Madras get a monkey off their back

Picture shows the Madras players Lloyd Sayer, Euan James, Alyn Davies & Greg Aldred (all scorers in the 2nd's game v Monarchs)
Picture shows the Madras players Lloyd Sayer, Euan James, Alyn Davies & Greg Aldred (all scorers in the 2nd's game v Monarchs)
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Madras 1st XI........................5

University of Dundee 2nd XI...1

Madras recorded their first victory against the University of Dundee 2nd XI since the students’ return to the top division two years ago.

Lloyd Sayer notched up four goals and was only denied a full-house by a Dundee own goal.

Madras opened the scoring with a perfectly executed move.

Teare’s perfectly hit ball across the front of the Dundee goal was met by the in rushing Sayer who netted.

It was not long before Sayer completed his hat trick with two further clinical finishes from in front of goal.

Madras continued to create chances throughout the half.

They were awarded a couple of short corners but sadly for them, their finishing from their corners was not at the same standard as their outfield play.

After ten minutes of the second half, Dundee fell foul of the rule change which means that any touch off a player, attacker or defender inside the circle before the ball crosses the goal line will result in a goal.

Brodie, from just inside the 25 metre line, hit the ball goalwards.

The Dundee goalkeeper moved towards the ball to make a block but let it through his legs, allowing it to brush his pads before crossing the goal line.

After this fourth goal for Madras, Dundee did manage to exert some pressure at the Madras end of the pitch.

Dundee eventually opened their account from a short corner.

Both defence and keeper T. Upton were a little slow to close down the shot and the Dundee attacker had time a space to fire the ball into the middle of the goal.

It did not take long however, for Madras to restore their four goal lead and once again it was Sayer who was on target from the edge of the circle.

As in the first half there was a good standard of performance from all the Madras players on the pitch including the youngest member of the squad, Bartholomew Upton, who showed great poise and control.

The second XI also turned in an excellent performance against Monarchs third XI in Arbroath.

They won 10-0 with Sayer adding another six goals to his weekend tally.