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Lambert seals derby win for Dees

Dundee FC 1

Lambert 6'

Dundee United 0

  • Tuesday, 29 August 2017
  • Links Park
  • Under 20´s
  • SPFL Development League

Andrew Creegan

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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.

  • Half Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 1-0
  • Dundee United

Logan Chalmers saw his low drive held by Ferrie before Wolters was denied by Donaldson after the hour mark.

Lambert had the chance to double his tally after 71 minutes, but saw his header from close range come back off the crossbar.

Spence also passed up a chance to double Dundee's lead in the closing minutes. The midfielder beat Donaldson to a long ball, but couldn't put the ball into the empty net from 20 yards, but the Dees held on to secure the win.

  • Full Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 1-0
  • Dundee United


Dundee FC
Dundee United
1. Calum Ferrie
2. Jesse Curran
3. Brian Rice
4. Trialist
5. Jordan Piggott
6. Lewis Spence
7. Ian Smith
8. Jack Lambert
9. Matty Henvey
10. Trialist
11. Randy Wolters
12. Kyle Gourlay
14. Callum Moore
15. Max Anderson
16. Taylor Berry
17. Marton Hornyik
1. Josh Donaldson
2. Gavin Ritchie
3. Harvey Dailly
4. Jake Davidson
5. Luc Bollan
6. Scott Reekie
7. Archie Thomas
8. Scott Allardice
9. Louis Appere
10. Logan Chalmers
11. Declan Glass
14. Logan Davie
15. Jordan Hornby
16. Kieran Inglis
17. Dom McMeekin
Star Player
Dundee FC
Dundee United
Jack Lambert - Scored the decisive goal and generally ran the show from the centre of the park. Definitely one to watch for the upcoming season.
Logan Chalmers - Lots of neat interplay and got into some good attacking areas.
Magic Moment
Dundee FC
Dundee United
Lambert's Goal - A simple finish, but the midfielder was in the right place at the right time to win the derby.
Chalmers' Chance - United's best bit of football in the match that the forward was unlucky not to score from.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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