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DUSC’s invincibility continues after hard fought victory against Dundee West

Dundee West FC 1

Ferguson 11

Dundee United SC 3

Barron 26, Ogilvie 59, Smith 66
  • Sunday, 08 March 2015
  • Downfield Playing Fields
  • Under 13´s
  • Broughty Ferry Café Royale League

Alasdair Hooper | YFS Dundee Senior Reporter
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Dundee United Sports Club’s invincibility in the league was still intact following a 3-1 victory against Dundee West. Jaden Ferguson had originally put the home side 1-0 up early on in the game but Kieran Barron equalized for DUSC later on in the 1st half. Daniel Ogilvie and Ryan Smith then grabbed a goal each in the final 11 minutes of the game to give DUSC the points in what was a very well contested affair.
 
The game started at a frantic pace with both sides keen to make an early impact on the game. In the third minute Dundee West’s Brian Harris was played through on the right wing. The forward would have had a clear run at goal if it were not for DUSC’s Kane Hynes, who made a fine interception to stop the chance from developing any further.
 
Three minutes later Harris caused further problems for the DUSC back line. Following a through ball that was played beyond the DUSC defence, the number 9 almost looked favourite to reach the ball first and have a shot at goal. However, DUSC’s goalkeeper, Leighton Quinn, was alert and raced out to meet the ball. The ‘keeper reached the ball first and booted it off of the oncoming Harris with it bouncing out for a goal kick.
 
In the 8th minute of the game it was DUSC’s turn to come close. Conner McHugh managed to latch onto a cross that had come from the left wing. McHugh, however, could only manage to divert the ball just inches wide of the post.  
 
Shortly afterwards McHugh was looking to get on the end of another cross, this time from DUSC wide man Kieran Barron. The number 7 delivered a great cross from the right wing straight into the penalty area. Unfortunately for DUSC, Dundee West ‘keeper Samuel Ross was commanding in the box and jumped to claim the ball before McHugh could make contact.
 
In the 11th minute the game witnessed its first goal. Jaden Ferguson made a great individual run evading several challenges from the DUSC defense in the process. He then unleashed a thunderous strike right on the 18-yard line whilst still under pressure from surrounding defenders. Despite Quinn managing to get a hand to it there was too much power in the strike and it flew into the back of the net to give Dundee West the goal advantage.
 
Three minutes afterwards Jack Griffin came close to doubling Dundee West’s lead when he took a shot from wide which flashed just past the post.
 
In the 18th minute it was DUSC’s turn to provide the attacking threat. Ryan Smith was making a fine run into the opposition penalty area but, before anything further could develop, in came Dundee West captain Ben Tolmie to clear the danger with a decisive challenge.
 
Two minutes later and Ryan smith was afforded an opportunity on goal. The forward managed to latch onto a fine through ball, broke through the defense, and looked to shoot the ball back across goal. Unfortunately his resulting effort put the ball just the wrong side of the post.
 
In the 26th minute DUSC managed to grab themselves an equalizing goal. Rory Jagusinski, in central midfield, played an exquisite through ball towards Kieran Barron that took the entire Dundee West defence out of the play. With just the goalkeeper to beat, Barron expertly slotted the ball past the oncoming Ross and the ball nestled in the back of the net, much to the players delight.
 
Three minutes prior to the half time break Dundee West were denied a second goal thanks to some great goalkeeping from Leighton Quinn. Daniel Berry managed to meet a corner kick that had been expertly delivered straight into the danger zone. The Dundee West number 4 managed to divert the ball at goal, with a combination of knee and body, but his effort was thwarted by a fantastic point blank save from Quinn. He displayed all his best reactions to thrust up his hands and parry the ball away from goal. Kane Hynes was then on hand to clear the ball out of the box and the danger was averted.
  • Half Time:
  • Dundee West FC
  • 1-1
  • Dundee United SC
The second half was characterized by the midfield battle between both sides. Much to their credit neither side was willing to give the other space to exploit.
 
