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Dees down champions County at Dens

Dundee FC 2

Smith 16, Curran 55

Ross County FC 0

  • Wednesday, 04 October 2017
  • Dens Park
  • Under 20´s
  • SPFL Development League

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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Goals from John Smith and Jesse Curran were enough for Dundee to see off Ross County in the Development League. Dundee lined up with Josh Meekings in an experienced defence, and were rarely troubled by the reigning champions as they moved six points clear at the top of the table.

Dundee were bossing possession in the opening stages, but did little to trouble Ross Munro in the County goal. The keeper’s only test came when he had to catch Matty Henvey’s attempted lob after 13 minutes.

Henvey is the young Dees top scorer, and he set up strike partner John Smith for the game’s opening goal. Henvey clipped the ball into the box, giving Smith a simple header past Munro to give Dundee the lead.

Jack Lambert had the opportunity to double the Dees advantage after 36 minutes when Jesse Curran set him up inside the box, but his low shot was easily gathered by the diving Munro.
  • Half Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 1-0
  • Ross County FC
It took Dundee 10 second half minutes to double their lead. Jesse Curran broke down the right-hand side, and sent the ball looping over the helpless Munro into the net. It was either an outrageous finish or a poor cross, but it had put Dundee in control of the tie.

Jordan Piggott headed the ball off the line as County searched for a route back into the match. Dylan Dykes twice lashed shots over the bar before Curran was denied his second of the day by Munro.

Jack Lambert nearly ended the game in stunning style as he jinked past four County defenders en-route to the box, only to see his effort blocked and cleared off the line.
  • Full Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 2-0
  • Ross County FC


Dundee FC
Ross County FC
1. Calum Ferrie
2. Jordan Piggott
3. Brian Rice
4. Julen Etxabeguren
5. Josh Meekings
6. Kosta Gadzhalov
7. Jesse Curran
8. James Vincent
9. Matty Henvey
10. Jack Lambert
11. John Smith
12. Kyle Gourlay
14. Taylor Berry
15. Callum Moore
16. Max Anderson
17. Cammy Mooney
1. Ross Munro
2. Sam Malcolm
3. Tom Grivosti
4. Sam Morrison
5. Tom Kelly
6. Russell Dingwall
7. Dylan Dykes
8. Reghan Tumilty
9. James Wallace
10. Ross Maciver
11. Greg Morrison
12. Kyle Johnson
14. Mark Gallagher
15. Jack Murray
16. Nathan Turner
17. Max Ashmore
Star Player
Dundee FC
Ross County FC
Jack Lambert - Dundee's midfield maestro was excellent once again, with the County players struggling to get near him all afternoon. Will definitely have made an impact on everyone in attendance at Dens Park.
Ross Munro - Pulled of several fine saves that kept County in the game.
Magic Moment
Dundee FC
Ross County FC
Smith's Goal - A superb run from Smith to find the space and a lovely ball from Henvey that gave his strike partner a simple header.
Munro's Save from Curran - The Aussie looked certain to double his tally for the day, but Munro pulled off his best save of the day to deny him.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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