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DUSC enter final after Scone victory

Dundee United SC 5

Fraser Anderson 5, Nathan Tosh 24, 35, 38, 58

Scone Thistle 2

Josh Davidson 15, 70
  • Sunday, 08 December 2013
  • St Saviours
  • Under 16´s
  • Queens Jubilee Cup Semi Final

Michael Colville | YFS East Region Journalist
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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. 
  • Half Time:
  • Dundee United SC
  • 4-1
  • Scone Thistle
Scone Thistle came into the second half well, with a few early chances. First half scorer Josh Davidson almost took the lead, as he was through on goal but his shot was cleared off the line by Liam Shortridge at the last second. 
 
David Thomson almost came close in the 49th minute. After a brilliant dribble past two or three DUSC players, Thomson was about to take a shot but Lewis Fyfe put in a strong tackle and cleared the ball away before he could get any further. Thomson also had another chance when he struck a powerful swerved shot from far outside the box, but Ethan Glennie made a tremendous diving save. 
 
Dundee United SC started to come back into the game, building up some great momentum. Hogarth almost increased the lead for the boys in black after receiving a great through ball into the box from Nathan Tosh. He then smacked the ball at goal but it rattled the cross bar, denying him his first goal of the game.
 
Nathan Tosh made it five for Dundee United SC in the 58th minute. After a great passing move, Tosh smacked the ball towards goal which deflected off a Thistle defender and into the back of the net making it 5-1.
 
Scone Thistle got a goal back in the final ten minutes of the game, as Josh Davidson grabbed his second goal. A quick ball was played into Davidson’s feet just inside the box, he then knocked it past the keeper and into the back of the net bringing the final score to 5-2. 
 
The final whistle blew shortly after, and Dundee United SC made it into the final. DUSC had a great game, with each player putting in a wonderful performance. It looks promising for United as they are having a great season, but they will be up against a currently on form Broughty United. Scone Thistle were unlucky as they played well and created plenty of good chances, but couldn’t handle DUSC’s attack. 
  • Full Time:
  • Dundee United SC
  • 5-2
  • Scone Thistle

Lineups

Dundee United SC
Scone Thistle

1. Ethan Glennie
2. Callum Edgcumbe
3. Liam Shortridge
4. Callum Cook
5. Ben Reid
6. Nathan Tosh
7. Cameron McMahon
8. Ross McQuade
9. Lewis Fyfe
10. Calum King
11. Fraser Anderson
12. Subhan Nadeem
14. Jordan Elder
15. Callum Todd
16. Shaun Wilson
17. Jack Hogarth

1. Jarod Ovenstone
2. Struan Sinclair
3. Sean Stirling
4. Josh Davidson
5. Aiden Crosby
6. Stewart Thomson
7. Bradley Steedman 
8. Youssed Elseedawy
9. Jake McCullagh
10. Stewart Houghton
11. David Thomson
12. Rory Monro
14. Fraser Morrison
15. Marcus Girdwood
 

Star Player
Dundee United SC
Scone Thistle
My home star player was Jack Hogarth as he set up a few of the goals and made a big impact when he came off the bench.
David Thomson was my away star player because he created some chances through out the game and his creativity on the ball caused some problems for DUSC.
Magic Moment
Dundee United SC
Scone Thistle
My home magic moment was Nathan Tosh's brilliant chipped goal as it put DUSC back in the lead and was a superb finish.
My away magic moment was Josh Davidson's free kick as it got Thistle back in the game and was a great low shot.
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