, Stewart completed his hat trick and sent Ferry through.
 
Forfar Albion won 3-0 against St Murdochs in the Maryfield League.
 
U17s
Cammy Ross’s strike earned Fairmuir a 1-0 win over Ferry Athletic. The result gave East Craigie Swifts the chance to leapfrog Ferry into first place, and they duly obliged with a big win over Dundee Rangers that saw Ethan Bannon net four times.
 
Carnoustie Panmure beat DUSC 5-0 in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League. Brandon Black was on target in both halves, while Shaun Roeleveld, Vincent Edmonds and Robbie Tait also netted.
 
U19s
Ferry Athletic will face off against Forfar West End in the final of the G Kerr Cup after they beat Fairmuir Violet 5-3.
 
Ross Campbell and Fraser Matthews both scored twice as Coupar Angus beat Monifieth Tayside 4-2 in the Presidents League.
Thursday, 18 January 2018 14:51

DDYFA Results Round-Up 14/01/18

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A brief respite from the icy weather allowed the first fixture card of 2018 to be played out. With cup semi-finals and top of the table clashes throughout the age groups, the near two-month football hiatus was ended with a bang.
Here’s how the action went down:

 

U13s

Carnoustie Panmure booked their spot in the semi-final of the Diamond Jubilee Cup with a 6-1 win over Montrose. Dylan McLeish netted twice, while Charlie MacPherson, Carter Kelly, Jack Chalmers and Karter Inglis also found the net.

Celtic Boys and Mearns will face off in the Celtic Golden Jubilee Cup final after 9-1 wins over Montrose and 3-1 wins over Dundee Thistle in the semi-finals.

Ferry Athletic beat Fairmuir 4-1 in the top of the table in the Café Royale League. Riverside leapfrogged Fairmuir into second place with a 4-1 win over Broughty Pumas.

Pitfour also netted four times, as they beat Maryfield 4-0.

Loghan McKelvie bagged a brace in Newtyle’s 4-1 win over Forfar in the J Clenaghan League. Alex Robson and Callum Stewart were also on target.

DUSC won 6-3 against St Andrews Colts, while Dundee West Red’s drew 3-3 with Brechin and Arbroath earned their first point of the season after a 5-5 draw with Broughty Panthers.

Dundee SC’s Robbie Harvey started 2018 in spectacular fashion as he scored four goals in their 6-1 win over Dundee West Royal’s. Logan Brough opened the scoring and Mark Small finished it for Dundee SC. ACSC recorded a 4-1 win over Kirrie,

 

U14s

Kirrie Thistle visited Fairmuir in the second round of the Reilly Falconer Cup, and kept up their unbeaten run with a 5-2 win. Logan Richardson scored a hat trick, with Archie McLean and Jake Kettles also scoring.

Injuries and suspensions meant that both sides were without their first-choice goalkeepers for this tie, which was being played at the fifth attempt. There were only five minutes on the clock when Fairmuir took the lead. Mark Ross rose above Bradley Milne at a corner, and powered home a header from six yards.

Kirrie levelled through Archie McLean’s penalty, and went ahead when Logan Richardson broke from midfield and fired a shot past Jordan Adam.

Jake Kettles got Kirrie’s third 10 minutes after the break, and Richardson scored two in three minutes to complete his hat trick. Thomas Gibb drilled in a late consolation for Fairmuir.

Dryburgh won 9-0 against Douglas to advance to the quarter-finals, and Celtic Boys will join them after beating Maryfield 9-1.

Leon Winterton scored Broughty United’s goal in their 1-1 draw with Brechin. They avoided being on the end of a cup shock with a 5-4 win on penalties.

2017 saw Forfar Boys complete an astonishing quadruple, but Dundee West ensured they won’t repeat that feat in 2018. Forfar found themselves two to the good approaching half time, but Cameron Blacklock’s strike on the brink of half time gave Dundee West a route back into the match.

A third Forfar goal after the restart looked to have put them in control, but Aidan Law got Dundee West’s second. With the full-time whistle ready to be blown, Derron Forbes brought Dundee West level, and they went on to win the penalty shootout 5-4, and advance to the semi-final of the Dundee West Anniversary Cup.

Ferry Athletic were on league duty, and they picked up a big win over DUSC. Owen Boath took his tally in all competitions to 22 goals with a hat trick. Rian Clark scored twice, as did Charlie Massie. Jack Moir, Nicolas Matthew and Jamie Stracey also found the net.

ACSC are looking up the league table after beating Montrose 4-0. Kaden Houghton and Rui Gordon scored in the first half, while Logan Coull and Billy Rennie found the net in the second period.

