Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dundee 2, Buckie Thistle 0, Dens Park, Betfred Cup, 22-July-17

Dundee started the game well enough but Moussa had the ball in the net after 10 minutes, but was ruled off for offside. Buckie done well and attacked the Dundee defence at every opportunity. Dundee seemed off the pace first half and the midfield was making too many short passes for my liking.

However they took the lead after 21 minutes when after a corner, Faissal EL BAKHTAOUI  picked up the ball 25 yards from goal, wheeled quickly losing two defenders in the process and fired a lovely shot into Bell’s top corner. It should have lead to more goals but poor finishing and Buckie's goalkeeper making some good saves to deny the Dundee forwards.

Second half and it was all Dundee pushing forward, Bell in the Buckie goal continued to impress pulling off a superb save from EL Bakhtaoui’s hooked shot that seemed destined for the top corner.

After 58 minutes Glen Kamara and Scott Allan came on for Lewis Spence and Randy Wolters. Allan moved into the spot behind Moussa and El Bakhtaoui went out to the left wing. 11 minutes later Danny Wiliams was the final substitute, replacing El Bakhtaoui.

Buckie had one great chance but Ross put his shot wide to the relieve of the Dundee fans. Soon after Holt's effort was saved by Bell.  But then Scott Allan made space to shoot from the edge of the penalty area. Bell pulled off a fine save at full length, but the ball broke to Sofien MOUSSA who shot into the unguarded net.

That sealed the game and points for Dundee in what was not a great performance, for sure they need to be a lot better for the next games  Cowdenbeath (Away) and Dundee Und (Home)

Dundee: Bain, Kerr (c), Hendry, Waddell, Holt, McGowan, Spence (Kamara 58), Deacon, El Bakhtaoui (Williams 69), Wolters (Allan 58), Moussa. Unused Subs: Gourlay (gk), Vincent, O’Hara, Curran.

Ref: C Charleston

Att: 2,774