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Dons end Development League season with win over Dees

Dundee FC 0

Aberdeen FC 2

Wright 25' (p), 43'
  • Tuesday, 02 May 2017
  • Links Park
  • Under 20´s
  • SPFL Development League

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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Aberdeen saw off Dundee by two goals to nil in the final Development League game of the season. A brace from Scott Wright secured all three points for the Dons against a Dundee side that featured David Mitchell, Kosta Gadzhalov, Danny Williams and Henrik Ojamaa.

Aberdeen started the game on the front foot, Dean Campbell brought a save out of David Mitchell after 10 minutes. Chris Antoniazzi then glanced a header just wide.

Scott Wright’s surging run after 21 minutes resulted in another chance for Antoniazzi, but the Aberdeen man didn’t test Mitchell with his shot. Henrik Ojamaa had the Dees first real chance after 24 minutes, but his volley was saved by Aberdeen goalkeeper David Craddock. 60 seconds later, the Dons took the lead.

Reigan Thomson bundled Connor McLennan over inside the penalty area leaving the referee with little choice but to point to the spot.

Wright stepped up and sent Mitchell the wrong way as the ball nestled in the bottom right corner.

The Dons had a golden opportunity to double their lead three minutes later, but Antoniazzi was denied by Mitchell, before he sent his half volley off target.

With two minutes of the first half remaining, the Dons did get their second. The ball broke loose to Wright at the top of the box and the winger made no mistake as he rifled the ball past Mitchell from 15 yards.

 

  • Half Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 0-2
  • Aberdeen FC

Aberdeen looked to extend their lead in the second half, and nearly did so through substitute David Dangana. The striker won the ball on the edge of the Dundee box, but his effort was saved by Mitchell.

Dundee’s best chance of the match fell to Ojamaa just before the hour mark. The striker was sent in one on one against Craddock, but he didn’t connect with his shot and the ball rolled into the goalkeeper’s hands.

Mitchell had to be at his best late on to deny Aberdeen a third. The goalkeeper was at full stretch as he pushed away Bruce Anderson’s curling effort.

The result sees the Dees end the season in 15th place, while Aberdeen finished ninth in the Development League table.

 

  • Full Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 0-2
  • Aberdeen FC

Lineups

Dundee FC
Aberdeen FC
1. David Mitchell
2. Sam Dryden
3. Conor Quigley
4. Reigan Thomson
5. Kosta Gadzhalov
6. Marton Hornyik
7. Ian Smith
8. Daniel Higgins
9. Henrik Ojamaa
10. Finlay Robertson
11. Danny Williams
12. Calum Ferrie
14. Callum Moore
15. Taylor Berry
16. Lyall Cameron
1. David Craddock
2. Sam Robertson
3. Josh Wells
4. Tom McPherson
5. Scott McKenna
6. Sam Roscoe
7. Scott Wright
8. Dean Campbell
9. Connor McLennan
10. Bruce Anderson
11. Chris Antoniazzi
12. David Dangana
14. Jack McKenzie
15. Ethan Ross
20. Aaron Lennon
Star Player
Dundee FC
Aberdeen FC
Daniel Higgins - A solid shift from the Dundee midfielder. Used the ball well and made life difficult for the Aberdeen midfielders.
Scott Wright - Bagged a brace and caused a the Dundee defenders problems from the first minute until the last.
Magic Moment
Dundee FC
Aberdeen FC
Mitchell's Save from Anderson - It was a busy night for the Dundee stopper, but his save from Anderson was the pick of the bunch.
Wright's Second Goal - A cool finish that secured all three points for the Dons.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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