In the Watson McInally League, St Andrews Colts beat Vale of Tay 9-0, Riverside won 5-1 against Monifieth, while Ryan Keillor and Bryan Dalgetty’s goals earned St Murdochs a 2-2 draw against Carnoustie.

 

U15s

Monifieth Athletic started the new year with a bang as they sealed a spot in their first ever cup final, thanks to a 4-1 win over Fairmuir in the semi-final of the Jean Pierre Babin Cup.

Robbie Flynn gave Fairmuir the lead inside two minutes when he pounced on a loose ball inside the Monifieth box, but the G Taylor League leaders came roaring back, and equalised two minutes later thanks to Aidan Lorente’s strike from the edge of the box.

The game settled down after the frantic opening, but neither goalkeeper was seriously troubled. Lorente put Monifieth ahead on the brink of half time with a superb curling shot from the right-hand side of the box.

Monifieth’s skipper completed his hat trick with a cool finish seven minutes after the restart.

A fingertip save from Thomas Welsh denied Flynn a second of the game, and Monifieth completed the scoring late on when Ross McLean tapped into an empty net after Shaun Watt could only parry Aaron Dewar’s effort.

They will take on Pitfour, who won 5-0 against Carnoustie. Alistar Alcorn got four second half goals, and Jordan Turnbull was also on target for the reigning champions.

Broughty Panthers won 5-1 against Forfar in the G Taylor League. Haaris Ahmed scored a hat trick, with Lewis Munro and Liam Jones also netted.

Dundee West hit the goal trail against DUSC as they rose to second in the league. Nick Fletcher scored seven times, Cavan McLaren, Logan Smith, Lewis Hutton got doubles. Keir Skinner, Luke Miller and an own goal completed the rout.

Celtic Boys started the new year with a 6-1 win over Broughty United. Cody Louge and Derren Gordon both got hat tricks.

Craig Low’s hat trick earned Riverside three points as they beat Montrose, and Ferry Athletic beat Dundee Thistle 5-0.

 

U16s

There will be a Broughty Ferry derby in the final of the John Clark Motors Cup. Broughty United won their semi-final with Jeanfield 9-8 on penalties after a 2-2 draw, while Ferry Athletic survived a late Fairmuir comeback to earn a 3-2 win.

There was an eerie symmetry to the Chuck McGowan Cup quarter-final results. Dryburgh CC and Lincraig both won 4-2 on penalties after 3-3 draws against Brechin and Dundee Thistle respectively, while a 4-2 win was enough for Monifieth advance past St Murdochs Colts.

St Murdochs knocked Forfar Albion out of the Queens Jubilee Cup after a 4-3 penalty win after a 2-2 draw.

In the Maryfield League, Dryburgh extended their lead at the summit with a 3-2 win over Logie Harp. Blairgowrie picked up a 2-0 win over Scone Thistle.

With their title rivals on cup duty, Riverside took full advantage and moved to the top of the W Mills League table with a 9-0 win over Dundee Rangers. Fergus Robertson and Michael Tinning were both at the double, while Aiden Stuart, Amine Atrih, Connor Spence, Mateusz Wierzbicki, Nathan Stewart, Owen Simpson, Paul Traynor, Ross Anderson, Samuel Gallacher all started the new year with a goal.

 

U17s

East Craigie Swifts and Ferry Athletic will face off in the final of the Steven Elwood Memorial Trophy after both recorded big wins in their semi-finals.

Matt McKinnon bagged a hat trick as East Craigie beat Forfar 6-0. Ewan Faulkner’s brace and Calum McCleary’s strike completed the scoring.

Ferry went one better and beat Celtic Boys 7-0 to earn a spot in the final. Cameron Murray netted from the penalty spot, Liam Crocket made it two before a double from Bradley Duff put Ferry in control. Murray headed in his second of the game before Ryan Patterson added Ferry’s sixth and seventh goals.  

Fairmuir won 6-1 against Dundee Rangers in the Dave Pullar League. Alex Martin scored twice, with Billy Young, Kieran McWilliam, Ryan Napier and Cammy Ross also on target.

Carnoustie Panmure made it three cup finals in three years after they beat Brechin City 2-0 in the J Cord Cup semi-final. In a repeat of last year’s Chuck McGowan Cup final.

Vincent Edmonds and Brandon Black’s first half goals ensured Carnoustie’s place in the final. They will take on St Andrews Colts, who beat Dryburgh 4-1.
Forfar West End beat DUSC 7-4 in the Bodycare Complimentary Clinics League. Partan Craig and Monifieth played out a 3-3 draw.

 

U19s

Ross Campbell’s hat trick helped Coupar Angus book a spot in the G Kerr Cup semi-final with a 6-2 win over Luncarty. Paul Scott got a double and Calum Cocker-Tough also scored.

