FORFAR Boys Under-11s stuck gamely to their task on Sunday as they faced a slick Ferry side in sunny Broughty on Sunday.
The boys found the going tough but their determination in not letting things get on top of them was evident throughout.
In the first game Cameron Fleming almost gave Forfar the lead when his first-time effort from a Robbie Davidson cross just whizzed past the Ferry woodwork.
The home side took the lead and added a second four minutes later.
Robbie McLauchlan pulled one back for Forfar only for Ferry to add a third just before half-time.
Lewis McSherry shot past early in the second half, while McLauchlan also came close to scoring.
Ferry extended their lead on 32 minutes but McSherry’s low drive squirmed out of the keeper’s grasp and into the net for a second for Forfar.
Straight from the kick-off the hosts restored their three-goal advantage.
Fleming’s long drive brought Forfar back into the game but two goals in the latter stages sealed it for Ferry, though Davidson came close and Euan Miller’s effort was well saved.
Team: Noble, Balfour, Miller, McSherry, R Davidson, Fleming, McLauchlan. Subs - Kelman, Sturrock (trialist).
In the second game Forfar got off to the worst possible start when an own goal gave Ferry the lead after three minutes.
Jack Neave came close when his shot was saved by the ‘keeper and then his effort on eight minutes was parried but followed up into the net by Liam Jones for Forfar’s equaliser.
Ferry opened up a two-goal advantage when they scored twice in three minutes before Neave’s free kick was touched round the post by the ‘keeper.
The second half belonged to Ferry and despite forcing several corners Forfar could not the find the net again.
Jamie Noble kept the scoreline down by making a series of excellent saves but was helpless as the home side added five more goals.
Team: Noble, C Davidson, Davison, Tait, Morrison, Neave, Jones. Subs - Forbes, Short.