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Dees draw blank against Bairns

Dundee FC 0

Falkirk FC 0

  • Tuesday, 29 November 2016
  • Links Park
  • Under 20´s
  • SPFL Development League

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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Dundee were held by Falkirk in the Development League. The Dark Blues were looking to build on last week’s 4-1 victory against St Mirren, and named a strong starting 11 that featured the likes of Nicky Low and Faissal El Bakhtaoui. Despite the strong line up, neither the Dees or the Bairns could break the deadlock as the game ended 0-0.
Ian Smith saw his effort from 25 yards out narrowly miss the net before Falkirk’s Nathan Austin brought a good save out of Kyle Gourlay. Nicky Low’s quick free kick found Faissal El Bakhtaoui after 17 minutes, but the striker was denied by Falkirk keeper Deniz Mehmet.
Mehmet was called into action six minutes later to deny Yordi Teijse. The Dutchman got on the end of Conor Quigley’s cross, but saw his looping header clawed away from the top corner by Mehmet.
Falkirk nearly went ahead three minutes before the break. Scott Shepherd teed up Nathan Austin, but the former East Fife striker’s effort flashed wide of the post.
  • Half Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 0-0
  • Falkirk FC
Teijse was again denied by Mehmet midway through the second half. The Falkirk keeper got down well to keep out Teijse’s snap shot.
Falkirk looked dangerous through set pieces and nearly opened the scoring with 14 minutes remaining. Peter Grant got on the end of Conor Laighton’s free kick, but couldn’t keep his effort on target.
Dundee’s Kyle Gourlay had been largely untroubled during the game, but produced a fine stop after 81 minutes. Kevin O’Hara managed to create space inside the Dundee penalty area but his shot was well saved by Gourlay.
As the game entered injury time, Dundee had a golden chance to take all three points. Jesse Curran’s cross landed at the feet of Ian Smith, but the winger failed to react as the ball was cleared by the Falkirk defender, ensuring both teams took a point from an entertaining match.
  • Full Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 0-0
  • Falkirk FC


Dundee FC
Falkirk FC
1. Kyle Gourlay
2. Connor Coupe
3. Conor Quigley
4. Matty Smyth
5. Kerr Waddell
6. Julen Etxabeguren
7. Jesse Curran
8. Nicky Low
9. Faissal El Bakhtaoui
10. Yordi Teijse
11. Ian Smith
12. Calum Ferrie
14. Mark Smith
15. Taylor Berry
16. Reigan Thomson
1. Deniz Mehmet
2. Mark Finlayson
3. Tony Gallacher
4. Cameron Eadie
5. Peter Grant
6. Kyle Johnson
7. Liam Henderson
8. Cameron Blues
9. Scott Shepherd
10. Nathan Austin
11. Kevin O'Hara
12. Lewis McMinn
14. Jonny Mitchell
15. Reis Peggie
16. Conor Langston
Star Player
Dundee FC
Falkirk FC
Kerr Waddell - Another good performance from the Dundee man who was solid at the heart of the defence.
Peter Grant - The Falkirk central defender kept his team mates organised and limited the Dundee strikers to a handful off half chances.
Magic Moment
Dundee FC
Falkirk FC
Gourlay's Save from O'Hara - A fine piece of goalkeeping that kept Dundee's clean sheet intact.
Mehmet's Save from Teijse - An excellent stop that denied the big striker what looked to be a certain goal.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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