2 - 0
2 - 0
Scottish Cup (3rd Round 2nd Replay)
Tommy Coyne (64)
Tommy Coyne (pen.) (70)
1. Bobby Geddes
2. Rab Shannon
3. Tosh McKinlay
4. Bobby Glennie
5. Jim Smith
6. Jim Duffy
7. Stewart Forsyth
8. John Brown
9. Vince Mennie
10. Tommy Coyne
11. Ross Jack
12. Stuart Rafferty
14. Keith Wright
Stuart Rafferty for Vince Mennie
David Syme (Rutherglen) (Referee)
Newspaper extract from The Courier.
Scottish Cup specialist Tommy Coyne struck again to send Dundee into the quarter- finals of the competition, where they will now meet Clydebank.
A brace at Dens last night brought his cup tally to four goals and in the process finally ended the resistance of Second Division Meadowbank.
The former Dundee United striker's efforts, however, were greeted more with a sense of relief than jubilation on the terraces, which perfectly summed up the events in this fourth round second replay.
Dundee fielded the same line-up and tried identical tactics to those so successfully employed against Celtic at the weekend, but Thistle in contrast, never looked like capitulating in the way the Glasgow outfit had.
The first period was a disappointing affair, with Dundee failing to force a break through despite the fact that Meadowbank keeper Jim McQueen struggled throughout after sustaining a leg injury in an early collision with Ross Jack.
Incredibly it wasn't until the final seconds of the half that the Dark Blues really came close to exploiting this handi cap. Brown firing in a 30 yarder which the crippled McQueen just managed to tip over.
Prior to that their best effort came following a McKinlay free kick, with Jack forcing the keeper to save on the goal-line.
At the other end there was relief for Dundee when Roseburgh found only the side netting after rounding Geddes.
Thankfully, post-interval happenings were somewhat more exciting and in 64 minutes came the opener.
Forsyth's deep corner from the left was headed back across goal by Smith and, as others stood watching, Coyne knocked the ball into the net.
Six minutes later the £70,000 striker notched his second from the penalty spot after a Jack shot had struck Hendrie's hand.
It was a soft award but Coyne converted gratefully and on a number of occasions might easily have completed his hat-trick.
In addition to the two goals, he saw a header strike the bar, sent another aerial effort just wide and had a powerful shot well saved by McQueen.
Those attempts apart, Dundee's second half superiority might also have been rewarded through Jack and Shannon, the former shooting wide from 14 yards, the latter firing straight at the keeper when clean through in the closing minutes.
Meadowbank performed creditably and after going two goals down came close to grabbing some consolation on a couple of occasions.
There were two bookings, McKinlay for chopping down Lawrence and a Meadowbank player for extracting revenge a minute later.
Dundee sent on Rafferty for Mennie and Meadowbank replaced Armstrong with Leetion.
Manager Jocky Scott said afterwards, "The main thing is we are through and that is all that matters at this stage. "We didn't play well but Meadowbank made it hard for us."
|Bobby Geddes (GK)||26||39||-||199||-|
|Stuart Rafferty (sub)||25||30||2||108||10|
No league table has been added for this season.
Although we were well aware. of the abilities and workrate of Meadowbank prior to our first meeting, the Edinburgh side, through two matches, have made us fight every step of the way.
The first match saw us lose an early goal which gave three Second Divi sion players confidence, and this in itself we could I have done without! How- ever, we got back on level terms with a good Graham Harvey header just after the interval, and put more pressure on the opposition in the second half. With no further scoring, we turned out at the Commonwealth Stadium last Wednesday, and again we conceded the first goal.
Donald Park beat the defence with a lob to set up Tom Hendrie for the opener. This time, though, we equalised only five minutes later. Harvey and Tosh worked the ball down the left wing, and Mckinlay's cross allowed Ross Jack a shot at the far post. This effort was blocked, but the player followed up to net the rebound.
In addition to our goal. Rafferty hit the post, Coyne the bar, and another Coyne header was cleared off the line. At the other end, Shannon saved us with a late goal-line clearance which allows us another chance to settle the tie here at Dens to night.
We have been getting a lot of things wrong in re cent games, and, with the Cup still to play for, what better opportunity than to night to get things right.
Skipper Jim Duffy, who missed the first Replay through suspension, is available tonight, and other wise (as I write prior to the Celtic match) we have no injuries or suspensions to worry us. We will field our strongest line-up tonight, and make every effort, right from the kick-off, to make sure of further progress in the Cup.