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Dundee United SC battle their way to victory in the Henry Dolan Cup

Broughty United 1

Forbes 60

Dundee United SC 2

Anderson 23, Tosh 34
  • Sunday, 29 March 2015
  • North End Park
  • Under 17´s
  • Henry Dolan Cup

Alasdair Hooper | YFS Dundee Senior Reporter
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Dundee United Sports Club are the winners of the Henry Dolan cup after beating Broughty United 2-1. DUSC bagged their two goals in a strong first half performance with Fraser Anderson and Nathan Tosh finding the net. Broughty fought back in the second period, and pulled a goal back through Darren Forbes, but DUSC were able to hold off the continued pressure to secure the win.
 
The initial stages of the game were evenly matched with both sides probing the opposing defences. 20 minutes into the game DUSC started to have increased opportunities at goal as their forwards found openings to get a few shots away. Unfortunately for Dundee United, none of them were able to find the target.
 
Shortly afterwards DUSC took the lead through Fraser Anderson. Their captain leapt to meet a corner kick and headed successfully past the Broughty ‘keeper Rory Milne.
 
Following a few other DUSC chances they soon found themselves two goals to the good eleven minutes later. Nathan Tosh displayed great persistence to work his way through the Broughty defence successfully seeing off several challenges. He was then able to nudge the ball into the net from close range. It was a great goal that came about thanks to sheer determination. 
  • Half Time:
  • Broughty United
  • 0-2
  • Dundee United SC
In the second half Broughty came out on a mission and with renewed attacking intent. Kieron Ross was able to work Aaron Smith in goal early on to set the tone.
 
In the 59th minute Ross was at it again when he managed to work an opening for himself and had another shot at goal. Smith managed to successfully save and hold the ball.
 
On the hour mark Broughty managed to get a goal back in spectacular fashion. Darren Forbes took a shot from an outrageous distance and, somehow, it managed to find its way into the back of the net. With the score now 2-1 the pressure was well and truly on DUSC.
 
Broughty continued to attack throughout the remainder of the game in search of the elusive equaliser. Forwards and midfielders alike all had had opportunities but the Dundee United defence managed to keep them at bay.
 
Late on the Broughty fight back was halted as they found themselves down to ten men. After the momentum had been halted DUSC were able to see out the game in a professional manner. As the final whistle went they were then able to celebrate their hard fought win.
 
Both sides contributed to an intriguing and competitive final that grabbed the attention of the spectators throughout. It’s clear to see both sides are strong groups with a great amount of spirit. Don’t be surprised if these two groups continue to battle it out in future for trophies. 
  • Full Time:
  • Broughty United
  • 1-2
  • Dundee United SC

Lineups

Broughty United
Dundee United SC
Rory Milne
Gavin Craik
Ben Donaldson
Dominic Duffy
Sean Murray
Darren Cooper
Cameron Hoskins
Jordan Winters
Kieron Gardiner
Derryn Kesson
Ryan Connor
Connor Samson
Darren Forbes
Charlie Wilson
Kieron Ross
Paul Callaghan
Robbie Telford
1. Aaron Smith
2. Ben Reid
3. Fraser Anderson
4. Callum King
5. Liam Roddy
6. Bryan Docherty
7. Nathan Tosh
8. Cameron McMahon
9. Jack Hogarth
10. Lewis Fyfe
11. Jordan Elder
12. Paul Moran
14. Jordan Davie
15. Graham Burnside
23. Ethan Glennie
Star Player
Broughty United
Dundee United SC
Kieron Ross – Was central to his team’s attacking. Created and made plenty of chances and was unlucky to find himself on the losing side.
Fraser Anderson – Great captain’s performance and played a big part in holding out for the victory in central defence. Scored the opening goal too.
Magic Moment
Broughty United
Dundee United SC
Darren Forbes’ goal – A superb strike. Not many players would see that as an opportunity to take a strike at goal.
Nathan Tosh’s goal – What a display of resilience and skill to evade that many defenders and prod home. The description alone doesn’t really do it justice.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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