The battle for second-spot is heating up as Dundee University 1sts ran riot against Dundee Stars, leapfrogging AGB Dundee West as they dropped points to FC33.
The current holders of second place, Dundee City, were in full control against St Andrews University, running out 4-0 winners after league winners Dundee Celtic beat Dundee West Colts 8-2.
The Uni 1sts moved to within three points of City with a deserved 9-3 victory over Stars after a late double saw FC33 past AGB.
Celtic – on their first week back since becoming SFL-Dundee champions – romped to an 8-2 win against West Colts. The Celts did have to come from behind, though, as Cammy Quinn opened the scoring for the Colts, slotting it past goalie Billy Hoon.
But they weren’t in the lead for long as Ryan Sivewright equalised moments later before knocking in a quick second. Dominic Duffy added another to make it 3-1 just before the break. Debutant Danny Cavanagh was the next to score for Dundee Celtic, as he also got two goals in quick succession just after the restart.
Sivewright completed his hat-trick on the half-hour mark, making the score 6-1, but he didn’t give up there as he scored another in the 32nd minute.
Colts managed to claw back a goal as Quinn grabbed his second, but it wasn’t the last of the night as the now free-scoring goalie Hoon got his fourth of the season to complete the 8-2 scoreline.
Next on the cards was Dundee City as they faced St Andrews University with the Citizens washing the students away in a 4-0 win.
After only five minutes Paul Blair broke the deadlock as he put the ball past stand-in goalie Philip Durrant to take the lead before Mikey Craig doubled the lead.
After the break, it wasn’t long before City were back scoring as Adam Braid and Alberto Rincon scored just moments apart to see the game off.
Moments into the penultimate match of the night, FC33 against AGB Dundee West, there were claims of handball waved off by the referees as Chris Brash nipped it in at the far post. It wasn’t long before FC33 equalised two minutes later as Peter Hines found the far corner.
In the 14th minute Hines scored again to edge FC33 into the lead, however, Darryl Gowans evened the score four minutes later.
FC33 scored twice in the final few minutes of the match both thanks to Hines again, as he finished the game with four goals.
Dundee University 1sts faced off against Dundee Stars in the final match of the evening with both in the chase for the runners-up spot.
The deadlock was broken by the students three minutes into the match by Sam Pirrie as he slotted past the keeper.
Pirrie then quickly got his brace as he smashed the ball into the back of the net, leaving the keeper with little chance as it also took a deflection off a defender.
Jack Penn added to the goalscoring exploits after his howitzer found its way into the back of the net just after halfway through the first half.
The Stars found the back of the net through Damian Kunc, but the goal was cancelled out by Anthony Darlington in the 17th minute who then found another only a few minutes later. Right from kick-off, the Stars went on the attack and the ball found itself at Liam McPake who made no mistake.
Just after the break, Arran Fraser joined in the goalscoring fun as he found the back of the net to make it 6-2. Fraser scored again from his own half as Stars goalie Clarkson was caught in no man’s land and it was dinked into the back of the net.
Lewis Thomson brought a goal back as he found the bottom right corner. Penn cut it back to Fraser who put it in the net for the eighth goal for Dundee University.
But the Uni didn’t stop there as Hubert Cousin scored with only a few minutes left to complete the rout.