Match Report


19 Mar 2022   2.30PM Midlands league

Forfar West End JFC 1-1 Downfield



The spring sun shone on Strathmore Park as both sides looked for much needed league points. With the crowd in an upbeat mood it was hoped that an entertaining match would unfold.

The first half was played at a good pace but neither side could find any kind of domination. However West seemed to carry the bigger threat. Yet again Forfar heart-throb Aiden Benvie was in the thick of things, but sadly he spooned over a great chance from close range. Njie too spurned a good opportunity with a close range headed effort. Midway thru the half saw controversy. A great thru-ball found Benvie bearing down on goal. The keeper rushed from goal and appeared to completely take out the striker, leaving him stricken. Only a yellow shown .. but Downfield were very much in this and a diving save by Matthews prevented a certain goal. But the goal soon arrived, a burst of pace down the right from the Downfield winger and a fine cross was duly dispatched by Roy. 1-0 at the break. 

Into the second half and West End had a point to prove, but they clearly were not on good form. Too many misplaced passes and hopeful long balls were being easily dealt with. But it was the Angus side who were forcing things. As the game wore on the pressure was building. A free-kick was won some 30 yards out. A good ball was swung in..and it was the young midfielder Ethan Samson who wanted it most. A looping header finding the net, to much relief of team and supporters. West End chased for a winner but it was not to be. Not their finest hour but they certainly merited something from the game. 

The game was played in good spirits and we wish Downfield the best in their remaining fixtures. 

Next match away to Dundee St James

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