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Dundee & Angus College win BUSC Football Scottish 2A League with victory over Dundee University

University of Dundee 2

Cromar 15, Kleinsarge 39

Dundee & Angus College 3

Shillitto 22, Napier 72, Hunt 76
  • Wednesday, 22 March 2017
  • Riverside
  • College & University
  • BUSC Football Scottish 2A League

Kirsti-Leigh Hunt’s winner 14 minutes from time helped Dundee & Angus College to a 3-2 victory over city rivals Dundee University. The league leaders showed great character to come from behind on two occasions and the result ensured the side will finish top of the BUSC Football Scottish 2A League.  

With the League Championship at stake and Dundee University looking to finish the season on a high the stage was set for an entertaining afternoon at Riverside.

As the match began the League leaders almost fell behind immediately, a deep cross by Lea Kleinsarge found Natalie Cromar who was unlucky to direct an effort past the post.  Dundee continued with their bright start and moments later Cromar saw a shot flash just wide after being released into space by Evie Morton.  

Cromar continued to be heavily involved in her sides attacking play and almost scored a spectacular opener, good movement by Kleinsarge allowed Evie Morton to drill a ball across goal where Cromar was inches away from connecting with a back heel.

As the match progressed Dundee & Angus College began to enjoy some sustained possession and Beth Shillitto’s impressive run from deep created an opening for Derrian Gollan to test Annabel Steen in the Dundee goal.

With both sides pushing forward it was inevitable there would be an early goal and it came in the 15th minute for Dundee, Cromar was rewarded for her early effort and showed nice composure to direct the ball into the bottom corner after a clever flick-on by Kleinsarge.

Having been provider for the opener Kleinsarge almost grabbed the second of the afternoon forcing Lindsay Dunbar into a smart stop.

Despite the setback of falling behind Dundee & Angus College responded well and Georgia Spry’s shot from distance was palmed away by Steen. Shillitto continued to look comfortable running at the defence and grabbed her side’s equaliser from a tight angle in the 22nd minute.

With the game finally poised Dundee almost restored their advantage through a volley by Cromar which drifted over and Kleinsarge’s well placed shot from distance.

Kleinsarge was not to be denied and in the 39th minute put Dundee back in front after showing good determination to stab the ball into the net from a crowded penalty area.

If it had not been for the width of the post Dundee & Angus College would have headed into half-time on level terms, Derren Gollan set up Hunt and her curling effort bounced off the woodwork with Steen beaten. 

  • Half Time:
  • University of Dundee
  • 2-1
  • Dundee & Angus College

Gollan started the second half in a similar fashion and carved a chance for Shillitto who brought out a good save by Steen.

For Dundee, Cromar and Kleinsarge continued to develop a good partnership going forward with both having efforts calling Dunbar to action.  The Dundee & Angus College Keeper also did well to hold a powerful shot from Morton.

The actions of Dunbar would prove crucial as her side drew level in the 72nd minute from Holly Napier’s well placed Free-kick.

Knowing a victory would secure the title Dundee & Angus College pushed for another and were rewarded 4 minutes later, Hunt showed good awareness to pick up a loose ball and fire a shot into the net.

Cromar and Kleinsarge had chances to grab an equaliser for Dundee before full time with Dunbar again proving her worth to the side.

Overall Dundee University can be pleased with their performance and can take heart from a strong attacking display throughout.

For the victors Dundee & Angus College they demonstrated abilities which saw them finish top of the BUSC Football Scottish 2A League with an impressive 8 wins from 10 matches.

On this evidence the Champions promotion is well deserved and will prove a valuable addition to the BUSC Football Scottish 1A League next season. 

  • Full Time:
  • University of Dundee
  • 2-3
  • Dundee & Angus College

Lineups

University of Dundee
Dundee & Angus College
1.Annabel Steen
2.Sarah Esidiran
3.Leonie Broecheker
5.Iris Williart
6.Megan Miller
7.Evie Morton
8.Natalie Cromar
9.Catherine Ferre
10.Lea Kleinsarge
11.Hannah Johnston
12.Erin Miller
13.Alison Debio
14.Erin Cant
15.Charlotte Collison
1.Lindsay Dunbar
2.Lotte Duebel
3.Erin Cattanach
4.Shamilla Pope
5.Kirsti-Leigh Hunt
6.Shannon Brady
7.Beth Shillitto
8.Megan Potter
9.Derrian Gollan
10.Holly Napier
11.Tami Guilcher
12.Fiona Ramsey
14.Georgia Spry
15.Jodie Henderson
17.Shannon Brady
Star Player
University of Dundee
Dundee & Angus College
Natalie Cromar- An attacking threat throughout and rewarded with a well taken goal.
Lindsay Dunbar- Made a series of important saves which kept her side on the contest.
Magic Moment
University of Dundee
Dundee & Angus College
Lea Kleinsarge showed great determination in a crowded penalty area to put her side back in front.
Holly Napier’s well taken Free-kick which levelled the contest at 2-2.
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