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Dundee see off Dunfermline in Development League

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Ross 32', 36'

Dunfermline Athletic 0

  • Monday, 13 February 2017
  • Links Park
  • Under 20´s
  • SPFL Development League

Andrew Creegan

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A Nick Ross brace secured all three points for Dundee in their Development League fixture with Dunfermline. The former Inverness man struck twice in a matter of minutes just before half to ensure the victory for the Dark Blues.

Dundee were moving the ball well in the opening stages, but failed to test Cammy Gill in the Dunfermline goal. Evan Horne headed just wide for the visitors before Dundee’s Marc Klok fierce volley after 20 minutes was Gill’s first test. James Vincent headed Ian Smith’s cross wide not long after.

With just over half an hour gone, Dundee took the lead. Danny Williams won the ball high up the pitch and laid the ball back for Vincent, who found Ross, and the midfielder drilled the ball past Gill from the top of the box.

It took Dundee just four minutes to add a second. Sam Dryden’s cross was met by Ian Smith, who volleyed the ball across the face of goal to Ross, who steered the ball home from close range.

The Dees were threatening to run riot, as Williams saw his shot blocked by a Dunfermline defender before Gill made a fingertip save to push Ian Smith’s shot round the post. Vincent was next to have a go, but was also denied by Gill.

  • Half Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 2-0
  • Dunfermline Athletic

Dunfermline started the second half looking for a route back into the match and saw Callum Smith’s shot saved by Calum Ferrie after 52 minutes. The Pars number nine fired wide moments later.

With just over an hour gone, Ross, Vincent and Williams were replaced by Matty Smyth, Connor Coupe and Mark Smith. The hosts continued in search of a third goal, Klok’s corner fell to the feet of Kerr Waddell, but the defender’s shot was blocked.

Mark Smith was denied by Gill after 81 minutes, the striker turned Dryden’s cross towards goal, but a fine save from the keeper kept the ball out the net. Gill was called into action with 60 seconds remaining. Coupe’s volley was flicked by Waddell, and the keeper did well to readjust and push the ball over the bar.


  • Full Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 2-0
  • Dunfermline Athletic


Dundee FC
Dunfermline Athletic
1. Calum Ferrie
2. Sam Dryden
3. Brian Rice
4. Daniel Higgins
5. Kerr Waddell
6. Marc Klok
7. Kyle Clark
8. Nick Ross
9. Danny Williams
10. James Vincent
11. Ian Smith
12. Kyle Gourlay
14. Matty Smyth
15. Connor Coupe
16. Mark Smith
1. Cammy Gill
2. Josh Robertson
3. Conner Duthie
4. Paul Allan
5. Reece Duncan
6. Johnny Galloway
7. Robbie Crawford
8. Evan Horne
9. Callum Smith
10. Matty Todd
11. Brandon Luke
12. Jack Mclair
14. Owen Andrew
20. Josh Dunn
Star Player
Dundee FC
Dunfermline Athletic
Sam Dryden - A solid performance at right back, deserved the clean sheet and put in some super deliveries.
Cameron Gill - Some top saves that kept the score down.
Magic Moment
Dundee FC
Dunfermline Athletic
Ross's second goal - An excellent finish that doubled Dundee's lead.
Gill's save from Ian Smith - An excellent stop that denied Dundee a third.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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