Dundee 3
Dunfermline Athletic 1
League (Premier League)


Dundee
3 - 1
Dunfermline 

League (Premier League)
Saturday, May 15th, 1999
Dens Park
Attendance: 4,179
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
Brian Irvine 
Steven Boyack 
Willie Falconer 
None.

Team Managers
Jocky Scott
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
1. Robert Douglas
22. Willie Miller
5. Brian Irvine
2. Barry Smith
14. Lee Maddison
27. Hugh Robertson
7. Iain Anderson
34. Steven Boyack
25. Gavin Rae
16. Willie Falconer
10. James Grady
Unknown.

Bench
40. Jamie Langfield
Lee Wilkie
4. Dariusz Adamczuck
20. Tommy Coyne
30. Graham Bayne
None.

Substitutions
Dariusz Adamczuck for Steven Boyack
Graham Bayne for James Grady
Tommy Coyne for Willie Falconer
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Hugh Dallas (Referee)
Roddy Cobb & John Love (Assistants)
Steven Kaney (Fourth Official)



Match Report


This match has no report.



Squad Statistics (as at May 15th, 1999)


1998-99 All Time
Age
Robert Douglas (GK) - 36 - 80 -
Willie Miller - 28 - 28 -
Lee Maddison - 21 - 502
Barry Smith - 34 - 1411
Brian Irvine - 333774
Iain Anderson - 28315220
Hugh Robertson - 10 - 281
Gavin Rae - 291633
Steven Boyack - 7272
James Grady28 2737121
Willie Falconer - 344344
Dariusz Adamczuck (sub) - 2861329
Tommy Coyne (sub) - 16 - 12660
Graham Bayne (sub) - 1 - 5 -






League Table (as at May 15th, 1999)


No league table has been added for this season.


Manager's Programme Notes


As we approach the final home match of the season, it is a great feeling for everyone connected with the club that we do so in a totally relaxed frame of mind, now that our SPL survival is completely assured.

The performance of all the players in the last few weeks has been absolutely magnificent as has the vocal support given to them by yourselves. The players greatly appreciate the backing they have received all season.

And I am pleased to say that we have been able to repay that tremendous support with some extremely good displays and results in recent weeks.

In our last home game against Kilmamock, we recorded an excellent victory over a team who themselves have enjoyed a very good season.

Making it even more satisfying was the quality of our football, some of which was a joy to watch.

From our win over Kilmarnock, it was in to the derby fixture across the road and once again, your support was outstanding throughout the whole ninety minutes. It undoubtedly helped spur the players on to another great result over our city neighbours and again I was very pleased with the manner in which it was achieved.

Happily, we carried this into last Saturday's fixture at Pittodrie which has been far from a happy hunting ground for us, but it was a continuation of the recent story with another comfortable victory aided by more fantastic backing from you, the fans.

Whilst we are ending the season on a high, it has been a different story for Dunfermline. I would like to extend my commiserations on being the team to be relegated.

In the three seasons in which they have been in the top bracket they have been a credit to the division and with all the work they have done to their stadium, they surely should be members of the SPL because the game in Scotland cannot afford to have clubs like Dunfermline outside of the top flight.

I sincerely hope that they bounce straight back into the SPL. Although Dunfermline lost their SPL status last week, they will be coming to Dens to get a result and with the pressure off will be more relaxed which should make for an opening and entertaining game.

Those of you here this afternoon can see that work is steadily progressing to erect new stands at either end of the ground.

Hopefully, the combination of a new look Dens park and the recent fine performances of the side will see more people coming along to Dens Park next season.

Till then, enjoy today's game and I hope you all have a good summer.