U20s v Ross CountyTuesday, 13th Sep 2016
SPFL Development League: Callum Smith (0-1): Dylan Dykes (24) 1-1: Dylan Dykes (28 pen.): Lewis Spence (45) 2-2: Euan Spark (65) 2-3: Lewis Spence (84) 2-4
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ROSS COUNTY 2 DUNFERMLINE 4
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Having made the long and slow journey up the A9 John Potter`s Dunfermline team kicked off in this Development League match played at the Global Energy Stadium in Dingwall on Tuesday evening.
The home side fielded three of their first team squad, Marcus Fraser, Tim Chow and new signing Ryan Dow. The Pars experience came in the shape of Nat Wedderburn, Lewis Spence and John Herron.
4: James Thomas caught offside
4: john Herron pass to Smith just too strong and keeper Ross Munro gathers
6: Euan Spark caught by Chow but not requiring treatment
7: Corner to Pars. Scott Lochhead to take
8: County clear the danger
9: Spark caught again this time by McLaughlin on the stand side
10: Herron wins corner. Lochhead to take. County head clear
11: Allan heads out a dangerous cross by McLaughlin
12: Another corner for the Pars on stand side. Lochhead to take. Herron header saved by Munro
15: Unlucky!!! Stuart Morrison cuts out a flick on from Thomas before Callum Smith could reach it
16: Chance! Thomas was through but unable to get a shot away
18: Cammy Gill gathers a Dow attempt
18: Goal SMITH slots away from a Herron pass 0-1
20: Dangerous cross by Herron headed out
21: Free kick on left side of penalty box taken by Herron but it`s high and wide
24: Goal Ross County. Dylan DYKES 1-1
25: Looping ball from Spence hits the crossbar!
26: Unlucky! - Thomas ball to Smith cut out by the defender
28: County win a penalty. DYKES to take. Sends Gill the wrong way 2-1 to County
33: Free kick to Dunfermline. Conner Duthie to take after being fouled 30 yards out. Free kick hits the wall and is cleared
36: Corner to County. Headed away by Allan.
37: Spence sends Smith away but he`s dispossessed.
40: Thomas caught offside
42: Allan clears out a dangerous ball in from the left
44: Spence sends Spark away down the right but his cross is too strong and goes out for a throw in
45: Low shot from SPENCE right into the corner of the net just on half time.
Half Time: Ross County 2 Dunfermline 2
County kick off
48: Smith has an attempt. But keeper saves at his left post
48: Corner to County. Herron heads out
52: Spence fouled just inside the County half.
54: County win corner off Duthie. Morrison clears
56: Corner to Dunfermline. Lochhead to take but keeper gathers easily
57: Smith wins free kick on far side touch line. Lochhead to take.
58: Spark`s header goes just over the bar
59: County win free kick approx 30 yds out. Dykes to take but sends it just wide of Gill`s goal
60: Duthie fires in a shot that`s semi blocked, Thomas unlucky with the follow up header
62: Corner to County and Fraser sends his header straight to Gill
63: Spark sends in a cross but County clear before Smith can get header in
65: SPARK heads into the net from a Lochhead corner 2-3
68: Morrison heads out a dangerous cross from the left
69: Good play by Smith but Spark`s cross is too strong and County get a throw in
70: Penalty to County - Foul by Duthie. Dykes to take
71: Dykes hits the crossbar and Pars clear out then Gill makes a great save to push to the ball for a corner
72: Great couple of saves by Gill. And it`s still 2-3 to the Pars
78: Allan gets his head to a stinging cross into the box and Gill gathers
82: County claims for a penalty. Not given and then Spark blocks a shot
84: Fierce shot by SPENCE from outside the box finds the net after Lochhead sends the ball into his path. 2-4
89: Gill makes a great save low down to his right from McLaughlin
90: Thomas receiving treatment at the half way line after being caught by Brownlie going for a high ball.
90+1: Thomas carries on after treatment
90+3: Full time
Great effort by the boys and a good game to watch - makes the long journey worthwhile!
SUBS NOT USED: Blair Malcolm, Matthew Hall, James Wallace.
SCORERS: Dykes (24, 28 pen.)
DUNFERMLINE: Cammy Gill: Euan Spark, Conner Duthie, Stuart Morrison, Paul Allan, Nat Wedderburn (Johnny Galloway 76), Lewis Spence, John Herron (Evan Horne 80), Callum Smith, James Thomas, Scott Lochhead (Brandon Luke 85)
SUBS NOT USED: Reece Duncan, Robbie Crawford, Josh Dunn (GK)
SCORERS: Smith (18), Spence (45, 84), Spark (65)
YELLOW CARD: Duthie (76)
REFEREE: Billy Baxter
WEATHER: 14C Dreich
NEXT MATCH: SPFL Development League: (home) v Partick Thistle, Monday 19th September 2016, 6.00pm kick off at East End Park
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