Tannadice youngsters open Lomond’s new park

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Dundee United sent their under 19 side to play the first match, and the Tannadice youngsters ran out 7-1 winners.

The large crowd enjoyed brillant sunshine as United matchday mascot Terry The Terror led out the teams, and after photos, local man Ron Bissett sang Flower of Scotland.

The game kicked off and both teams knocked the ball about on the excellent surface.

The vistors were first to attack, and came close with a couple of efforts before the home side lost Lee Munro through injury, with Keith Morris coming on in his place.

Play went from end to end, but it was the vistors who took the lead after 25 minutes when Hawe ran on to a through ball and beat keeper Baxter.

Ten minutes later a mistake in the Lomond defence allowed the Tannadice men to make it 2-0.

Lomond had a strong penalty claim for hand ball just before the interval, but the referee waved away their claims to the disbelief of the home crowd.

The second half started badly for Lomond as they lost three goals in quick succession.

Both teams made a number of changes throughout the second half.

Lomond pulled one back after 70 minutes when they were awarded a free kick some 25 yards out.

Top scorer Daniel Caldwell stepped up to send the ball high into the corner of the net much to the delight of the home fans.

The homesters then almost pulled another goal back, but the shot was straight at the keeper.

The Dundee United players were first class throughout the contest, and their fitness levels are way above anything the Falkland side are likely to come up against.

The visitors brought on a few subs for last 10 mins and made it 6-1 after a neat move.

In the closing minutes, 15-year-old Ryan Gauld – who had just come on – scored a sensational goal when he won the ball in his own half and went past several defenders before finishing well for a remarkable goal.

A great day for Lomond United against some stars of the future.

Alex Simpson presented James Thomson with the trophy and the man of the match award went to Glenn Hawe.

Dundee United All-Stars visit Falkland for a game against Lomond United Select on Friday, August 26, kick-off 6.30pm.

Lomond United: J. Baxter, L. Farrell, G. Sutherland, K. Fairbairn, C. Hepburn, S. Pattie (capt), D. Pattie, P. Crawford, G. Johnstone, D. Caldwell, L. Munro. Subs: G. Forbes, Z. Deponio, I. Sim, J. Nelson, K. Morris, D. Lang, R. Duff.

Dundee United: P. Anderson, D. Smith, C. Bell, R. Lunide, J. Thomson, D. Petrie, S. Campbell, S. Smith, J. Moore, S. Fraer, G. Hawe. Subs: J. Young, R. Thomson, R. Ferguson, R. Gauld.

Lomond United would like to thank everyone who attended the opening, as well as helpers, sponsors and committee members.