Forfar Athletic 0 - 1 Dundee Utd

Forfarshire Cup - Final
Tuesday, July 19th, 2005, 7:30 PM at Station Park
Attendance: 1,097
Referee: Mike Ritchie
Forfar Athletic Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
None. Barry Robson (35)

Team Managers
Brian Fairley Gordon Chisholm

Starting Eleven
Ally Brown
Paul Lunan
Owen
Eddie Forrest
David Dunn
Steven Bonar
Barry Sellars
David McClune
Aaron Conway
Paul Shields
Ricky Waddell
Derek Stillie
David McCracken
Alan Archibald
Paul Ritchie
Mark Wilson
Grant Brebner
Barry Robson
Mark Kerr
Jim McIntyre
Lee Miller
Stevie Crawford

Bench
Darren Barr
Boyd
Euan McLean
Willie Easton
Garry Kenneth
David Robertson
Collin Samuel

Substitutions
Boyd for Aaron Conway (63) Collin Samuel for Jim McIntyre (46)
Garry Kenneth for Alan Archibald (55)
Willie Easton for Mark Kerr (78)

A superbly struck Barry Robson effort was enough to win United the Forfarshire Cup in a well contested match against Forfar at Station Park.

Gordon Chisholm fielded a full strength team for the game with an impressive frontline of McIntyre, Crawford and new signing Lee Miller. Also appearing was Unitedís new goalkeeper Derek Stillie. Forfar had former United youngster Aaron Conway playing in their attack.

The first half of the match was the better of the two from a United point of view with the team looking very sharp in all areas. The front three all looked particularly dangerous and, along with Robson, were a constant threat to the home defence. Following several good chances, which included a bullet header from Robson, United broke the deadlock with a wonderstrike from the former Inverness man. He played a neat one-two with Miller and slammed the ball into the top right hand corner of the net from 20 yards out.

The second half was more evenly balanced with the home side creating their own share of goal scoring opportunities. Collin Samuel had replaced Jim McIntyre at half time for United and the striker from Trinidad looked eager to impress. It was Samuel who had the best effort of the second half when on 55 minutes he was set up by Stevie Crawford only to see his thunderous shot crack the side of the post and go out to safety. United almost doubled their lead with five minutes remaining. Grant Brebner played an inch perfect pass to Mark Wilson who squared the ball along the six yard line and Stevie Crawford just failed to connect. The match was played out with plenty action but no further scoring.

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