Jack Lambert's sixth minute goal secured a Dundee victory over Dundee United. The midfielder’s goal ensured it was the Dees who had the bragging rights at the end of a hotly contested derby match.
Randy Wolters started for Dundee alongside two young trialists, and the Dutchman played a key role in the opening goal.
His cut back was met by Matty Henvey, who saw his shot saved by Josh Donaldson. The ball fell for Jack Lambert, who fired the ball past Donaldson from close range.
Dundee were bossing the game in the opening stages, and saw Jesse Curran and Wolters both passed up good opportunities.
United had offered little in an attacking sense, but were doing well to disrupt Dundee’s rhythm. Both sets of players were flying into tackles, which often disrupted the flow of the game.
Lambert sent Ian Smith in behind the United backline, but his effort curled harmlessly past the post, before Curran sliced a shot wide following a surging run from right back.
With half time approaching, United were nearly gifted an equaliser. Declan Glass stole the ball from Calum Ferrie, but the Dundee keeper managed to smother the ball without fouling the United forward.
Lewis Spence joined Jordan Piggott and Glass in the referee’s notebook when he flew in to a crunching tackle on Harvey Dailly. The Dundee man was lucky to escape with just a yellow card.