Ayr United 2
Dundee 5
League (First Division)


Ayr Utd 

2 - 5

Dundee


League (First Division)
Saturday, January 10th, 1998
Somerset Park
Attendance: 2,068
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Djaffo (12)
Ferguson (14)
Brian Irvine (19)
James Grady (26)
Steve McCormick (28)
James Grady (51)
James Grady (73)

Team Managers
Unknown. John McCormack

Starting Eleven
McKeown
Traynor
Bowman
Millen
Love
T. Smith
Dick
Djaffo
Ferguson
Agnew
Donowa
Robert Douglas .1
Barry Smith .2
Brian Irvine .3
Dave Rogers .4
Dariusz Adamczuck .5
Jim McInally .6
Russell Kelly .7
Lee Maddison .8
Iain Anderson .9
James Grady .10
Steve McCormick .11

Bench
Robertson
Graham
Hogg
Eddie Annand .12
John Elliot .14
Craig Tully .15

Substitutions
Robertson for Love (62)
Hogg for Donowa (62)
Graham for Djaffo (79)
Eddie Annand for Steve McCormick (46)
Craig Tully for Jim McInally (72)
John Elliot for James Grady (81)

Cautions
Jim Dick None.

Red Cards
Jim Dick (61) None.

Match Officials

S. Dougall (Burnside) (Referee)



Match Report


A shocked Dundee side were two down after 15 minutes at Somerset Park and that was despite forcing seven corners in the first 10 minutes.

Ayr opened the scoring against the run of play when Bowman found Laurent Djaffo, who slotted the ball through a crowded penalty area into the net.

Ayr skipper lain Ferguson then headed a second from a Donowa corner.

Dundee, however, hit back, and Brian Irvine netted from a Maddison free-kick.

Dundee pressed forward, and were rewarded for their efforts with James Grady squaring the match in the 26th minute.

Steve McCormick then got his first for Dundee. Iain Anderson rammed a fine left-foot shot against the foot of the post and the Dark Bluest new signing moved in to blast home the loose rebound, much to the delight of Dundee's travelling supporters.

Dundee opened the second half with Annand replacing McCormick, but it was Ayr who threatened first when Smith went down in the box. However, the home side's penalty claims were waved away.

Six minutes into the second half, Grady bundled the ball home for Dundee's fourth, with Ayr's John Traynor helping the ball over the line.

Jim Mcinally then came close with long-range shot that went just wide. Ayr's Jim Dick, who had been booked in the first half, was sent off in the 61st minute. The Dens Parkers pushed forward again and scored with a well-worked move.

Adamczuk crossed in a lovely ball from wide on the right and Man-of-the-Match Grady was in good position to nod home his side's fifth and, at the same time, seal his hat-trick.

Dundee Douglas; Smith. Maddison, Adamczuk. Irvine, Rodgers, Anderson, Kelly. McCormick (Annand

45), Grady (Elliot 81), Melnally (Fully 72).

Match report written by Sunday Post



Squad Statistics (as at January 10th, 1998)


1997-98 All Time
Age
Robert Douglas (GK) - 24 - 24 -
Russell Kelly - 152152
Dave Rogers - 241241
Brian Irvine - 241241
Lee Maddison - 161161
Barry Smith - 241891
Dariusz Adamczuck - 23 - 862
Jim McInally - 231343
Iain Anderson - 24510416
Steve McCormick28 2121
James Grady26 24112411
Craig Tully (sub) - 7 - 37 -
Eddie Annand (sub) - 236288
John Elliot (sub)17 172222






League Table (as at January 10th, 1998)


No league table has been added for this season.