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Dundee United 3
Forfarshire Cup (First Round)

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Dundee United 

Forfarshire Cup (First Round)
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
7:45 PM Kick-off

Connor Birse (35)
Robert Thomson (9)
Robert Thomson (47)
Stuart Armstrong (90)

Team Managers
Paul Sheerin
Peter Houston

Starting Eleven
Darryl Burns
Craig Paterson
Lee Gallacher
Stuart Malcolm
Marcus Watt
Kieran McWalter
Connor Birse
Paul Sheerin
Jake Mair
Nik Mann
Marc McCallum
John Young
Michael Noble
Ryan Lundie
Greg Whyte
Shaun Dillon
Robert Thomson
Ryan Ferguson
Shane Campbell
Stuart Armstrong
Glenn Hawe

Jack Whitton
Jamie Hume
Fraser Crowe
Daniel Grossi
Martin Strachan
Phil Anderson
Paddy Barrett
Kerr Hay
James Thomson
Ross Gilmour

Fraser Crowe for Paul Sheerin (62)
Jamie Hume for Lee Gallacher (81)
Ross Gilmour for John Young (84)
James Thomson for Shane Campbell (64)
Kerr Hay for Glenn Hawe (74)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Photography by Unknown

Match Report

Sean Dillon completed 90 minutes for the first time in almost three months as he captained the Tangerines to victory in the Forfarshire Cup at Gayfield last night.

The Irishman was one of the two overage players allowed in a competition which is now primarily for Under-19s and strolled through the game in which United finished comfortable winners against the enthusiastic hosts.

Indeed, but for a series of fine saves from Lichties keeper Darryl Burns and one and a remarkable goal- line clearance by Lee Gallacher from a Robert Thomson header the scoreline of this fast flowing encounter, United’s winning margin would have been far more emphatic.

The visitors took the lead on nine minutes when a smart exchange of passes between Shane Campbell and Thomson culminated in the latter firing home.

Although Arbroath edged the possession, United looked the more threatening, but their defence was caught napping when Gayfield gaffer Paul Sheerin’s long diagonal cross was headed in by the unchallenged Connor Birse.

However, the second half was only two minutes old when Campbell set up Thomson who sent a first-time effort into the bottom corner from 15 yards.

And in stoppage time, Stuart Armstrong rifled home a 25-yarder to put a better truer reflection on United’s superiority.

Match report written by The Courier

Squad Statistics (as at November 22nd, 2011)

2011-12 All Time
Darryl Burns (GK)19 1 - 3 -
Stuart Malcolm32 133415
Lee Gallacher17 1 - 1 -
Craig Paterson18 1 - 1 -
Paul Sheerin37 1145010
Connor Birse17 2131
Kieran McWalter16 1 - 21
Marcus Watt17 1 - 1 -
Jake Mair18 3 - 3 -
Nik Mann17 1 - 1 -
Jamie Hume (sub)17 1 - 1 -
Fraser Crowe (sub)17 1 - 1 -

League Table (as at November 22nd, 2011)

No league table has been added for this season.