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UEFA District Trophy Preparatory Match



North & East 4 South & East 4


@ Dundee University 6 January 2014 (Kick Off 7.00pm)


The game is part of the progress towards participation in the preliminary round of the UEFA Regions Cup with Scotland drawn in a group along with Slovenia, Greece and San Marino.


Bruce McNaught the Scottish team manager and SFA coach Ritchie Wilson must have been impressed with the attitude and skill displayed in what was a remarkable game. The North & East took early control of the proceedings with three goal inside the first 13 minutes. Sean Tucker opened from the spot before Romilly double the advantage with a cracking shot from a difficult angle before Tucker made it three with a cheeky lob over the advancing keeper and into the net.


The South & East team responded with a couple of chances but their opponents continued in fine style though their distribution was becoming somewhat erratic.


Into the second period the result looked a foregone conclusion when Barrie Pullar nipped in to make it four for the North & East squad as the referee waived away claims for off-side.


The goal seemed to galvanise the South & East and we were to witness a remarkable fight back. In the 52nd minute Stewart O’Neill converted what looked like a consolation goal but when Martin Cairney got a quick second the atmosphere changed and nerves set in.


Both management teams were fine tuning and rapid changes to give all the players a run out as expected on these occasions but the initiative was now clearly with the South & East and in the closing stages of the game Craig Rankin made it three and as they kept the pressure on an unfortunate own-goal brought the game deservedly level.


Match Officials: Neil Braid, George Anderson & Blair Frazer.


The list of players selected for the North & East reads -

Russell MacDonald Inverleithian
Glen Russell Leven Fife
Ryan Kenneth Dundee
Allan Leith Dundee
Mark Cormack Fife
Ryan Rigden Dundee
Barrie Pullar Perth
Kris Murray Fife
Sean Tucker Dundee
David Romilly Dundee
John Dandie Dundee
Liam McGhee Fife
Michael Romilly Dundee
John Glennie Dundee
Richard Carlyle Dundee
Craig Millar Dundee


The list of players selected for the South & East reads -

Martin Cairney Inverleith AFC
John Diver Tollcross AFC
Liam Stewart Lochend AFC
Steven Milne Musseburgh AFC
Kyle Hay Tollcross Thistle
Paul Murray ESV
Stewart O'Neill Tollcross Thistle
Craig Rankin Lochend AFC
Jordyn Sheerin Heriot Vale
Allan Sheriff Heriot Vale
Nicky Murray Lochend AFC
Ally Anderson Ferniside AFC
Sean Lothian Lochend AFC
John Nisbet Tollcross AFC
Pieyam Krosrowfour Heriot Vale
Jack Norman Tollcross Thistle

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