In the Peter MacAvoy Cup, Fairmuir Violet beat Forfar WE 5-2. Goals from Ben Russell, Robbie Gallacher, Jack Taylor and two from Mitchell Hay were enough to get Fairmuir through. Ferry beat Monifieth Tayside in the other semi-final.

In the President League, Brechin beat Monifieth 3-2 to earn their first three points of the season and Letham Tans drew 2-2 against Kirrie.

Monday, 15 January 2018 08:43

Kirkcaldy Inter pull through against East Fife

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A Gordon Tulloch double and a Kierren Ritchie goal were enough to see Kirkcaldy Inter gain maximum points in a hard-fought battle.

The home side Inter were first to threaten as a dangerous Ritchie cross was met by Cameron McGregor whose close ranged volley was denied by a smart save from keeper Tyler Wilson, in the 3rd minute. Wilson was called in for another save after McGregor threatened again with a header, but once again, Wilson prevented the hosts to take the lead in the 10th minute.

The visitors got their first chance of the game when Harris Duffy picked up the ball at the edge of the box and saw his powerful shot, just go wide of the post in the 14th minute. Duffy was at it again in the 21st minute as he danced past the Inter defence and forced an exquisite save from keeper Robbie Carson.

Sam Page was next to test Carson who was on top form, but once again saw an East Fife effort saved by Carson in the 25th minute

Arguably against the run of play, Inter broke the deadlock through a close ranged Tulloch volley at the back post from an in-swinging corner delivered by Ritchie in the 28th minute. Inter immediately added a second, when a deflected Tulloch cross found it’s way to the back of the net in the 30th minute.

Inter were unlucky to not get a third when Ritchie went on another superb run down the left wing and floated in a wonderful cross to Sam Ovenstone, who couldn’t keep his effort down in the 31st minute, which ended up being the last chance of the half.   

 
16-year-old attacking midfielder Alassan Jones has put pen to paper on a two-year professional deal with Dundee United.
 
The Swedish-born Edinburgh based prospect has been at Dundee United's youth academy since 2017 after signing from Edinburgh based side Tynecastle FC.
 
After signing his contract Jones said, "I have felt very welcome here and have already trained quite a few times with the first team which has excited me. I am delighted to sign my first professional contract with Dundee United."
 
Jones began his career at Edina Hibs and in his first year he won the Scottish Cup, captaining the side and scoring the opening goal, putting in a man of the match performance in the process.
 
The following year he was part of the Hibs side that fell at the fourth round of the cup, this time losing in agonizing fashion on penalties against the team they had beaten a year earlier in the final of the previous years competition, Rangers SABC.
 
He earned redemption however in his last year at Edina Hibs as his side beat Hutchison Vale in the final to secure his and the clubs second Scottish Cup in three years before moving to Tynecastle FC.
 
It was here that he won his third Scottish Cup, getting on the scoresheet in an incredible 7-1 victory over Lewis United Youth before signing a pro youth contract at Dundee United
 
He has been a constant feature on this website as well, with many a match reporter awarding him our 'Star Man' award.
 
Congratulations Alassan and we wish you the very best at Dundee United.
 
#WhatsYourStory
 
In this edition of #WhatsYourStory we take a look into the squad from Perthshire who are jetting off to sunny Spain for the Barcelona Summer tournament with Trans World Soccer.
 
Youth Football Scotland looked to gather the details on how Luncarty were getting on prior to their excursion south, enter gaffer Andy Henderson who provided us with all the answers.
 
With Barcelona being the destination, as expected the team were mightily keen on visiting the famous European footballing city as well as having a break away from home. Coach Henderson explained, ‘the team are looking forward to visiting the Nou Camp…and getting some time away from parents!’
 
Although the trip away may seem all fun and games, the Perthshire outfit will be firmly challenged as they compete against u19s in spite of being an u18s side. Playing against older, more experienced players will be highly beneficial and hopefully provide a learning as well as pleasurable experience for the team. Andy looks forward to the boys being tested in this contest.
 
Despite Luncarty being a small village, they have an impressive football system which promotes community engagement from a young age. Luncarty teams begin with soccer school, starting as early as u7s, that leads right up until the junior team – who just last year reached the Scottish Junior cup last 16.
 
Luncarty 18s were fairly recently promoted and thus are coming up against tougher opposition in their league. In order to help them strive in this league the Costa Daurada Cup should aid the team in bonding as well as maturing as football players.
 
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1.   What tournament will you be going to?
 
Barcelona Summer Tournament
 
2.   What are you / the team most looking forward to for the trip?
 
I think the team are most looking forward to visiting the Nou Camp with their football team / time away from parents! I’m looking forward to them testing themselves as an u18 team playing in an u19 age group.
 
