Dundee 0
Alloa Athletic 1
League Cup (2nd Round)

0 - 1

League Cup (2nd Round)
Saturday, August 8th, 1998
Dens Park
Attendance: 2,057
3:00 PM Kick-off

None. Gregor McKechnie

Team Managers
Jocky Scott
Tom Hendrie

Starting Eleven
1. Robert Douglas
2. Barry Smith
Stéphane Pounewatchy
5. Brian Irvine
22. Willie Miller
4. Dariusz Adamczuck
23. Eric Garcin
16. Willie Falconer
21. Shaun McSkimming
9. Eddie Annand
20. Tommy Coyne
Mark Cairns
Craig Valentine
Mark Nelson
Paul McAnenay
Keith McCulloch
David Pew
Mark Wilson
Stewart Wilson
Paul Simpson
Willie Irvine
Gregor McKechnie

Steve McCormick
10. James Grady
11. Jim McInally
Llyod Haddow
Steve Ramsay
Martin Cameron

Steve McCormick for Eddie Annand
James Grady for Shaun McSkimming
Martin Cameron for Gregor McKechnie (65)
Steve Ramsay for David Pew (89)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

J. Herald (Newton Mearns) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Courier.

Second Division part-timers Alloa pulled off the League Cup first major shock when they sent Dundee crashing.

However, while the result will raise an eyebrow or two throughout Scottish football, on balance of play it was no more than Alloa deserved.

Hero for the small band of fans who made the journey east was Gregor McKechnie, who spotted the ties only goal eight minutes before half-time.

Perhaps the only surprise of that first half was that it had taken so long for his side to take the lead.

From almost the first kick, Alloa looked the likelier team to break the deadlock and early on, veteran striker Willie Irvine had a couple of decent chances to get the opener.

The normally-deadly Irvine wasted them, but McKechnie made no mistake when he was sent clear down the right. Dundee keeper Robert Douglas closed him down, but the winger remained calm and coolly slotted the ball home with a low shot from the edge of the area.

That rattled Dundee and in the second half they laid siege to the Alloa goal.

However, the well-organised visitors held firm, though not without surviving a few close scrapes.

Dundee's most likely route appeared to be left-wing corners from Frenchman Eric Garcin.

All afternoon, his delivery caused the Alloa defence problems, but poor finishing, particularly by defender Brian Irvine, let the Second Division men off the hook time and time again

Right at the death, it seemed Dundee must score when a Falconer header was cleared off the line, but fell perfectly for Coyne.

From only a few yards, the veteran striker nodded the ball at goal, but, somehow, keeper Mark Cairns kept it out and a famous victory had been secured.

Crowd 2057.

Dundee - Douglas; Smith, Pounewatchy, Adamczuk. Irvine, Falconer, Miller, Garcin, Annand (McCormick 80). Coyne, McSkimming (Grady 69). Sub not used McInally.

Alloa – Cairns; Valentine, Nelson, McAnenay, McCulloch, Pew (Ramsay 89), M. Wilson, S. Wilson Simpson, Irvine, McKechnie (Cameron 65). Sub not used Haddow.

Referee - J. Herald, Newton Mearns.

Squad Statistics (as at August 8th, 1998)

1998-99 All Time
Robert Douglas (GK) - 2 - 46 -
Brian Irvine - 2 - 461
Willie Miller - 2 - 2 -
Barry Smith - 2 - 1091
Eric Garcin - 2 - 2 -
Shaun McSkimming - 2 - 333
Stéphane Pounewatchy - 2 - 2 -
Dariusz Adamczuck - 2 - 1063
Tommy Coyne - 2 - 11260
Willie Falconer - 2 - 2 -
Eddie Annand - 1 - 4816
James Grady (sub) - 2 - 4618
Steve McCormick (sub) - 2 - 216

League Table (as at August 8th, 1998)

No league table has been added for this season.