Greenock Morton 0
Dundee 0
League (First Division)


0 - 0


League (First Division)
Saturday, January 17th, 1998
Cappielow Park
Attendance: 2,200
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. None.

Team Managers
Unknown. John McCormack

Starting Eleven
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

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

Twaddle for Blaikie (75) Craig Tully for Jim McInally (69)
Eddie Annand for Steve McCormick (76)
John Elliot for Russell Kelly (88)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Garry Mitchell (Arbroath) (Referee)
George Clyde (Bearsden) & Wilson Irvine (Glasgow) (Assistants)

Match Report

Battling Morton earned a deserved point against the league leaders with a display which belied their basement position.

The Cappielow men could even have taken full points in the last minute.

Brian Reid got in a header only to see Barry Smith clear off the line.

Then, from the loose ball, Reid was denied again by an instinctive finger tip save from Robert Douglas.

The miserable weather denied the spectators of silky football, but both sides gave their all.

Early on, the visitors appeared to favour all-out attack, with Morton mainly content to soak up pressure and hit on the break.

Home debut-boy Kevin Twaddle, who was signed only a couple of hours before kick-off, almost became an instant hero.

He left two defenders stranded before hitting an angled drive which brought out a glory save from Douglas.

Dundee's ace was certainly little James Grady, who covered every inch of the pitch to set up a series of visiting raids.

Twice in the first half, Morton keeper Hillcoat produced super saves to defy the eager Grady and McCormick.

At the other end, former Dons defender Brian Irvine was a giant in every sense.

Twaddle's speed was a constant danger to Dundee, and his willingness to shoot on sight kept Douglas on his toes.

In the second half, Twaddle sent a perfect ball along the six-yard line, but Duffield just failed to connect.

With the match entering the final quarter, the strength-sapping conditions began to take their toll.

Twaddle was replaced by youngster Alan Blaikie, who had two efforts on goal, but, despite near things at both ends of the pitch, the defences remained on top.

Match report written by Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at January 17th, 1998)

1997-98 All Time
Robert Douglas (GK)25 25 - 25 -
Barry Smith23 251901
Russell Kelly21 162162
Dave Rogers22 251251
Brian Irvine32 251251
Lee Maddison25 171171
Jim McInally33 241353
Iain Anderson20 25510516
Dariusz Adamczuck28 24 - 872
James Grady26 25112511
Steve McCormick28 3131
Craig Tully (sub)22 8 - 38 -
John Elliot (sub)17 182232
Eddie Annand (sub)24 246298

League Table (as at January 17th, 1998)

No league table has been added for this season.