East Fife 1
Dundee 7
League (First Division)

East Fife 

1 - 7


League (First Division)
Tuesday, December 17th, 1996
Bayview Stadium
Attendance: 725
3:00 PM Kick-off

Stefan Winiarski (71) Gavin Rae 
Iain Anderson 
David Winnie (8)
Jerry O'Driscoll (18)
Iain Anderson (46)
Robbie Raeside (51)
Paul Tosh (55)

Team Managers
Jimmy Bone Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
Gary McGlynn .1
Barry Smith .2
Robbie Raeside .3
David Winnie .4
Paul Tosh .5
Iain Anderson .6
Dariusz Adamczuk .7
Chic Charnley .8
Tommy McQueen .9
Lee Power .10
Jerry O'Driscoll .11

Gavin Rae .12
Iain Ferguson .14
Ole-Petter Skonner .15

Hutcheon for Dwarika (71)
Lewis for Trialist (52)
Winiarski for Hope (26)
Gavin Rae for David Winnie (46)
Ole-Petter Skonner for Jerry O'Driscoll (66)
Iain Ferguson for Iain Anderson (70)

Stefan Winiarski
Stuart Elder
David Winnie
Paul Tosh

Red Cards
Mark Donaghy (41) None.

Match Officials

John Rowbotham (Referee)

Match Report

Dundee swept to second top spot in the first division last night with an overwhelming win over hapless East Fife at Bayview.

Before last night's rearranged game, the Dark Blues had only scored four league goals away from home all season.

Aided by the 41st minute sending off of East Fife midfielder Mark Donaghy, they not only matched that tally but came within a whisper of doubling it in the space of an action-packed 90 minutes.

There were many fine performances-new signing Lee Power looking sharp despite failing to net-but none better than lain Anderson who scored two and set up three before being replaced.

Dundee boss Jim Duffy said, "I wanted to leave him on to get his hat-trick but he picked up an injury so had to come off.

"I was very, very pleased that we got the wee breaks tonight and also that the goals were all spread about.

"The sending off made a big difference to the final result. You have to remember that East Fife are still part-time and they tired as the match went on."

East Fife manager Jimmy Bone refused to criticise his side.

"The 10 men who were left on the pitch after the sending off worked their socks off," he said.

"The important thing now is to make sure the lads heads don't go down-we have an important game against Clyde bank on Saturday and must try and lift ourselves for it."

When the fixture was first played two weeks ago, floodlight failure caused it to be abandoned and there was a marked sense of deja vu to the early action.

Once again Dundee wasted no time in establishing a lead-eight minutes to be precise-and once again it came from an unlikely source. Robbie Raeside caught the home defence out with a chip over the top and from a quick breakaway the Dark Blues earned a corner on the left. Lindsay Hamilton managed to knock Anderson's cross behind but, when the winger took the second set-piece, the keeper fumbled. Left with an open goal, David Winnie made no mistake with a header from six yards out.

The similarities continued with Dundee's second 18 minutes later, claimed, as in the last game, by Jerry O'Driscoll.

Tommy McQueen played a clever ball down the right wing to Anderson. He sprinted to the line and whipped the ball in for the 18-year-old to head home.

From there, things started to stray from the script. For instead of fighting their way back into the game, East Fife fought their way to a red card that finished the game as a contest.

Donaghy's wild hack at Dariusz Adamczuk in the 41st minute may have been motivated by Paul Tosh's hack on Stefan Winiarski seconds earlier but that was never going to stop referee John Rowbotham from sending him off.

Anderson notched number three just 90 seconds after the interval, his curled corner beating all to sail into the net.

Five minutes later Raeside made amends for being robbed of his goal in the first game when he nodded home a cross from Anderson.

The little winger had been involved in all four of his side's goals, but the fifth, in the 55th minute, was a purely individual effort from team-mate Tosh.

Standing around 17 yards out, he showed great control when the ball broke to him to volley past Hamilton.

Anderson was not to be outdone and took just 10 minutes to reclaim the limelight thrashing in a low shot after a free-kick was rolled into his path.

It was to be an East Fife player who was to grab the best goal of the game, however. Winiarski hadn't done a great deal to catch the eye since replacing Douglas Hope in the first half but in the 71st minute he lashed home a shot into the top corner from the edge of the box.

It would have been an unlikely final goal and it wasn't to be, Dundee sub Gavin Rae running through from midfield, leaving a defender in his wake before striking a low shot past Hamilton.

The towsy nature of the contest was reflected in bookings for Winnie and Tosh of Dundee as well as Cusick, Winiarski, Dickson, Allan and trialist Stuart Elder of East Fife.

Match report written by The Courier

Squad Statistics (as at December 17th, 1996)

1996-97 All Time
Gary McGlynn (GK)19 3 - 3 -
Tommy McQueen32 151431
Barry Smith22 24 - 45 -
David Winnie30 171171
Robbie Raeside24 254254
Chic Charnley33 181304
Iain Anderson19 213597
Dariusz Adamczuk27 211452
Lee Power24 1 - 1 -
Jerry O'Driscoll18 42103
Paul Tosh23 22512425
Gavin Rae (sub)19 82142
Ole-Petter Skonner (sub) - 4 - 4 -
Iain Ferguson (sub)34 17116659

League Table (as at December 17th, 1996)

No league table has been added for this season.