Doc’s beating a winning drum
IN Dundee Saturday Morning League action, significant progress has been made by Doc’s Hibernia who have clawed back the gap with their games in hand at the top of the Premier.
Their 4-2 win over FC Kettledrum takes them to within a point of leaders Hilltown Hotspurs but, crucially, they have a game in hand on the title holders.
It now looks very much like a two-horse race for the title with Kettledrum and Riverside CSC slipping out of the reckoning.
DUSC’s 3-0 win over Riverside puts paid to any outside chance they may have hoped for of pushing the league leaders to the wire.
It also eased relegation fears for DUSC who open up a four-point gap between them and Dryburgh whose 1-0 defeat to Hawkhill keeps them in the second relegation spot, albeit with a game in hand.
The table is propped up by DC Athletic who are only a point behind Dryburgh with a game in hand.
In the Balgay Bar First Division, Cairdy Thistle went into top spot though they have played two more than undefeated St James following a 3-1 win over Club 83.
Mark Morris scored for the Tangerines to pull it back to 2-1 before a late goal sealed the points for Cairdy.
In the Trident Trophies Second Division, Dundee City went into second with a 3-2 win over Kelso.
Bank Street Athletic remain top after an 8-1 win over bottom club Fife Thistle.
Clark’s fine 3-1 win over Boars Rock lifts them away from the bottom of the table and level on points with Stobswell Athletic and Kelso.
They also have games in hand over their competitors.
Cannon Fodder’s stint in t he Direct Soccer sponsored North of Tay Cup came to an abrupt halt when t hey were beaten 8-1 by Broughty United.
Having pegged one back to level on t he 40 minute mark through Lennon Brett, Fodder conceded soon after at a free-kick to go i n 2-1 down.
Any comeback hopes were soon stifled as they conceded five second half goals from corner kicks to top off a shambolic performance and send them out of the competition. An eighth goal from open play topped off a miserable afternoon.
This weekend’s fixtures are in doubt due to the wintry forecast.
Club secretaries are asked to check their email accounts and keep their phones on as an update will be provided on Friday afternoon as to the status of the parks.
They will be contacted by the match secretary as soon as he knows the state of play.
Cairdy Thistle get the better of this tussle against Club 83. And they got the better in their Balgay Bar First Division match.
DUSC (tangerine) got the better of Riverside in their Doc Ferry’s Premier Division encounter, netting three times without reply.
Doc’s Hibernia (green) were on the winning side of their Doc Ferry’s Premier Division match against Kettledrum.