Airdrieonians 0
Dundee 0
League (First Division)


Airdrie 

0 - 0

Dundee


League (First Division)
Saturday, December 6th, 1997
Broadwood Stadium
Attendance: 1,966
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Unknown. John McCormack

Starting Eleven
Hogarth
Stewart
Jack
Sandison
Smith
Black
Mackay
Wilson
Cooper
P. Connolly
McPhee
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
Johnston
Davies
G. Connelly
Jerry O'Driscoll .12
Lee Maddison .14
John Elliot .15

Substitutions
None. Jerry O'Driscoll for Eddie Annand (78)
John Elliot for Derek Fleming (78)
Lee Maddison for James Grady (88)

Cautions
Kenny Black Jim McInally

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

D. Smith (Troon) (Referee)



Match Report


Airdrie had to win this one to keep in touch with the leading pack, but table-toppers Dundee had other ideas.

The game wasn't helped by a ferocious wind, but Airdrie mastered the conditions better than the visitors. However, the Taysiders stood firm and held out for the draw.

On their first-half showing, the home side were worthy of a goal, but it wasn't to be.

Stevie Cooper had two early chances but, although on target, both efforts went straight to the keeper.

Grady and Fleming combined well for Dundee, but again the final shot went wide.

Last week's hat-trick hero James Grady had a great effort just after the half-hour mark, but his shot went wide of the keeper's right hand post.

Airdrie's Paddy Connolly looked on for the opener two minutes later, but completely miskicked. To be fair to him, however, underfoot conditions in the penalty box weren't great.

Airdrie looked promising throughout and Gary Mackay had two fine shots, while Brian McPhee on the wing looked dangerous every time he was on the ball.

There was drama in the dying minutes of the first half. Jim McInally looked to have fouled Paddy Connolly in the box but the referee, who was close at hand, thought otherwise.

Kenny Black then put in a hefty challenge on McInally seconds later and was promptly booked.

Dundee lifted their game in the second half, but Airdrie's Paul Jack, clearly the man of the match, mopped up any danger.

Airdrie eventually got back in the driving seat and Black, Cooper and captain Jimmy Sandison all came close. However, Dundee managed to hold out for a well-earned point.

Dundee's McInally was booked in the second half for a foul on Connolly.

Dundee Douglas; Smith, Fleming (Maddison 88), Adamczuk, Irvine, Rogers, Anderson, Kelly, Annand (O'Driscoll 78), Grady (Elliot 78), McInally.

Match report written by Sunday Post



Squad Statistics (as at December 6th, 1997)


1997-98 All Time
Age
Robert Douglas (GK) - 19 - 19 -
Barry Smith - 191841
Russell Kelly - 102102
Dave Rogers - 191191
Derek Fleming - 10 - 10 -
Brian Irvine - 19 - 19 -
Jim McInally - 191303
Iain Anderson - 1939914
Dariusz Adamczuck - 19 - 822
James Grady26 197197
Eddie Annand - 196248
Lee Maddison (sub) - 131131
Jerry O'Driscoll (sub) - 1324314
John Elliot (sub)17 152202






League Table (as at December 6th, 1997)


No league table has been added for this season.