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Curran strike sees Dees edge past Killie

Dundee FC 1

Curran 52'

Kilmarnock FC 0

  • Tuesday, 20 February 2018
  • Links Park
  • Under 20´s
  • SPFL Development League

Andrew Creegan

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Jesse Curran's second half strike earned Dundee three points against Kilmarnock in the SPFL Development League. Craig Wighton started alongside Lewis Spence and Kevin Holt in an experienced Dark Blues line-up.

A series of early Dundee corners didn't trouble Killie, but a looping header from Kevin Holt was eventually pushed over the bar by Curtis Lyle after six minutes.

Dundee were bossing the possession but didn't trouble Killie's backline. A pop shot from Jack Lambert was all the Dark Blues had to show for their efforts.

Holt saw a low free kick from 25 yards kept out by Lyle, as the first half ended all square.

  • Half Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 0-0
  • Kilmarnock FC

Calum Moore had the first chance of the second half, but could only guide Lambert's cut back into the side netting.

The deadlock was broken moments later when Jesse Curran broke forward down the right, and poked the ball into the far corner from 20 yards.

Killie were offering little offensively, with a handful of late corners failing to cause any problems for Dundee.

Cedwyn Scott had the ball in the net in injury time, but was denied by the offside flag.

Deep into injury time, Killie had their best chance of the match. A corner fell at the feet of Andy Monk, but his close-range effort deflected wide off Ally Taylor.

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

Lineups

Dundee FC
Kilmarnock FC
67. Jeremy Malherbe
2. Jesse Curran
3. Kevin Holt
4. Dan Jefferies
5. Jordan Piggott
6. Kerr Waddell
7. Craig Wighton
8. Lewis Spence
9. Cedwyn Scott
10. Jack Lambert
11. Calum Moore
12. Kyle Gourlay
14. Max Anderson
15. Brian Rice
18. Josh Mulligan
1. Curtis Lyle
2. Kenny Barr
3. Ewan McClevy
4. Daniel Higgins
5. Ursene Mouanda
6. Thomas Dempsie
7. Jack Paterson
8. Daniel Scally
9. Innes Cameron
10. Will Graham
11. Oliver McDonald
12. Ally Taylor
13. Ross Miller
14. Andy Monk
15. Thomas Brindley
Star Player
Dundee FC
Kilmarnock FC
Jesse Curran - Full of energy down the right flank. Caused Killie plenty of problems and scored the all important goal.
Curtis Lyle - Pulled off some fine saves to keep Dundee at bay.
Magic Moment
Dundee FC
Kilmarnock FC
Curran's Goal - A superb solo effort to seal the points.
Lyle's Save from Holt - The keeper did well to keep out the defenders looping header.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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