3.   What is something that people might not know about Luncarty?
 
We are a small village but have a great community club set up with teams from soccer school through to juniors. Our Junior team reached last season’s Scottish junior cup last 16, only losing to eventual beaten finalists and 11 time finalists Auchinleck Talbot.
 
4.   Is this the first tournament abroad? Have the team won any trophies recently?
 
Yes. No recent trophy wins for the team. 2 years ago we did seal promotion on a dramatic final game decider. Since then the standard of opposition has increased so the team are trying to consolidate their position and keep improving as fast as possible - part of the reason for doing this trip.
 
 
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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 14:48

Celtic sign promising youngster Alasdair Davidson

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Inverkeithing United youngster Alasdair Davidson rang in the new year in some style as he signed his first professional contract at Celtic
 
Davidson's impressive performances caught the eye of a number of clubs throughout Scotland, but it was the Hoops who came in with an offer to join the club after a successful trial period at the club.
 
His coach Jamie Kinnear has been an ever-present in his life, and was ecstatic at the prospect of his pupil joining the Glasgow giants.
 
On the club's Facebook page Kinnear posted, "Alasdair has been with us from the very start & although we only formed earlier this year Ali has been under my coaching wing since he was 5 years old. Alasdair was once a shy wee boy would had to be dragged along to training by his Mum & Dad as he was so shy!
 
"Ali has developed into a lovely lad & a fantastic player with bags of confidence & the ability to match. He is a credit to his parents Lesley & Russell who have been a massive support to me personally & to Inverkeithing United over the years.
 
"We are all very proud of how he has developed & we wish him all the very best with this fantastic opportunity at Celtic."
 
It's incredibly pleasing to see a young Scottish footballer take his first steps into the professional game and everyone here at Youth Football Scotland wishes Alasdair the very best at Celtic.
 
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 17:58

DDYFA Results Round-Up 10/12/17 and 17/12/17

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The final two weeks of the footballing calendar were hit hard by the weather, but a few plucky sides braced the sub-zero temperatures and played their matches.
Here’s how the action went down:


U13s

Ferry Athletic secured a spot in the Last 16 of the Scottish Cup, as they beat Fairmuir 3-2 at the GA Arena.

Blaike Kyles put Ferry ahead after eight minutes with a cool finish, and Aiden Lockhart doubled their advantage after 20 minutes with a dipping strike.

Kyles volleyed in his second of the match five minutes later, but goals either side of half time from Stuart Heenan set up a nervy finish, but Ferry held on and are now the last team from Dundee in the competition.

Dundee United SC ended 2017 with a 5-2 win over Newtyle in the J Clenaghan League.

 

U15s

Broughty United Panthers sealed a place in the semi-finals of the Tommy Clark Trophy as they beat DUSC 3-2 in both sides last match of the year.

Ryan Carr and Daniel Boyle both netted in the opening 10 minutes as Broughty Panthers came flying out the traps, but a superb free kick from Lewis Thomson brought DUSC back into the game.

Panthers’ goalkeeper Wilson Price pulled of a string of impressive saves before Boyle fired in his second of the match.

DUSC continued to dominate for most of the second half, and Price was eventually beaten when Reece Rankin curled in DUSC’s second of the match 12 minutes from time.

In injury time, DUSC were awarded a controversial penalty, but Price kept out Thomson’s spot kick and Broughty ended the year on a high.

 

U17s

Matt McKinnon’s strike wasn’t enough to stop East Craigie Swifts losing 2-1 to Edinburgh City Whites in the Scottish Cup, while Forfar Boys beat Dundee Rangers 5-4 in the first round of the Elwood Cup.

 

U19s

Brechin earned their first point of the season with a 0-0 draw against Coupar Angus, while Letham Tans secured a place in the semi-final of the Peter MacAvoy Cup with a 2-0 win over Dundee West.

Jeanfield Swifts Community FC has been selected by the Scottish Football Association to participate in a pilot project aimed at developing community clubs.
 
The project will largely be lottery-funded and the plans have now been made open for public opinion.
 
Swifts presented their plans on 27th November in front of a packed lounge at the Riverside Stadium in Perth, which include redeveloping playing and training facilities and building brand new spaces for local groups, alternative education, healthcare providers and other local sporting authorities.
 
The plans also include elements of social housing as well as a sustainable heating scheme.
 
The club is also looking to helping the local community take ownership of the new facility to help ensure a lasting legacy.
 
On the plans, club committee member Steve Antoniewicz said, “The key question we must ask is what needs does our community have? Our research has already told us about issues around school attendance, employment, drugs, alcohol, general health and mental wellbeing. As a very visible part of the community we could be at the forefront of helping to address some of these problems, and others that we uncover as we move forward.”
 
Details for community engagement have not been announced as of the time of writing.
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