West in good Nick and Oke for run in Scot­tish

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today - By AN­DREW CREEGAN

DUNDEE West U/15 avoided a late scare as they knocked Blue Brazil out of the Scot­tish Cup cour­tesy of a 2-1 win at Char­lotte Street.

Goals from Godswill Oke and Nick Fletcher were enough for the hosts to see off the Cow­den­beath out­fit, who reached the last 16 last year.

It was Blue Brazil who started the game on the front foot, and man­ager Eoin Boy­lan was quick to praise his de­fen­sive unit that stood strong against one of the best teams in the re­gion.

He said: “All five of them were out­stand­ing. They like to play the ball on the ground but, when they need to, they can bat­tle hard, they’ll fight for ev­ery ball.”

Oke opened the scor­ing for West four min­utes be­fore the break with a curl­ing shot from the edge of the box.

Eight min­utes af­ter the restart, Fletcher raced clear of the vis­i­tors’ de­fence and coolly slot­ted the Dundee side into a 2-0 lead.

Fletcher nearly scored an iden­ti­cal goal af­ter 70 min­utes but saw his ef­fort come back off the post.

Sixty sec­onds later, Lewis Black curled a free-kick into the top cor­ner, set­ting up a nervy fi­nal few min­utes for the Dundee side.

With two min­utes re­main­ing, David Boy­lan tipped Jack Reid’s shot on to the post. Con­nor Reid put the re­bound into the net but the ref­eree judged him to be off­side.

With their place in round two se­cure, Boy­lan is hop­ing his side can bet­ter their run from last sea­son.

He added: “We’ve got an­other home tie and, hope­fully, we can get our­selves past that one and into the third round. The fur­thest we’ve been is the third round but it’s one tie at a time.”

Else­where in the Scot­tish Cup, goals from Jay­den Allen, Matthew McIn­tosh and Ciaran Tip­pet handed Celtic Boys U/15 a 3-2 win over Jean­field Swifts.

For­far Boys U/17 also ad­vanced to round two. El­liot Boath scored twice for them as they ran out 3-2 win­ners against Thorn­ton Lo­cos. Rob­bie David­son was also on tar­get.

In the U/19 Pres­i­dents League, For­far West End picked up a 4-2 win over Fair­muir Vi­o­let. Ally Wil­son (2), Cammy Fraser and Mor­gan Evans got the goals for the cham­pi­ons.

Dundee West U/15s (red and blue) won their Scot­tish Cup first-round tie against Blue Brazil 2-1.

Mary­field U/14s (yel­low) over­came Brechin 3-1 in the first-round of the Scot­tish Cup at Fair­muir on Sun­day.

DUSC U/11s (tan­ger­ine) played Broughty Pu­mas at Craigie 3G last Sun­day.

Celtic U/15s (green and white) beat Jean­field Swifts 3-2 af­ter ex­tra time in the Scot­tish Cup first-round last week­end.

Jean­field Swifts U/15s couldn’t do enough in ex­tra-time to stop Celtic win­ning out 3-2.

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