Greenock Morton 0
Dundee 2
League (First Division)


Morton 

0 - 2

Dundee


League (First Division)
Saturday, September 27th, 1997
Cappielow Park
Attendance: 2,342
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Russell Kelly (61)
Iain Anderson (85)

Team Managers
Unknown. John McCormack

Starting Eleven
Wylie
Collins
Cormack
Anderson
McCahill
Reid
Mathieson
Juttla
Hawke
McGraw
McPherson
Robert Douglas .1
Barry Smith .2
Brian Irvine .3
Dave Rogers .4
Dariusz Adamczuck .5
Jim McInally .6
Russell Kelly .7
Derek Fleming .8
Iain Anderson .9
James Grady .10
Eddie Annand .11

Bench
McArthur
Aitken
Blair
Gavin Rae .12
Jerry O'Driscoll .14
Craig Tully .15

Substitutions
Blair for McPherson (66) Gavin Rae for Russell Kelly (86)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

J. Fleming (Glasgow) (Referee)



Match Report


The experienced duo of Jim McNally and Brian Irvine were the rocks that this Dundee victory was built on.

McInally patrolled midfield with vigour and Irvine never missed a ball in the air all day.

The Dark Blues' ambitions were soon obvious, with Rogers thundering in a first-minute 20-yarder that brought out a glorious save from Wylie.

Irvine had a header cleared off the line as Dundee upped the pace, but the score was blank at the end of the first half.

The deadlock was broken in 61 minutes.

McNally strolled up the right and crossed for Russell Kelly, who netted with a header that went in off the post.

A minute later, striker Eddie Annand almost doubled the advantage with a 20-yard curler that was beaten away by Wylie.

Grady had two chances with 10 minutes left on the clock. For the first he controlled long Douglas kick before shooting over the bar.

A minute later, he showed a fine bit of skill in beating two Morton defenders. However, once again, the little striker shot over the bar.

The clincher came five minutes from time.

Annand took advantage of confusion in the home defence to set up youngster lan Anderson, and he rattled the ball home.

The Cappielow side tried to play football throughout, but only threatened on two occasions a first-half Hawke shot grazing the post and a drive from Blair bringing out a fine save from Douglas.

Match report written by The Courier



Squad Statistics (as at September 27th, 1997)


1997-98 All Time
Age
Robert Douglas (GK) - 10 - 10 -
Barry Smith - 10 - 75 -
Russell Kelly - 2121
Dave Rogers - 10 - 10 -
Derek Fleming - 2 - 2 -
Brian Irvine - 10 - 10 -
Iain Anderson - 1029013
Dariusz Adamczuck - 10 - 732
Jim McInally - 10 - 212
James Grady26 102102
Eddie Annand - 105157
Gavin Rae (sub) - 2 - 302






League Table (as at September 27th, 1997)


No league table has been added for this season.