Montrose 1
Dundee 5


1 - 5


Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
Links Park
Attendance: 600
7:30 PM Kick-off

Gary Wood (77) Carlo Monti (pen.) (17)
Martin Boyle (34)
Steven Doris (65)
Craig Wighton (80)
Thomas Carberry (pen.) (85)

Team Managers
Stuart Garden John Brown

Starting Eleven
1. Stuart McKenzie
2. Jonathan Crawford
3. Alan Campbell
4. Trialist
5. Rikki McIntosh
6. David Gray
7. Trialist
8. Jamie Winter
9. Paul Watson
10. Garry Wood
11. Kieran Sturrock
Calum Brodie
Kyle Benedictus .17
Declan Gallagher .18
Gary Irvine .2
Matt Lockwood .3
Ryan Conroy .11
Kevin McBride .8
Gavin Rae .10
Jamie Reid .22
Martin Boyle .23
Carlo Monti .15

12. Sandy Wood
14. Scott Johnston
15. Lloyd Young
16. Trialist
17. Ryan McCord
18. David Beedie
19. Ryan Winter
20. Trialist
21. Trialist
John Bonnar
Cammy Kerr .30
James Thomson .21
Iain Davidson .6
Nicky Riley .7
Thomas Carberry .41
Steven Doris .16
Craig Wighton .33

None. James Thomson for Declan Gallagher (46)
Cammy Kerr for Gary Irvine (46)
Iain Davidson for Gavin Rae (46)
Nicky Riley for Ryan Conroy (46)
Thomas Carberry for Jamie Reid (46)
Craig Wighton for Carlo Monti (46)
Steven Doris for Martin Boyle (46)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Nick Walsh (Referee)

Photography by David Young

Match Report

After a closed doors win over Hamilton at the weekend the Dark Blues started their public pre-season campaign with a comfortable 5-1 win over Montrose at Links Park. Carlo Monti opened the scoring with a penalty after signing for the Dee. Martin Boyle added a second before half time. Another new signing, Steven Doris, headed the third before Garry Wood pulled a goal back for Montrose. Late goals by Craig Wighton and a trialist meant the scoreline reflect Dundee's dominance.

Dundee's first half performance was particularly impressive. There was plenty of pace and good movement up front, Jamie Reid and Martin Boyle caused endless problems for the home defence with their speed, skill and smart running into space.

Dundee took a well deserved lead from the penalty spot after 17 minutes. Martin Boyle was squashed between two defenders when he went for Reid's cross. Carlo MONTI scored confidently from the penalty spot.

A second goal looked likely, and former Montrose hero Boyle provided it just after the half hour. Gavin Rae fed the ball out to Ryan Conroy, who fired in a low cross that BOYLE stabbed home from six yards.

Montrose managed to hang on till half time without conceding again, but the pattern of the game didn't change in the second half, in spite of Dundee making seven changes.

Nicky Riley raced down the left wing and sent over a lovely cross for Steven DORIS to bullet home a fine header from 12 yards; a classic old-fashioned centre forward's goal.

Dundee's play become a bit disjointed for a while and Montrose started to offer the occasional threat. The trialist keeper had nothing to do in the first half, but had to make a couple of saves in the second half. A close range save from substitute McCord following a corner drew applause from the traveling fans.

Montrose got some reward for their perseverance when Garry Wood played a one-two and scored from 18 yards with a fierce low shot into the corner that gave the keeper no chance.

Dundee quickly upped their game to remind the Gable Endies who was in charge and ran in two quick goals.

The second half trialist midfielder knocked the ball through for Craig WIGHTON, who nodded the ball into his stride and lobbed the keeper from just outside the box, a remarkably composed finish from a player who won't be 16 till later this month.

The trialist right back for Montrose then bundled Riley over in the penalty area after losing control. The young trialist midfielder took the penalty. Substitute keeper Sandy Wood saved well, but the youngster kept his head to control the rebound and tuck it away calmly.

There was plenty to enjoy in tonight's friendly. Dundee clearly have some attractive and talented young players who should please the fans this season. Although there were seven changes at half time Dundee played the same attacking formation throughout. Five goals were an excellent return from a friendly, but it could well have been a much bigger win. However, I doubt if John Brown will be complaining about much tonight after a very good workout for the squad.

Match report written by James Christie - Official Dundee Website

Squad Statistics (as at July 9th, 2013)

2013-14 All Time

League Table (as at July 9th, 2013)

No league table has been added for this season.