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Saints too strong for young Dees

Dundee FC 0

St Mirren 3

Watters 12', O'Keefe 58', Breadner 83'
  • Monday, 03 April 2017
  • Links Park
  • Under 20´s
  • SPFL Development League

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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St Mirren found the net three times as they saw off Dundee in the Development League. Goals from Ryan Watters, Conor O’Keefe and Cameron Breadner secured all three points for the Buddies against a Dundee side that featured 11 players aged 17 or under.

Saints started the match on the front foot and with 12 minutes on the clock, opened the scoring. Ryan Watters drilling the ball past Calum Ferrie from the top of the box.

Dundee’s best half of the chance came after 18 minutes. Matty Henvey found Mark Smith with a clever flick, and the big striker saw his left foot drive beaten away by Saints stopper Chris Henry.

Saints were seeing most the ball, and would have extended their lead if not for some excellent goalkeeping from Ferrie. Kalvin Orsi was denied by the Dundee keeper before Watters follow up effort was cleared off the line by Matty Smyth.

Watters was then thwarted by Ferrie 60 seconds later before Orsi was again denied by the Dundee keeper nine minutes before the break.

 

  • Half Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 0-1
  • St Mirren

Saints continued their dominance of the ball in the second half and doubled their lead after 58 minutes. Orsi cutting the ball back for Conor O’Keefe, who slammed home from the top of the box.

Dundee were failing to cause the Saints defence any real problems, and weren’t helped when Mark Smith’s injury saw them reduced to 10 men for the final twenty minutes.

Watters was again denied by Ferrie after 80 minutes, but Saints did add a third three minutes later. Cameron Breadner managing to beat Brian Rice on the wing, before cutting inside and curling the ball into the far corner of Ferrie’s net, sealing the three points for the Buddies.

 

  • Full Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 0-3
  • St Mirren

Lineups

Dundee FC
St Mirren
1. Calum Ferrie
2. Sam Dryden
3. Brian Rice
4. Matty Smyth
5. Reigan Thomson
6. Marton Hornyik
7. Fraser Kemp
8. Callum Moore
9. Matty Henvey
10. Finlay Robertson
11. Ian Smith
12. Craig Allan
15. Mark Smith
16. Max Anderson
17. Fraser Matthews
1. Christopher Henry
2. Darren Whyte
3. Luke Barclay
4. Pal Fjelde
5. Dylan McKendry
6. Andrew McDonald
7. Conor O'Keefe
8. Cameron MacPherson
9. Ryan Watters
10. Kalvin Orsi
11. Mathew Reilly
12. Reece Williamson
14. Greig McNaughton
15. Scott Glover
16. Ethan Erhahon
17. Cameron Breadner
18. Lee Fawkes
19. Carlo Pignatiello
Star Player
Dundee FC
St Mirren
Calum Ferrie - Made a number of important saves that kept the score down.
Connor O'Keefe - Caused the Dundee defence plenty of problems and found the net in what was a fine performance.
Magic Moment
Dundee FC
St Mirren
Ferrie's First Half Saves - The Dundee keeper made five fine saves in three minutes that kept the score down.
Breadner's Goal - A fine strike that capped a fine day at the office for St Mirren.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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