Livingston 2
Dundee Utd 2


2 - 2

Dundee Utd

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Almondvale. Att. 400
7:30 PM Kick-off

Marc McNulty (63)
Chris Malone (90)
Damián Casalinuovo (44)
Jennison Myrie-Williams (80)

Team Managers
Gary Bollan Peter Houston

Starting Eleven
Tony Bullock
Jason Talbot
Joe Hamill
Michael O'Byrne
Cammy MacDonald
Liam Fox
Kyle Jacobs
Raffaele de Vita
Marc McNulty
Bobby Barr
Steve Banks
Ross Smith
Darren Dods
Barry Douglas
Johnbull Omoregie
Jennison Myrie-Williams
Scott Allan
Fran Sandaza
Andis Shala
Damián Casalinuovo
Nigel Hasselbaink

David Sinclair
Chris Malone
Aaron Conway
Neil Hastings
Craig McDowall
Devon Jacobs
Filip Mentel
Michael Lee
Ross McCord
Stuart Armstrong
Ryan Dow

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Brian Colvin (Referee)

Match Report

Manager Pete Houston included the two trialists who came off the bench at Starks Park the previous evening.

Nigel Hasselbank, the nephew of the former Leeds, Chelsea and Athletico and Dutch international striker was in midfield along wth Nigerian Johnbull Omoregie, another 19-year-old.

Otherwise this was a totally different side from the one that hammered Raith Rovers on Tuesday evening, though Ryan Dow was on the bench.

Stevie Banks was in goal with Andis Shala and Darren Dods teamed up in central defence with Ross Smith from the youth team and Barry Douglas on the flanks of the back four.

The midfield comprised Myrie Williams, Omoregie, Scott Allan and Hasselbank

And in all Latin front partnership, Spaniard Francisco Sandaza and Argentinian Damian Casilinouvo started up front.

The Livi side contained several facesfamiliar to United fans. Tony Bullock was in goal with former Tannadice youth team defender Michael O’Byrne in the starting line up, while striker Aaron Conway was on the bench.

There was an early blow for United with Sandaza being forced to go off after landing awkawardly, to be replaced by Ryan Dow after just nine minutes.

Eight minutes later United went close to breaking the deadlock on 17 minutes when Bullock’s clearance was charged down by Scott Allan and the ball broke to Casalinuovo who appeared to be hauled back by Joe Hamill but no penalty was forthcoming.

However from then on until the interval it was a lively Livi side who were in control, creating several openings.

But it was United who went in ahead at the break against the run of play with two minutes of the first half left. Jenno Myrie-Williams fired in a free-kick which Bullock spilled and Casalinuovo tucked away the loose ball from close range.

At the interval Filipe Mentel replaced Stevie Banks in goal. Outfield there were two changes, both tialists going off with youngsters Michael Lee and Stuart Armstrong taking over in central midfiled.

Play followed very much the same pattern of the first half with Mentel immediately being brought into play being forced into a save low to his right.

But United’s luck ran out 16 minutes into the second half when Mentel brought down Mark McNulty and the striker got up to send the Slovakian keeper the wrong way from the resultant spot kick

Although Livi had the lions’ share of possession, with eleven minutes left, Myrie-Williams conjured up a tremendous individual goal to again go ahead against the run of play.

Picking the ball up 15 minuutes inside the home side’s half be went on a run outstripping two defenders before clipping the ball over the advancing keeper.

Four minutes later, Livi’s sub keeper Craig McDowell had to tip over Darren Dods header from a corner.

But within a minute justice was done when Chris Malone drilled a low shot past Mentel for a deserved leveller.

In an end to end finish, David Sinclair saved the home side’s bacon, having to fully stretch to head a Shala header off the line.

But an entertaining encounter finished 2-2 .

Squad Statistics (as at July 28th, 2010)

2010-11 All Time

League Table (as at July 28th, 2010)

No league table has been added for this season.