It was a tough matchup between Dundee United SC and Scone Thistle, as they competed for a spot in the Queens Jubilee Cup final. The last time these two teams encountered each other Dundee United SC scraped a win in a great game, so it was shaping up to be a tough match for both sides.
The game kicked off, and both teams were fighting for the ball straight from the start. The first goal came early on when Dundee United SC won a free kick not far outside the box. Fraser Anderson stepped up to take the show, and smashed it low into the bottom corner making it 1-0.
Scone Thistle didn’t take long to equalise in similar fashion, as Josh Davidson also drilled the ball into the bottom corner from outside the box ten minutes later. His shot curled past the wall and right into the bottom left corner bringing Scone Thistle back on level terms.
Dundee United SC continued to play well though, as were creating chances and pressing the Scone Thistle defence. Jordan Elder came close to taking the lead after chipping the keeper in a one on one but his attempt went narrowly wide.
The game started to change in favour for DUSC as Jack Hogarth was subbed on halfway through the first half. Hogarth started to cause problems for the Thistle defence as he was beating players on the wings and spraying some nice passes around the field.
Dundee United SC took the lead in the 24th minute after Hogarth got around a Scone Thistle player, and then played a great ball into Nathan Tosh in the box. Tosh then turned around a defender brilliantly and smashed the ball into the top corner making it 2-1.
It didn’t take long for Nathan Tosh to grab a second, as he was played through into the box once again by Jack Hogarth in the 35th minute. Tosh then went one on one with the keeper and beautifully chipped the ball over him, putting DUSC two goals in ahead.
Scone Thistle were still fighting a goal to get back in the game, but Dundee United SC were defending well and continued to pass the ball about confidently. Jack Hogarth was brought down the box after skilfully turning past a defender, earning a penalty not long before half time. Nathan Tosh stepped up to the spot, ready to claim a hat-trick. He placed the ball past the keeper with ease, claiming his 32nd goal of the season.
The half time whistle blew shortly after and the score was 4-1. Scone Thistle were playing well, but were struggling to handle Dundee United SC’s attacks. Cameron McMahon was having a brilliant game in the centre of the pitch, and Callum Cook was playing strongly at the back cutting out most chances. David Thomson was creating a lot of chances for Scone Thistle with his creative moves, but they needed to do more to get back in the game.