Fettercairn win first silverware of the season

Pictured are the winning team with some supporters.

Pictured are the winning team with some supporters.

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The first silverware of the Montrose and District Welfare league has been claimed by Fettercairn.

They faced The Vaults in the final of the Howdens League Cup on Sunday, and emerged victorious.

The gale force wind spoiled things a bit but from start to finish Fettercairn were the dominant side.

The Vaults however were organised and defended really well throughout.

Chances were few and far between in the first half, with one of the best opportunity falling to Chris Robb who, when through on goal, saw his shot saved.

Vaults ‘keeper also saved a Darren Brewster effort and at the other end a header from a corner was a wide target.

In the second half, Fettercairn push on even more and after a few near misses and a couple loud penalty appeals.

They finally took the lead in 65 minutes through striker Chris Robb who shot home from close range.

The pattern remained the same, Calum Beverage had a gilt-edged chance to clinch the cup but somehow managed to head the ball over the bar from point blank range in 80 minutes.

Fettercairn’s nerves were eased a few minutes later when Robb was barged over in the box to win a penalty. He duly got up and fired the spot-kick home.

Andrew Taggart thought he had scored in the last minute but was ruled offside.

Fettercairn captain Ryan Ritchie was presented with the trophy by Howdens’ representatives Mark Gibson and Mark Tervet.

The man of the match trophy winner was awarded to Fettercairn’s Darren Brewster.

A league spokesperson said: “The Montrose and District Welfare League would like to thank Howdens joinery or their continued support and attended the final and help make it such success.”