Cowdenbeath 1 - 5 Dundee Utd

League Cup - 2nd Round
Tuesday, August 26th, 2008, 7:45 PM at Central Park
Attendance: 1,423
Referee: Euan Morris
Cowdenbeath Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
John Dempster (74) Jon Daly (29)
David Goodwillie (41)
Jon Daly (47)
David Goodwillie (60)
Jon Daly (80)

Team Managers
Danny Lennon Craig Levein

Starting Eleven
David Hay
Danny McKay
Joe M'bu
Sandy Hodge
Derek Fleming
Darren McGregor
Brian Fairbairn
Jay Shields
Paul McQuade
John Gemmell
Mark Ramsay
Lukasz Załuska
Darren Dods
Garry Kenneth
Danny Grainger
Seán Dillon
Morgaro Gomis
Scott Robertson
Willo Flood
Craig Conway
Jon Daly
David Goodwillie

Bench
Sam Morris
Mark Baxter
Marek Tomana
John Dempster
Scott Linton
Michael McGovern
Mihael Kovačević
Danny Swanson
Fran Sandaza
Andis Shala

Substitutions
Mark Baxter for Jay Shields (59)
John Dempster for John Gemmell (67)
Marek Tomana for Brian Fairbairn (67)
Danny Swanson for Craig Conway (75)
Andis Shala for Jon Daly (84)

Bookings
John Gemmell (55)
Derek Fleming (65)
John Dempster (77)
None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Lukasz Załuska (GK) 23 apps -
Darren Dods 42 apps2 goals
Seán Dillon 58 apps2 goals
Garry Kenneth 67 apps4 goals
Danny Grainger 20 apps -
Morgaro Gomis 60 apps2 goals
Scott Robertson 4 apps -
Willo Flood 48 apps1 goal
Craig Conway 55 apps2 goals
David Goodwillie 30 apps3 goals
Jon Daly 23 apps5 goals
Danny Swanson (sub) 17 apps2 goals
Andis Shala (sub) 1 app (debut) -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:David Goodwillie (19 years 156 days)
Oldest Player:Darren Dods (33 years 89 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 73 days
Domestic Players:5 (45.45 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:David Goodwillie (19 years 156 days)
Oldest Player:Darren Dods (33 years 89 days)
Average Player Age:23 years 184 days
Domestic Players:6 (37.50 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Andis Shala(Signed June 17th, 2008)

Milestones

A Jon Daly hat-trick and two goals from David Goodwillie gave United a comfortable victory at Central Park in this CIS Cup second round tie. John Dempster did grab a consolation goal for Cowdenbeath as United’s quest for their first clean sheet of the season continued.

It took United 30 minutes to break down the home side when an inswinging Craig Conway corner was headed home by Jon Daly. Eleven minutes later a David Goodwillie shot from the back post deflected into the net off Cowdenbeath captain Sandy Hodge to put United 2-0 up at half-time. Two minutes after the break, Jon Daly put the game beyond doubt with a measured finish before David Goodwillie grabbed his second on the hour mark. Dempster pulled one back after 73 minutes but Jon Daly completed the scoring and his own hat-trick with 10 minutes left.

United boss Levein was satisfied with the performance but admitted ‘a clean sheet would have been nice’. He said that he had taken a risk with his selection but knew that a lot of the players brought in ‘had something to prove’.

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