Airdrieonians 1
Dundee 2
League (First Division)


Airdrie 

1 - 2

Dundee


League (First Division)
Saturday, April 4th, 1998
Broadwood Stadium
Attendance: 2,058
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Eddie Annand 
Steve McCormick 

Team Managers
Unknown. Jocky Scott

Starting Eleven
Martin
Jack
Stewart
Sandison
Sweeney
Black
Mackay
Wilson
Cooper
McPhee
Smith
Robert Douglas .1
Barry Smith .2
Brian Irvine .3
Robbie Raeside .4
Dariusz Adamczuck .5
Jim McInally .6
Brian Grant .7
Dave Rogers .8
Darren Magee .9
James Grady .10
Eddie Annand .11

Bench
Connelly
Farrell
McCann
Steve McCormick .12
Iain Anderson .14
Craig Tully .15

Substitutions
None. Iain Anderson for Brian Grant (72)
Steve McCormick for Eddie Annand (79)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alan Gemmell (Linlithgow) (Referee)
Dougie Smith (Troon) & Harry Brodie (Linlithgow) (Assistants)



Match Report


Dundee's great away record was never under any real threat at Broadwood. Although Airdrie did give it their all, the Dens men can look upon this excellent victory as the one which seals their championship quest.

With Raith losing to Morton. it will take an earth-shattering shift in points and goal difference to prevent Jocky Scott's men winning a place in the Premier Division.

With the wind at their backs, it was Dundee who threatened to open the scoring as early as the fifth minute. Only a great last-ditch tackle by Kenny Black denied Magee.

Brian McPhee carried the main threat for Airdrie, and he came close in the 15th minute with a glancing header.

However, it was the Dark Blues who took the lead two minutes later. Barry Smith's clearance saw Eddie Annand leave the Airdrie back four trailing, before he squeezed the ball past John Martin from 12 yards.

Airdrie battled back, and almost scored when Kenny Black's 25-yard free-kick came off the bar.

The Diamonds persisted, and got their reward when Stevie Cooper's quick turn and shot from 15 yards gave Douglas no chance.

The second half looked as if it was going to peter out, with both sides pressing without creating any real chances.

Then Jocky Scott threw on subs Anderson and McCormick in the hope of getting the winner.

His dreams came true six minutes from time when Anderson's excellent free-kick put Grady clear on the right, and his cross found McCormick at the far post to net from three yards.

That set off the Dens fans' celebrations, and it looks as if these will continue for quite a while as they enjoy the prospect of the big time next season.

Match report written by The Sunday Post



Squad Statistics (as at April 4th, 1998)


1997-98 All Time
Age
Robert Douglas (GK)25 39 - 39 -
Robbie Raeside - 101546
Barry Smith24 3911041
Brian Irvine - 391391
Dave Rogers - 391391
Jim McInally - 361473
Dariusz Adamczuck - 3711003
Brian Grant - 4 - 4 -
Darren Magee - 21 - 23 -
Eddie Annand - 38134315
James Grady27 39173917
Iain Anderson (sub) - 39611917
Steve McCormick (sub)28 146146






League Table (as at April 4th, 1998)


No league table has been added for this season.