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League (First Division)
Saturday, February 1st, 1997
Brockville Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Jerry O'Driscoll 

Team Managers
Unknown. John McCormack

Starting Eleven
Unknown. Billy Thomson .1
Barry Smith .2
Robbie Raeside .3
David Winnie .4
Tommy McQueen .5
Iain Anderson .6
Dariusz Adamczuck .7
Gary McKeown .8
Hugh Robertson .9
George Shaw .10
Jerry O'Driscoll .11

None. Gavin Rae .12
Kevin Magee .14
Craig Tully .15

None. None.

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Match Report

Source unknown.

New Falkirk signing Kenny Ward scored in his first league game for almost two years yester day then confessed: "I have never been so nervous before a match."

The 33-year-old looked on for a dream debut after he put the Bairns ahead in the 48th minute. But he said: "After so long away from big games, my stomach was in knots before the start. But as soon as the game started I felt great.

"It was good to be back in first-team action. About 22 months ago, I was injured playing for Dunfermline against St Johnstone and although I recovered, my games were then limited to the reserves.

"You can't beat the atmosphere of first team football. If you don't have butter flies then it's time to give up.

"I only met the Falkirk lads on Friday so I am glad I did well to score first time out.

"The ball fell perfectly for me to slot it home. I think David Hagen's shot was miscued and it hit me on the back - it was a great moment."

For the following 42 minutes, Kenny's strike separated the teams and looked as if it would give Falkirk their first home win since November.

But the celebrations were spoiled by a last-ditch equaliser from Dundee's top scorer, Jerry O'Driscoll.

He chased a George Shaw through ball between two home defenders and, when keeper Craig Nelson advanced, he coolly lobbed the ball into the home net.

Ward said: "It was a real sickener to lose the goal in the dying seconds. It certainly took the shine off my debut."

Even more upset was Brockville boss Alex Totten who said: "I feel absolutely sick.

"It's hard to take losing out on three points to an injury-time equaliser. I felt we deserved to win. It is the best we have played for some time and it is so disappointing."

After Ward's goal Dundee dominated much of the play with Ian Anderson particularly influential.

Craig Nelson had good saves from Shaw, Hugh Robertson and an O'Driscoll header hit the bar. Dundee boss John McCormack admitted his side had been a bit fortunate, but added: "I thought we dictated play in the second half and never gave up."

Squad Statistics (as at February 1st, 1997)

1996-97 All Time
Billy Thomson (GK) - 26 - 26 -
Barry Smith - 32 - 53 -
David Winnie30 251251
Tommy McQueen - 201481
Robbie Raeside - 334334
Gary McKeown - 13 - 743
Hugh Robertson - 5151
Iain Anderson - 295679
Dariusz Adamczuck - 291532
George Shaw - 17512644
Jerry O'Driscoll - 1291810

League Table (as at February 1st, 1997)

No league table has been added for this season.