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Cammy Smith (1)
||Greg Kiltie (47)|
Mohamed El Makrini
Deniz Mehmet for Benji Siegrist (46)
Louis Appéré for Cammy Smith (59)
Declan Glass for Chris Mochrie (59)
Adam King for Dillon Powers (70)
Lewis Neilson for Peter Pawlett (75)
Ross Millen for Aaron McGowan (46)
Greg Kiltie for El Makrini (46)
Ally Taylor for Rory McKenzie
Tomas Brindley for Mitchell Pinnock
Innes Cameron for Nicke Kabamba
United continued the build up to next week’s Premiership opener with a 1-1 draw in the final scheduled closed door friendly versus Kilmarnock at Tannadice. Cammy Smith scored the United goal in an entertaining and high tempo fixture.
The Terrors started in fantastic fashion and a high press from kick-off caused the Kilmarnock trialist goalkeeper to mishit a clearance direct to Shankland. The striker found Cammy Smith on the edge of the area and he drove into the box before sliding the ball beyond the goalkeeper into the net with less than a minute played.
United continued to look dangerous as the half wore on and Connolly threatened the visitors' goal from a corner midway through the first half.
Siegrist was called into action in 27 minutes when Burke tried to fool the United number one with a driven effort from a free-kick when everyone was expecting a backpost delivery. The stopper flung himself across goal and palmed away the goal-bound effort high to his left.
As the half wore on, United continued to threaten the Kilmarnock penalty area with the combination through midfield into striker showing to be particularly slick on several occasions. Just before the 40-minute mark, it was almost two for United as Pawlett made his way through on goal but his effort was smothered at source by the goalkeeper.
United started the second half with Deniz replacing Siegrist in goal but within a minute Kilmarnock equalised. From a wide area throw-in, Kabamba cleverly flicked the ball back into the path of Kiltie who drove an effort beyond Deniz and in off the despairing leg of Butcher.
Moments later, Deniz made a great save as Kilmarnock threatened the United goal again.
As the second half wore on it remained a competitive game but clear chances were few and far between for both sides in the scorching Saturday sunshine. Declan Glass had United's best effort of the second half when he twisted away from a defender on the edge of the area and curled a left-foot shot just over the crossbar as the game passed the 85th minute.
As the final whistle signalled the end of pre-season friendlies, all eyes now turn to the Premiership opener against St Johnstone next Saturday at Tannadice.
Match report written by DUFC Official
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