Stirling Albion 1
Dundee 2
League (First Division)


Stirling Albion 

1 - 2

Dundee


League (First Division)
Saturday, October 18th, 1997
Forthbank Stadium
Attendance: 1,538
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Carberry (37) Iain Anderson (65)
Barry Smith (87)

Team Managers
Unknown. John McCormack

Starting Eleven
McGeown
Paterson
Deas
Carberry
Lumsden
Bain
Bone
Nilsen
Steve McCormick
Zahani-Oni
Bennett
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
Gibson
Tait
McLaren
John McGlashan .12
John Elliot .14
Craig Tully .15

Substitutions
McLaren for Steve McCormack (51)
Tait for Carberry (74)
Craig Tully for Dariusz Adamczuck (64)
John McGlashan for Russell Kelly (74)
John Elliot for Iain Anderson (85)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Hugh Dallas (Referee)



Match Report


Unconvincing Dundee kept their promotion bid on track.

Full-back Barry Smith made the points secure when he headed strongly past Mark McGeown from substitute John Elliot's cross three minutes from time.

It was a bitter blow for the home side, who battled bravely through- out and, inspired by new signings Frenchman Landry Zahani-Oni and Norwegian Atle Nilsen, created more clear cut chances than the visitors.

But the Dens men deserved credit for coming from behind to get themselves out of jail.

Stirling took the lead in 37 minutes when Gary Carberry brilliantly turned Neil Bennet's cross past the keeper in a crowded penalty box.

Anderson scorned a chance to break the deadlock when he raced through unchallenged, only for McGeown to make a brave diving save at his feet.

Stirling's hopes of clinching their first win over the Tayside men for 19 years, were looking rosy until. the visitors equalised in 65 minutes.

Anderson collected Russell Kelly's through ball in his stride and showed good composure to fire into the net past the advancing keeper.

McLaren and Nilsen both came close before Dundee's late points-pincher.

Match report written by The Sunday Post



Squad Statistics (as at October 18th, 1997)


1997-98 All Time
Age
Robert Douglas (GK)25 12 - 12 -
Barry Smith23 121771
Russell Kelly - 4141
Dave Rogers - 121121
Derek Fleming - 4 - 4 -
Brian Irvine - 12 - 12 -
Dariusz Adamczuck - 12 - 752
Jim McInally - 12 - 232
Iain Anderson - 1239214
James Grady26 122122
Eddie Annand - 125177
Craig Tully (sub)21 4 - 34 -
John McGlashan (sub) - 3 - 3 -
John Elliot (sub)17 91141






League Table (as at October 18th, 1997)


No league table has been added for this season.