St Johnstone 2
Dundee Utd 1
League Cup (Quarter Final)

St Johnstone 

2 - 1

Dundee Utd

League Cup (Quarter Final)
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
McDiarmid Park. Att. 5,146
7:45 PM Kick-off

Steven Anderson (72)
Darren Dods (o.g.) (76)
Prince Buaben (82)

Team Managers
Derek McInnes Craig Levein

Starting Eleven
Graeme Smith
Danny Grainger
Kevin Rutkiewicz
David MacKay
Graham Gartland
Chris Millar
Liam Craig
Paul Sheerin
Murray Davidson
Kenny Deuchar
Jonatan Johansson
Steve Banks
Seán Dillon
Garry Kenneth
Andy Webster
Mihael Kovačević
Mark Fotheringham
Morgaro Gomis
Danny Swanson
Prince Buaben
Danny Cadamarteri
David Goodwillie

Alan Main
Steven Anderson
Kevin Moon
Filipe Morais
Peter MacDonald
Nicky Weaver
Darren Dods
Craig Conway
Greg Cameron
Damián Casalinuovo

Steven Anderson for Kevin Rutkiewicz (62)
Filipe Morais for Paul Sheerin (67)
Kevin Moon for Jonatan Johansson (87)
Darren Dods for Andy Webster (46)
Damián Casalinuovo for Mark Fotheringham (76)
Craig Conway for Danny Swanson (78)

Graeme Smith (83) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Steve Conroy (Referee)

Match Report

United were sent crashing out of the CIS Cup at the quarter final stage going down 2-1 at the hands of St Johnstone in Perth. A goal from Steven Anderson and a Darren Dods own goal gave the Saints a two goal advantage. Prince Buaben pulled one back for United near the end but despite pressing for an equaliser the hosts held out on what was a bitterly disappointing night for the Terrors.

Despite being backed by a large travelling support United started the game on the back foot and with six minutes on the clock Deuchar should have had the Saints ahead but he headed wide from six yards out. United did come into the match mid way through the half but were limited to long range efforts from their front pairing of Cadamarteri and Goodwillie. Towards the end of the half former Gretna man Deuchar again had a great chance for the home side but on that occassion he blasted wide with the goal gaping.

Five minutes after the break the home side again almost went ahead when a Grainger throw found the head of Davidson but he headed over Steve Banks’s crossbar. The United support then had a loud appeal for a penalty when Cadamarteri went down in the box following a challenge from Rutkiewicz but referee Steve Conroy waved play on. With 20 minutes left the home side broke the deadlock. Sean Dillon conceded a corner kick and from Craig’s cross substitute Steven Anderson headed home. Four minutes later they doubled their lead when another dangerous Craig cross was not dealt with by the United defence and Darren Dods turned the ball into his own net. With time running out United set up a frantic finish when Buaben headed home a Kovacevic cross. In the dying minutes United threw everything at the home defence but unfortunately they held on to book a deserved place in the semi final.

Squad Statistics (as at October 27th, 2009)

2009-10 All Time
Steve Banks (GK)37 3 - 3 -
Seán Dillon26 11 - 912
Mihael Kovačević21 8 - 32 -
Andy Webster27 102102
Garry Kenneth22 51986
Danny Swanson22 8 - 562
Morgaro Gomis24 911083
Prince Buaben21 111666
Mark Fotheringham26 4 - 4 -
David Goodwillie20 1135810
Danny Cadamarteri30 104104
Darren Dods (sub)34 11 - 745
Craig Conway (sub)24 9 - 1047
Damián Casalinuovo (sub)22 7272

League Table (as at October 27th, 2009)

No league table has been added for this season.