Dundee 3
Stranraer 1
League (First Division)

3 - 1

League (First Division)
Saturday, August 20th, 1994
Dens Park
Attendance: 3,186
3:00 PM Kick-off

Gerry Britton (4)
John McCaffrey (o.g.) (44)
Gerry Britton (65)
Tommy Walker (89)

Team Managers
Jim Duffy
Alex McAnespie

Starting Eleven
1. Michel Pageaud
2. John McQuillan
3. Ray Farningham
4. Iain Anderson
5. Noel Blake
6. Neil Duffy
7. George Shaw
8. Dusan Vrto
9. Morten Wieghorst
10. Gerry Britton
11. Neil McCann

12. Gary McKeown
14. Paul Tosh

Gary McKeown for Morten Wieghorst
Paul Tosh for Iain Anderson

Dusan Vrto
Morten Wieghorst
Gary McKeown

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

G. A. Tran (Kirkcaldy) (Referee)
G. H. Simpson (Peterhead) & J. R. Bruce (Aberdeen) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at August 20th, 1994)

1994-95 All Time
Michel Pageaud (GK)27 3 - 14 -
Noel Blake - 3 - 302
John McQuillan24 3 - 1325
Neil Duffy - 3 - 152
Neil McCann20 3 - 311
Morten Wieghorst - 2 - 555
Dusan Vrto28 1 - 801
Ray Farningham - 2 - 302
Iain Anderson - 2 - 41
George Shaw - 322410
Gerry Britton - 33237
Gary McKeown (sub) - 2 - 432
Paul Tosh (sub)20 32344

League Table (as at August 20th, 1994)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

Disciplined rather than outstanding was how I would sum up our performance against Caledonian Thistle in midweek and I was very happy to progress to the next round which has handed us a lucrative home tie against Celtic. Generally speaking, we were very sound although we got away with the one slip we made.

I have to say how much of a part the crowed played. You could easily have become frustrated as we failed to get the early goal we wanted. The encouragement from the terraces bought us time to get that and the two late goals as we finished very strongly

I think that the tie with Caledonian Thistle was a lesson for both players and fans alike, because there will be many games like Wednesday this season. We will be expected to set the pace, but you can't always depend on getting an early goal, so the patience demonstrated in overcoming the Highland newcomers on Wednesday both on and off the pitch was a valuable exercise.

Once we got in our stride we showed that we can be a good entertaining side as seen late on in the game. The performance of lan Anderson was another plus factor. He is a rarity in the modern game, as he likes to take people on, though he understandably tired in the second half.

It is more than likely that we will face a similar scenario this afternoon when Stranraer make their first ever League visit to Dens Park. On Wednesday they proved how difficult a side they will be to breakdown by going down to the only goal of the game by Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

So i'll be asking the players and also our fans to display the same level of patience which was shown on Wednesday, because Alex McAnespie's team will undoubtedly be anxious to get their first points of the season on the board and make it difficult for us.

We'll have to learn to live with that, particularly at home this season. but I hope that we will concentrate on our game and dictate play and if we play as well as we can, I am confident that we can continue our excellent start to the season.