Dumbarton 1
Dundee 2


1 - 2


Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium
Attendance: 300
7:30 PM Kick-off

Gregor Buchanan (70) Cammy Kerr (20)
Cammy Kerr (82)

Team Managers
Stevie Aitken Paul Hartley

Starting Eleven
19. Jamie Ewings
3. Mark Docherty
18. Frazer Wright
14. Darren Barr
5. Gregor Buchanan
2. Craig Pettigrew
22. Andy Stirling
17. David Smith
8. Grant Gallagher
6. Ryan Stevenson
10. Robert Thomson
Scott Bain .1
Julen Etxabeguren .16
Kostadin Gadzhalov .26
Cammy Kerr .30
Kevin Holt .3
Darren O'Dea .6
Gary Harkins
Mark O'Hara .14
Nick Ross .17
Yordi Teijsse .19
Danny Williams .11

1. Mark Brown
15. Donald McCallum
C Trialist
9. Garry Fleming
David Mitchell .12
Matty Allan
Sam Dryden
Andrew Black .24
Calvin Colquhoun
Rory Loy .9
Greg Stewart .7
Danny Williams .11
Craig Wighton .33

Mark Brown for Jamie Ewings (46)
Garry Fleming for Grant Gallagher (46)
Trialist for Frazer Wright (46)
Trialist for David Smith (65)
Donald McCallum for Robert Thomson (65)
Trialist for Andy Stirling (65)
Trialist for Ryan Stevenson (77)
Trialist for Mark Docherty (83)
David Mitchell for Scott Bain (46)
Rory Loy for Yordi Teijsse (46)
Greg Stewart for Danny Williams (46)
Craig Wighton for Nick Ross (58)
Matty Allan for Julen Etxabeguren (65)
Calvin Colquhoun for Gary Harkins (75)
Andrew Black for Calvin Colquhoun (78)
Sam Dryden for Kevin Holt (78)

Darren O'Dea

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Nick Walsh (Referee)
Sean Carr & Martin McCarthy (Assistants)

Photography by David Young

Match Report

Dundee started their pre-season campaign with a 2-1 victory away to Dumbarton. Cammy Kerr put the Dee ahead midway through the first half. Gregor Buchanan equalised after half time but Kerr’s second goal secured the win in a game that was highly competitive with some surprisingly fierce tackling for a friendly.

The match got off to an energetic start with plenty of brisk challenges and as many fouls. Neither keeper had much to worry about as both teams tried to find their rhythm. Yordo Teijsse had the first half chance, launching himself at Kosta Gadzhalov’s long ball but his header flew straight at the keeper. Mark O’Hara, who had a composed debut in central midfield, then drove a 25 yard free kick narrowly wide.

The Dark Blues went ahead after 20 minutes when Darren O’Dea’s raking 40 yard pass to the corner of the penalty area lured keeper Ewings from his goal, only for Cammy KERR to sprint in from the wing, nudge the ball past the keeper and tuck it into the empty goal.

Dundee were now on top and threatening to add to their lead. Danny Williams cut in from the right and Ewings saved his fierce 20 yard shot.

Dumbarton had their best spell of the first half in the few minutes before the break when they should have equalised. Robert Thomson ran clear after neatly swapping passes with Andrew Stirling, but he blasted his shot high over the bar.

Dumbarton’s trialist centre back went close with a header from Stevenson’s free kick early in the second half, but Dundee quickly eased back into control. Kerr won the ball on the right, and Rory Loy glanced a header past the far post from his dangerous cross. A lovely sweeping move the full length of the pitch ended with a great tackle by Barr on O’Hara as the Dee newcomer was about to shoot.

The game then entered a scrappy spell with both teams struggling to get through the opposing defences. The Sons were first to get their game together and put the Dundee defence under some sustained pressure. Centre back Gregor Buchanan’s header from a corner was deflected just past the post by a defender’s head. There was no escape for the Dee two minutes later when BUCHANAN rose again to power a header from another corner past David Mitchell.

The equaliser sparked the Dark Blues into life and they stepped up a couple of gears as they hunted a winner. Greg Stewart and Craig Wighton worked a short corner, and Rory Loy’s shot on the turn was saved on the line by Brown’s feet. Following another corner Wighton had a shot from 12 yards charged down. Wighton’s fine run from deep opened up the defence, but O’Hara scooped his shot over the bar from 18 yards.

Calvin Colquhoun was desperately unlucky, lasting only two minutes after coming on. He was felled by a bad foul, and after receiving lengthy treatment was carried off on a stretcher. Another bad foul on Stewart gave the Dark Blues a free kick on the right. Stewart took the kick himself, sweeping the ball over the defence for KERR, now playing in central midfield, to race in and score with a far post header.

Darren O’Dea picked up a booking for a late tackle as the match became increasingly edgy. However, there were no further incidents to annoy the referee and Dundee ended the match in charge, looking for a third goal.

Match report written by James Christie - Official Dundee website

Squad Statistics (as at June 28th, 2016)

2016-17 All Time

League Table (as at June 28th, 2016)

No league table has been added for this season.