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There was an ecstatic atmosphere at North End Park as the teams got ready to kick off. Dundee United SC were having a spectacular season as they have reached the Scottish Cup final and Luncarty Tangerines were on terrific form in their league. Both teams and the crowd were eager to kick the game off and see who would win.
Dundee United SC started the game off well with a great chance to take the lead. Alex Gibb beat a Luncarty player in the box then struck a shot but Andrew Moncrieff made a great save. From the start the game was end to end, both teams were attacking with great pace and were desperate to get in the lead.
Luncarty had a free kick in the 12th minute, the ball crossed in and bounced around the box as Luncarty tried to knock it into the net but Kieron Gardiner managed to clear the ball. Jack Hogarth then countered, he sprinted up the field then crossed a great ball to Alex Gibb who volleyed it just over the cross bar.
Dundee United SC went 1-0 up in the 20th minute. Derryn Kesson controlled the ball well in the box then beat a player with a nice bit of skill and slotted the ball into the bottom left corner.
Dundee United SC started to settle into the game and linked up together brilliantly. Alex Gibb did a great back heel to Derry Kesson who then played the ball through back to Gibb but he was offside.
In the 30th minute, Dundee United SC went 2-0 ahead. Callum King crossed a ball over to Jack Hogarth who then played the ball through Derryn Kesson and placed it into the net well giving Kesson a second goal.
Dundee United SC continued to put pressure on the Luncarty defence when Connor Wilson sent a long ball up to Jordan Elder who controlled it with great skill then turned and beat a player. Before Wilson could carry on his run he was tackled by Ryan Crockatt.
Luncarty came close just before the first half was over. Ryan Kippen played a great ball through to Josh Davidson in the box but Kieron Gardiner made a good sliding tackle. The half time whistle blew shortly after and Dundee United SC finished it with a 2-0 lead.
Half Time: DUSC 2-0 Luncarty Tangerines
Dundee United SC continued their brilliant passing in the second half. Cameron McMahon played a great pass through to Derryn Kesson who then tried to do a one two with Alex Gibb but was narrowly offside.
Jordan Hornby nearly created a fantastic chance in the 47th minute, Hornby used a wonderful bit of skill to beat a Luncarty player then beat a second with great pace. He then tried to cross the ball into the box but Keir Campbell headed the danger away. Minutes later Campbell had to clear another chance, Alex Gibb dribbled past two players in the box and made it to the back post, Gibb then tried to play the ball into the centre but Campbell made a strong tackle and cut out the pass.
Dundee United SC increased their lead to 3-0 in the 52nd minute. Jack Hogarth crossed a great ball into Alex Gibb who managed to take a shot but Andrew Moncrieff made a great save. Nathan Tosh then ran in and smashed the rebound into the net giving Dundee United SC a strong lead.
Luncarty were trying hard to get back into the game, Jack Doris made an impressive dribble through the midfield and sprinted into the box but Callum Edgcumbe made a great tackle and won the ball. Minutes later Alex Gibb nearly increased Dundee United SC’s lead, Jordan Hornby played a long ball up to Gibb who then tried to chip the Luncarty goalkeeper but it narrowly missed the post.
Dundee United SC scored a fourth goal in the 57th minute. Nathan Tosh made a superb run down the right side of the field into the box and struck a powerful shot into the top corner of the net giving Dundee United SC a comfortable lead.
In the 63rd minute, Derryn Kesson passed to Jordan Hornby who then sprinted down the left wing and crossed the ball into the box. Alex Gibb slid into the box to meet the cross and he managed to connect with it but it hit the post.
Luncarty came close to scoring in the 74th minute when Stefan Zidralek was played through into the box and he managed to turn around a Dundee United SC player but Callum Cook made a good tackle and cleared the danger.
Dundee United SC came close to scoring in the final minute of the game. Cameron McMahon played a good through ball to Jack Hogarth who then smacked the ball towards goal but it rattled the cross bar. The final whistle blew soon after and Dundee United SC were the winners of the Tommy Clark Trophy. Dundee United SC put in a great performance. The team linked up well and scored four good goals. Luncarty Tangerines worked hard throughout the game and never gave up.
Full Time: DUSC 4-0 Luncarty Tangerines