It was a big match up today between Dundee and Angus in the TSB under 15’s National Trophy, as Dundee need to win to qualify for the quarter final. Aberdeenshire and North of Scotland still need to play one final game which can also affect Dundee’s qualification hopes. Dundee have won two great games so far, but Angus will be looking for their first.
Dundee started the game off well with a couple of early chances. Ben Mooney beat an Angus defender then dribbled into the box, but his shot was just wide. Soon after Ryan Smith received the ball just outside the box then struck the ball towards goal but it scraped the post.
Angus came close in the 6th minute when Jack McMilne swung a great ball into the Dundee box. Duncan Martin controlled the ball well and hit it towards goal but David Beattie made a brilliant save.
Dundee scored the first goal of the game in the 10th minute. Dundee won a free kick on the left side of the box, and Kyle Anderson sent a superb cross into the box. Then Ryan Smith got up into the air well nodded it past the keeper making it 1-0.
Dundee were playing well, creating a lot of good chances with their quick passing moves. Angus were attacking but were struggling to finish their efforts. Angus came close to equalising when Duncan Martin struck a ferocious shot from the left wing which rattled the cross bar.
Dundee increased their lead in the 18th minute. Taylor Carroll was played down the wing from a free kick, after beating a player he then crossed the ball into Rory Faulkner who leaped into the air and headed it into the back of the net bringing the score to 2-0.
Angus weren’t ready to give up though, and continued to press for a goal. Callum Clark made a quick sprint down the wing, and then played the ball into the centre of the box for Douglas Crowe. Crowe took a shot at goal but David Beattie made a fantastic reaction save.
Angus had a couple more close chances before the half time whistle. Jack McMilne managed to play a great through ball to Callum Clark who then took a low shot towards goal but David Beattie got down well and held the ball. Soon after, Jack McMilne created another good chance after he outpaced a Dundee defender. McMilne then played a through ball to the unmarked Kyle Bissett, who controlled the ball and went one on one with the keeper. Bissett placed the ball past the keeper, but it hit the post.
The half time whistle blew, and Dundee were ahead by two goals. Dundee played brilliantly, they created a lot of chances and scored two good goals. Angus were coming close, but just needed to finish their chances.