Partick Thistle 0
Dundee 3
League (First Division)


0 - 3


League (First Division)
Saturday, August 16th, 1997
Firhill Stadium
Attendance: 2,557
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Eddie Annand (33)
James Grady (73)
Lee Maddison (86)

Team Managers
Unknown. John McCormack

Starting Eleven
Gary O'Conner
Robert Douglas .1
Barry Smith .2
Brian Irvine .3
Dave Rogers .4
Dariusz Adamczuk .5
Jim McInally .6
Darren Magee .7
Lee Maddison .8
Iain Anderson .9
James Grady .10
Eddie Annand .11

Jerry O'Driscoll .12
John McGlashan .14
Craig Tully .15

Adams for Evans
Graham's for Hetherston
Jerry O'Driscoll for James Grady (78)
John McGlashan for Jim McInally (81)
Craig Tully for Darren Magee (88)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Jim McCluskey (Referee)

Match Report

Dundee shrugged off the disappointment of losing in the Challenge Cup to Airdrie in midweek to register their second successive 3-0 league win.

John McCormick made changes, even leaving out new wonder boy Jerry O'Driscoll, but the team responded and were never really troubled by Thistle.

Dundee's David Rogers was warned early in the game by referee Jim McCluskey after crashing into Gareth Evans, and he was fortunate to get away with only a warning.

Thistle should have taken the lead when Alex Martin, presented with an empty goal, shot woefully wide.

Dundee's opener came from nowhere. Eddie Annand, who had earlier missed an easy chance, accepted a cross from the right, easily took the ball round Thistle's Callum Milne and fired home to give Dundee the lead.

The second half was dominated by the Dens Parkers, who, on this showing, are clear favourites for the title.

New signing James Grady, from a neat Brian Irvine cross, put No. 2 away from close-range.

And, from a clever free-kick, Dundee's full-back Lee Maddison's shot took a slight deflection to deceive ex-Dens trialist Gary O'Connor and poor Thistle were down and out with the Dark Blues top of the table as the only side with a 100 per cent. record.

Match report written by Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at August 16th, 1997)

1997-98 All Time
Robert Douglas (GK)25 4 - 4 -
Dave Rogers21 4 - 4 -
Lee Maddison24 3131
Barry Smith23 4 - 69 -
Brian Irvine32 4 - 4 -
Darren Magee20 4 - 6 -
Dariusz Adamczuk27 4 - 672
Jim McInally33 4 - 152
Iain Anderson20 4 - 8411
Eddie Annand24 4294
James Grady26 4141
Craig Tully (sub)21 2 - 32 -
John McGlashan (sub)30 1 - 1 -
Jerry O'Driscoll (sub)19 423414

League Table (as at August 16th, 1997)

No league table has been added for this season.