0 - 0
League (First Division)
Billy Thomson .1
Barry Smith .2
Robbie Raeside .3
David Winnie .4
Craig Tully .5
Paul Tosh .6
Kevin Bain .7
Gary McKeown .8
Iain Anderson .9
Iain Ferguson .10
Jim Hamilton .11
Jerry O'Driscoll .12
Ole-Petter Skonner .14
Gavin Rae .15
Jerry O'Driscoll for Iain Ferguson
Ole-Petter Skonner for Iain Anderson (70)
Manager Jim Duffy said before the game his Dundee side are dull - and anyone who witnessed this no-score bore would heartily agree.
The Dens men have now gone 10 hours and 28 minutes without a league goal and they're becoming a bit detached from the promotion race.
Duffy groaned: "We desperately need a break to gives us a kick-start - a wonder goal or whatever it takes.
"I can't question the commitment of the players and I'm not going to slag them what they need is confidence, not criticism."
What Dundee really need is Chic Charnley, but the midfield playmaker has been banned or injured for weeks.
Duffy said: "We have missed Chic but there's no point in complaining."
Bankies, with defender Davie Irons in an experimental role up front, had the better chances. In fact, they could have been 2-0 up in the first 15 minutes. Dundee keeper Billy Thomson kicked an attempted clearance against James Grady and the little striker got to the loose ball first only to shoot wide of the empty goal.
Then a superb link-up down the left between Davie Nicholls and Gary Bowman ended with Grady having a close-range shot blocked by the No.1.
Bankies came close again after an hour. Substitute Steve McMahon got up brilliantly to a Bowman cross but his header just missed the target.
Dundee sent on Norwegian trialist Ole Petter Skonnard for the last 20 minutes but his luck in front of goal was no better than the rest and he passed up a good shooting chance from six yards.
Bankies coach Brian Wright said: "I thought we were the better team."
|Billy Thomson (GK)||-||21||-||21||-|
|Jerry O'Driscoll (sub)||-||1||-||7||1|
|Ole-Petter Skonner (sub)||-||1||-||1||-|
No league table has been added for this season.