Dundee 4
Dumbarton 0
League Cup (2nd Round)

4 - 0

League Cup (2nd Round)
Tuesday, August 17th, 1999
Dens Park
Attendance: 2,782
7:30 PM Kick-off

Steven Boyack (17)
Willie Falconer (31)
Willie Falconer (35)
Steven Boyack (90)

Team Managers
Jocky Scott
Jimmy Brown

Starting Eleven
1. Robert Douglas
2. Barry Smith
5. Steven Tweed
15. Lee Sharp
4. Willie Miller
8. Gavin Rae
7. Steven Boyack
14. Hugh Robertson
25. Michael Yates
11. Willie Falconer
9. Eddie Annand
Kenny Meechan
Jamie Bruce
Michael Dickie
Billy Melvin
Craig Brittain
Stephen Jack
Toby King
Joe Robertson
Alex Grace
Paddy Flannery
Andy Brown

13. Jamie Langfield
17. Frank van Eijs
6. Robbie Raeside
12. Shaun McSkimming
22. Graham Bayne
John Dillon
Martin Melvin
Scott McHarg

Frank van Eijs for Willie Miller (46)
Shaun McSkimming for Hugh Robertson (72)
Robbie Raeside for Michael Yates (78)
Scott McHarg for Billy Melvin (56)
Martin Melvin for Joe Robertson (56)
John Dillon for Alex Grace (64)

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

Tom Brown (Referee)
F. W. Y. Smith & G. I. Middleton (Assistants)

Match Report

DUMBARTON manager Jimmy Brown admitted he feared a thrashing during his side's CIS League Cup defeat against Dundee at Dens Park last night.

Brown's Third Division side lost 4-0 to the Dark Blues but Brown said: "When their second goal went in on the half hour mark I simply wanted the referee to blow the final whistle.

"It was as bad as that at one stage and after that one went in it was a case of damage limitation.

"We had hoped to place Dundee under some pressure from their own fans by surviving the opening half-hour, but it was not to be."

Dundee boss Jocky Scott did not under-estimate the importance of the result.

"Last year we went out at the same stage of the competition to Second Division Alloa, so it was vitally important to both the players and fans that we succeded this time," Scott said. "We might have netted more in the second half had the players not stopped doing the easy things."

Willie Falconer's first half double set Dundee an easy passage into the third round. Falconer took his tally for the season to five, already eclipsing the four goals he managed during the whole of last season.

The Third Division Sons were simply never in the hunt after Steven Boyack 17th minute opener.

Willie Miller's through-ball was headed on by Eddie Annand and BOYACK kept cool to fire home from 12 yards.

And just after the half hour, FALCONER made it two with a diving header at the far post to connect with Annand's inch perfect cross.

FALCONER took his side's tally to three in the 35th minute. Boyack squared the ball into his path and he hit a fierce first-time shot into the net from 20 yards.

He almost had his hat-trick two minutes later when his header from Mike Yates' cross was touched on to the underside of the bar.

On the stroke of half time the visitors had their one real chance of the 90 minutes when Robert Douglas was forced into a flying save from Joe Robert son's 30-yard free kick.

The second half was played almost entirely in the visitors' half and it was Gavin Rae who had the chances to add to Dundee's lead but after two shots which failed to trouble the keeper he side-footed against the post from 12 yards in the 70th minute.

Dundee came alive again at the death. Skipper Barry Smith last hit the post from 40 yards and BOYACK bundled in the rebound.

Match report written by Aberdeen Press and Journal

Squad Statistics (as at August 17th, 1999)

1999-00 All Time
Robert Douglas (GK)27 4 - 85 -
Willie Miller - 4 - 33 -
Lee Sharp - 2 - 81
Steven Tweed27 4 - 151
Barry Smith25 4 - 1461
Hugh Robertson24 3 - 321
Steven Boyack22 42124
Gavin Rae21 4 - 683
Michael Yates19 3 - 3 -
Eddie Annand - 318127
Willie Falconer33 45399
Frank van Eijs (sub) - 2 - 2 -
Robbie Raeside (sub) - 1 - 816
Shaun McSkimming (sub)29 41656

League Table (as at August 17th, 1999)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

The story of the season so far has been one of very much mixed fortunes.

Following defeat by Dundee United on the opening day, the manner of the defeat by Hibs was particularly to take.

Twice we got back into the game after an ineffective first half performance, only to disappointingly lose out at the death.

There is no doubt in my mind that we should have come out of the game with something, even on the strength of our enlivened second half performance alone.

At that stage some people were reminding us of our poor start twelve months ago, but felt that the big difference this season is that we were playing much better, reflected by the fact that we scored against both United and Hibs.

Fortunately, that continued at Pittodrie on Saturday when Willie Falconer scored with two excellent headers during an opening forty-five minutes in which we completely dominated the Dons

At half-time, we could easily have been further ahead. Unfortunately, in the second half, we allowed Aberdeen too much freedom which could have proved costly because they had a couple of great chances near the end, but big Robert Douglas was in top form to keep both out.

None-the-less, the first victory of the season is a big confidence booster and it also good to come through the game with a clean sheet.

Hopefully, we can carry our first half performance at Pittodrie, where we passed the ball well and the movement was excellent, into the whole ninety minutes of tonight's tie against Dumbarton and at the same time maintain our scoring momentum.

And I can assure you that because our opponents are in the Third Division that we will not be underestimating them We have had them watched and can tell you that they are a very good side who try to play football. Consequently, we will be showing them every respect.

For our part, we must ensure that we go out and give a good performance and not take them lightly just because they play in a lower league.

If we do, I am confident that we can progress to the next round.