WATCH: MD 12 – Dryburgh shock Montrose with deserved win

SFL Dundee swept back into action after the winter break and there was a shock on the cards as Dryburgh toppled second-placed Montrose.

After a five-week breather, futsal was back on at Lynch Sports Centre with a massive 44 goals scored in the four matchday 12 clashes.

First up saw leaders Dundee West extend their lead at the top and their 100% record this season with their 11th victory in 11 games coming with an emphatic 14-1 scoreline against Dundee Stars.

The youthful Stars side couldn’t live with their opponents, conceding within the opening 30 seconds and giving up seven goals in each half.

Chris Brash and Jimmy Webster led the way with four each while the league’s two top marksmen Jamie Reilly and Declan Gallagher got a treble and a double respectively. James Thomson rattled in a fine finish in the second half while Josh Hood got Stars’ sole strike.

West’s Chris Brash hits goalwards

That sees West now 12 points clear with just six matches remaining after Montrose were deservedly beaten 5-3 by struggling Dryburgh Athletic.

For much of the contest it looked like Dryburgh were the team on the back of a good run of form. However, without a league win since October that was far from the case.

Brandon Hawes smashed in the opener after nine minutes before Matthew Ross made it 2-0 before the break.

Ross knocked in a third in the second half before Montrose woke from their slumber as first Shaun Henderson and then John McIntosh struck.

Daniel Awayei, however, cut short the comeback before Henderson and Hawes exchanged goals to see the clash finish 5-3. Montrose keeper Billy Hoon would see red with minutes to go as they dropped down the table.

That result allowed Dundee Celtic to jump into second spot as they overcame Dundee University 7-4 with an impressive showing in a bad-tempered affair.

Both sides saw a man sent off as tempers flared but Celtic kept their cool in front of goal, dominating much of the contest.

Dundee Celtic celebrate Jordan Elder’s (right) goal.

Jordan Elder, Finn Robson and Alex Gibb gave them a 3-1 half-time lead with Patrick Smith replying.

The second period continued in much the same fashion as Gibb finished with four to take his recent tally to 11 in just two matches with Robson adding another.

Jack Penn grabbed two in the second half for the students.

The bottom half of the table tightened up after Dundee City’s impressive comeback to grab a point against Dundee West FD.

FD were 5-2 up at the midpoint with goals from Steve Brown (2), Mark McDonald (2) and Michael Wallace having them heading for three points.

City, however, weren’t done as three goals in three minutes from Steven McLauchlan (2) and Chris Robson levelled the scores at 5-5 after Robson and Andrew Higgins netted in the first half.

That leaves just three points separating the bottom four and three between second and fifth, though West are free and clear at the top.