Dundee Utd 3
Inverness CT 0
League (Premiership Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg)


Dundee Utd
3 - 0
Inverness CT 

League (Premiership Playoff Semi Final 2nd Leg)
Friday, May 17th, 2019
Tannadice Park. Att. 8,540
7:45 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Nicky Clark (pen.) (45)
Osman Sow (54)
Pavol Šafranko (80)
None.

Team Managers
Robbie Neilson
John Robertson

Starting Eleven
1. Benji Siegrist
17. Jamie Robson
55. Mark Connolly
44. Paul Watson
19. Rachid Bouhenna
30. Mark Reynolds
47. Ian Harkes
50. Peter Pawlett
9. Osman Sow
7. Paul McMullan
10. Nicky Clark
Mark Ridgers .1
Brad McKay .22
Shaun Rooney .2
Joe Chalmers .4
Coll Donaldson .5
Jamie McCart .6
Charlie Trafford .24
Kevin McHattie .29
Aaron Doran Cogan .10
Tom Walsh .11
Jordan White .19

Bench
41. Fraser Currid
4. Frédéric Frans
3. Callum Booth
12. Sam Stanton
29. Logan Chalmers
14. Pavol Šafranko
25. Cammy Smith
Cameron Mackay .21
Darren McCauley .8
Nathan Austin .9
Anthony McDonald .17
Roddy MacGregor .35
Ross Gunn .39
Cameron Harper .40

Substitutions
Pavol Šafranko for Peter Pawlett (63)
Callum Booth for Osman Sow (72)
Sam Stanton for Nicky Clark (78)
Nathan Austin for Shaun Rooney (56)
Anthony McDonald for Aaron Doran Cogan (74)
Cameron Harper for Tom Walsh (90)

Cautions
Mark Reynolds (33)
Osman Sow (58)
Pavol Šafranko (70)
Aaron Doran Cogan (38)
Brad McKay (45)

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Kevin Clancy (Referee)
David Doig & Alastair Mather (Assistants)



Ticket stub / Admission info

Photography by DUFC Official

Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at May 17th, 2019)


2018-19 All Time
Age
Benji Siegrist (GK)27 36 - 36 -
Mark Connolly27 13 - 13 -
Mark Reynolds32 16 - 16 -
Rachid Bouhenna27 281281
Paul Watson28 274274
Jamie Robson21 26 - 942
Peter Pawlett28 152152
Ian Harkes24 181181
Nicky Clark27 34143414
Osman Sow29 101101
Paul McMullan23 4178116
Callum Booth (sub)27 312312
Sam Stanton (sub)25 312799
Pavol Šafranko (sub)24 38153815


Team Sheet (Scanned Photo)






League Table (as at May 17th, 2019)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Ross County 34 20 8 6 +26 68
2. United 34 18 8 8 +8 62
3. Ayr Utd 33 14 8 11 +12 50
4. Inverness CT 33 11 14 8 +5 47
5. Dunfermline 33 11 7 15 -5 40
6. Partick Th 33 11 6 16 -11 39
7. Morton 33 9 12 12 -11 39
8. QOS 33 9 10 14 0 37
9. Falkirk 33 8 11 14 -10 35
10. Alloa Athletic 33 9 8 16 -14 35

Manager's Programme Notes


The number one priority all season has been to get promotion and whilst everyone hoped that would be via winning the title and getting automatic promotion, that is still very much achievable, albeit it three difficult hurdles have still to be mounted. However, it is worth remembering that back in October, we were eight points off the top and back in fourth place. And having rebuilt the squad in January and we think we have a really good group here now and have a great chance of going up, but a great deal of work. Having watched both Caley Thistle's games against Ayr United and having played against them five times already this season, we know quite a lot about them. Conversely, they know everything about us, so it is more a case of focusing on what we do rather than what they may do. Although the games have been close and we have had some decent results against what a good team. We knew how difficult this tie was going to be and Tuesday's meeting again demonstrated this. l am delighted that we are going into it a goal up after a very tough game three days ago. These Play-Off games are always difficult because there is an edge and a nervousness about them. I thought both teams looked nervy in the first 20 to 25 minutes but we eventually settled into the game. But we settled into the game and once again the support, as it has been home and away all season was phenomenal and helped us through and I was just delighted we got the goal that gives a slight advantage this evening.
We started the game quite well in opening minutes but their shape caused a wee bit of a problem. We tried to press them but their centre-halves got the baII, so they got a bit of control, so we changed a wee bit at haIf-time and managed to get a bit more pressure on it and then obviously, the sending-off had a bearing.

Our first pass before the break wasn't as good as it should be, but we still had opportunities. But at the end of the day it was a good performance and a good result that sets up nicely for tonight. Paul McMullan again showed what a good finisher he is with the way he took his goal, he is one of the best we have got and works so hard. I was also delighted for Nicky Clark. He didn't start the game but came on and made a massive difference. Not just in the attacking sense when setting up the goal but also defensively, heading the ball away at the front post right at the end. But I was pleased with everyone's contribution, but the job is only half done. Now we must focus tonight and with both teams desperate to win it is going to tie a very, very tough game and I expect them to have a few of their players back for tonight. Our lead is very slender and we'll need to prepare properly and by no means can we consider ourselves through. It promises to be a great occasion, under the lights and on TV and I hope we gets good support because we'll need it and we'll need to work hard to get through as we look to put this Club back where we feel it belongs.