Ayr United 2
Dundee 5
League (First Division)

Ayr Utd 

2 - 5


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

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
T. Smith
Robert Douglas .1
Barry Smith .2
Brian Irvine .3
Dave Rogers .4
Dariusz Adamczuk .5
Jim McInally .6
Russell Kelly .7
Lee Maddison .8
Iain Anderson .9
James Grady .10
Steve McCormick .11

Eddie Annand .12
John Elliot .14
Craig Tully .15

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)

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
Robert Douglas (GK)25 24 - 24 -
Dave Rogers22 241241
Brian Irvine32 241241
Lee Maddison25 161161
Barry Smith23 241891
Russell Kelly21 152152
Dariusz Adamczuk28 23 - 862
Jim McInally33 231343
Iain Anderson20 24510416
Steve McCormick28 2121
James Grady26 24112411
Craig Tully (sub)22 7 - 37 -
Eddie Annand (sub)24 236288
John Elliot (sub)17 172222

League Table (as at January 10th, 1998)

No league table has been added for this season.