Falkirk 0
Dundee 1
League (First Division)


0 - 1


League (First Division)
Saturday, October 12th, 1996
Brockville Park
Attendance: 2,855
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Robbie Raeside (2)

Team Managers
Eamonn Bannon Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
Unknown. Billy Thomson .1
Barry Smith .2
Robbie Raeside .3
Kevin Bain .4
Paul Tosh .5
Dariusz Adamczuk .6
Iain Anderson .7
Chic Charnley .8
Tommy McQueen .9
George Shaw .10
Jim Hamilton .11

None. Gary McGlynn
Gavin Rae
Ray Farningham

None. Ray Farningham for Jim Hamilton

Paul McGrillen
Derek Ferguson
Paul Tosh

Red Cards
None. Chic Charnley

Match Officials

Willie Young (Referee)

Match Report

Back-to-the-wall Dundee survived a second half onslaught after bad boy Chic Charnley was given his marching orders for the FIFTEENTH time in his career.

But Dundee boss Jim Duffy rushed to the player's defence as he praised his smash-and-grab troops who held out after scoring in only 80 seconds.

Charnley was red-carded in the 36th minute when he slid in for a challenge with Brian Hamilton. Both men required several minutes treatment before referee Willie Young brandished the red card in Charnley's direction.

Duffy rapped: "The referee made his decision but it's not one that I agree with.

"I feel Chic's reputation, gained mainly years ago, was deserved. But he's only had one other tackle in this game.

"I saw two players sliding in for a ball on a greasy surface."

Duffy refused to accept his plucky side had been lucky. "I think we're working very hard as a team, very disciplined and very organised.

"Billy Thomson had a couple of crosses to deal with and one shot that came through a ruck of players, and little else.

"We had to set out our stall in the second half and they have worked very, very hard.

"I'm pleased the way the first quarter of the league has gone and the boys have given themselves a platform to build on.

"I'm not saying we're better than anyone else but we're as good as anyone else."

Duffy was delighted when his side scored early on. Youngster Iain Anderson took a corner on the left which was pushed away by ex-Dundee goalkeeper Paul Mathers.

Kevin Bain knocked it back to Robbie Raeside who gleefully scored from close range. Duffy was full of praise for 19 year-old Anderson.

"He is normally a winger but came in and played in midfield. He was tremendous. He's a young lad with a bright future."

After Charnley's dismissal, Falkirk turned the screw but found the going tough.

Brian Hamilton blasted a shot from 30 yards which rattled the post. In the second half, Hamilton released Jamie McGowan who whipped in a cross which came off the head of Albert Craig, but sailed straight into Thomson's hands.

Falkirk boss Eamonn Bannon said: "The red card definitely changed the game. After Charnley went off, it became very defensively-minded.

"I think we can still be playing out there and not have scored. They had sandbags and planks and dug in for victory.

"When we lost the early goal, we had 88 minutes to get over it and I was confident we would come back. But it wasn't to be."

There were three bookings - Falkirk's Paul McGrillen and Derek Ferguson, plus Dundee's Paul Tosh.

Match report written by Sunday Mail

Squad Statistics (as at October 12th, 1996)

1996-97 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK)38 14 - 14 -
Kevin Bain24 12 - 973
Robbie Raeside24 153153
Barry Smith22 14 - 35 -
Tommy McQueen32 101381
Iain Anderson19 11 - 494
Chic Charnley33 141264
Dariusz Adamczuk26 121362
Jim Hamilton20 1258837
Paul Tosh22 13411524
George Shaw27 9411843
Ray Farningham (sub)35 819410

League Table (as at October 12th, 1996)

No league table has been added for this season.