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Hibees dump Dees to go clear at top of table

Hibernian 2

Stirling 3, Woods 28

Dundee FC 1

Henvey 52
  • Tuesday, 14 November 2017
  • Oriam
  • Under 20´s
  • SPFL Development League
Hibernian moved three points clear of Dundee at the top of the Development League table thanks to goals from Ben Stirling and Gregor Woods. Hibs led the Development League on goal difference before kick-off, and despite Matty Henvey’s second half goal, they held on to take all three points.

Dundee boasted a strong line up, with Scott Allan, James Vincent and Randy Wolters all included in an experienced starting 11. Despite this, it was Hibs that took the lead after only three minutes when Ben Stirling hit a thunderous side foot shot into the top corner from 25 yards.

The visitors went close through an effort from Josh Mulligan, and then a free kick from Wolters that narrowly missed the top corner. Hibs nearly doubled their advantage after 27 minutes when Oli Shaw went one-on-one with Calum Ferrie, but he shot straight at the Dundee stopper.

Ferrie was beaten less than a minute later, by Gregor Woods, whose shot deflected past the keeper into the net.

Wolters was Dundee’s main attacking outlet in the first period, and he brought a good save out of Maciej Dabrowski as half time approached. The Dutchman set up Matty Henvey not long after, but he dragged his shot from inside the box wide.
  • Half Time:
  • Hibernian
  • 2-0
  • Dundee FC
Hibs had the ball in the net seconds after the restart, but Adam Watson was offside when he turned in Shaw’s pass.

Henvey pulled a goal back for Dundee seven minutes after the restart when he latched onto a clever pass from Callum Moore. The Dundee hitman made no mistake with a cool finish past Dabrowski.

The game was becoming stretched, and Hibs nearly had a third when Woods turned in the Dundee box, but he lifted the ball onto the roof of the net.

Kosta Gadzhalov denied Woods a shot at goal, and the Bulgarian then released Henvey with a searching pass, but the striker shot straight at the Hibs goalkeeper. Josh Campbell was left unmarked at a Hibs corner, but headed over the bar as both sides passed up chances to get the game’s fourth goal.

In the dying minutes, a long ball from Ferrie was misjudged by the Hibs defence, allowing Henvey to race clear, but he skewed his shot wide, and the Dees fell to their third defeat of the season.
  • Full Time:
  • Hibernian
  • 2-1
  • Dundee FC

Lineups

Hibernian
Dundee FC
1. Calum Ferrie
2. Brian Rice
3. Ian Smith
4. Kosta Gadzhalov
5. Julen Etxabeguren
6. Callum Moore
7. Josh Mulligan
8. James Vincent
9. Matty Henvey
10. Scott Allan
11. Randy Wolters
12. Macallan Whyte
14. Max Anderson
15. Taylor Berry
16. John Smith
1. Maciej Dabrowski
2. Callum Donaldson
3. Calum Crane
4. Josh Campbell
5. Kevin Waugh
6. Ben Stirling
7. Adam Watson
8. Innes Murray
9. Oli Shaw
10. Gregor Woods
11. Jamie Gullan
12. Kane O'Connor
14. Ruari Paton
15. Ryan Shanley
31. Patrick Martin
Star Player
Hibernian
Dundee FC
Gregor Woods - Linked the play well for Hibs and was nuisance all afternoon for the Dundee defence. Got the goal that proved to be the winner and was unlucky not to get more.
Matty Henvey - As ever, the Dundee striker was full of running and hassled the Hibs defenders to the very end. A bit more composure would have seen him come away with more than one goal.
Magic Moment
Hibernian
Dundee FC
Stirling's Goal - A thumping strike that put the hosts in the driving seat from the word go. A goal worthy of winning any game.
Henvey's Goal - A well timed run and a well weighted pass left the Hibs defenders chasing shadows, and Henvey showed real composure with the finish,
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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