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Rovers dump Dees out of Youth Cup

Dundee FC 1

Henvey (p) 41’

Raith Rovers FC 2

Osei 12’, 45+1’
  • Sunday, 10 September 2017
  • Station Park
  • Under 20´s
  • SFA Youth Cup

Yaw Osei’s double knocked Dundee out of the Youth Cup. The Raith striker scored twice in a first half that saw Matty Henvey score Dundee’s goal from the penalty spot.

Dundee were seeing most of the ball in the opening stages, but it was Raith who struck first through Yaw Osei.

A Dundee corner was dealt with by the Raith defence, and when Jack Smith sent a long ball over the top, there was only ever going to be one outcome as Osei raced clear and stabbed the ball into the bottom corner.

Despite their dominance of the ball, Dundee were failing to trouble the Raith backline. A free kick was misjudged by the Dundee defence, allowing Jack Smith a shot at goal. Fortunately for the Dark Blues, his snapshot was straight at Kyle Gourlay.

Cammy Mooney nearly brought Dundee level as his over hit cross was pushed over by the back-peddling Rory Brian. There was nothing the Raith stopper could do five minutes before the break, as Matty Henvey brought Dundee level.

Jordan Piggott went down inside the box, and Henvey blasted the resulting penalty into the bottom left corner.

With the referee ready to blow the half time whistle, Raith went in front again. Osei stood up Piggott, sent him the wrong way with a clever dummy, and placed a low shot across Gourlay into the corner.

  • Half Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 2-1
  • Raith Rovers FC

John Smith replaced Max Anderson early in the second half, and saw his chipped effort ruled out by the referee for offside.

Callum Moore saw his drive pushed away by Brian after 79 minutes.

The Raith keeper then got down low to keep out Henvey’s effort. Osei twice passed up the opportunity to complete his hat trick in the final minutes, first lashing a shot over, and secondly shooting straight at Gourlay.

  • Full Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 2-1
  • Raith Rovers FC

Lineups

Dundee FC
Raith Rovers FC
1. Kyle Gourlay
2. Marton Hornyik
3. Brian Rice
4. Rhys Groves
5. Jordan Piggott
6. Callum Moore
7. Cammy Mooney
8. Jack Lambert
9. Matty Henvey
10. Max Anderson
11. Ian Smith
12. Calum Ferrie
14. Taylor Berry
15. John Smith
16. Finlay Robertson
17. Lyall Cameron
1. Rory Brian
2. Jamie Watson
3. Euan Valentine
4. James Berry
5. Josh MacDonald
6. David MacKay
7. Kieran Dall
8. Ryan Bell
9. Yaw Osei Opoku-Berchie
10. Jack Smith
11. Fionn McLeod Kay
12. Ryan Stevenson
14. Lewis McCann
15. Kieran Swanson
16. Lewis Crosbie
17. Chris Peden
Star Player
Dundee FC
Raith Rovers FC
Callum Moore - Used the ball well and had some excellent runs in the second half. Unlucky not to score late on.
Yaw Osei - The Raith man has pace to burn and took both of his goals well. An exciting prospect.
Magic Moment
Dundee FC
Raith Rovers FC
Henvey's Goal - Brian went the right way, but there was no saving such a well hit spot kick.
Osei's Second Goal - A really good individual goal that proved to be decisive.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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