Mixed bag for Dundee and Dundee United reserves in League Cup

Dundee reserves lost 3-1 to their Motherwell counterparts, while Dundee United reserves successfully defeated St Johnstone 2-1 at St Andrews.

Craig Easton’s Dundee United reserve side featured first team players Fraser Fyvie, Billy King and Sam Wardrop from the start as they seek to build fitness after injury. However, the Tangerines went behind in the match as St Johnstone’s Jordan Northcott fired home a scrappy goal in the second half.

The young United side rallied, however, and Louis Appere equalised from 10 yards with just over 15 minutes remaining.

Young striker Matty Smith then secured the 2-1 win for United in the League Cup match with five minutes to go, not long after Declan Glass had rattled the woodwork from around 20 yards minutes earlier.

Meanwhile, Dundee reserves experienced a less than enjoyable result in the SPFL Reserve League Cup as they were defeated 3-1 by Motherwell at the Forthbank Stadium.

Neil McLaughlin put Stephen Craigan’s Motherwell side ahead in the first half as he side-footed the ball home after good work from Barry Maguire.

Dundee equalised five minutes after the break. A mistake from Motherwell goalkeeper Rohan Ferguson led to the ball falling at the feet of Matthew Henvey who scored into an empty net.

However, Motherwell would re-establish the lead midway through the half. Jamie Semple came off  the bench and immediately went on to score at the back post. With mere minutes to go, Motherwell won a penalty as Alfie Agyeman was fouled in the box. First team striker Conor Sammon duly dispatched the spot-kick to seal a 3-1 victory for Motherwell against Dundee.

 

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