Dundee 4
Dunfermline Athletic 2
Challenge Cup (Quarter Final)


Dundee
4 - 2
Dunfermline 

Challenge Cup (Quarter Final)
Tuesday, January 24th, 2023
Kilmac Stadium
Attendance: 2,089
7:45 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Paul McMullan (29)
Finlay Robertson (59)
Luke McCowan (83)
Max Anderson (91)
Lewis McCann (38)
Craig Wighton (93)

Team Managers
Gary Bowyer
James McPake

Starting Eleven
30. Harrison Sharp
5. Ryan Sweeney
14. Lee Ashcroft
3. Jordan Marshall
25. Lyall Cameron
24. Max Anderson
19. Finlay Robertson
15. Josh Mulligan
18. Paul McMullan
7. Alex Jakubiak
9. Kwame Thomas
Deniz Mehmet .1
Kyle Benedictus .14
Sam Young .27
Rhys Breen .12
Josh Edwards .3
Kyle MacDonald .6
Chris Hamilton .5
Chris Chalmers .8
Kevin O'Hara .7
Nikolay Todorov .10
Lewis McCann .14

Bench
1. Adam Legzdins
6. Jordan McGhee
2. Cammy Kerr
23. Cillian Sheridan
20. Zak Rudden
17. Luke McCowan
Max Little .20
Miller Fenton .19
Aaron Comrie .2
Matty Todd .26
Andy Tod .28
Craig Wighton .9
Taylor Sutherland .29

Substitutions
Cammy Kerr for Jordan Marshall (46)
Cillian Sheridan for Kwame Thomas (56)
Zak Rudden for Alex Jakubiak (63)
Luke McCowan for Paul McMullan (63)
Jordan McGhee for Finlay Robertson (68)
Aaron Comrie for Kevin O'Hara (54)
Craig Wighton for Nikolay Todorov (54)
Matty Todd for Sam Young (54)
Miller Fenton for Josh Edwards (85)
Andy Tod for Lewis McCann (88)

Cautions
Kwame Thomas (50)
Kyle MacDonald (27)
Kevin O'Hara (29)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Craig Napier (Referee)
David Dunne & Paul O'Neill (Assistants)




Match Report


Dundee advanced to the Semi Final of the SPFL Trust Trophy on Tuesday evening with a 4-2 victory of League One leaders Dunfermline.

Paul McMullan gave Dundee the lead before Lewis McCann levelled before half time.

On the hour mark, Finlay Robertson put Dundee back in front after a quick corner before goals from Luke McCowan and Max Anderson sealed the tie. There was time for one last goal as The Pars pulled one back through former Dee Craig Wighton with a spectacular consolation goal.

It was the visitors who had the first effort on goal with Kevin O’Hara’s low strike tipped round the post by Harry Sharp.

The first chance for Dundee came when Alex Jakubiak found Paul McMullan with a cross field pass, the winger got himself into a shooting position before firing over.

Another chance would fall for McMullan soon after and that time he made no mistake. A throw up the line towards Kwame Thomas saw Kyle Benedictus call for a foul but when the referee waved play on the Dundee new boy squared for McMullan who took a touch before finishing down the middle.

The lead would last less than ten minutes as Dunfermline broke and a perfect cross from O’Hara found McCann who bulleted a header home to ensure it was level at the break.

On the hour mark Dundee retook the lead. McMullan’s quick thinking from a corner played it to Josh Mulligan who pulled it back to the edge of the box where Robertson finished through a number of bodies.

Dundee all but sealed the tie with seven minutes remaining when substitutes Cillian Sheridan and Luke McCowan combined. The former flicking on a ball forward and McCowan reserved a shot into the goal from outside the box.

Into stoppage time and Dundee added a forth, Max Anderson this time, again from just outside the box finding the bottom corner.

The best strike of the night was still to come however, ex Dee Craig Wighton bending a left footed effort into the top corner giving Sharp no chance but it was to only be a consolation.

Dundee will now face Raith Rovers in the Semi Final at the Kilmac Stadium early next month with a chance to progress to the final of the tournament.

Match report written by James Christie - Official Dundee website



Squad Statistics (as at January 24th, 2023)


2022-23 All Time
Age
Harrison Sharp (GK)21 13 - 21 -
Jordan Marshall26 22 - 1122
Lee Ashcroft29 2518010
Ryan Sweeney25 272655
Lyall Cameron20 225265
Josh Mulligan20 262435
Finlay Robertson20 133503
Max Anderson21 203878
Kwame Thomas27 2 - 2 -
Alex Jakubiak26 144295
Paul McMullan26 3079410
Cammy Kerr (sub)27 3042528
Jordan McGhee (sub)26 2311169
Cillian Sheridan (sub)33 131241
Luke McCowan (sub)25 2476012
Zak Rudden (sub)22 278409






League Table (as at January 24th, 2023)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Queen's Park 21 12 4 5 +17 40
2. Ayr Utd 21 10 6 5 +12 36
3. Dundee 20 10 5 5 +8 35
4. Partick 21 10 3 8 +6 33
5. Morton 20 8 6 6 +6 30
6. Inverness CT 21 8 6 7 +2 30
7. Raith Rovers 22 8 5 9 -1 29
8. Cove Rangers 21 5 7 9 -12 22
9. Arbroath 22 3 9 10 -16 18
10. Hamilton 21 3 5 13 -22 14