Dundee Utd 1
Cowdenbeath 1

Dundee Utd
1 - 1

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
St Andrews (Behind closed doors)
7:45 PM Kick-off

Lawrence Shankland (33)
Kris Renton (38)

Team Managers
Tam Courts
Gary Bollan

Starting Eleven
Ruairidh Adams
Flynn Duffy
Liam Smith
Charlie Mulgrew
Peter Pawlett
Archie Meekison
Chris Mochrie
Calum Butcher
Lewis Neilson
Logan Chalmers
Lawrence Shankland
Cammy Gill
Fraser Mullen
Craig Thomson
Jamie Todd
Bobby Barr
Kyle Miller
Robbie Buchanan
Kyle Hutton
Kris Renton
Liam Buchanan
Harvey Swann

Mark Reynolds
Kieran Freeman
Kerr Smith
Ross Graham
Jeando Fuchs
Darren Watson
Bryan Mwangi
Ian Harkes
Florent Hoti
Kai Fotheringham
Nicky Clark
Ross Clarke
Ross Pollock
Gavin Morrison

Kieran Freeman for Liam Smith (46)
Kai Fotheringham for Lawrence Shankland (46)
Kerr Smith for Charlie Mulgrew (46)
Jeando Fuchs for Calum Butcher (46)
Ross Graham for Lewis Neilson (46)
Ian Harkes for Peter Pawlett (46)
Darren Watson for Chris Mochrie (46)
Mark Reynolds for Flynn Duffy (46)
Florent Hoti for Archie Meekison (46)
Nicky Clark for Logan Chalmers (46)
Ross Pollock for Jamie Todd (61)
Gavin Morrison for Kyle Hutton (61)
Glass for Kyle Miller (71)
Ross Clarke for Craig Thomson (82)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Photography by DUFC Official

Match Report

United got their pre-season underway with a closed doors friendly match at the High Performance Centre in St Andrews with a game against Cowdenbeath.

Tam Courts was in the dugout for the first time since being appointed as the new Head Coach of United, and he named a 22 man squad to take a half each in the game, with reserve goalkeeper Ruairidh Adams the only man to play the full 90 minutes.

United line up looked lively in the opening stages and Cammy Gill pulled off a good stop early on to deny Calum Butcher. Shankland fired wide moments later and was unlucky again just two minutes later with an effort just past the post.

In the 30th minute United took the lead. Peter Pawlett was awarded a foul on the edge of the box and from the set piece Lawrence Shankland promptly stepped up to curl the ball round the wall and into the net.

Cowdenbeath hit back straight away and Kris Renton forced a save from Adams. An equaliser wasn’t long in coming though, as Liam Buchanan finished a good move when he laid the ball off for Kris Renton to beat Adams on 35 minutes.

United had a chance to retake the lead three minutes before the break when a nice piece of play saw Smith and Pawlett combine to see former force a save from Gill.

United changed all ten outfield players for the second half, while Cowdenbeath too made a series of substitutions during the second period.

On the hour mark, United were closest to edging ahead through Kai Fotheringham, Gill on both occasions being called into action. Nine minutes later, Fotheringham was unlucky once after playing a neat one-two with Nicky Clark.

Late on, a Cowdenbeath penalty claim was waved away by the referee, but as the game ended 1-1, United will feel like they deserved more.

Match report written by Niall Harkiss

Squad Statistics (as at June 30th, 2021)

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League Table (as at June 30th, 2021)

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