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DUSC made to pay as Price saves Broughty Panthers

Dundee United SC 2

Thomson 23, Rankin 68

Broughty United Panthers 3

Carr 7, Boyle 9, 32
  • Sunday, 10 December 2017
  • Craigie Astro
  • Under 15´s
  • Tommy Clark Trophy

Andrew Creegan

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Wilson Price’s injury time penalty save sent Broughty Panthers into the Tommy Clark Trophy semi-finals. The goalkeeper kept out Lewis Thomson’s spot kick as Broughty held on to claim their first win over DUSC at 11-a-side football.

Broughty were beaten when the sides met in the league earlier in the season, but came flying out the traps, and would have been ahead inside the opening minute if not for a fine save from Josh Hamilton to deny Ryan Carr.

Carr’s blistering pace was Broughty’s main attacking outlet, and when Lewis Denny lifted the ball in behind the DUSC backline, and there was only ever going to be one outcome as Carr raced clear and fired a shot past Hamilton.

Lightning struck twice as Carr pulled the ball back for Daniel Boyle, who smashed Broughty Panthers into a 2-0 lead before the 10-minute mark.

DUSC had started slowly, but were forcing their way back into the match. Callum Livingston denied Reece Rankin a shot at goal with a well-timed tackle inside the box. Adam Johnston did get a strike away, but Wilson Price was equal to it.

There was nothing the Broughty keeper could do when Lewis Thomson curled a free kick from 20 yards into the top corner, handing his side a lifeline.

Johnston forced Price into two saves in quick succession before the big striker hit the post with a low strike. DUSC were in the driving seat, but failed to trouble Price with successive free kicks from the edge of the box.

The hosts chances of equalising were dashed when Boyle latched onto a clever header from Carr, and drilled a low shot past Hamilton from the edge of the box.

Carr nearly doubled his tally when he broke from a DUSC corner, but his low shot came back off the post and into the grateful arms of Hamilton. Price made a routine save to keep out Lewis Davidson’s free kick in first half injury time.

  • Half Time:
  • Dundee United SC
  • 1-3
  • Broughty United Panthers

DUSC continued the pressure at the start of the second half, with Price making two more saves from Thomson free kicks. The game settled down as Broughty got to grip with the DUSC forwards.

Davidson cracked a volley wide before Price palmed a free kick from Thomson into the path of Bailey McGregor, but he stabbed the ball wide from close range. Davidson was again denied by Price, who tipped his dipping strike over the bar.

Scott Simpson passed up a golden opportunity to equalise when he failed to hit the target from Davidson’s cut back. Broughty nearly scored again when Carr breached the DUSC backline, but his shot was poor, and Hamilton made the save.

With 12 minutes to go, DUSC pulled one back through Rankin, who bent the ball into the top corner from 15 yards.

Thomson brought another save out of Price with a free kick from the edge of the box, before Boyle was denied his hat trick when Hamilton tipped his stinging shot over the bar.

As the game entered injury time, Johnston went down inside the box and the referee pointed to the spot. The Broughty players were aggrieved by the call, but they felt justice was served when Price dived to his left and pushed away Thomson’s effort. The rebound was cleared off the line and into Price’s arms.

  • Full Time:
  • Dundee United SC
  • 2-3
  • Broughty United Panthers


Dundee United SC
Broughty United Panthers
1. Josh Hamilton
2. McKenzie Lee
5. Glyn Hodnett
6. Bailey McGregor
7. Lewis Thomson
8. Scott Simpson
9. Lewis Davidson
10. Sean O'Meara
12. Adam Johnston
14. Glen Duncan
15. Kiegan Watson
18. Reece Rankin
1. Wilson Price
2. Adam Barclay
3. Ethan Clark
5. Callum Livingston
6. Sam Grimes
7. Ryan Carr
8. Liam Jones
9. Lewis Denny
10. Josh Knight
14. Daniel Boyle
15. Haaris Ahmed
16. Charlie Greenshields
17. Liam Innes
19. Lewis Munro
Star Player
Dundee United SC
Broughty United Panthers
Josh Hamilton - The DUSC goalkeeper made several fine saves to keep his side in the match.
Ryan Carr - The Broughty forward had a hand in all three of his sides goals, and always looked a threat on the break. A little more composure and he would have had more goals for his efforts.
Magic Moment
Dundee United SC
Broughty United Panthers
Thomson's Goal - A free kick straight out of the top drawer that Price could do nothing about.
Price's Penalty Save - The keeper came up with several fine stops, but this tops the lot. Got down well, kept out the rebound and sent his side to the semi-finals.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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