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Fixtures : Dundee

Mon, 3rd Oct 2016 Kick Off: 18:00 0

U20s v Dundee

Monday, 3rd Oct 2016

SPFL Development League, Callum Smith (26) 1-0:

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2: Scott Lochhead sends the ball through for David Hopkirk but the keeper is out quickly to gather
3:Kallum Higginbotham takes a free kick midway in the Dundee half but the defence clear.
4: Reece Duncan and Coupe of Dundee are both down after clash of heads going for a high ball at the halfway line. Both continued after treatment.
7: Higginbotham to take another free kick but his lofted ball is caught by the keeper.
8: Dundee are in the Pars penalty area for the first time
10: Duncan heads out a dangerous cross from the right
13: Smith sends Hopkirk. Away but defender recovers to clear the danger.
14: Hopkirk fires in a shot but straight to the keeper.
16: Hopkirk shot blocked by defender after a pass from Galloway
17: Corner on stand side which Lochhead takes. Cleared back to him and his shot is saved by the keeper.

18: Mitchell saves a Hopkirk header from a Higginbotham cross.
19: Gill gathers a Coupe cross from the left.
The Pars are having the majority of possession but need to turn it into goals.
20: Good play between Hopkirk and Higginbotham but Kallum`s pass to Smith is cut out.
21: Smith shot blocked by keeper and cleared by defender.
23: Higginbotham cross defended out.
24: Long ball from Lochhead to Hopkirk but Hoppy`s shot is high into the away stand.
26: Callum SMITH slots away for an angle on the left side of goal after being put through. 1-0

27: Duthie clears a Dundee corner
27: Higginbotham races away and passes to Smith but his shot is just wide left of goal
30: Higginbotham has a shot but it`s well wide of goal
32: Duthie and Spark combine to clear a lofted free kick into the Pars box
33: Higginbotham sends in a cross from the left, but Smith sends his header over the bar from close range.
35: Duncan blocks a shot from Skelly and Dundee win a corner.
36: Corner cleared and Lochhead races down the right.
41: Higginbotham wins a free kick midway in the Dundee half. Higginbotham to take
41: Dundee clear the danger.
42: Dangerous free kick from the left from Higginbotham but Lochhead couldn`t capitalise.
43: Spark clears a long ball out of the Dee half.
44: Spark fires a shot just wide of goal from outside the area.

The young Pars team should have been well out of sight in this game. Hoping for more goals in the second half.

Half time: Dunfermline 1 Dundee 0

No changes to either team for the second half.
47: Hopkirk fires over after receiving pass from Duthie.
55: Good link up play between Hopkirk and Smith but Dundee clear the danger.
55: Higginbotham has an angled shot that is just over Mitchell`s goal.
57: Smith sent through but the defence block him and then Higginbotham fires over a shot.
58: Lochhead fouled midway in the Dee half and Higginbotham will take the free kick.
59: Hopkirk heads wide from the free kick.
60: Lofted pass from Higginbotham just inside the Dee half but Hopkirk unable to control properly and the chance is lost.
61: Hopkirk fires an angled shot wide right of goal.

63: Good play on the left between Duthie, Higginbotham and Lochhead but Pars unable to capitalise.
64: Hopkirk fires a shot across goal from a Horne pass.
68: Smith wins a corner. Higginbotham short to Lochhead and they win another corner. Dundee clear.
69: Higginbotham cross cleared out by the Dundee defence
Although Dundee are more in this game in this second half, the Pars really need to capitalise on the chances created.
72: Mitchell punches out a free kick from Higginbotham from the stand side.
72: Easy catch for Gill from a Loy header
77: Dundee keeper Mitchell down receiving treatment and will continue after treatment to his ankle
81: Spark blocks a Vincent shot
82: Dundee try a free kick off the training ground but the Pars clear the danger
82: Dundee try an off the training ground free kick but the Pars clear the danger
82: Gill saves low from Loy
85: Corner on the stand side. Lochhead to take.
85: Fordyce brings the ball down and Smith fires a shot just over
87: Dundee win a free kick midway in the Pars half. Dundee win a corner on the stand side
87: Gill punches the ball out and then Higginbotham clears
88: Corner to Dundee on stand side.
88: Duncan clearance goes over the bar and Dundee have another corner
89: Hopkirk heads clear
90: Hopkirk shot floors Waddell.
90+3 Higginbotham picks up a loose ball but loses control and the final chance is lost

Good performance from the Pars, but should have converted the many chances that they had, especially in the first half. The result lifts the U20s to ninth in the Development League, Dundee remain third.

DUNFERMLINE: Cammy Gill: Reece Duncan, Euan Spark, Callum Fordyce, Conner Duthie: Johnny Galloway, Scott Lochhead, Nat Wedderburn (Evan Horne 61), Callum Smith, David Hopkirk, Kallum Higginbotham
SUBS NOT USED: Brandon Luke, Robbie Crawford, James Thomas, Josh Robertson, Josh Dunn (GK).
SCORERS: Smith (26)
YELLOW CARD: Duthie (81)

DUNDEE: David Mitchell, James Vincent, Greg Warwick, Julien Extabeguren, Kerr Waddell, Taylor Berry (Calum Moore 56), Connor Coupe (Kyle Clark 26), Jesse Curran, Rory Loy, Josh Skelly, Ian Smith
SUBS NOT USED: Calum Ferrie, Mark Smith
YELLOW CARD: Smith (64)

REFEREE: Chris McNab
WEATHER: Sunny 15C

NEXT MATCH: SPFL Development League (away) v Motherwell, Monday 10th October 2016 kick off 7.00pm kick off at Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie.

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