Dundee 1
Kilmarnock 1
League (Premier League)

1 - 1

League (Premier League)
Saturday, November 14th, 1998
Dens Park
Attendance: 4,249
3:00 PM Kick-off

Eddie Annand (29)
Jerome Vareille (44)

Team Managers
Jocky Scott
Bobby Williamson

Starting Eleven
40. Jamie Langfield
5. Brian Irvine
6. Robbie Raeside
24. Derek Fleming
22. Willie Miller
7. Iain Anderson
21. Shaun McSkimming
4. Dariusz Adamczuk
11. Jim McInally
16. Willie Falconer
9. Eddie Annand
Gordon Marshall .1
Gus MacPherson .2
Kevin McGowne .5
Ray Montgomery .4
Martin Baker .16
Ian Durrant .10
Gary Holt .8
Ally Mitchell .11
Jerome Vareille .15
Paul Wright .9
Mark Roberts .19

27. Derek Soutar
3. Dave Rogers
25. Gavin Rae
20. Tommy Coyne
10. James Grady
Mark Reilly .7
Alan Mahood .14
Stephen Hamilton .17
Alex Burke .25
Adam Strain .29

Dave Rogers for Derek Fleming (65)
Gavin Rae for Jim McInally (74)
Tommy Coyne for Dariusz Adamczuk (86)

Robbie Raeside

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Jim McCluskey (Referee)
Derek Lowe & Jim Walker (Assistants)
Brian McGarry (Fourth Official)

Match Report

Goal-grabber supreme Eddie Annand carved out another valuable point for Jocky Scott's Dark Blues.

The Dens men were bidding to erase the memory of their six-goal hammering at Celtic Park a week earlier, and Annand's nodded opener brought the perfect start.

The goal breathed new life into a home side which up to that stage had been forced to defend.

Killie, eager to maintain their challenge behind leaders Rangers, had thrown everything at their hosts during a frantic opening burst.

But with young 'keeper Jamie Langfield in outstanding form on his Premier League debut, Dundee held firm under the onslaught.

During those early stages, Killie boss Bobby Williamson might have had grounds for expecting an avalanche of goals.

But for teenager Langfield, his afternoon of glory was clearly an opportunity he relished- judging by his five- star handling.

His early stops from Martin Baker, Ally Mitchell, Jerome Vareille and Paul Wright instilled confidence in a home side which itself had appeared dangerous on the break.

And so it turned out when Willie Miller and lain Anderson combining down the right for the latter's pin-point cross to be headed home by Annand from eight yards.

Killie's response produced further heroics from Langfield before the visitors finally broke their duck right on the half-time whistle.

lan Durrant, a general throughout, provided the ammunition and Frenchman Jerome Vareille equalised with a superb volley from 12 yards.

The second half continued with the same pattern with Langfield and Co. producing most of the heroics.

Therefore, it was hard to believe that in the end it was the visitors who were holding on as Dundee mounted a last gasp push for the winner.

Gordon Marshall, a virtual spectator for most of the time, was forced to pull off a superb save to deny McSkimming's net-bound 20 yarder.

Home defender Robbie Raeside was the game's only booking for fouling the lively Durrant.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at November 14th, 1998)

1998-99 All Time
Jamie Langfield (GK)18 2 - 3 -
Willie Miller29 15 - 15 -
Derek Fleming24 1 - 21 -
Robbie Raeside26 11 - 696
Brian Irvine33 141582
Jim McInally34 9 - 603
Dariusz Adamczuk29 1231166
Shaun McSkimming28 13 - 443
Iain Anderson21 10 - 13417
Eddie Annand25 1376023
Willie Falconer32 151151
Dave Rogers (sub)23 3 - 431
Gavin Rae (sub)20 11 - 452
Tommy Coyne (sub)36 8 - 11860

League Table (as at November 14th, 1998)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

There is no doubt that our last two home games have followed very similar patterns.

As happened against Dunfermline, we allowed Hearts to dictate first half proceedings to such an extent that we were back on our heels.

Fortunately, as we did against Dunfermline, we imposed ourselves more in the second half and finished up with an identical result.

Whilst I am obviously very pleased with those two wins, I readily concede that we gave two very poor first half performances in both those games.

Much as I would like to rave about our performances in getting the desired result, staying up is of such paramount importance that we will just have to accept results achieved i such circumstances more readily than normal.

Unfortunately, we came back to earth with a bump at Parkhead where we suffered what was by far and away our heaviest defeat of the season. Our cause wasn't helped by having to play a man short for 75 minutes especially as by that time we trailed by two goals.

Any game against the Old Firm, particularly on their own patch, is difficult enough when it is eleven versus eleven, never mind when you are numerically disadvantaged.

Frankly, it was a terrible experience, but hopefully one from which we will leam.

Firstly, how to handle the situation when we are a man short in any future game and then take a leaf out of their book as how to deal with a team if we find ourselves with the advantage in numbers.

After the hard time we had last week, we must seek to quickly put our Parkhead troubles behind us in a positive and professional manner.

If we take on board the lessons from that game, we will become a better team for it. That starts this afternoon against Kilmamock who are having a great season. Their exploits have seen them deservedly challenge at the top of the table.

However, when we met them first time round at Rugby Park, we were unfortunate to lose. Early on in the match we did very well and overall matched them that night.

We'll be doing our best to emulate that this afternoon so that we can continue our recent good run of home results to redeem ourselves after events of last weekend.

Whilst we had a good following through at Parkhead, your support for the players was drowned out by the huge Celtic choir, but this afternoon it is important that the fans get behind us to help lift us to, hopefully, a fourth successive home victory.