Raith Rovers 0
Dundee 1
League (First Division)

Raith Rovers 

0 - 1


League (First Division)
Saturday, November 8th, 1997
Starks Park
Attendance: 4,763
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Jim McInally (65)

Team Managers
Unknown. John McCormack

Starting Eleven
Van de Kamp
Davie Kirkwood
Kevin Fotheringham
Paul Hartley
Robert Douglas .1
Barry Smith .2
Brian Irvine .3
Dave Rogers .4
Dariusz Adamczuck .5
Jim McInally .6
Darren Magee .7
Derek Fleming .8
Lee Maddison .9
James Grady .10
Eddie Annand .11

L. Dair
J. Dair
Keith Wright
Iain Anderson .12
John Elliot .14
Russell Kelly .15

Keith Wright for Craig Dargo (72)
L. Dair for McGill (72)
J. Dair for Twaddle (80)
Russell Kelly for Eddie Annand (71)
Iain Anderson for Darren Magee (72)
John Elliot for James Grady (89)

Davie Kirkwood
Kevin Fotheringham
Paul Hartley
Derek Fleming
Dariusz Adamczuck
Eddie Annand

Red Cards
None. Derek Fleming (60)

Match Officials

Alan Freeland (Aberdeen) (Referee)

Match Report

Dundee came out top in the First Division's match of the day, after a hard-fought affair with Raith Rovers at Stark's Park.

A second-half goal from Rovers old boy Jim McInally was enough to seal the points for the Taysiders in a match that also saw the away side's Derek Fleming sent off and a further six players booked. The first half produced little excitement for either set of fans.

It was Rovers who came closest to the opening goal, with Craig McEwan and Derek McGill both testing keeper Robert Douglas.

However, Dundee came back intobthe game and soon gave their travelling fans something to shout about.

The ball was played forward and broke to Dundee hot-shot Eddie Annand in the box, but Guido Van de Kamp saved bravely at his feet, and Dariusz Adamczuk, who was following up, slipped as he tried to convert the rebound.

The home side looked more positive at the start of the second period, and a McGill header from a Scott Thomson cross flew just over the bar.

Dundee were reduced to 10 men on the hour-mark, with Fleming receiving his second yellow card for a foul on Craig Dargo.

Taking into account the wet conditions, it appeared to be a harsh decision.

Nevertheless, the setback appeared to strengthen Dundee's resolve and, five minutes later, they made the breakthrough.

James Grady picked up the ball wide on the right.

The little danger-man moved forward and swung over a perfect cross for McInally, who was completely unmarked in the box, to score with a header and keep Dundee hard on the heels of league leaders Hamilton Accies.

The Kirkcaldy men fought back and created a couple of opportunities to grab an equaliser. Paul Hartley and substitute Jason Dair both came close, but it was not to be and Dundee held on for three points.

Dundee's Adamczuk and Annand were shown the yellow card along with Thomson, Davie Kirkwood, Kevin Fotheringham and Hartley of Raith.

Squad Statistics (as at November 8th, 1997)

1997-98 All Time
Robert Douglas (GK)25 15 - 15 -
Dave Rogers - 151151
Lee Maddison25 9191
Barry Smith23 151801
Derek Fleming - 7 - 7 -
Brian Irvine - 15 - 15 -
Darren Magee - 11 - 13 -
Dariusz Adamczuck - 15 - 782
Jim McInally - 151263
James Grady26 152152
Eddie Annand - 155207
Russell Kelly (sub) - 6161
Iain Anderson (sub) - 1539514
John Elliot (sub)17 122172

League Table (as at November 8th, 1997)

No league table has been added for this season.