ST MURDOCH’S under-17s were in cup final action recently when their opponents in the Bridge Cup final of the DDYFA league were Ferry Athletic at North End Park in Dundee.
The monumental task of overcoming their opponents was huge. They have just been crowned champions of the division for the fourth season in a row and are undefeated for four years in all cup and league competitions locally. That gives you an impression of the size of the task and quality of opponent.
A dramatic match saw the Arbroath side recover from a goal down to lead 2-1, with counters from Keiren Gordon and Mike Watt. Only 40 seconds remained on the watch when the Dundee team equalised with almost the last kick of the ball and extra-time loomed.
Advantage Ferry Athletic you would have thought, but the energy levels and courage shown by the plucky side from the town overcame Ferry Athletic with a wonderful individual goal from William Dooley. He curled an angled shot over the ‘keeper into the top corner and this time St Murdochs were able to repel the intense pressure and lift the cup.