The chasing pack continue to trip each other up as Dundee Celtic blaze a trail at the top of SFL-Dundee, extending their lead at the top of the table to six points.
Matchday 11 brought 2019 to an end for the Dundee futsal league and it did so with a flurry of goals at RPC Caird Park.
It was the league leaders who kicked the night off and they were made to work for their victory over an AGB Dundee West side who started the night in third place after three league wins on the spin.
Second-placed Dundee City, though, let a two-goal lead slip to draw with FC33 allowing Dundee Stars to move above them with a commanding 6-1 success over Dundee University 2nds.
Dundee Uni’s 1sts had a more enjoyable night as they thrashed St Andrews University in the varsity derby.
It is Celtic who enjoyed their night the most, however, with their 4-3 victory over AGB giving them breathing space at the top going into 2020.
A tight opening to the game saw chances at a premium and it took until the 11th minute to see the first goal of the night.
It was worth waiting for as Paul Moran smashed in a fine strike.
Two minutes later, however, it was 1-1 as George Cran poked an equaliser past former team-mate Billy Hoon.
Another man beating a former team-mate was Jordan Timmons as he squeezed an effort past Rob Black minutes after the restart.
Once more AGB didn’t lie down and Graeme Dailly continued his scoring spree with a finish high into the net.
Swiftly Timmons struck again and then got his third on 32 minutes as Celtic took control. Dailly got one more back with four minutes to go before Timmons missed the chance for a fourth with his long penalty going wide in the closing stages.
Aiming to keep in touch with them were Dundee City, who had jumped to second place in matchday 10, and they looked in good shape to do so against Futsal Club 33.
Blaine Angus put City in front at the break before Chris Peachey somehow found the net from the tightest of angles on 24 minutes.
FC33 came into this one on the back of a morale-boosting 9-3 victory and they showed spirit once more roaring back into the game in the closing stages.
First Paddy Dolan found the net with the aid of a deflection before Peter Hine notched within the same minute.
Momentum was with 33 but they couldn’t grab a winner and both sides had to settle for a point.
That allowed Dundee Stars to get back into second place as they swept Dundee Uni 2nds aside
Stars’ finishing let them down at times but the chances kept coming and they were in control for the majority of the contest.
Scott Milne knocked in the opener and added a second in the first eight minutes. It was 4-0 by half-time with Gavin Ogilvie and Panos Trizoglou finding the net.
Clement Bakina’s low strike got the students on the scoresheet but they couldn’t keep Stars out as Lewis Thomson and Shaun Wilson added two more in the closing 10 minutes.
The biggest winners of the night, though, were Dundee University 1sts as they romped to an 8-1 victory over St Andrews to jump up two places in the table.
The opening stages of the contest failed to predict the goal-fest this game ended up in as the teams went in at half-time with only Jack Penn’s goal the difference for Dundee.
Sam Pirrie doubled the lead with a fine finish before Dundee ran riot in the last eight minutes.
Craig Kemlo kicked it off before Penn and Pirrie got their seconds in 34 and 35 minutes respectively.
Pierre El-Sayed Youssef got a fine consolation on 36 minutes.
Three goals flew in in the final minute, however, as Kemlo got his second and Arran Fraser netted twice with the score finishing 8-1 to the Dundee side going into the Christmas break.
The league restarts on January 16 at Caird Park.