Vs St Johnstone U20

The U20s were beaten 5-0 by St Johnstone in the Development League. Callum Hendry fired in a hat trick, with Kyle McClean and Sean Struthers completed the scoring.

Dundee started brightly, with Randy Wolters seeing a shot deflected behind for a corner, before Matty Henvey brought a save out of Ross Sinclair.

Saints opened the scoring after 11 minutes, when Callum Hendry jinked his way into the Dundee box before dispatching a low shot across Kyle Gourlay into the corner.

Hendry doubled the Perth side’s advantage after 20 minutes. Ian Smith was robbed by Kyle McClean in the midfield, and he picked out Hendry who cut away from the defender, and bent the ball into the far corner of the net.

Dundee were offering little in an attacking sense, while Saints looked like scoring every time they went forward. Sean Struthers flashed a shot narrowly wide before Jamie Docherty was denied by Gourlay.

Hendry continued to torment the Dundee defence, and grabbed his third three minutes before the break. The striker beat two defenders with a clever flick, before driving into the box and slotting past Gourlay.

There was still time remaining for Saints to add a fourth, thanks to McClean’s volley from the edge of the box.

The second half saw both sides battle it out in the middle of the park, meaning clear cut chances were few and far between. Liam Gordon headed over from a corner as Saints looked for a fifth.

St Johnstone did add a fifth with nine minutes remaining when Struthers intercepted the box on the edge of the Dundee box, and beat Gourlay from a tight angle to complete the scoring.

Dundee (4-2-3-1) – Gourlay, Curran, Rice, Dryden, Gadzhalov, Berry (Mooney 55), I. Smith (Cameron 79), Vincent, Henvey, Anderson (J. Smith 72), Wolters

Subs Unused – Ferrie

St Johnstone (4-4-2) – Sinclair, McCann, Cameron Thomson, Jardine, Gordon, Gilchrist, Craig Thomson, McClean, Hendry (O’Reilly 72’), Struthers, Docherty (Lumsden 83’)

Unused Subs: Brian, Quigley, Wilson, Ballantyne

Goals: Hendry 11′, 20′, 42′, McClean 45+1′, Struthers 81′

Report: Andrew Creegan

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