Goals from Jayce Szpak and Lee Lorimer handed Dundee United SC victory in their opening Café Royale League match.
Lewis Raeside had given Monifieth a first half lead but couldn’t stop DUSC taking the points.
Both sides had been in fine form in the group stage of the Diamond Jubilee Cup, and both had good chances in the opening minutes. Callum Ross fired wide for Monifieth in the opening minute, with Lee Lorimer denied by Harrison Holmes at the other end.
Harris Shepherd tested Jamie Potter with a free kick from the edge of the box as Monifieth looked for the opening goal.
With 17 minutes gone, they did break the deadlock after Potter kept out Zack Hunter’s header, only for the ball to fall for Lewis Raeside, who had a simple finish into the empty net.
Despite falling behind, DUSC were moving the ball well while playing into the wind and saw Kyle McMulkin’s strike from the edge of the box kept out by Holmes on the half hour mark.
Lorimer was released in the box moments before half time but couldn’t squeeze the ball past Holmes at the near post.