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    Dundee 2 Buckie Thistle 0
    • El Bakhtaoui 22', Moussa 84'
    FT HT 1 - 0

    • By TheDarkBlues
    • 22nd July 2017, 12:00 am
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    Line Ups

    Dundee:

    • 1 Bain
    • 2 Kerr
    • 34 Waddell
    • 22 Hendry
    • 3 Holt
    • 28 Spence Allan 60
    • 18 McGowan
    • 21 Deacon
    • 23 Wolters Kamara 59
    • 20 El Bakhtaoui Williams 70
    • 9 Moussa

    Substitutes

    • 4 Vincent
    • 8 Kamara
    • 10 Allan
    • 11 Williams
    • 14 O'Hara
    • 27 Curran
    • 36 Gourlay

    Buckie Thistle :

    • 1 Bell
    • 22 Skinner
    • 2 Anderson
    • 5 MacKinnon
    • 18 Dorrat Maitland 65
    • 11 Urquhart
    • 7 Fraser
    • 6 McLean
    • 15 Taylor
    • 9 McLeod Angus 65
    • 20 Ross Ross 80

    Substitutes

    • 3 Carroll
    • 4 Maitland
    • 8 Ross
    • 10 Angus
    • 12 Salmon
    • 14 Copeland
    • 16 Murray
    Referee: Craig Charleston
    Attendance: 2,774
    Photo courtesy of: Derek Gerrard Photography

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  • Scottish Premier

    Pos Team Pld GD Pts
    1 Celtic 27 36 61
    2 Rangers 27 22 52
    3 Aberdeen 27 12 52
    4 Hibernian 27 8 47
    5 Hearts 27 4 38
    6 Kilmarnock 25 -2 35
    7 Motherwell 27 -4 32
    8 Dundee 27 -12 28
    9 St Johnstone 25 -14 27
    10 Partick Thistle 27 -20 24
    11 Hamilton Accies 25 -13 23
    12 Ross County 27 -17 21

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