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Jags edge out Dees in Development League

Dundee FC 1

Waddell 72'

Partick Thistle 2

Nisbet 7', I. Stokes 40'
  • Monday, 24 October 2016
  • Links Park
  • Under 20´s
  • SPFL Development League

Andrew Creegan

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Partick Thistle saw off Dundee at Links Park in the Development League. The Jags found themselves two to the good at half time courtesy of goals from Kevin Nisbet and Ian Stokes. Kerr Waddell halved the deficit midway through the second period but the Dees couldn’t find an equaliser.
 
After a bright start from the Dees, Partick were ahead after seven minutes. Mark Lamont played the ball through to Kevin Nisbet who beat the offside trap and slotted the ball past Calum Ferrie from 12 yards out.
 
Dundee responded well and were nearly level five minutes later. Taylor Berry broke forward from the midfield and slipped the ball into Jesse Curran, but the midfielders shot was easily saved by Connor Cullen in the Partick goal.
 
Kerr Waddell did well to block Neil McLaughlin’s effort after 26 minutes. The Dee’s should have been level on the half hour mark. Ian Smith broke down the right wing and picked out Josh Skelly, but the striker couldn’t connect properly and the ball ended up wide of the mark.
 
The visitors extended their lead five minutes before the break courtesy of Ian Stokes. A series of quick passes resulted in the right back finding space at the top of the Dundee box, and the Partick man stroked the ball into the bottom corner of the net.
 
Things nearly got better for Partick minutes later. Lamont managed to lift the ball over Ferrie into the path of Nesbit, but Brian Rice did well see the ball out for a goal kick.
  • Half Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 0-2
  • Partick Thistle
Partick were nearly three ahead after the hour mark. Andrew McCarthy dispossessed Curran and played the ball through for Neil McLaughlin, who saw his effort well saved by Ferrie. The Dundee stopper was called into action 10 minutes later, this time producing a stunning save to keep substitute James Stokes header out of the net.
 
Dundee went up the pitch and won a corner of their own. Taylor Berry’s delivery was met by Kerr Waddell who sent his header crashing against the underside of the crossbar, before the ball bounced over the line.
 
With three minutes left, Dundee had a golden chance to go level. Reigan Thomson’s long free kick wasn’t dealt with by Cullen, but Ian Smith’s volley was off target. In the 90th minute, Ian Smith picked out Kyle Clark, but the winger dragged his shot wide, and Partick took all three points
  • Full Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 1-2
  • Partick Thistle

Lineups

Dundee FC
Partick Thistle
1. Calum Ferrie
3. Brian Rice
4. Matty Smyth
5. Kerr Waddell
6. Jesse Curran
7. Connor Coupe
8. Taylor Berry
9. Mark Smith
10. Josh Skelly
11. Ian Smith
12. Kyle Gourlay
14.Matty Allan
15. Kyle Clark
16. Calum Moore
17. Reigan Thomson
1. Conor Cullen
2. Ian Stokes
3. James Penrice
4. Matthew McInally
5. Michael McMullin
6. Callum Wilson
7. Mark Lamont
8. Dominic Docherty
9. Kevin Nisbet
10. Andrew McCarthy
11. Neil McLaughlin
12. Struan Hero
14. James Stokes
15. Jamie Hall
16. Ross Fleming
Star Player
Dundee FC
Partick Thistle
Kerr Waddell - The Dundee central defender won everything in the air and scored a textbook header. A solid performance.
Kevin Nisbet - The Partick frontman has pace to burn and was always asking questions of the Dundee backline. Unsurprising that Dundee started to dominate when Nisbet was replaced midway through the second half.
Magic Moment
Dundee FC
Partick Thistle
Waddell's Goal - An excellent header from the Dundee defender that nearly sparked what would have been an impressive comeback.
Ian Stokes Goal - A super move and a super finish from Partick Thistle. The goal ended up securing all three points for the Jags.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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