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League (Division One)


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Dundee


League (Division One)
Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
Palmerston Park
Attendance: 3,415
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Bob Harris (6) Leigh Griffiths (77)

Team Managers
Gordon Chisholm Jocky Scott

Starting Eleven
1. David Hutton
2. David Lilley
3. Bob Harris
4. Jordan McMillan
5. Craig Reid
6. Paul Burns
7. Rocco Quinn
8. Neil Scally
9. Willie McLaren
10. Derek Holmes
11. Leon Knight
Robert Douglas .1
Eric Paton .2
Kyle Benedictus .3
Jim Laughlan .4
Eddie Malone .5
Gary Harkins .6
Richie Hart .7
Brian Kerr .8
Craig Forsyth .9
Leigh Griffiths .10
Colin McMenamin .11

Bench
12. Mark McGeonn
14. Anthony McParland
15. Stewart Kean
16. David Weatherston
17. Marc McAusland
Derek Soutar .12
Chris Casement .14
MaroŇ° Klimpl .15
Darren Young .16
Pat Clarke .17

Substitutions
David Weatherston for Leon Knight (63)
Marc McAusland for David William Lilley (84)
Pat Clarke for Kyle Benedictus (65)

Cautions
David Lilley (2)
Neil Scally (89)
Kyle Benedictus (61)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Charlie Richmond (Referee)



Match Report


Jocky Scott made one change from the last league outing with Brian Kerr coming in for Maros Klimpl. Kerr impressed during the Scottish Cup match with Livingston during the week and took up a place in the midfield along side Richie Hart and Craig Forsyth.

Slightly further forward was Gary Harkins just in behind the front two of Leigh Griffiths and Colin McMenamin. It was the same back four who had been in place for the victory over Dunfermline with Eddie Malone, Jim Lauchlan, Eric Paton and young Kyle Benedictus in front of keeper Rab Douglas. Centre back Gary Mackenzie continued to miss out due to suspension

Palmerston hasn't been a happy hunting ground for Dundee since they dropped into the 1st division and is the only venue where Dundee have lost on the road this season. On that occasion it was an early red card for Tony Bullock and Stevie Tosh penalty that got Dundee off to a nightmare start and it wasn't much better this time around.

Craig Forsyth found himself in the box after a nice touch from McMenamin. The midfielder shifted the ball to the side of David Lilley before being fouled and referee Charlie Richmond pointed to the spot with only two minutes gone. With Griffiths having seen his effort from 12 yards saved against Airdrie at Dens a few weeks ago is was Harkins who stepped up.

Harkins though suffered the same fate as the striker and David Hutton held onto his low shot.

It went from bad to worse for Dundee soon after as Queens went straight up the other end and won a free kick right on the edge of the area. Left back Bob Harris stepped up and curled the ball through the wall and past Rab Douglas.

From that point on Queen dominated the first half and Dundee failed to really create anything. First of all Derek Holmes knocked the ball down to Rocco Quinn and he flashed a shot just wide. The next chance of the match fell to Queens new boy Leon Knight. Signed only last week he was out to impress and could have had a great start to his Palmerston career.

Paul Burns lifted a ball to the back post and Knight headed towards goal with Douglas badly position after the cross, Eric Paton however was on hand to chest the ball away and clear from danger. Within a minute Queens had another chance and it was a great one.

Holmes slipped the ball through Dundee defence and Quinn beat the offside trap, with a great chance the double the lead he blasted a shot over the bar without troubling Douglas. A rare first half chance for Dundee was next up and again it was from a deadball situation.

Paton curled a free kick over the bar from 25 yards out. Before the break Queens. up the pressure again and had another couple of chances to put the game to bed before the half was over.

A neatly worked free kick into Knight saw him in space in the box, he beat Douglas but Benedictus got to the ball to boot clear before it reached the goal. Quinn then had a shot from distance which was an easy take for Douglas before Dundee almost gifted the hosts a second.

A mix up with a kick out between Douglas and Hart saw Willie McLaren disposes the midfielder before cutting the ball back to Holmes. The big striker took a touch before striking towards goal which took a deflection and forced Douglas into another save.

The half time whistle brought relief for Dundee that they were only one behind and gave Jocky the chance to motivate the players.

Shortly after the restart Griffiths saw a shot go well over but at least it was an effort on goal from the striker a sign of things to come as Dundee would go about finding a goal to level the scores.

Queens saw a couple of efforts, firstly from Quinn then Knight, go wide before Dundee were back on the attack. McMenamin charged down a Queens clearance and it fell to Griffiths.

The Dees top scorer raced in but his effort was weak and Hutton held.

Griffiths then turned provided as a nice back heel from the striker into the path of Harkins saw the midfielder burst forward but as he waited for support which never came he took the decision to go for goal. His shot however was wide without troubling Hutton.

Benedictus then saw yellow for persistent fouling and his afternoon was about to come to an end. Before Jocky has the chance to make a change it was Queens who came close again with Douglas again keeping the score at 1-0.

McLaren took the ball down in the area and moved it from right to left to give him loads of space before seeing his effort brilliantly pushed away by the right hand of Douglas. Almost right away Jocky did make a change that saw Benedictus leave to field and be replaced by Pat Clarke as Dundee went for it

The formation had a look of 2-5-3 about it with Paton and Forsyth as wing backs leaving Lauchlan and Malone at the back Clarke had a chance to make an immediate impact when a long ball forward was headed down to him but his low shot was easily held by Hutton. Queens then did have some chances as they tried to work the two at the back.

Queens substitute David Weatherston raced onto a ball over the top but couldn't get it under control and Jim Lauchlan superbly took the ball away from the Queens man. It could have been game over with the home sides next attack though as McLaren again found space in the box and this time beat Douglas but this time his shot came back off the post. That was just the break Dundee needed as during the next attack they were level.

Richie Hart attempt to find Griffiths in space on the right was blocked but it fell to McMenamin who did well to sweep it quickly out to Hart's target. Griffiths wasted no time jinking in from the right and blasting a shot towards goal. Hutton got to the ball but couldn't keep it out and Dundee's traveling support went wild.

Dundee kept with the attacking formation and went for the winner which could have came through chances from Harkins and Clarke but both were blocked out. Queens called Douglas into action one more time with McLaren seeing his effort from the left saved before Dundee had a big chance to get that winner

A Harkins free kick forward fell kindly for McMenamin who got his shot on target but Hutton got behind it to push it away and the sides had to settle for a share of the points.

Match report written by Tommy Young - Dundee Matchday Programme



Squad Statistics (as at January 23rd, 2010)


2009-10 All Time
Age
Robert Douglas (GK)37 13 - 184 -
Jim Laughlan32 24 - 41 -
Kyle Benedictus18 9 - 21 -
Eddie Malone24 302964
Eric Paton31 30 - 644
Craig Forsyth20 265305
Gary Harkins25 29142914
Brian Kerr28 28 - 28 -
Richie Hart31 23 - 23 -
Colin McMenamin28 2777121
Leigh Griffiths19 28182818
Pat Clarke (sub)24 181181






League Table (as at January 23rd, 2010)


No league table has been added for this season.