Vitesse 4
Dundee Utd 0


4 - 0

Dundee Utd

Friday, July 10th, 2015
Sportpark Driel. Att. 1,824
7:30 PM Kick-off

Uroš Djurdjevic (14)
Uroš Djurdjevic (17)
Denys Oliinyk (54)
Vako Qazaishvili (69)

Team Managers
Peter Bosz Jackie McNamara

Starting Eleven
Eloy Room
Kelvin Leerdam
Maikel van der Werff
Elmo Lieftink
Wellington Verloo
Sheran Yeini
Mohammed Osman
Anil Mercan
Milot Rashica
Uroš Djurdjevic
van Bergen
Marc McCallum
Seán Dillon
Ryan McGowan
John Souttar
Paul Dixon
Mark Durnan
Scott Fraser
Aidan Connolly
Chris Erskine
Mario Bilate
Ryan Dow

Piet Velthuizen
Kevin Diks
Guram Kashia
Arnold Kruiswijk
Rochdi Achenteh
Lewis Baker
Vako Qazaishvili
Marvelous Nakamba
Renato Ibarra
Abiola Dauda
Denys Oliinyk
Luis Zwick
Coll Donaldson
Ali Coote
Scott Smith
Charlie Telfer
John Rankin
Blair Spittal
Robbie Muirhead
Henri Anier
Simon Murray

Piet Velthuizen for Eloy Room (46)
Kevin Diks for Kelvin Leerdam (46)
Guram Kashia for Maikel van der Werff (46)
Arnold Kruiswijk for Elmo Lieftink (46)
Rochdi Achenteh for Wellington Verloo (46)
Lewis Baker for Sheran Yeini (46)
Vako Qazaishvili for Mohammed Osman (46)
Marvelous Nakamba for Anil Mercan (46)
Renato Ibarra for Milot Rashica (46)
Abiola Dauda for Uroš Djurdjevic (46)
Denys Oliinyk for van Bergen (46)
Blair Spittal for Ryan Dow (15)
John Rankin for John Souttar (46)
Ali Coote for Chris Erskine (46)
Henri Anier for Mario Bilate (46)
Charlie Telfer for Aidan Connolly (46)
Henri Anier for Scott Fraser (46)
Coll Donaldson for Seán Dillon (46)
Scott Smith for Blair Spittal (65)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Pol van Boekel (Netherlands) (Referee)

Ticket stub / Admission info

Match Report

United began their pre-season tour of the Netherlands with a visit to the ground of RKSV Driel to play old UEFA Cup foes Vitesse Arnhem. As if often the case with the first friendly of a pre-season, a makeshift eleven started the game, with Marc McCallum between the sticks and new signing Mark Durnan partnering Sean Dillon in a back four. Mario Bilate started the game as a lone striker, flanked by Dow and Connolly. Along with nine other substitutes, trialist Coll Donaldson, formerly of QPR and Livingston, was named on the bench.

United were under pressure from the word go in Driel, Mark Durnan forced to intercept on a couple of occasions inside a minute. Ryan Dow was first to offer for the Terrors, sending a shot wide from just inside the box and moments later Chris Erskine forced a save from a wide angle. An injury to Ryan Dow after thirteen minutes forced United into their first change, with Blair Spittal eventually replacing the United winger. But while the substitution was being pondered, Vitesse pounced and took the lead with a simple ball over the top, finished by Uroš Djurdjevic. The same man doubled the Dutch side's lead three minutes later when he intercepted Durnan's short header back to McCallum. Vitesse largely dictated as the match continued, despite Erskine and Connolly hitting the target with efforts towards the end of the half.

United replaced six more players during the interval, introducing Donaldson, while Vitesse substituted their entire eleven. Within seven minutes of the restart, Vitesse had gone 3-0 ahead through Denys Oliinyk, despite offside calls from United. Attempts to stem the tide were temporary as Vitesse soon made it four as 'Vako' Qazaishvili struck from 25 yards to beat McCallum. No further goals were scored as the game was closed out as the superior home side eased their way to victory.

Match Photos courtesy of Riki Grauer - More photos available at:
Dundee United Official Flickr Page

Squad Statistics (as at July 10th, 2015)

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League Table (as at July 10th, 2015)

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