Kirsti-Leigh Hunt’s winner 14 minutes from time helped Dundee & Angus College to a 3-2 victory over city rivals Dundee University. The league leaders showed great character to come from behind on two occasions and the result ensured the side will finish top of the BUSC Football Scottish 2A League.
With the League Championship at stake and Dundee University looking to finish the season on a high the stage was set for an entertaining afternoon at Riverside.
As the match began the League leaders almost fell behind immediately, a deep cross by Lea Kleinsarge found Natalie Cromar who was unlucky to direct an effort past the post. Dundee continued with their bright start and moments later Cromar saw a shot flash just wide after being released into space by Evie Morton.
Cromar continued to be heavily involved in her sides attacking play and almost scored a spectacular opener, good movement by Kleinsarge allowed Evie Morton to drill a ball across goal where Cromar was inches away from connecting with a back heel.
As the match progressed Dundee & Angus College began to enjoy some sustained possession and Beth Shillitto’s impressive run from deep created an opening for Derrian Gollan to test Annabel Steen in the Dundee goal.
With both sides pushing forward it was inevitable there would be an early goal and it came in the 15th minute for Dundee, Cromar was rewarded for her early effort and showed nice composure to direct the ball into the bottom corner after a clever flick-on by Kleinsarge.
Having been provider for the opener Kleinsarge almost grabbed the second of the afternoon forcing Lindsay Dunbar into a smart stop.
Despite the setback of falling behind Dundee & Angus College responded well and Georgia Spry’s shot from distance was palmed away by Steen. Shillitto continued to look comfortable running at the defence and grabbed her side’s equaliser from a tight angle in the 22nd minute.
With the game finally poised Dundee almost restored their advantage through a volley by Cromar which drifted over and Kleinsarge’s well placed shot from distance.
Kleinsarge was not to be denied and in the 39th minute put Dundee back in front after showing good determination to stab the ball into the net from a crowded penalty area.
If it had not been for the width of the post Dundee & Angus College would have headed into half-time on level terms, Derren Gollan set up Hunt and her curling effort bounced off the woodwork with Steen beaten.