Dundee 3
Queen of the South 1
Scottish Cup (3rd Round)

3 - 1
Queen of South 

Scottish Cup (3rd Round)
Saturday, January 25th, 1997
Dens Park
Attendance: 2,391
3:00 PM Kick-off

Lee Power (18)
Jerry O'Driscoll (65)
Iain Anderson (90)
Alexander Nesovic (37)

Team Managers
John McCormack

Starting Eleven
1. Gary McGlynn
2. Barry Smith
3. Robbie Raeside
4. David Winnie
5. Tommy McQueen
6. George Shaw
7. Dariusz Adamczuk
8. Gavin Rae
9. Hugh Robertson
10. Lee Power
11. Jerry O'Driscoll

12. Iain Anderson
14. Paul Tosh
15. Craig Tully

Paul Tosh for Gavin Rae
Iain Anderson for Tommy McQueen (59)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J. A. Herald (Newton Mearns) (Referee)
J. G. Walker (Motherwell) & S. A. Brown (Bonnybridge) (Assistants)

Match Report

A thunderbolt from super sub Iain Anderson struck Queen of the South down in their tracks.

The wing wizard climbed off the bench, with the scores level, to set up the Dark Blues' second and launch his side into round four with a beauty from 35 yards.

Queens had looked as if they were intent on springing a Cup shock until Anderson came on after 59 minutes.

Dundee took the lead in 18 minutes with a volley from Lee Power, but Queens drew level courtesy of Alexander Nesovic after 37 minutes.

And but for a great save from Dundee keeper Gary McGlynn, and a disallowed effort, Queens might have went in ahead at half time.

Jerry O'Driscoll nodded Dundee's second after 65 minutes, before Anderson unleashed his driller killer at the death. Afterwards the Dens hero said: "It was certainly a good strike.

"That's my fifth goal in six starts this season, but in the first half I was beginning to get a wee bit nervous."

Dundee boss John McCormack said: "I thought we made the change at the right time, but all credit to Queens."

Match report written by Sunday Mail

Squad Statistics (as at January 25th, 1997)

1996-97 All Time
Gary McGlynn (GK)19 5 - 5 -
Tommy McQueen32 191471
Robbie Raeside24 314314
David Winnie30 231231
Barry Smith22 30 - 51 -
Gavin Rae19 132192
Hugh Robertson21 3 - 3 -
Dariusz Adamczuk27 271512
Lee Power24 7474
George Shaw27 15412443
Jerry O'Driscoll18 108169
Iain Anderson (sub)19 275659
Paul Tosh (sub)23 26712827

League Table (as at January 25th, 1997)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

In the first half of last week's match against Clydebank, we were a mere shadow of the side which performed so well against Airdrie. There was a general lack of fluency with our passing going astray against a Bankies' side which enjoyed superior possession.

During the interval I asked the players to up their game and show more confidence and I am pleased to say that they did just that. In the end I would say we deserved our narrow victory which kept us in second place in the table.

Today, however, we put the promotion pressures on a back-burner as we take on Queen of the South in the Scottish Cup.

They'll no doubt be lifted by the occasion, so it is up to us ensure that our attitude is right, otherwise you sow the seeds of a possible cup upset.

So the message to the players is to go about their business in the correct manner which means playing as we did in the second half against Clydebank, but from the very start.

That way we will appease the fans who were, understandably, not happy at what they had seen in the first 45 minutes of last week's match.

In addition to the welcome three points, another pleasing aspect of the Clydebank game was Craig Tully's display after he came on. He was superb, turning in the best performance that I can remember him playing in Dundee colours, and with Paul Tosh and lan Anderson also challenging strongly for a place in the side, the competition for places is healthy.

That is a good situation for any manager to have and long may it continue.