Falkirk 0
Dundee Utd 1
League Cup (Group B)


Falkirk 

0 - 1

Dundee Utd


League Cup (Group B)
Tuesday, July 25th, 2023
Falkirk Stadium. Att. 3,186
7:45 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Kai Fotheringham (28)

Team Managers
John McGlynn Jim Goodwin

Starting Eleven
1. Sam Long
2. Tom Lang
3. Leon McCann
6. Coll Donaldson
14. Finn Yeats
4. Stephen McGinn
18. Gary Oliver
21. Lawal Oluwasegan
7. Callumn Morrison
11. Alfredo Agyeman
17. Ross MacIver
Jack Walton .1
Kieran Freeman .22
Ross Graham .6
Kevin Holt .4
Scott McMann .33
Ross Docherty .23
Craig Sibbald .14
Kai Fotheringham .18
Mathew Cudjoe-Anim .28
Archie Meekison .17
Tony Watt .32

Bench
5. Liam Henderson
9. Jordan Allan
22. Brad McKay
27. Owen Hayward
29. Calvin Miller
30. Scott Honeyman
32. Rhys Walker
33. Logan Sinclair
Jack Newman .13
Miller Thomson .29
Liam Grimshaw .8
Ollie Denham .5
Flynn Duffy .25
Declan Glass .21
Glenn Middleton .15
Rory Macleod .27
Ilmari Niskanen .7

Substitutions
Brad McKay for Lawal Oluwasegan (46)
Calvin Miller for Stephen McGinn (68)
Liam Henderson for Callumn Morrison (68)
Jordan Allan for Gary Oliver (74)
Declan Glass for Kai Fotheringham (38)
Ilmari Niskanen for Archie Meekison (64)
Liam Grimshaw for Kieran Freeman (64)
Glenn Middleton for Mathew Cudjoe-Anim (65)
Rory Macleod for Tony Watt (77)

Cautions
None. Scott McMann (50)
Rory Macleod (83)
Ross Graham (86)
Declan Glass (89)
Liam Grimshaw (90)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Munro (Referee)
Daniel McFarlane & Sean Carr (Assistants)
Steven Kirkland (Fourth Official)




Match Report


Both sides tested their opposition keepers on the ten minute mark. Connecting with a flick from Tony Watt, Matthew Cudjoe was first to try with a shot that stung the palms of Sam Long. Immediately after, Falkirk hit on the counter and Jack Walton had to get down quickly to prevent Callumn Morrison from opening the scoring.

Ten minutes later, Ross Docherty will feel he could have done better with a shot fired wide of the post after the ball broke to the midfielder just outside the area.

United were eventually handed the opener on a plate on 28 minutes when a slack defensive ball across the Falkirk area was intercepted by Kai Fotheringham who tapped the ball past Long to net his first competitive goal for United.

With their tails up, United looked like they might net another three minutes later when Tony Watt broke into the box, but Long was up to the task with a save from close range.



As United struggled to stem the flow of attacks from Falkirk in the dying stages, four different players were cautioned for bad tackles; Grimshaw, Glass, Graham and Macleod all shown yellow for fouls.

Written by Niall Harkiss



Squad Statistics (as at July 25th, 2023)


2023-24 All Time
Age
Jack Walton (GK)25 4 - 4 -
Ross Graham22 3 - 392
Kevin Holt30 4242
Scott McMann27 4 - 69 -
Kieran Freeman23 3 - 623
Archie Meekison21 4 - 271
Mathew Cudjoe-Anim19 4 - 22 -
Craig Sibbald28 31442
Ross Docherty30 4 - 4 -
Kai Fotheringham20 31171
Tony Watt29 4 - 445
Liam Grimshaw (sub)28 3 - 3 -
Glenn Middleton (sub)23 4 - 395
Declan Glass (sub)23 4 - 322
Rory Macleod (sub)17 3 - 23 -
Ilmari Niskanen (sub)25 1 - 612


League Table (as at July 25th, 2023)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Airdrie 0 0 0 0 0 0
2. Arbroath 0 0 0 0 0 0
3. Ayr Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
4. DUNDEE UTD 0 0 0 0 0 0
5. Dunfermline 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Inverness CT 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Morton 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Partick Th 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Queen's Park 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Raith Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0

League results since United's last match
None.