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DUSC sink St Murdochs in Tommy Clark Trophy

Dundee United SC 5

McGuire 27, Duncan 58, Horswood OG 62, Campbell 66, Davidson 73

St Murdochs 2

Patterson 6, Crosby 28
  • Sunday, 16 September 2018
  • Craigie Astro
  • Under 15´s
  • Tommy Clark Trophy

Andrew Creegan

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Dundee United SC came from behind to advance past St Murdochs in the Tommy Clark Trophy. Second half goals from Sam Duncan, Kyle Campbell and Lewis Davidson helped DUSC to victory.

St Murdochs started brightly playing with the win at their backs, and they opened the scoring after six minutes when a corner broke to Fyndley Patterson, who drilled a low shot past Jamie Scott from 20 yards.

Scott kept out a strike from Kai Heenan before Tyler Horswood headed over from a corner shortly after as the visitors looked to add to their lead.

Lewis Davidson drove into the St Murdochs box before being denied by Brogan Beattie, while Glenn Peal fired over after turning at the edge of the box.

DUSC were growing into the game, and equalised when Derryn McGuire drilled a shot home from the edge of the box after pinball in the St Murdochs box.

The old cliché that you’re most vulnerable when you’ve just scored proved all too true for DUSC, as Jamie Crosby turned home Jamie McGhee’s cross a minute after the equaliser.

When Jimmy Stewart was downed in the box a moment later, St Murdochs had a golden opportunity to extend their lead. Patterson stepped up looking to add to his tally but saw the diving Scott keep out his spot kick.

Davidson went close to the equaliser for DUSC before Patterson rattled the crossbar with a thunderous strike just before half time.

  • Half Time:
  • Dundee United SC
  • 1-2
  • St Murdochs

Kyle Campbell saw a volley kept out by Beattie before McGuire headed against the post as DUSC started the second half well.

Davidson passed up the simplest chance of the half when the ball broke to him after a Beattie save, but the striker fired the ball wide of the empty net. A superb challenge from Horswood denied Davidson a shot at goal shortly after.

The hosts did draw level from a corner when Sam Duncan turned the ball home from close range after 58 minutes.

DUSC completed the comeback four minutes later when Horswood headed a corner past Beattie. It was an unfortunate moment for the St Murdochs man who had kept DUSC at bay for most of the match.

The scoring didn’t stop there as Campbell latched onto a through ball and fired past Beattie to give DUSC a two-goal advantage.

McGhee’s swirling free kick forced Scott into a smart save, before Davidson did manage to get his goal when he robbed Beattie and rolled the ball into the empty net to seal the win for DUSC.

  • Full Time:
  • Dundee United SC
  • 5-2
  • St Murdochs

Lineups

Dundee United SC
St Murdochs
1. Jamie Scott
1. Jacob Kerrigan
2. Ben Laing
3. Lewis Davidson
5. Jay McIntosh
6. Sam Duncan
7. Jay Conway
8. Kyle Campbell
9. Ben Shannon
10. Ross McDade
11. Cameron Wood
12. Daniel Dolan
14. Robbie Vincent
15. Ross Dewar
16. Joel Anderson
17. Zak Smart
18. Derryn McGuire
1. Brogan Beattie
3. James Thoms
4. Jamie Crosby
7. Hyder Al-Shaibany
8. Jimmy Stewart
9. Kyle Ritchie
10. Jake McGhee
12. Taylor Angus
14. Kai Heenan
15. Ryan Keillor
16. Glenn Peal
17. Fyndley Patterson
18. Robbyn Chan
19. Tyler Horswood
20. Jayden Dunbar
23. Arron Cargill
Star Player
Dundee United SC
St Murdochs
Derryn McGuire - Took his goal well and led by example with a dogged midfield performance.
Jimmy Stewart - Bossed the midfield in the first half and battled well in the second. A fine performance.
Magic Moment
Dundee United SC
St Murdochs
Scott's Penalty Save - Patterson struck his penalty well, but Scott pulled off a fantastic diving save to keep the ball out and stop DUSC falling further behind.
Patterson's Goal - A cracking strike that got St Murdochs off to the perfect start.
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