Forfar youngsters sizzle in the sun

Forfar Boys Under-11s turned up the heat on Monifieth at the sun-baked academy playing fields on Sunday.

The boys sizzled in the sun with two more fine performances which left the visitors playing catch-up.

In the first game, the early stages were evenly balanced with Euan Miller shooting past while Cameron Fleming had a shot cleared off the line.

An own goal gave the hosts a deserved lead minutes before half-time.

They really turned it on in the second half with Daniel Harrison seeing his header being turned away by the keeper before Monifieth scored an equaliser on 28 minutes. Calum Kelman came close on several occasions, his best effort a long-range shot which the keeper pushed over the bar.

Lewis McSherry gave Forfar the lead with a fine shot from inside the box before another own goal extended the home side’s lead.

Harrison headed just past before Nathan Clark added a fourth and a Miller lob beat the keeper in the final minute to complete the scoring.

Team - Noble, Miller, Harrison, Fleming, Kelman, McSherry and Clark; subs - Balfourn and R. Davidson.

In the second match Forfar took the early initiative and Lewis Davison’s long-range effort was touched over the bar by the keeper.

Aaron Morrison opened the scoring on four minutes when he pounced on a loose ball in the box and a Robbie McLauchlan solo effort doubled the advantage.

A Monifieth own goal made it three and Morrison added a fourth when he tucked home after a Jack Neave shot hit the post.

Andrew Short got on the scoresheet when he fired past the keeper after latching onto a McLauchlan pass.

The second half was all Forfar with Liam Jones adding a sixth on 26 minutes when his shot hit the bar and rebounded over the line.

An excellent Davison run through the visitors defence was rewarded with a seventh goal for Forfar.

Neave and Morrison combined for McLauchlan to add another before Neave helped set up keeper Jamie Noble to score after he swapped positions with Jones.

Team - Noble, Davison, Forbes, Tait, Neave, Morrison and McLauchlan; subs - C. Davidson, Jones and Short.