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League (First Division)


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Dundee


League (First Division)
Saturday, April 11th, 1998
Starks Park
Attendance: 6,984
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Paul Hartley (52) Eddie Annand (60)

Team Managers
Unknown. Jocky Scott

Starting Eleven
Van de Kamp
McEwan
Thomson
McCulloch
Browne
Fotheringham
Hartley
Lennon
Dargo (Wright 69)
Tosh
Stein
Robert Douglas .1
Barry Smith .2
Brian Irvine .3
Robbie Raeside .4
Dariusz Adamczuck .5
Jim McInally .6
Darren Magee .7
Dave Rogers .8
Iain Anderson .9
James Grady .10
Eddie Annand .11

Bench
Blunt
Walker
Wright
Steve McCormick .12
Brian Grant .14
Craig Tully .15

Substitutions
Wright for Dargo (69)
Walker for Stein (78)
Brian Grant for Brian Irvine (46)
Craig Tully for Eddie Annand (73)
Steve McCormick for Iain Anderson (82)

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Garry Mitchell (Arbroath) (Referee)
George Simpson (Westhill) & Joe Kelly (East Kilbride) (Assistants)



Match Report


Dundee are back in the top flight after an absence of four seasons.

They got the point they needed in a scrappy, but entertaining, game at Starks Park to spark off amazing celebrations among their huge travelling support.

The Dark Blues hadn't lost away from home all season, but were made to work hard to keep that record intact.

Rovers were the better side for long periods, and more clinical finishing could have seen them ahead by the break.

Dundee's best effort of the half was a mishit shot from Annand which Anderson was only inches away from reaching.

Rovers took a deserved lead with a fine goal. Lennon's superbly lofted ball caught out the visitors' defence, and Hartley neatly turned Rogers before sliding the ball past Douglas.

But their hopes of spoiling the Dundee party ended when the visitors drew level.

Fotheringham fouled Adamczuk and Dundee scored from the free-kick. Van de Kamp came for Anderson's cross, but missed it completely and Annand was left the simplest task of heading into the empty net.

The visitors almost snatched the winner when a late Grady's header beat the keeper, but it came back off the bar.

They were then made to weather a late Rovers onslaught, but held firm to ensure Premier League football at Dens Park next season.

Match report written by The Sunday Post



Squad Statistics (as at April 11th, 1998)


1997-98 All Time
Age
Robert Douglas (GK)25 40 - 40 -
Robbie Raeside - 111556
Barry Smith24 4011051
Brian Irvine - 401401
Dave Rogers - 401401
Iain Anderson - 40612017
Jim McInally - 371483
Dariusz Adamczuck - 3811013
Darren Magee - 22 - 24 -
Eddie Annand - 39144416
James Grady27 40174017
Craig Tully (sub)22 15 - 45 -
Brian Grant (sub) - 5 - 5 -
Steve McCormick (sub)28 156156






League Table (as at April 11th, 1998)


No league table has been added for this season.