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Dees battle back to beat St Mirren

Dundee FC 3

Anderson 28, McBreary OG 77, Henvey 84

St Mirren 1

McBreary 17
  • Tuesday, 28 November 2017
  • Links Park
  • Under 20´s
  • SPFL Development League

Andrew Creegan

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Dundee got back to winning ways in the Development League, coming from behind to beat St Mirren 3-1. After falling behind to Conor McBrearty's header, Max Anderson levelled the tie before half time. In the second half, an own goal from McBrearty and Matty Henvey's header secured the win for Dundee.

The Dees were seeing most of the ball in the opening stages, but Randy Wolters' swerving shot from 30 yards was their only noteworthy effort as the Saints defence stood firm.

With 17 minutes gone, St Mirren took the lead when Sam Jamieson headed a free kick to the back post, and Conor McBrearty scrambled the ball into the net.

The lead would prove to be short lived when Max Anderson won the ball high up the pitch 11 minutes later. The Dundee forward made no mistake with a cool finish past Chris Henry.

Matty Henvey was denied twice in quick succession after 35 minutes. The striker seeing his initial effort blocked by Andrew McDonald, and then his snap shot was pushed away by Hendry.

  • Half Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 1-1
  • St Mirren

Henvey passed up a golden opportunity minutes after the restart. Wolters supplied the pass, but Henvey could only shoot wide from inside the box.

With 13 minutes remaining, Dundee went ahead. Jesse Curran's free kick from the left was met by a sliding McBrearty, who in an attempt to clear the ball, sliced it up into the air, and over the helpless Hendry.

A Curran free kick provided Dundee's third of the night. The Australian's ball from the right was headed home by Henvey to complete the scoring, and wrap up the points for Dundee.

  • Full Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 3-1
  • St Mirren

Lineups

Dundee FC
St Mirren
1. Callum Ferrie
2. Sam Dryden
3. Brian Rice
4. Kosta Gadzhalov
5. Kerr Waddell
6. Conor Quigley
7. Jesse Curran
8. Callum Moore
9. Matty Henvey
10. Max Anderson
11. Randy Wolters
12. Kyle Gourlay
14. Finlay Robertson
15. John Smith
16. Taylor Berry
17. Cammy Mooney
1. Chris Henry
2. Liam Miller
3. Luke Barclay
4. Dylan McKendry
5. Andrew McDonald
6. Ethan Erhahon
7. Matthew Reilly
8. Conor McBrearty
9. Sam Jamieson
10. Scott O'Glover
11. Conor O'Keefe
12. Cameron Breadner
14. Cameron MacPherson
15. Lewis Morrison
16. Dakota King
20. David Wilson
Star Player
Dundee FC
St Mirren
Max Anderson - The Dundee midfielder's energy was instrumental to disrupting St Mirren's playing out from the back, something that was epitomised when he fired in the equaliser.
Scott O'Glover - The Saints striker put himself about and was a real handful for the Dundee defenders.
Magic Moment
Dundee FC
St Mirren
Anderson's Goal - Good pressing from the Dundee man to win the ball back, and he showed real composure to finish it off.
McBrearty's Goal - A scrappy goal, but the midfielder showed real determination to force it over the line.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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