St Johnstone superior to the semi-finals of the Premier Sports activities Cup after a cushty 2-0 win over Dundee at Dens Park.
Saints are the present League Cup holders they usually confirmed they won’t surrender the trophy and not using a struggle.
Perth goalkeeper Zander Clark had saved Dundee at bay however the impasse was lastly damaged within the seventieth minute by Shaun Rooney with Ali Crawford netting a second six minutes from time.
Clark was known as into motion early on, making a advantageous response save when a Paul McGowan nook was turned in the direction of objective by a Saints defender.
The guests then had a chance of their very own when David Wotherspoon minimize in from the left earlier than hitting a fierce 30-yard shot that was acrobatically tipped over by Dundee keeper Adam Legzdins.
Nevertheless, the perfect likelihood of the sport fell to Dundee within the 14th minute when on-loan Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths delivered an outstanding cross from the suitable and Jordan McGhee regarded sure to attain with a diving header however Clark made a surprising point-blank cease.
The Scotland squad ‘keeper got here to St Johnstone’s rescue as soon as extra within the thirty first minute when he dived full size to his left to maintain out a Cammy Kerr header.
Saints completed the half on the assault with a scramble within the Dundee defence finally ending up with Glenn Middleton making an attempt to curve the ball into the again of the web from a good angle however the on-loan Rangers participant’s effort flew large.
Simply seconds after the restart, Crawford turned the primary participant to be booked by referee Steven McLean after the midfielder introduced down Max Anderson.
Griffiths stepped as much as take the free-kick and hit an outstanding effort from all of 35 yards which Clark might solely parry.
Paul McMullan was quickest to react to the unfastened ball however Clark made one other very good cease to show his shot to security.
Nevertheless, the impasse was lastly damaged within the seventieth minute.
A Liam Craig nook from the suitable was not handled by the Dundee defence and the ball fell to Rooney, who hit a low shot on the flip previous Legzdins.
The travelling assist have been celebrating as soon as extra within the 84th minute when Callum Sales space minimize the ball again for Crawford, who calmly slotted previous Legzdins from the sting of the field for his first objective for the membership.