A comfortable win for under-15s

Forfar Boys Under-15s recorded a comfortable 9-0 home victory over Dundee West in a game in which they always had the upper hand.

Everyone played their part in a good all round performance with Baillie and Shortridge sharing the man of the match award.

After Shortridge headed over the bar early on, Forfar took the lead with a cool finish from Edward after Ferrier had forced a poor clearance from the visiting keeper.

Shortridge made it two when he bundled the ball over the line after a Ferrier effort from inside the box was blocked.

Although Forfar were unable to add to their goal tally in the first half, their dominance was there to see with Duncan going close with two headed efforts and an effort from Davidson going past the far post amongst other half chances which were not capitalised on.

The visiting keeper also pulled off a brilliant save low at his right hand post after Baillie fired a powerful free kick through a ruck of players from just outside the box.

At the back Crozier marshalled the defence well to deal with anything Dundee West could muster going forward.

In the second half, Forfar put their opponents to the sword with a seven-goal salvo.

Watt made it three with a strong right-foot finish from 12 yards out after Roy showed great anticipation to intercept a pass in midfield.

Rigby scored the fourth when he struck a fine low shot into the net from the edge of the box after the ball broke to him from a corner.

And the fifth was goal of the game when Simpson cut inside on the edge of the box after a great run on the left and fired a beauty into the net off the underside of the bar with his right foot.

As in the first half, Forfar again were untroubled in defence with Norrie solid in the back line to help make sure home goalkeepers Beattie and Urquhart were given adequate protection.

Shortridge saw an effort rebound off the post after a lay off from Menmuir but he was not to be denied when moments later a Baillie corner was flicked on by Edward for the team captain to head home his second for number six.

Watt popped up again to fire home the seventh before Baillie struck a fine free kick from distance into the net to make it eight.

The scoring was completed by Watt who bagged his hat trick and the ninth with a strike from just outside the box.

The Forfar squad on the day was Beattie, Rigby, Crozier, Duncan, Roy, Simpson, Baillie, Shortridge (c), Davidson, Ferrier, Edward, Watt, Menmuir, Norrie and Urquhart.