On the 49th minute DUSC’s Daniel Ogilvie came remarkably close to putting his side in the lead. Once again the crowd was treated to a great solo run, with the number 8 participating this time. He managed to evade two challenges whilst attacking from the left and, after shrugging off the final challenge on him inside the box, he paused to weigh up his options. Ogilvie then looked to curl the ball into the far corner but was denied by a splendid diving save from Samuel Ross, who managed to redirect the ball past the post and out for a corner.    
 
As the game ticked into the 58th minute DUSC started to edge ahead in terms of chances created. They went close once more from a corner kick when Kane Hynes managed to fire at goal following a number of ricochets in the box. Hynes’ effort, however, was blocked and cleared by Aiden Brown
 
A minute later DUSC did go 2-1 up. The energetic Deano Fowlis was able to pressure the Dundee West defence into a mistake and, as a result, Ryan Smith was able to gain possession on the edge of the box. Rather than shoot first time he impressively laid the ball off to Daniel Ogilvie, who was in a more advantageous position, and the number 8 then duly finished the move off by slotting the ball home.
 
With Dundee West searching for an equaliser DUSC put the game to bed four minutes from time. Reece Muir, who had delivered some great corners throughout the game, once again obliged with a perfect set piece. The ball was met by Fowlis at the near post, who managed to flick the ball on to the lurking Ryan Smith. The DUSC number 9 then hit an accurate first time strike that flew straight into the back of the net to make the score 3-1. 
 
The referee concluded the game shortly afterwards and DUSC were able to enjoy their continued success in the league. As for Dundee West there were plenty of positives to take from a game where, for the most part, both sides matched up to one another incredibly well throughout. A couple of tinkers here and there and in future these games can very easily become victories for them. Today, however, belonged to DUSC. Dundee’s ‘invincibles’ perhaps?   

  • Full Time:
  • Dundee West FC
  • 1-3
  • Dundee United SC

Lineups

Dundee West FC
Dundee United SC
1. Samuel Ross
3. Ben Tolmie
4. Daniel Berry
5. Callan Shepherd
6. Aiden Brown
8. Josh Fyffe
9. Brian Harris
12. Jaden Ferguson
14. Jack Griffin
16. Ross Murray
18. Ryan Dodds
19. Luki Kowalski
20. Ben Miller
22. Craig Malone
24. David Heenan
2. Ryan Young
3. Reece Muir
5. David Stewart
7. Kieran Barron
8. Daniel Ogilvie
9. Ryan Smith
11. Ben Lafferty
12. Leighton Quinn
14. Kane Hynes
15. Luke Owens
16. Rory Jagusinski
18. Conner McHugh
19. Seff Mohammed
20. Deano Fowlis
Star Player
Dundee West FC
Dundee United SC
Jaden Ferguson – Looked good on the ball throughout the game today and caused plenty of problems for the opposition defence. Scored a great goal as well.
Daniel Ogilvie – Tough one today with a lot of the team contributing positively to the overall performance. Ogilvie earns star player this time out for his crucial goal to put DUSC 2-1 up. He also proved to be a consistent creative threat throughout.
Magic Moment
Dundee West FC
Dundee United SC
Jaden Ferguson’s goal – Great run, great finish. A goal that most would love to see replayed again and again.
Daniel Ogilvie’s goal – a goal made by hard work and composure, which is always great to see. For players at that age to make the right choices under pressure is a testament to them.
Club Views
Dundee West FC
Dundee United SC
Brian Harris, Head Coach – ‘We thought we were the better team for periods of the game. Even though it was 3-1 we felt that we maybe deserved to get something out of the game.’

Ian McHugh, Manager – ‘I think it was a terrific game of football. Our goalkeeper made a save right at the end of the first half, which was a game changer. After we just got better and stronger.’
Match Video Highlights
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