Aberdeen finished third in the fourth edition of the Denis Law Tournament after beating Dundee by three goals to one after extra time at King’s Playing Fields. Goals from Lewis Hutchison, Bruce Anderson and Connor McLennan secured bronze for the Dons, despite falling behind to a strike in the first-half by Scott Milne who gave the Dees the lead.
The first real chance of the match came in the fourth minute when Aberdeen’s Bruce Anderson saw a long range shot just go over the bar. Aberdeen had another chance ten minutes later. Some neat build-up play by Andrew Youngson and Bruce Anderson set-up Jamie Buglass, whose shot was well saved by Dundee’s David Beattie.
Despite Aberdeen’s good start, Dundee was starting to have chances of their own. Their first effort came when Ben Mooney shot just wide. Dundee’s Cameron Tough also had a shot tipped onto the bar by Aberdeen’s David Craddock.
Dundee eventually made the pressure tell. Scott Milne gave them the lead in the 29th minute after a cross was swung in by Max Avolio and he headed home for the Dens Park side.
Dundee were buoyed by the goal and had three good efforts to extend their late before the interval. Ross Cunningham had an attempt that just went over the Aberdeen crossbar and good interplay by Alex Gibb and Scott Milne saw the ball go straight across the face of the ball with no takers on hand to finish off the move.