Dyce v Newmachar United

Match Reports 23/24

Oct 09

Dyce 2-0 Newmachar Utd

Derby day under the lights as we headed a few miles into Ian Mair Park with an unbeaten Dyce side in the way of 3 points. We welcomed back Kyle Munro, Ross Gibson and Jason Davie to the starting line up with Gerrie, Walton, Gammie, McMillan & Robb on the bench albeit not 100% fit. Jamie Boylan made his first appearance since joining from Bridge of Don Thistle. Missing were Stevo Young, Peter Melvin, Ryan Cormack, Jack Cowie, Bruce Dryburgh.

We ended up with nothing after an encouraging first half where we matched our established neighbours and created the better chances without troubling the home keeper. New signing Jamie Boylan blazed three shots over the bar and Jason Davie put a shot just past the post. Greg Wood missed another opportunity before disaster struck on the stroke of half time when we conceded a penalty kick as Ross Gibson fouled the home winger. Simon Mitchell almost made it a hat trick of saves as he got his fingertips to the spot kick but it crept in off the post to put the home side ahead at the break.

HT 1-0

The home side came out for the second half with a point to prove and dominated possession, but we were holding firm until the hour mark when a corner came in and the centre forward somehow found himself unmarked at the far post to double the home sides lead.

We were under pressure but our makeshift defence was dealing with most attacks and limited the home side to some half chances but none really troubled Simon in goal. We kept on going right to the end but the home side picked up the 3 points and remain unbeaten in the league.

Yet more positives form the game and we move onto our next game.

FT 2-0

NUFC Team – Mitchell, Munro, Robertson, Reynolds, Watt, Boylan, Wood, Watt, Gibson, Whelan, Duthie

Subs – Collins, Gammie, Walton, Robb, McMillan, E Dryburgh, Gerrie

We caught up with the gaffer after the game to get his thoughts…

I knew if we let Dyce ahead they’d dominate possession and we’d struggle to get into the game. I thought we were good first half and if we’d taken one of the chances we created then it would’ve asked some different questions of Dyce. The penalty right on half time changes things and momentum swings in their favour. The second goal kills the game. But take the 2 mistakes away and we leave with a draw, so there’s a lot of positives to take. We’ve competed with another top side while missing 5 or 6 regular starters and had we been a bit more clinical in front of goal, maybe come away with something. We tired into the second half and with only really one fit sub, it was always going to be tough trying to chase a 2-0 deficit on a big pitch against such a good side.

Photos courtesy of Dyce Football Club