Aberdeen 2
Dundee 2
League (Premier League)


2 - 2


League (Premier League)
Saturday, October 17th, 1998
Pittodrie Stadium
Attendance: 10,004
3:00 PM Kick-off

Eoin Jess (13)
Eoin Jess (62)
Eddie Annand (59)
Eddie Annand (70)

Team Managers
Alex Miller Jocky Scott

Starting Eleven
1. Jim Leighton
2. Mark Perry
3. Derek Whyte
6. Gary Smith
7. Craig Hignett
8. Eoin Jess
11. IIian Kiriakov
16. Martin Buchan
18. Richard Gillies
19. Darren Young
26. Robbie Winters
Robert Douglas .1
Robbie Raeside .6
Willie Miller .22
Barry Smith .2
Shaun McSkimming .21
Brian Irvine .5
Dariusz Adamczuck .4
Jim McInally .11
Gavin Rae .25
Willie Falconer .16
Eddie Annand .9

13. Derek Stillie
17. David Rowson
27. Baldur Bett
9. Mike Newell
20. Dennis Wyness
Jamie Langfield .40
Gordon Hunter
Brian Grant .15
Iain Anderson .7
Tommy Coyne .20

David Rowson for IIian Kiriakov (62)
Mike Newell for Richard Gillies (75)
Dennis Wyness for Robbie Winters (87)
Iain Anderson for Barry Smith (46)
Jamie Langfield for Robert Douglas (57)
Brian Grant for Dariusz Adamczuck (90)

Derek Whyte Gavin Rae

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

John Underhill (Referee)

Match Report

Dundee came back from the dead to earn a precious point at Aberdeen which was good enough to take them off the bottom of the league.

A battling performance from the Dons threatened to give them their first win in nine games as they overwhelmed their opponents in the opening period.

But Jocky Scott showed shrewd tactical awareness by throwing on Ian Anderson at half-time in place of defender Barry Smith.

The winger did the trick, providing the ammunition for Annand to mount his salvage operation.

It had looked a hopeless case before the break but, at least, it was damage limitation by Dundee against a home side inspired by Eoin Jess.

The striker was obviously in the mood for this match, and blasted home a brilliant opening goal in just 11 minutes after wrong-footing Smith in the box.

It looked then as though it was just a question of how many the Dons would score, especially as visiting keeper Robert Douglas was carrying an injury and couldn't kick the ball.

He eventually gave way to young substitute Jamie Langfield early in the second half, just before Annand grabbed his first goal.

It was Anderson who provided the cross, but Jim Leighton had about as big a nightmare as he suffered against Estonia last week in trying to deal with it.

Annand took advantage to squeeze the ball in from a tight angle but, once again, the home side showed character by blasting back.

Jamie Buchan played in a delightful diagonal ball, which Jess swept home from 18 yards.

Dundee took little time to recover from that. Anderson again worked wonders down the right, before Annand threaded a ball through a ruck of players between Leighton and his left-hand post.

Aberdeen still piled on the pressure, and Langfield was the hero in the dying seconds with a brilliant block to deny sub Mike Newell.

There were two bookings - Rae of Dundee and Whyte of Aberdeen.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at October 17th, 1998)

1998-99 All Time
Robert Douglas (GK) - 11 - 55 -
Willie Miller - 11 - 11 -
Robbie Raeside - 8 - 666
Brian Irvine - 101542
Shaun McSkimming - 9 - 403
Barry Smith - 11 - 1181
Jim McInally - 5 - 563
Dariusz Adamczuck - 1131156
Gavin Rae - 7 - 412
Eddie Annand - 955621
Willie Falconer - 11 - 11 -
Jamie Langfield (sub) (GK)18 1 - 2 -
Iain Anderson (sub) - 6 - 13017
Brian Grant (sub) - 2 - 10 -

League Table (as at October 17th, 1998)

No league table has been added for this season.