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Scott brace seals Dees derby double

Dundee United 0

Dundee FC 2

Scott 39', 41'

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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Cedwyn Scott’s double helped the Dundee to the top of the Development League table, while keeping Dundee United stuck at the foot of the table.

The striker netted twice in the closing stages of the first half, as the Dark Blues recorded a comfortable victory, and welcomed back striker Craig Wighton from injury.

Despite coming into the match as underdogs, it was United that had the first opportunity of the game. Dom McMeekin looked to have opened the scoring after five minutes, but Kyle Gourlay produced a fine one-handed save to deny him. Logan Martin fired the rebound goalward, but Jordan Piggott cleared the ball off the line.

Jack Lambert should have opened the scoring after 11 minutes when he dispossessed Cammy Ballantyne, but Deniz Mehmet smothered his shot. The United keeper kept out a curling effort from Max Anderson as Dundee looked for the opener.

Brandon Mason set up Idris Kadded just after the half hour mark, but his tame effort was straight at Gourlay. This was a chance United would rue missing, as moments later Jordan Piggott released Jesse Curran, and his low cross was swept home by Cedwyn Scott.

Dundee didn’t take long to double their lead as less than a minute later, Luc Bollan floored Scott inside the penalty area. Mehmet dived the right way and kept out Scott’s spot kick, but the striker smashed the loose ball into the net for his third goal in as many games.

The second half was largely controlled by Dundee, who were content to hold onto possession without ever troubling Mehmet. The United keeper kept out a low free kick from Randy Wolters five minutes after the restart.

Craig Wighton made his return from injury just before the hour mark, replacing Jack Lambert.

The Dundee striker had his side’s final chance of the night when he knocked the ball through Scott Allardice’s legs in the middle of the park, but his speculative long-range effort was easily saved by Mehmet.


Dundee United
Dundee FC
1. Deniz Mehmet
2. Cammy Ballantyne
3. Brandon Mason
4. Scott Allardice
5. Luc Bollan
6. Jake Davidson
7. Logan Chalmers
8. Archie Thomas
9. Idris Kadded
10. Logan Martin
11. Dom McMeekin
12. Scott Reekie
13. Josh Donaldson
14. Kieran Inglis
15. Gavin Ritchie
16. Graeme Taylor
17. Louis Appere
18. Alassan Jones
1. Kyle Gourlay
2. Jesse Curran
3. Brian Rice
4. Kosta Gadzhalov
5. Jordan Piggott
6. Dan Jefferies
7. Max Anderson
8. Callum Moore
9. Cedwyn Scott
10. Jack Lambert
11. Randy Wolters
12. Calum Ferrie
14. Craig Wighton
15. John Smith
16. Cammy Mooney
Star Player
Dundee United
Dundee FC
Deniz Mehmet - Made some important stops that kept the score down.
Jordan Piggott - Controlled the midfield, putting in several important challenges and blocks
Magic Moment
Dundee United
Dundee FC
Mehmet's Penalty Save - The keeper did well to keep out Scott's effort, but could do nothing about the rebound.
Scott's First Goal - A nice team move from Dundee, which gave Scott a simple finish.

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