Date: 17 July 2011
unfamiliar looking Dundee team lost the final of the Gilvenbank Hotel Football
Festival to hosts
Rab Douglas got a day off today and John Gibson played the full match in goal.
17 year old Jamie Reid came in to play his first senior game on the left of midfield and performed well, showing plenty of skill and good control.
Barry Smith also played the full match in midfield, meaning that Stephen O’Donnell was the only recognised first team player to appear in midfield today.
The ball broke to Sloan on the edge of the area and his mishit shot deflected into the path of MCKINLAY, whose close range shot was partially blocked by Gibson and looped into the net.
Leighton McIntosh was set free on the right and instead of passing across goal to Bayne or Reid sent an ambitious chip over the bar.
Graham Bayne had a free header eight yards out, but sent it straight to the keeper, after great work on the right by McCluskey.
half time the only changes were that Jake Hyde replaced Leighton McIntosh, and Jamie
Reid swapped wings with Jamie McCluskey. The two midfielders looked equally happy
on either wing, but the change to the strikers didn’t work out well for the
John Gibson had two good saves, tipping an Ovenstone header over the bar from a corner. Former Dee Bobby Linn should have scored, but Gibson saved well with his feet. Ogelby wasted another good chance when he lobbed carelessly high over the bar when he had only Gibson to beat.
At the other end Mark Ridgers made the save of the day to foil Jamie McCluskey who had jinked his way into the area. Then the Fifers escaped in a goalmouth scramble after a corner when Jamie Reid couldn’t quite turn the ball in.
The Dee made two substitutions for the last half hour, Craig McKeown replacing Rhys Weston and a trialist left back coming on for Gary Irvine. The trialist showed some good touches, but not surprisingly lacked awareness at times of where his teammates would be.
match ended with the Dee pressing unsuccessfully for an equaliser, whilst the Fifers
threatened to catch
The locals were delighted to win the tournament and hope to make it a regular feature.
looked a useful exercise for
Durie, White, Ovenstone (Muir 59), Louden
Young, Robertson, Sloan (Park 64), McKinlay
Ogelby, Samir (Linn 64)
Unused subs: Smith, Johnstone, Collier
Goal: McKinlay 18
McGregor Weston (McKeown 56),
McCluskey, O’Donnell, Smith, Reid
McIntosh (Hyde 45), Bayne
Unused subs: Douglas (gk), Milne, Trialist
Referee: Brian Colvin
Report: James Christie